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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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Today
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
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
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
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Traralgon, Australia
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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
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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
71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

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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 

Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
350 reviews 350 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This area of Glenelg is really nice and offers a great range of bars and restaurants. Oyster Bar is right up there though and offers something tuned to an obvious flavour and taste for oysters. The oysters are delicious and the drinks available are good too. Recommend a sundowners sessions here, very nice!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Oysters of the Day from Coffin Bay were the best ever! Fresh, and well presented. My dining companions said the Squid (Gluten Free) and Prawn platters were great. But this small restaurant amidst a number to choose from at the Glenelg Marina has little service! We basically helped ourselves to menus, ordered drinks at the bar and waited for... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fresh oysters & lots of cold beer, what more could you possibly want? Nice location as well overlooking the marina. Certainly worth a visit if you are an oyster lover, convenient basement parking as well. Check out my travel blog here http://fivestarvagabond.com/adelaide-hahndorf-victor-harbor/

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?