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River Oyster Bar

#73 of 3,334 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in MIA by GIG
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650 S Miami Ave, Brickel Village, Miami, FL 33130-3016 (7th Street)
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
All 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
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Casares, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to enjoy great seafood; fantastic European wines with special friends!!! Great waiters!!! Try the mussels and the seafood stew! -:)

Thank Francisco C
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food is very good, latin flavors in fresh ceviches and nice oysters of course, service was very good and the food was very nice but it it a bit too loud for a romantic dinner

Thank Karen Q
Miami Shores
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim we stopped in to grab dinner and boy did we luck out! Service was excellent from start to finish. We had a bottle of sparkling which our server presented flawlessly and offered to chill down a little more, followed by raw oysters, fire roasted oysters (skip these), an a la carte order of bison carpaccio from their... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This unpretentious dining spot made for a lovely night out. Our server was helpful, attentive and didn't miss a beat. Oysters were fresh and tasty. Black Grouper perfectly prepared and the side of fried rice had an incredible amount of crab meat, pleasantly surprised! The gnocchi with blue crab, shaved black truffle, parmigiana and basil was over the top and... More 

Thank Leslie C
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went while on vacation with 2 kids minus my wife sadly left at home. Very accommodating of kids, good selection of non-fish options for them including vegetarian. I had assortment of crudos (snapper, mixed shellfish ceviche, and scallop tostadas). All excellent though the ceviche was too much and too citrus after the other two dishes -- poor planning by me.... More 

Thank eternaloptimist815
Miami, Florida
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248 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like oysters, this is your place. This is a great place to enjoy a happy hour with friends. River Oyster Bar has an excellent atmosphere, good decor and a large assortment of plates that encompass from plateau de fruits de mer (shellfish platter) to burgers.

Thank Miamismith305
Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked in and though I know the food to be what it is - the somewhat abrupt and "grumpy" Maitre D...was not the way I wanted to start my night. We don't live in Miami but love our F & B and enjoy what we know. My simple question on the renovation that had been done was met with... More 

Thank Kavine V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My mom was determined to have seafood on our trip to Miami so we decided to check out The River Oyster Bar. TROB turned out to be an awesome little dining spot with charming decor, great background music, excellent food and perfect wait staff. We wound up here because my mom wanted crab cakes and it was on the menu.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I met up with friends here while visiting from out of town. I was not too excited because I am not a big oyster eater but decided to take one for the team. We sat with another family so they have family style seating at the large tables which was very pleasant as we interacted with them a little during... More 

Thank Olympia W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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510 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This place lives up to the reviews. Service is very good and the menu has a lot of flavor. I had the snapper with a salsa verde sauce that was excellent. The grilled califlour was very good and the yuca fries are fabulous. We shared a 7 layer coconut and Carmel cake

Thank Biztravr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 650 S Miami Ave, Brickel Village, Miami, FL 33130-3016
    (7th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 8th Street Metro Mover
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 13055301915

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