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River Oyster Bar

#135 of 3,685 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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650 South Miami Avenue, Brickel Village, Miami, FL 33130 (7th Street)
8th Street Metro Mover
305 530 1915
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Today
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great atmosphere and food

Although in the middle of a construction zone, once inside this restaurant, the mood is cool and serene and the decor sophisticated and comfortable. It has a really great bar. We went for lunch after touring Vizcaya, and it was nice to settle back with a cool glass of white wine and a large salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
luxlovernyc
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New York, NY
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
New York, NY
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Although in the middle of a construction zone, once inside this restaurant, the mood is cool and serene and the decor sophisticated and comfortable. It has a really great bar. We went for lunch after touring Vizcaya, and it was nice to settle back with a cool glass of white wine and a large salad for me, and fish tacos... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had dinner there on Saturday Feb 14th, party of four. Two of us Italians, two American guests of mine. Food was fine, price acceptable, service not perfect but fine. When I paid the bill I added on Credit Card 13% tip thinking this was fine. The waiter, a big guy, took the Card and then came back asking me... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Fresh produce, food tasted wonderful. Great service staff, nice ambience. Looking forward to going back. Be ready to cool your heels at the bar....really popular restaurant.

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Hoover, AL
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had the grilled Red Snapper over a bed of avocado and tomato drizzled with balsamic. It was perfect for me. The fish was grilled with a bit of crust and a slightly sweet/savory flavor (it was perfect for me) but mention to the server how you prefer your fish cooked. The avocado was perfectly ripe and a great mouth... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a real gem! Don't be put off by the nearby construction. The interior of the restaurant is quiet, the service is excellent and they have a great selection of fresh oysters. Try the snapper filet with habanero salsa - delicious!

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place is a classic! We went for happy hour. Drinks were 1/2 price during happy hour. Select food items on happy hour. Bacon wrapped shrimp. Oysters. All very good. Old time Miami bar. Go before the construction forces this place to move.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Ate here with my father and stepmother on a Friday evening. First off, definitely have a reservation, at least on the weekend, because there is limited space and it seems very popular. If you are driving, leave extra time for traffic and parking (the parking is a mess) - we were lucky that we somehow got a spot in front.... More 

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This place has more hype than reality! Food never stated to be spicy and we had to return the flatbread. The soups never arrived and at the end they brought them cold. The rest of the food decent. Service way Below average and dont go after 8 as they pick up tables, start mopping, waiter with their purses on hand....... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After a crappy lunch at carpaccios we were very, extremely happy with the food in this fun restaurant. This isn't a quiet place...so romance is out, but the ambiance is super fun. Food is very tasty. The oyster selection are amazing. We had blue points and hove cove and they were super fresh. From appetizers to dessert...everything is awesome. If... More 

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Sarasota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Quite a bit of road construction but well worth navigating for some of the freshest fish in Miami I highly recommend the whole fried Yellowtail.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 650 South Miami Avenue, Brickel Village, Miami, FL 33130
    (7th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 8th Street Metro Mover
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 305 530 1915

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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