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The Oyster Bar

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Seafood, 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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Great Squid

The Oyster Bar is a great spot to enjoy the serene marina atmosphere and a cold beer. The salt and pepper squid is amazing with some great aioli! There is a good range of new and exciting oyster dishes to dabble or feast on. We enjoy each visit to the Oyster Bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
ModernPatriot
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Queensland
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Absolutely love this restaurant! Staff are extremely efficient and friendly. Oysters are delicious, and my mum and I particularly enjoyed the sharing plate for a little taste of everything. Portion sizes are great and everything is so reasonably priced. Would recommend anyone to go here.

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

Thankyou for your review on our venue Rachel. We love hearing feedback on our service being efficient and friendly, they are two things we really strive for. That tasting plate is certainly a winner and has been flying out of the kitchen ever since it found itself on our menu. We are glad you enjoyed it! Thanks again More 

Melaka, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

came here for the oyster and it was discounted on the day we came. we have 2 dozens of natural and kilpatrick oyster. loved the natural oyster, fresh and so worth the trip here. service is fast and friendly. highly recommended!

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

Thankyou for your positive review on our venue. We certainly pride ourselves on serving fresh oysters of the highest quality and our friendly efficient service. thankyou again. More 

Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Oyster Bar is a great spot to enjoy the serene marina atmosphere and a cold beer. The salt and pepper squid is amazing with some great aioli! There is a good range of new and exciting oyster dishes to dabble or feast on. We enjoy each visit to the Oyster Bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review on our venue. We are pleased to hear that you have an enjoyable experience when you visit us and we aim to make it enjoyable each time. We are glad you enjoyed the salt and pepper squid, it is a recipe we have been working very hard at for years! More 

Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Love visiting the oyster bar when in Glenelg, it's always great. Friendly staff, great food, Wed they have oyster specials, good choices of beer and wine

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

Thanks for your review Rosalee. We are pleased to hear that you always have a good time at our venue. We aim to deliver high standards and are very happy to hear good reviews on what we do. More 

Traralgon, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great spot on the water, cold beer, great atmosphere along the boardwalk and pier. oyster = so yummy!

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

Thankyou for your kind review Andrew. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Oyster Bar, and we hope to see you back here soon. More 

Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My daughter and I like to indulge when we can and visit the oyster bar for their lunch special, 2 straight dozens and a bottle of surprisingly good house wine. We have always enjoyed it and our recent visit was no exception. The oyster special was sesame and pickled ginger, the perfect fresh to the richer spinach mornay. Bottle of... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review Cathy. We are glad you enjoyed our oysters, in particular the Oyster of the Month (pickled ginger and sesame). Its always good to get reviews on new menu items which we try. We hope to see you back here soon enjoying the great lunchtime indulgence deal! More 

Emerald, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Short on time but popped in 3 days in a row on our way to dinner just to try something else from the menu. Not cheap but absolutely beautiful oysters with an almost infinate number of choices. Next time we will plan to sit there are try different recipies until we pop! Tried about 6 different recipies, all amazing. Great... More 

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

Thankyou for your kind words on your experience at The Oyster Bar Adam. In relation to the pricing of our menu items, keep in mind next time you're in the area that on Wednesdays we do discounted oysters from open till close and we have our oyster and drink happy hours on Fridays from 5pm-7pm. Thankyou again, we hope to... More 

South Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My wife and I revisited this restaurant after a very long absence and found the meals to be absolutely superb! She had oysters (natural and kilpatrick), whereas I had prawns with an avocado salad. The table that we chose was well situated as was the view. The only drawback was the service, which was almost non-existent.

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

Thankyou for your review on our venue. We are glad you enjoyed your meal, however we are disappointed that we did not deliver the level of service to make your visit a complete experience. This time of the year is certainly an extremely busy period for us, but there is no excuse to deliver a poor standard of service. We... More 

Singapore
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Spend almost a hundred on 4 dozens of coffin bay oysters with no regrets. They're fresh, firm and full of favour.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind words Eddy. We are glad you enjoyed your time At The Oyster Bar and hope to see you back here soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?