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Black Rock Oyster Bar & Grill

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348 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825-5509
203-576-6657
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood find in Fairfield

My wife and son enjoyed a Mother's Day lunch at this small place. But an oyster house that shows like 20 varieties on the menu and only has Blue Points? (They apologized that the Saturday evening crowd had cleaned them out and they were waiting for a new seafood shipment). In any event, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Elitefreak
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Wayne, New Jersey
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Wayne, New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and son enjoyed a Mother's Day lunch at this small place. But an oyster house that shows like 20 varieties on the menu and only has Blue Points? (They apologized that the Saturday evening crowd had cleaned them out and they were waiting for a new seafood shipment). In any event, the oysters that they did have were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It is hard to find nice fresh seafood around here and most "seafood" restaurants have frozen seafood they get once in a while. This place has fresh oysters that taste fresh and they do not have frozen seafood. Limited menu due to only fresh seafood, but enough of a variety to make almost everyone happy. Oysters, cod, bay and sea... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a great friendly relaxed place to go enjoy fresh seafood. The portions are large. The chowder is one of the best I've ever had. My husband ordered the bay scallops and they always are an excellent choice. I had the tilapia special, which was delicious - gently broiled fish that was fresh and came with a tarragon cream... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Terrific assortment of oysters and other assorted seafood. Nice atmosphere. Good for date. Only slightly pricey.

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Cut Bank, Montana
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64 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great place for a family seafood dinner. Semi-formal, NOT a place for the land lover. Decent bar, fairly priced. Unless you specifically ask for a melted piece of butter, you will be given a combination of oil and salt free liquid butter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The restaurant atmosphere is warm and inviting, the menu is impressive, and the food is scrumptious! Sat at the bar with a friend and had full bellied fried clams (so rarely found) and onion rings- breaded lightly and cooked to perfection---fresh and hot! The bartender was delightful and she gamely looked up and concocted a French 75 cocktail in honor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've been driving by this place for years telling myself that I'm going there one day...Well my wife and I finally went and I'm glad we did...The food was fantastic and the ambiance was wonderful. The Oyster Rockefeller is incredible. All the food on the menu is fresh.....I love this place...do not deprive yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I really was surprised by the quality of this place. I saw it and stopped by and the fish is extraordinary and the oysters amazing. I live about 15-20 miles away which is the only reason I don't go more often but they are worth the trip

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I reviewed the place in October 2012 and found it to be average, though on the slightly better side of average. I've eatern there a number of times since and am pleased to upgrade the rating. Not sure why recent reviewers see it as lacking ambiance. It looks like a...well...cool seafood bar and grill,,,which is what it is. Big fish... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

No ambiance, just well prepared food. For me, it's all about the raw bar. Very fresh clams and oysters. Nice bowl of soup (your choice) and a sampler of clams, oysters and shrimp... why more do you need. Seating is right near the bar. Not a big place. Small parking lot. Not really expensive... I suppose average.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 348 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825-5509
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: 203-576-6657

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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