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River Oyster Bar

#100 of 3,576 Restaurants in Miami
#106 of 3,813 Places to Eat 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
13055301915
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12:00 pm - 10:30 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Unassuming

Excellent Oysters and sea food. Wonderful bar and friendly bartender. Not luxury but attractive and fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Francisco P
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Miami, Florida
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Yes, this is a happy hour hangout for the young crowd after work - but if you're looking for an outstanding meal, a great wine list and attentive service the 'kids' won't bother you. Our dining group was a party of seven, which to some establishments present issue - the staff at River Oyster bar didn't flinch... service was on... More 

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Thank Willi1971
Miami Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Place looks like it's been around forever, very warm and cozy feeling. Staff is great and food is yummy and consistent. The fish had great flavor, was hot and plate looked terrific. (not over composed) Would like to see better desert options. I will totally go back

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1 Thank hotelguy2727
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We moved to Miami from NYC in 2003 and this was our go to place while we lived downtown. Food is great and the staff is friendly. Lot's of construction in the area right now but you should brave the traffic and give this place a try!

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1 Thank Hopingforlotsofsnow
Norcross, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We are in Miami a couple times a year, every year, and always like trying new (to us) restaurants. This was a good one. We walked from the Epic - that was a plus! Everything we ate was great. We ordered many appetizers and ate those as a meal. It gave us an opportunity to try more dishes. It was... More 

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1 Thank Nanci R
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Excellent Oysters and sea food. Wonderful bar and friendly bartender. Not luxury but attractive and fun.

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1 Thank Francisco P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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1 Thank beeasyouarre
Northampton, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank Localgirl0330
Everywhere
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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2 Thank Aaron C
Blumenau
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank Bruno F
Miami, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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?