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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    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
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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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

always fresh but disappointed with the oysters topped with smoked salmon on Wednesday night. It may be discount night but don't discount the toppings! barely a slither of salmon, and still cost $17 for 1/2 doz

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

Thank you for your review on our venue. In relations to your comment about the Atlantic salmon oyster our aim with this oyster is to have a slice of salmon which covers the oyster with a dollop of Sour cream and a garnish of chives, we do not like to put any more salmon on the oyster than what covers... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

went to the Oyster bar and was surprised at the value of the Oysters. Had the special which was delightful. 2 people meal with drinks $100 bonus

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

Thank you for your great review on our venue. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our specials. We also have our discounted oyster day on Wednesday where oysters are discounted from open till close and our Friday happy hour(s)where oysters are discounted and drinks specials run between 5-7pm. We hope to see you back at the Oyster Bar Holdfast... More 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Simon P, Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review on our venue Natasha. it's always encouraging to hear reviews about our staff being friendly. it's something we certainly aim for and like our customers to be well looked after. We hope to see you back at the Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores enjoying our views again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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309 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 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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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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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 to 27
  • 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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