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Oyster Bar

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1830 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260-744-9490
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Excellent Christmas Eve dinner

Our family enjoyed wonderful service and excellent food at this eclectic historic restaurant/bar. One of the more interesting places we have been to on the Fort Wayne area. Our kids were visiting from the Seattle and Detroit areas and they are hard to impress but they were in this case.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
dmslawrence
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family enjoyed wonderful service and excellent food at this eclectic historic restaurant/bar. One of the more interesting places we have been to on the Fort Wayne area. Our kids were visiting from the Seattle and Detroit areas and they are hard to impress but they were in this case.

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Thank dmslawrence
Indiana
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cozy atmosphere just adds to an evening enjoying perfectly prepared seafood. The shrimp appetizer is delicious. The ability to split entrees adds to the fun.

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Thank ParisintheFall09
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After hearing for years that this restaurant was so amazing, my family and I took a night to visit. First problem: the place smells like mold!! Second problem: the tables are sooo close together that we didn't have any room to move and felt like we were sitting on the laps of the people at the table next to us.... More 

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Thank Sharon H
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302 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Indy has St Elmo's and Fort Wayne has The Oyster Bar. St Elmo's has out grown its charm and cool over the years, but the Oyster Bar is unchanged- right out of the mid 1940s. Food is terrific, shrimp cocktail is equal St Elmo's.

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Thank BatGuano30
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Went with a group of six people and all had a very enjoyable time. Grouper special was really excellent. I've had the prawns twice now and a bit on the tough side for a restaurant of this caliber. Everyone else had excellent dinners. Be prepared for an automatic 20% gratuity for groups of six or more but fortunately other than... More 

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Thank Gregg N
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Tiny little place with some great food. None of it is cheap but that's part of the deal. Oysters raw or in a couple of the warm preps are always good and always a fresh catch or two on the board so always something new. About time to go back actually, been a while.

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Thank jasonwD4659XX
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Calamari was fantastic as was the clam chowder as we celebrated the retirement of a co-worker at lunchtime. Each of us, (8), were very satisfied with the salads, salmon, and seafood selections. A couple opted for a steak off the dinner menu.

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Thank Scott H
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

One of my favorite place to go in the country. Travel all over the US and still can't wait to come home for some Oyster Stew at the Oyster Bar. They also have a great menu and their prices are reasonable.

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1 Thank Mark L
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I sat in the back room, very cozy maybe a little too tight. Oysters were amazing! If you like fresh sea food then this is the tight place for you!!

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Thank Cole M
Marion, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Delightful restaurant. We were seated in the back room, which is not considered prime seating, but we liked the atmosphere there. The food was delicious.

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Thank Lisa W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1830 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: 260-744-9490

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?