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“Quite possibly one of the best restaurants in the world...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lee and Rick's Half Shell Oyster Bar

Lee and Rick's Half Shell Oyster Bar
5621 Old Winter Garden Rd, Orlando, FL 32811-1526
407-293-3587
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Ranked #132 of 3,168 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Quite possibly one of the best restaurants in the world...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great Apalachicola oysters. Great shuckers (yo Trevis!) Great broken in bar (most fun to sit at the bar, not a booth). Just a great overall vibe. A decade ago I found myself in Orlando a few times a year for business. I'd rent a car just to be able to break from the ho-hum business dinners and eat at Lee and Rick's (multiple times each visit I might add). Just returned for the first time in 10 years with my wife who has heard me wax poetic about Lee and Rick's. We agree: it's one of our favorite restaurants in the world (and we travel a lot for food). If you appreciate a real deal oyster joint (that's been in business 60+ years for a reason) you'll see why we feel that way! Can't wait to go again...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“It's ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Well, the oysters are good but it smells bad at the bar, no music poor atmosphere. Service was ok. If they renovated & had at least good music I would go back but the place depresses me..

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great oysters and plain down to earth food....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Very informal place with no windows and no real atmosphere but great oysters and a variety of seafood. We had the oysters which are super fresh and excellent, the clam chowder which was good but not memorable, and the steamed seafood platter including snow crab, clams, mussels, craw dads, and shrimp.....for 20.00, pretty good deal. Added a pitcher of beer and after day fishing......we were happy!

Visited April 2013
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Millinocket, Maine
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“We l♥ve Oysters!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our first tasting of Florida Oysters....which were shucked from a bucket ( app 3 dozen Oysters), right as we ate them! The service was excellent ~ very friendly. We sat at an 80' concrete bar, which sits 50 and it was packed! The Oysters...not as sweet as we are used to from the Maine Coast...these were saltier...HOWEVER after we ate our bucket and moved on the our main course...we observed others eating them differently, with Lemon Juice,,,with MORE Salt...and wished we had room to try them again!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“What a bummer”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Heard so much about this place and have been looking forward to some good seafood. What a disappointment this was, service was worst ever. We were seated then forgotten, I had to go get us menus then go ask for drinks from the bar. Finally got our server to show up and he brought us our appetizers and main course at the same time. Food was fine but nothing to write home about. I had to get our check from manager since server disappeared again.

Just seems like they are living on their reputation and not really trying. Still looking for good seafood in the Orlando area.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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