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Oyster House

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
35 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002
+1 843-723-1151
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (296 reviews)
“hush puppies” (81 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
35 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002
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1 - 10 of 856 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came in for lunch and Steveo was our bartender/server!!! He was great! Oysters were the best! We had a variety of dishes of the menu- blackened grouper sandwich, fish tacos, praline hush puppies and fried pimento cheese. Everything was the Best! MUST TRY!

Thank cddayo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brittany and Steve at the bar made out oyster house experience exponentially more exciting than expected. Highly recommend.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best yet!!! Tried other local favorites and so far this is the best for this visit! Oysters as appetizers are wonderful!!! Had shrimp and grits entree and the best I've ever tasted! Staff friendly and prompt! Go here u will be amazed!!!!

Thank aimhigh0103
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of oysters. Traditional She Crab soup was delicious. Some unusual dishes offered and there is a wide range of choices for everyone.

Thank BlackBart789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi We ducked in for some lunch after a long wait at several other of choice lunch places were packed. We had mixed reviews. The Decor and music were great. Wait staff good, but not over the top. Server did not thank us let alone...More

1  Thank KATHY L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a beer and oysters. What a delightful experience!! Oysters were fantastic!! We sat at the bar and really enjoyed the oyster shucker. He was so knowledgeable about all the different types of oysters and helped us pick the right ones for us....More

Thank Barb11200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us went here tonight. Food was OK, but they “forgot” orders, overcharged several of us, service was slow and when we complained, the manager was very rude. Will never go back.

Thank Lee B
Mkt_ManagerCHS, Guest Relations Manager at Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Lee, I am very sorry to hear about your experience with us. Do you mind email me at marketing@charlestoncrabhouse.com so I can look further into your visit? Thank you, Beth LaLone Brand Manager

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were in Charleston last week for a quick trip. We all love oysters and seafood and knew we needed to find a restaurant quickly upon our arrival. This restaurant we stumbled on, right by the Charleston City Market, certainly met our...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late in Charleston and wanted to have some oysters for dinner. The Oyster House was perfect. There was a large selection of oysters and they were reasonably priced. I also ate the Brussels sprouts and they were truly delicious. And, the Sonoma Cuterer...More

Thank ejs0721
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first night we got into Charleston, we dropped into Oyster House and boy, was it the best decision! Mary was really helpful and attentive, and also supremely patient as we took some time to check out the menu. We were lucky to get there...More

Thank eropagnis
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Questions & Answers
6 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from zzz08 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no we walked in but it was early and not too crowded. Call ahead and ask as it looks like a place that can get crowded in the evening and weekends. Enjoy!
Mary W
1 June 2017|
Response from karencU4320XH | Reviewed this property |
They are open, we ate there at 3pm.
20 February 2017|
Response from Vistar | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. All of Charleston appears to allow dogs in outdoor dining venues. Fleet Landing restaurant (great reasonably priced seafood restaurant) allows them indoors.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002 (Formerly A W Shucks Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-1151
Oyster House on Market features fresh local seafood and a cocktail menu to match.
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