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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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the oysters!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Ydnim888
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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 

Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland
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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 

Malaysia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
36 helpful votes 36 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.

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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 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

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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: 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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