We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$5 - $10
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

Location and contact


How ya’ll do in? Good…good. If you didn’t know, you’re at bird’s, & here’s how things work. All you need to do is pick what you want to eat…. I’ll wait
Baked w/ toppings
½ Dozen
Baked w/ toppings
Baked w/ toppings
You can have the oysters prepared raw, steamed or baked w/ toppings
Sandwiches are grilled & served on a kaiser role w/ you choice of one side, French fries or cole slaw or onion rings
10oz 8.00
20oz 11.00
Patties +3.00
French fries 2.00
Cole slaw 2.00
Onion rings 2.00
The bigger ones are really just for show…you don’t want none of this
French fries 2.00
Cole slaw 2.00
Onion rings 2.00
These are made w/ breasts, not nuggets
You need to understand these are sandwiches & not whole chickens
Reviews (216)
Filter reviews
214 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews grouper sandwich oysters onion rings sandwiches hole in the wall dozen baked comedy night half shell cocktail sauce selection of beers fun atmosphere oyster bar limited menu great burgers outside seating love this place dive
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 214 reviews
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

They’re are fresh, plump oysters prepared different ways. The grilled grouper is very fine. For vegetarians, what seems to be a Boca Burger is grilled to make it much taster. There is trivia at least one night and music and comedy. There are picnic tables...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LindaMiklo
Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

Good burgers, funky college vibe, Trivia Tuesday, Comedy Wed, live music other nights. Draft and bottle/can selection of beers that anyone should be able to find something up their alley. I didn’t have oysters, but that is their go-to.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DougH985
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Not fancy, just good food and fun to visit. They had a free comedy show at 9pm so our dinner ended just as entertainment started. We had ended up there by a accident, so a bit of serendipity, but it is the kind of place...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 220carlw
Reviewed April 13, 2019

It is basically an Oyster and sandwich type of a place. It is a little place not to be judged by the outside looks. I had a delicious chicken sandwich topped with lettuce, onions and pickles. I had a side of delicious onion rings. My...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 868ricks
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and chose this place based on the fact that their website quoted raw oysters for $8 doz. Once seated and looking at menu, price for doz raw oysters was in fact $14 and they could only reply by saying...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ray C
Reviewed March 23, 2019

The food is good here but the service is rather slow. I sat for at least 15 minutes waiting for someone to take my order. Mind you, this is during the lunch hour but it did not look very busy. Thankfully, I was not confined...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank johnmeeks1974
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Had to try their Grouper sandwich after many friends recommended it. They were right. The waiter recommended blackened so I went with it. Wonderfully delicious! Perfectly cooked and blackened, with fries on the side. The fries were also yummy but the ketchup was way too...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank greggolden99
Reviewed March 20, 2019

This place was suggested by quite a few locals. Inside it had mainly locals. I ordered the raw oysters and they were delicious but they weren't cleaned well and I found a few small pieces of shells so that made it a challenge to eat....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank YasmineG52
Reviewed March 18, 2019

I noticed some reviews that said this place was a "find". I think it is ok but that's all. I thought the grouper sandwich lacked taste and the onion rings were overcooked. It is not inexpensive either.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank michael r
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Huge portions. Tasty food. Fast and friendly service. Fun atmosphere. Local feel. I had the grouper. Entertainment at night good too. Bluegrass jam band started to set up as we left. Funny stuff to read all over and some interesting folk to look at.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ElvisAndrus
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 58 nearby hotels
Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
708 reviews
.05 miles away
Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
717 reviews
.23 miles away
Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection
839 reviews
.23 miles away
Doubletree Hotel Tallahassee
1,843 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 958 nearby restaurants
Cypress Restaurant
274 reviews
.34 miles away
Shula's 347 Grill
568 reviews
.23 miles away
Metro Deli of Tallahassee
60 reviews
.33 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 155 nearby attractions
Florida State University
782 reviews
.51 miles away
Museum of Florida History
307 reviews
.51 miles away
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
345 reviews
.49 miles away
New Capitol Building
222 reviews
.53 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
January 1, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 485marthag | Reviewed this property |
No really sure. I am sure the fish could be baked or broiled. Hope this helps! Bon Appetit
Gerry D
January 20, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from rpickron123 | Reviewed this property |
There is limited parking.
September 30, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Abluedogmoon | Reviewed this property |
Parking is terrible, The parking lot is small and many of the lots close to Byrds are tow zones. I would getting there early and finding metered parking or a lot. Byrds is worth a walk!
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing