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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Surprised by this deceiving hole in the wall! Steamed, raw they bring them out and shuck them right in front of you! We ordered two pecks ($28 ea), plus gumbo and shrimp and grits. All were great. People were dress in shorts and tees to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

My kids love the crawfish, which by the way, isn't listed you have to ask for them. It's a little pricey for what you get. Although we've been several times, this will be our last visit. Employees were nice and service was good. Just not...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is the only restaurant in Columbia that I go to consistently. My girlfriends and I go there every Tuesday for half-off crab leg. Never in my life did I think I would be throwing back 3 pounds of crab legs, but THEY'RE SO GOOD!...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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February 12, 2020|
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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.
July 29, 2019|
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Response from CCHjr | Reviewed this property |
No. That would be great!!! I would skip the micro oysters!
March 3, 2018|
Response from 942geraldc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don’t know.
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