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River Oyster Bar

#127 of 3,701 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Tuesday
Closed
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 27
    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
A "neighborhood" Seafood place that's worth going to!

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar is a Brickell-area restaurant (disguised as a neighborhood joint) serving consistent excellent seafood. Drinks, service, food, and very nice casual ambiance make for a great dinning experience. My single favorite (must try!) item on the menu is their Gnocchi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
byMT305
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Unassuming outside but don't be put off. Nice decor and stunning food. Began with octopus starter, then on to grilled snapper and finished with a coconut sorbet. All excellent.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amidst the construction there sits a little jewel. Specializing in oysters and a variety of fish mainly from central and South America. The chopped salad is filled with vegetables and the dressing was so good. We shared one between the two of us. The corn bread on the bread plate was delicious. We had seconds. We had grouper with lemon... More 

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar is a Brickell-area restaurant (disguised as a neighborhood joint) serving consistent excellent seafood. Drinks, service, food, and very nice casual ambiance make for a great dinning experience. My single favorite (must try!) item on the menu is their Gnocchi & Bluecrab entree -- creamy & delicious! We also very much enjoyed: crispy calamari w/... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Omg...the food is fresh and absolutely delicious! Took my mom here for a second 60th birthday dinner and she was beyond impressed. The service was average though. I'll give them 3 out of 5 stars for service.

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Cary, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

As a previous review noted, be prepared if you walk here that you will have to navigate some construction. However, it's worth the effort. This feels like you've found a neighborhood spot where locals hang out in a sea of more touristy places in Miami. We went on a Saturday night and it was packed and loud. But it wasn't... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We took our son and his girlfriend here for dinner while visiting them in Miami. The atmosphere was average, at best. We were seated at a table adjacent to a small, round table, making it very noisy and impersonal. We had two of their "signature" beer cocktails, both of which were not nearly as good as similar beer cocktails in... More 

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New York, NY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 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

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
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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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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?