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River Oyster Bar

#147 of 3,464 Restaurants in Miami
#162 of 3,775 Places to Eat in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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650 South Miami Avenue, Brickel Village, Miami, FL 33130 (7th Street)
8th Street Metro Mover
13055301915
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 130
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Seafood delight

Went here due to a recommendation and it did not disappoint it was wonderful. The food and service together were great. We didn't feel rushed or ignored even though it was very busy. Would return in future.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
beeasyouarre
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here due to a recommendation and it did not disappoint it was wonderful. The food and service together were great. We didn't feel rushed or ignored even though it was very busy. Would return in future.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'm a New England snob and didn't believe I could get good oysters in Florida. Wrong! I had Wellfleet oysters, Nova Scotia oysters, Connecticut oysters and more...And they were incredible. Half priced at Happy Hour until 7pm, I had a dozen and a half premium oysters for $27- unheard of! I also did the ceviche "mixto"- grouper, lobster, and shrimp--to... More 

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Everywhere
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Always a winner. What a welcoming environment serving of course the freshest oysters around but also culinary creations to make your mouth water; i.e. the duck tacos and Ribs. Stop in for a Pint and some oysters and you'll be glad you did. Also an amazing staff to help you navigate your way around the menu.

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Blumenau
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you like oysters, this is the place to go. Had also a seared Tuna, which was delicious, also have a really nice selection of local tap beer.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I’m not a huge fan of cooked fish (I love smoked, pickled and raw); however, restaurants like River Oyster Bar remind how amazing fish could be if cooked properly. Not only have they prepared a perfectly cooked meal every time I’ve gone, but their bartenders make perfect classic cocktails, like the old fashioned. I suggest that anyone not really into... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The food was very good -- raw tuna, grilled octopus, crab legs, wonderful desserts -- but the noise from the people at the bar was so loud that it was hard to carry on a conversation.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We love to go to this place for happy hour! It's a great find right on the river. The food is fresh and the seafood selection is great!

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Malibu, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Bar is main area and seems to be the focus of the premises/business. Regulars clearly having drinks and light food at the bar. Fun to watch them come and go. Less than 25% filled when we arrived for our 6:30 reservation. (Never filled more than 50% when we left at 7:45 so sending us to "table 48" didn't make any... More 

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A great location which is frequented by locals rather than tourists. Very busy place so booking definitely recommended. I ordered half the menu all of which was fantastic, blue crab and black truffle gnocchi amazing.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

KW was in town to visit and I had a long laundry list of places to visit. River Oyster Bar sounded like our type of place. It didn't disappoint. Matt, was looking after us as we dined at the bar. We had delicious oysters, shrimp cocktail, gorgeous cocktails made with precision and care. Then we had the bronzino baked in... 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: 13055301915

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 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?