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River Oyster Bar

#97 of 3,515 Restaurants in Miami
#106 of 3,813 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
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
A lovely surprise

Good food (including oysters) very pleasant ambiance. We had a wonderful evening which we hope to repeat!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Miami, Florida
via mobile
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Miami, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few years ago made a reservation at the river oyster bar on a Saturday night for 8 peoples ,on my way there call to let them known we will be 20 min late . Valet park get in and to my disbelieve being told they have to give our tables because we were late no apologies no compromise me... More 

Thank Didier P
Kansas City, Missouri
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined there on a Saturday night with a party of five. Although we had reservations we waited some 20 minutes for a table although some empties were visible. First cocktails were excellent but a second round of the same drink had to be sent back. The service at the table was very good...we all did comment that the busboy had... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I've visited this great restaurant at least 18 times in the last 8 years. Never disappointed and always great fresh delicious food. Great for special occasions, family, business meetings and oyster bar seating! Highly recommend reservations for dinner and lunches. Fixed price lunches M-F about $20 p/p with free parking in rear. Very, very highly recommend for Oysters, Bacon wrapped... More 

Thank Juancimente A
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Servants are great - hospitable and friendly! We first ordered half dozen oysters from west coast, which are less salty and shallower in their origins. We love it so much so we order half dozen more from the east coast - more salty and also wonderful! We have good octopus, which reminds me of my experience in Italy. We also... More 

Thank 522aaronf
Champlin, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were seated at the bar, which faces the kitchen and was very enjoyable. The staff was all extremely friendly and they appeared to really enjoy their jobs. The food was fantastic, especially the NY strip my husband ordered, which he said was the best steak he's had in a long time. I tried the mashed potatoes from his plate... More 

Thank elenarose04
Sylva, North Carolina
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This attractive, yet casual restaurant provided some of the best seafood we have had in Florida. We especially enjoyed the oysters. But the relaxed atmosphere and the great waiter (Jeff?) were equal contributors to our enjoyment. Jeff was friendly, but not overly so and helped us choose selections that we all liked. I would certainly go back.

Thank jeanforrister
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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166 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Great place. Had some fantastic seafood.. Highly recommend the lobster bun, it was exquisite... Very tasty... The flatbed pizza was also fantastic...i very highly recommend...

Thank jamescasonjr
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Good food (including oysters) very pleasant ambiance. We had a wonderful evening which we hope to repeat!

Thank Suzyz40
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Everything from oysters to branzino to salmon good or OK, but this restaurant and staff did nothing to wow us.

Thank travelmomadventure
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

If you like oysters, this is the place in Miami. One of the best selections in town and always fresh. Go during happy hour, 4:30 to 7:00 and all the oysters are half price, but they always have specials at the bar, drinks and appetizers.We always start by getting a selection of 2 each of six different types, then narrow... More 

Thank Terry M

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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?