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Urban Oyster Tours

154 Grand St., New York City, NY 10013 (Manhattan)
347-618-8687
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Ranked #20 of 481 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Urban Oyster offers a wide variety of neighborhood and culinary themed tours that are enjoyed by native New Yorkers and tourists alike and that aim to... more » Owner description: Urban Oyster offers a wide variety of neighborhood and culinary themed tours that are enjoyed by native New Yorkers and tourists alike and that aim to promote a deeper sense of appreciation for local business, history, diversity, and sustainability in communities. « less
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I purchased the Brooklyn Brownstone Food tour for my boyfriend for Christmas and we finally took the tour with Allison this past Saturday. We both live in Manhattan and don't visit Brooklyn often...and this was worth the trip! I absolutely loved the establishments we visited and Allison was a font of knowledge about the history of the area, the shops... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great tour company with nice small groups and very informed guides. Our guide, Dave, was very easy-going and had answers and insights to all of our questions (Thanks Dave!). It made for a fun afternoon with lots of individual attention. Great Value!

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Ostend, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

As sceptical Belgians, we took the Beer tour @ the East Village and it was very nice! Alex was a great guide and also the tour was very well selected. It was interesting the learn the 'history' of beer in new York and the places we visited were all well picked and are not located in the more touristic part... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying " I'm going to do this again" Our day began with a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery by one of the brewery's very knowledgeable staff & then,a sit down tasting. I got a new appreciation for the micro brew industry. While the general public lined up for tours & beer tokens we all sat in... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a must for any food/drink lovers as you get a real insight into the New York culinary scene. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the places visited in Brooklyn and really brought the tour to life. The One Girl Cookies were a particular highlight, absolutely delicious!!!

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I were in New York over the weekend of April 4 to celebrate my 50th birthday. We typically due food tours while traveling and Brownstone Brooklyn did not disappoint. There is such pride and sense of community in the local establishments we visited. Our tour guide Joe was awesome and did a terrific job of communicating the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Who knew that beer was so complex. Before now I thought beer only tasted good and made me awesome. Alex knew his stuff and it was a relaxed tour. Go check it out.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was skeptical of this tour at first. I've been living in NY most of my life and wasnt sure if this tour would offer anything new and exciting. It did. Nathalie, our guide, did a fantastic job navigating the streets, with insightful comments on every turn. Each stop is well selected based on both its historical ties to the... More

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urbanoyster, Owner at Urban Oyster Tours, responded to this review

Anton, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your tour and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it. We are especially happy to hear that we impressed a local. That is always our benchmark so it feels great to hear that a local enjoyed our tour. We look forward to hosting you on... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Having never done a food tour before, I was excited about trying the Brownstone Brooklyn tour. It was such a great experience! Our guide Karen was so friendly and knowledgeable, made it feel like we were hanging out with friends instead of a tour guide. We stopped at around 8 places and you really do need to come hungry as... More

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urbanoyster, Owner at Urban Oyster Tours, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed the Brownstone tour and your guide Karen. We design all our tours based on how we like to travel which means we want them to feel like you are being shown around by friends. It's good to hear that our guests are having that exact experience. Thanks so much for taking the time to share... More

Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just spent this past Saturday walking in the very wet weather around the streets of Brooklyn. Even though the weather could have been better, we had a great time with the other guests on the tour and with our leader, Joe. He was very informative about the history of the area, and about the different family owned shops and restaurants... More

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urbanoyster, Owner at Urban Oyster Tours, responded to this review

So glad that Joe was able to give you a wonderful tour despite the "liquid sunshine". Thanks as well for taking the time to write a review of your tour. We really appreciate when our guests take the time to share their experiences. We hope that we can host you on another tour soon and that the sun is shining... More

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