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Oyster House - CLOSED

119 S Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014-3817
+1 443-371-7993
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good54%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (21 reviews)
“orzo” (2 reviews)
“po boy” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 S Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014-3817
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed July 23, 2016

Service is friendly & efficient; nice menu variety; great seafood selections. Crab grill cheese is excellent.

Thank sampkja1
Reviewed July 13, 2016

stopped in for some take out lunch. ordered the seafood club which comes with homemade chips. after about 10 minutes a server came out and said they didnt have any homemade chips, would I take the waffle fries. I said yes. took the food home....More

Thank wrldtrvlr52
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special here. The place was empty but the service was extremely slow. I got the scallops with orzo. While flavorful, the "Bay" scallops were so tiny they could have passed or ocean scallops. Only 4 were on the plate. Steamer pot was tasty but...More

Thank kykgrl
Reviewed May 22, 2016

First time since they opened. Very bar like atmosphere. Only came to have some oysters and drinks. Several types of oysters to pick from. We did the Skinny Dippers and Blue Points. Skinny's were very good! Blue Points were very salty. Too salty for us....More

Thank greg v
Reviewed April 26, 2016

The staff was attentive and the food was out of sight, Top notch the boiled pot was teamed to perfection ,shrimp, crib legs mussels corn potatoes . not to mention the crab dip, chicken and the other really great food ,They also had a great...More

Thank capt132000
Reviewed February 7, 2016

Stopped in for lunch while in town on business.Didn't know what to expect.Came away pleasantly surprised.Bar atmosphere on the ground level and I think fine dining upstairs.Very friendly,casual atmosphere with multiple TV's for viewing @ every angle.Service was very good & pleasant.The bar had a...More

1  Thank R2sNYN
Reviewed January 13, 2016

first visit was awesome. Second was good and then it was average after that, Almost always now, someone in our groups ends up sick with 24 hours of eating there. Sad because they are so close to home and started out so strong,

1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Walked in for lunch and found the place almost empty, only 1 other table at 12:10. The fried oysters were just OK, the special fries very good, cole slaw poor. First time here, it probably can get busy at night and during sporting events, lots...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Good food, decent enough service, reasonable prices. Really good fresh oysters. Great for groups of friends!

Thank LexiMD
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Good food, Thursday nights is trivia night. The price is a bit expensive but the food was good. Enjoyed with friends. Atmosphere is wonderful! Several bars in the place if that is something that interests you.

Thank Angela M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$12 - $28
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 S Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014-3817
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bel Air
  • Phone Number: +1 443-371-7993
  • E-mail
Main Street Oyster House is Harford County's upscale, affordable seafood venue. Located in the heart of downtown Bel Air, we feature the county's longest oyster bar, stocked with a variety of fresh oysters. A local landmark, the original building dates back to the post civil war era and has remained a focal point of the community as home to John's barbershop, a watch repair store, the original headquarters of the Aegis newspaper, and many fine bars and restaurants . The new renovations maintain the service and amenities you've come to expect at this location-including five bars and a spacious deck with outside eating area-but now feature a marble bar, high top tables, upscale seafood entrees, delicious signature drinks, and 'Never a Cover' live entertainment, including dueling pianos every other Saturday night with no cover
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