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Oyster Bar Columbia

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1123 Park St, Columbia, SC 29201-3137
+1 803-799-4484
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Charleston, SC
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try oysters, scallops, shrimp, fish stew all are great! Great place for a bar in the Vista, party! Come see and enjoy!

Thank Carolina200101
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic oyster bar for the real oyster/seafood lover. Nothing fancy here just good food and the oysters are fresh!

Thank mtsyman
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We love the Oyster Bar Columbia! It's just like our favorite oyster bars in Eastern NC. The staff was great and we even made new friends at the oyster bar who we ended up going to hear live music with! Overall it was a fantastic visit... ❤

Thank Valerie D
Columbia SC
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went there with friends before going to Trustus on Friday evening. We ordered our food and 2 margueritas, and the drinks were great. I was delivered some scallops, which I did not order and told the waiter it was incorrect he left them with me and had to place the correct order of scallops and grits... More 

Thank Steven F
Augusta, Georgia
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to plenty of seafood restaurants, but i must say, this is the first time I've actually sat a bar that was serving oysters as the main course. I must say that I loved it all, the atmosphere, the staff and just the place in general. Our server was really fast opening those oysters and he was very attentive.... More 

Thank Lee-Marie N
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

.Have a seat and they will shuck them right there for you. Truly a raw bar for those who like their oysters a bit on the raw side. Got a half a peck, a pound of boiled (peeled) shrimp, and we were there on a Tuesday night which was half price on Snow Crab legs. As they were half price... More 

Thank George B
East Coast
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Simple, fresh delicious oysters and cold beer. It doesn't get much better than that. For the non-oyster lover, there are shrimp and crab leg dishes that were equally good. The clam chowder was tasty also. A good, no-nonsense place to have a bite in a friendly atmostphere

Thank eastcoastbb
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

It's my first time here. I was craving for seafood. I tried the buffalo shrimp, shrimp grits and oyster shooter. I love the food! This place is highly recommended. I would go back here again. Very friendly staff.

Thank Flip360
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this small restaurant while spending the night in Columbia. It has a bar atmosphere, but also serves fresh and delicious oysters, shrimp, crab legs and more. We were greeted by who appeared to be the owner "Mother Shucker", and she was so warm and friendly. While we ate our clam chowder, she offered another menu item (Crowder) which... More 

Thank Jenny C
Lexington, South Carolina
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239 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Wife and I went to the oyster bar before going to a concert at the Colonial Life Arena. Not a fancy place but some very good oysters and very nice staff. Our schucker/waiter was Phillip and he was great. Very well mannered young man and he made sure we had everything we needed. Only thing I wish the oysters would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 Park St, Columbia, SC 29201-3137
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-4484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?