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The Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Shop 10 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
+61 8 8376 3100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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356 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a late Sunday lunch with a group of 9 and it was a fabulous afternoon. We grazed on the tasting platters and a wide selection of natural and cooked oysters, all delicious, but hard to go past the Kilpatrick. We managed to get a table inside which was protected from the wind and enjoyed the live music... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came on Wednesday for discount day. Had a dozen oysters each mine mixed and his natural and they were all delicious. So good after a rest we shared a dozen more and the salt and pepper calamari which was incredibly tender. Nice wine list mostly SA and reasonably priced. Can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon.

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Thank roz5
Simon P, General Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on our venue. it's great to hear such positive feedback about our food. Our oyster suppliers are always working hard to ensure we have to best quality oysters SA has to offer. Thanks again! More 

Darwin
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Every time I walk past this place its always full yet the other restaurants barely have anyone in them so they must be doing something right. There were 5 on our table and we all decided to share, wow the oysters were the best I've had in such a long time. They were full and juicy and not too salty.... More 

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Thank Washolovestotravel
Simon P, General Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review on our venue. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your oysters and salt & pepper squid. Our suppliers are ensuring we are getting the best quality oysters SA has to offer at the moment. Thanks again for your review. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy popular spot. Bookings essential if in a group. We had a party of ten. We sat outside, a pleasant outlook watching the yachts come and go. The oysters were very nice but, I found the wine pricey, $45 for a bottle of jansz. I think the bottles, plates etc could have been cleared more frequently

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Thank 81jfm
Simon P, General Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on our venue. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your oysters. We apologise for your table not being cleared enough. We don't like our customers sitting in clutter of empty glasses and plates so we apologise for that and at your next visit we will be all over that aspect. thanks again for the... More 

South Australia
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209 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came here again after a very long interval. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the oysters that she had been hanging out for and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. In addition, the service rendered by the staff was friendly and efficient.

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Thank levymal
Simon P, General Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on our venue. We are always aiming for repeat customers and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your return visit to us. Thanks again for the review! More 

Glenelg, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last time I visited was October 2016. I recently came back and had a beautiful meal but it's a shame some staff just find it to hard to smile. Last time I was greeted with a happy face and welcoming attitude from a purple haired woman. I regretfully didn't catch her name. She was very upbeat with my husband and... More 

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Thank foodie4forever
Simon P, General Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on our venue. It's disappointing to hear that you didn't receive the standard of service that we aim to deliver at all times. If you would like to email me at simon@oysterbar.com.au I would love to hear more about who you were served by and why your experience wasn't up to our usual standard. Thanks... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

We came here last Sunday afternoon and it was really busy. We waited a while for seats then ordered food and drinks. We were seated outside overlooking the marina which was lovely. Oysters were great and it was nice to sit and relax with friends enjoying the live music. Staff behind the bar were very responsive, never had to wait... More 

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Thank Michael R
Simon P, General Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review on our venue. That view overlooking the marina is certainly a good one! thanks again, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

excellent staff , excellent oysters, excellent music, just a great place to be enjoying a wine or 2 and inter reacting with other friendly patrons . We will go back in a heart beat . This restaurant will not disappoint

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Thank casinomelbourne
Simon P, General Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review on our venue. It's great to get such positive feedback on our venue. Thanks again! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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209 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

My husband and I visited the Oyster Bar at Glenelg for lunch and having perused the menu decided on something different for a change. On placing the order I was greeted by Simon the Manager. As I placed the order (asking for green olives) he immediately knew what my name was and my tastes in food all do to a... More 

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Thank chris w
Simon P, General Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you again for your excellent reviews on our venue. we really appreciate the positive feedback. It's much to my delight that I could make your visit with us as enjoyable as you have described. We take reviews on our venue very seriously as we are always striving to better ourselves. The kitchen staff do an excellent job ensuring our... More 

Glenelg, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

oysters are what you go for wine list is also great old drug addicts ( cigar smoker) can indulge indoor or out door

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Thank jeffery h
Simon P, General Manager at The Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review on our venue. we look forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $29
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 10 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Glenelg
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8376 3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?