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The Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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Shop 10 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
+61 8 8376 3100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty oysters!

We loved the variety of different oysters on the menu - it was a nice change :) the staff were very friendly, and the views were great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Natasha R
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Adelaide, Australia
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  • Scenic view
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We loved the variety of different oysters on the menu - it was a nice change :) the staff were very friendly, and the views were great.

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Sydney, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great Setting Great Food Great Staff Loved It sit back and watch the boats move around with great oysters and cold wine totally recommend sitting outside happy to return anytime

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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind review Drew, it's great to get some positive feedback about our venue we really appreciate it. we hope to see you back here watching the boats go by and enjoying our lovely food again soon. More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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308 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We often come here when we visit Adelaide. The oysters are quite tasty and come in a variety of styles. The prices are slightly expensive but not outrageous. The staff have a bad attitude and even if there's only one or two customers are generally lazy and would rather be somewhere else. This could be outstanding with the right management.... More 

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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review on our venue. We are pleased that you do come here regularly and would like you to continue that trend. I am very upset to hear that when you were in that you received that level of service from our staff. We pride ourselves on delivering the best possible service we can at all times wether... More 

Adelaide
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went there as a group of 6 to enjoy a catch up, a few wines and nibbles. The platters we ordered were tasty but value for money questionable. There were 3 of some things and 4 of others so not sure what we were actually supposed to get but seemed a bit light on for the price. The dips... More 

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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review on our venue John. In regards to the value of the menu item you were receiving I would be interested to know which one it was so I can explain further. The issue with the tight squeeze in our area just outside the door is something we have had to deal with due to a decision... More 

Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went there for lunch on the half price Wednesday, $16.00 a dozen served with what ever you need on ice fresh as a daisy, cold bottle of wine (had 2 dozen oysters) magic views of the marina quick prompt service, not to be missed

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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review on our Discount Wednesday. The Discount isn't quite half price but is more around the 30% mark but still terrific value. Good to hear a positive response to the temperature our beverages are served at. We always like to make sure beverages are served at correct temperatures. thankyou. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Had lunch at the Oyster Bar and as well as great service you can always guarantee F resh Oysters done in a dozen different ways..The best time to eat oysters is May to September

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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your positive review on our venue. Oysters are certainly at their peak during the May-September period but we always make sure our supplier is delivering us the best quality oyster all year around. Thankyou again and we look forward to seeing you next time! More 

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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The ambiance is great, it is located near the beach. We tried the oyster platter and it was great, we had to go for a second order. There was a live acoustic when we went there. Great food, great ambiance.

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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your positive review on our venue, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our oysters and live music. We hope to see you back here soon! More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a cool little place! Absolutely loved the whole atmosphere. Menu is brilliant, wine list ample. Bar is funky with the ceiling mounted ice machine! Even though ordering is done at the bar, if I was to give any advice it would be to include a photocopy version of the specials in the menu folders to read over whilst sitting... More 

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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review of our venue. Thankyou for your feedback on table service and our menu. We certainly try to do the best we can in providing table service where possible. We are currently in a process of redoing all of our menus at the moment and a new feature will be to provide a specials page in there.... More 

Port Adelaide
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is an ideal setting right on the waters edge.The food is delicious the service friendly and impeccable. We had a grazing platter with the freshest oyster and delish fish with a perfect batter . Staff attended to our needs and put on a heater for us. The toilets were spotlessly clean.

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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind review of our venue. We are delighted to hear that our staff provided you with great service. We aim to deliver the best service possible to all customers when they come in and it's great to hear feedback when we do. We hope to see you back here again. More 

Queensland
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a good experience here, oysters were fabulous, Coffin Bay which are my favourite. Presentation was hit and miss, Sunday was busy and oysters were presented quite thoughtlessly. Not even a wedge of lemon. Monday was different, much more attention to detail. Staff worked very hard on a busy weekend to ensure patrons were looked after. My biggest gripe... More 

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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on our venue. We do apologise for the inconsistency in meal presentation between the two different days. We strive for meals to look the same every time they are served. Also thank you for your feedback on the sign we have on the bar. It is designed to remind staff to ensure they are focused... More 

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Additional Information about The Oyster Bar

Address: Shop 10 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8376 3100
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Glenelg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $28
Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 10 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Glenelg
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8376 3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $28
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?