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167 Raw Oyster Bar

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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across 167 raw when it was at its old location and fell in love, and have been back to Charleston twice now just to visit 167. The food is incredible, the staff are knowledgeable, engaging, and fun, and the atmosphere is laid back....We love to sit at the bar to talk with staff and meet other patrons. No other raw bar in Charleston compares.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for being such a loyal patron, Laura! I'm glad to hear we have stood the test of time for y'all! I can't wait for you to swing by and try some of the new things we are cooking up! See ya soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was highly recommended so I don't know what went wrong. Our drinks were fine, but the crab dip was more like Mexican queso that a crab walked over. The roasted oysters were drowned in sausage and more cheese. Hard to say if there was...an oyster or not. It's an attractive space and we would probably try it again - with a different order.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi jacqrio! I'm sorry to hear we missed the mark on your first visit! We have admittedly built a strong flavor profile for our roasted oysters with Calabrian chili butter, manchego cheese, and chorizo - which we actually make from our sushi grade tuna!! Please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really liked the coastal atmosphere. We went around 11AM on a Tuesday and beat the crowd, but it started to fill up fast after our arrival. The virgin Paloma was refreshing and my husband enjoyed the IPA. We had oysters, a lobster roll, and a...swordfish Reuben each dish was delicious!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Katie! Great plan coming by early! The Sungazer IPA is a favorite of ours from our friends at Charlestowne Fermentory. I'd take a Sungazer and a Pastrami'd Swordfish sandwich every day! I hope we see y'all again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

167 Raw was recommended by a neighbor who has been there before. With an hour+ wait, we were seated at the Oyster Bar. Husband ordered four oyster's for himself, not a fan. The food was good. We sat and watched the staff prep the raw...oyster's as we sat and ate. Very enjoyable and definitely will return when back in Charleston.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, Janet! I'm glad you enjoyed the show at the raw bar - those guys are very entertaining! We'll see you on your next visit!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re lucky enough to get a seat at the bar, you’ll enjoy lively conversation alongside fabulous drinks and inventive fresh seafood. We had the ceviche and Mahi tacos for lunch. It’s a great atmosphere and eclectic bar/food/environment. Or just pop in for a drink...and a snack, definitely worth the visit in Charleston.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much! Great tips - tacos and ceviche are a perfect lighter lunch! Don't be a stranger :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited our son in Charleston and he recommended this restaurant. It was my favorite of all the places we tried. Atmosphere was modern and fun. Service was warm, attentive and professional. Food was sublime. Photo is of what was left of my husband’s...lobster tostada when I remembered to take the picture. My shrimp tacos were outstanding. Hope to return on our next trip to Charleston.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, y'all! I'm so glad you enjoyed our space! We can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After some retail therapy we stopped here for a quick drink and some oysters for my husband. Was able to get a couple of seats at the bar. Our first bartender seemed a bit disinterested just wanting to take our order with no input or...advise. My husband sampled most of the daily selection of oysters, think he ended up ordering over a dozen. At one point there must have been a shift change because the new bartender was excellent, very engaging. Made for a better experience.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Linda! I'm sorry to hear your first bartender was so disappointing! We certainly strive to be engaging and, honestly, FUN to be around so that's absolutely not the norm. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the other half of your visit and hope you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our favourite restaurant in Charleston. Delicious fresh seafood- great selection of oysters and other daily specials to pick from, in addition to the usual menu. Innovative cocktails and dishes, the most creative and delicious tuna tataki I’ve had. Great service, staff knowledgeable and passionate about...the food and drink they serve. A must visitMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, y'all! I'm obsessed with the tatami as well - I swear it's better every time I have it! We appreciate the kind words and look forward to your next visit!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I sat sola at back bar.. had some tacos and took In the scene . They are closed Sunday so my group didn’t get to go. Glad I made the time between shopping ..because it’s an open roof courtyard meandering spot w beautiful seafood .not...to be missed in CharlestonMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words, drmader! I'm sorry your group missed out, but I'm glad you got a chance to stop by! Hopefully we will see you on your next visit!

Reviewed October 21, 2022

After realizing that the address is 193 King Street, not 167, we were happy to eat very fresh oysters and lots of them. The days of $2 oysters are gone, so if you want a lot of oysters, be prepared to pay – but worth...it. Service was good.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 18, 2022 via mobile

On a recommendation we came for lunch. The crudo was one of the best I've had. Fabulous selection of oysters and great craft cocktails (we had the tiki old fashion). Our bartender at the patio bar, Alex, was both efficient and personable. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2022

Thanks, Nicole! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Crudo, it's my favorite for sure! Hopefully we will see you again soon!

Reviewed October 15, 2022 via mobile

The food was delicious. The shrimp kafta served special with chick pea and pomegranate purée was outstanding!! Our server Mike was fantastic

Date of visit: October 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2022

Thanks, amphibious! I loved the shrimp kofta! Come back soon and see what we are offering "from the oven" next!

Reviewed October 12, 2022

Best oysters we had in Charleston, awesome , attentive, knowledgeable service/servers, husband had fish pastrami sandwich, said he was good if this was his “last meal”. This restaurant should be on travelers must dine list.

Date of visit: September 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2022

Thanks, y'all!! That Swordfish sandwich tops most of our lists, I'd say! I'm glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

We heard so much about 167 Raw and wanted to try it on our trip to Charleston. Because they do not take reservations for dinner, we did not want to risk not having a place to eat dinner, so we tried it for lunch. We...arrived a little before 2 PM and were told it was a three hour wait! We ordered a lobster roll to go and to split so that we could take it back to our favorite hotel, The Spectator. After paying $44 (tax plus a small tip) for one roll, we were underwhelmed. It was bland, not very tasty and quite small. Please save your time and money for one of the other magnificent restaurants in Charleston.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2022

Thanks for the feedback, Chewfus. I’m sorry to hear we left you feeling underwhelmed on this visit and hope you’ll find the chance to join us on a less busy day so we can guide you to some dishes that may suit you better! Cheers!

Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

Overpriced. Overrated. Great staff. Food was less than average. Wine of the day fantastic. Save your money. I have been to this restaurant three different times and I have never been impressed. My children love it.

Date of visit: October 2022
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millerdanielle01, General Manager at 167 Raw Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2022

Hi Dedra! I’m sorry to hear we didn’t live up to your expectations! I appreciate your feedback - we are constantly striving to create new and exciting dishes, hopefully the kids can convince you to return and we can try to change your mind!

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Response from darlah01 | Reviewed this property |
The Connecticut style lobster rolls are served warm. Their traditional style is also warm.
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I do not believe they do at this location. It is only 15 seats and there was no promotional material.
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Yes, 167 Raw Oyster Bar offers takeout services.

Yes, 167 Raw Oyster Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

167 Raw Oyster Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4