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River Oyster Bar

650 South Miami Avenue, Brickel Village, Miami, FL 33130 (Downtown)
305 530 1915
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Ranked #89 of 3,575 restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 7th Street
Transit: 8th Street Metro Mover
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Carmel, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Cozy, intimate restaurant/bar.Seafood is the name of the game here. Lunch today was a 10, shrimp and grits in a spicy, favorable tomato gravy, better than N'Oleans. Linguini and clams, use the plural because it is loaded with quality clams , crispy pork belly, um,um good. Started with pork belly flatbread, one appetizer feed 2. Mighty tasty, great combination of... More

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

No loud music to create a" with it" vibe. You can actually converse and listen to your associates. Features a 3 course lunch only $20.00. Reasonable wine by the glass and choices(Muscadet $10 or Albarino $9)are more fairly priced than most Brickell area restaurants offer.

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Panama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Been there mar28 lunch. The access is slightly complicated due works in the street. We ordered a seafood plate. Nice shrimps, several oysters. Good service but is nit a re memorable place

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This place has a gorgeous atmosphere, and the staff is extremely friendly, attentive and professional. Try the seared tuna sashimi and the fish ceviche! To die for.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My second visit here w/in 2 years. Small spot, cozy & cosmopolitan. Had a variety of great raw oysters served nicely. A request for a plainer version of one of the salads was made a small issue. If the chef had said "no way" I'd have accepted. But didn't appreciate being told they'd accommodate my request but "this time only."... More

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Just happened upon this restaurant and was pleasantly rewarded with a wonderful meal. We sat at the bar, had a great bartender, a native Miamian with three kids with more enthusiasm for the business than I've encountered in a long time. I wish I could remember his name because this guy was quite the Ambassador for the city. His great... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were so excited to try River Oyster House. We had heard so many great things. The happy hour looked amazing, with reduced prices on drinks and bar snacks, it was a huge draw. Unfortunately, we went for dinner. First off, our waitress was amazing as were the drinks and oysters. Our dinners were not. Over an hour wait to... More

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NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The food is pretty good but you pay a lot for the size a child would eat. I have no problem paying for food that is good, but I would prefer more than three bites. I don't think I would go back for this reason. Also, they claimed they did not have our reservation, but finally after a little fight... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

great ambience in brickell neighbourhood good food great service and cool place really buzzy and helpful go there if you like shell fish

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Moscow, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A cool place to eat oysters. Blue Point was absolutely delicious. Please reserve in advance or else you might have to wait at the bar for about an hour.

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