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Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

We loved Oyster Bar Columbia. Of course we are staying with Mother Shucker so she suggested we eat there. In all fairness, we had googled and planned to eat there all along. My husband is not an oyster lover but had outstanding shrimp with a...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

Had a great meal at the Oyster Bar! Fresh and cold oysters shucked right at the bar. Only bar seating but very nice atmosphere. Clam chowder and steamed shrimp were also delicious. Can’t forget the famous Mother Shucker cocktail sauce - a MUST.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

The beer was cold. The oysters were cold, clean, and of reasonable size. Bug was our server. Sweet and kind young lady with a flair for customer service. She took great care to open, clean, and serve raw oysters properly. We will visit again.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

To start with we showed up early, the place was empty and they wouldn't seat us until everyone was there. They set us up in the back where the bar is and crammed us so closely together. As some of the later stragglers came in...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Great authentic Oyster bar! Shuck them for you as you eat um up. Fresh shrimp by half or pound, other fresh seafood. Also good bar upfront. Dont mess with franchises like Pearlz, do the real deal in the Vista.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019

This is a real old-time oyster bar! The shuckers do their job right in front of you, and they are experts. 2 dozen oysters, and not a single piece of roster shell! The oysters were big and plump, and were the best that we had...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

Our favorite go to place for some good seafood in a local setting! Love taking friends and family visiting the area. Be sure to sit in the back if you're going for the Oysters!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Arrived and was told 45 minute wait. no problem had some great apps at the bar oyster shooters are very good. other happy hours items to choose from. Fish very good. Everyone was very happy with their meals

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

In Columbia for a concert, with no desire for overpriced "chef food". We found just what we were looking for at the Oyster Bar, and we don't even like oysters! Authentic, casual, friendly atmosphere! Super service, great drinks, fair prices and good food! Place was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Great spot, fresh steamed shucked in front of you can get by dozan or peck..great drinks, fresh seafood...just a good local crowd ...cant miss if in the Vista

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

Did a triple play- dozen raw oysters, 1 lb crab legs, and a pound of shrimp. All Excellent!! All accompanying sauces, crackers, lemons etc provided. Washed down with our favorite beverage. Great stop as it always is.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

As a resident of the lowcountry, OBC has it going on! Always treated like family, and always a great experience! Oysters on point, service, and the hospitality! I will continue to refer them to friends and colleagues visiting the Vista!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

for me it is an unmissable step. fortunately this time is the right season for oysters (I often go in July). what to say more? a simple but delicious place in American style, indeed southern style. two dozen excellent oysters with wine 65.5 taxes included...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Go to the back for oysters and shrimp. Great service and great atmosphere. Nothing fancy just great food and service and much cheaper than the place next door. :)

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Cozy restaurant with plenty of tvs for sports. Great service. Buffalo shrimp very good. I will definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
Not what I would consider family friendly, unless older children with manners are included.:) This is more of an adult happy hour spot. Rarely do I see children there, as it's a "bar" atmosphere.
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OnAir65283737885
July 29, 2019|
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Response from CCHjr | Reviewed this property |
No. That would be great!!! I would skip the micro oysters!
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March 3, 2018|
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