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“Saved the best for last”

Rodney's Oyster House
Ranked #29 of 3,776 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Saved the best for last”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

On our way to the Amtrak my girlfriend and I stopped at Rodney's as it had been recommended by several friends. We ended up spending 3+ hours at the bar eating oysters, chowder and crab cakes. The Caesar is their version of a Bloody Mary. Ask for a beer chaser as it is on the spicy side thanks to the freshly grated horseradish. Really friendly staff and great atmosphere. I recommend going after the lunch rush and before dinner. You get to watch them setting up for the night and shoot the can with the employees. I will be back before I die.

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San Marcos, California
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Happy Hour is from 3 - 6pm ... we arrived around 5:15pm & every seat taken. The hostess said we most likely wouldn't be seated before 6 & suggested we make a reservation for later in the evening. We returned at 7:30pm -- Rodney's was still crowded, people waiting outside but we were seated 5 minutes after we arrived..
Rodney's is a small restaurant, wood tables close to each other, above average noise. The fish entrees are extremely limited and not like the variety of fish selections at other seafood restaurant. Oysters are the most popular -- we ordered a dozen oysters which ranged from $3 to $3.50 each. The waiter suggested three varieties of oysters which were, although small, very fresh and tasty. We also had the mussels which were prepared just right and delicious. Wine was priced on the high side so we opted for beer. Best bet is happy hour and save $$$.

  • Visited September 2013
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Malibu, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“best oysters”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We loved sitting at the oyster bar and watching them open the feshest oysters I've ever tasted. The tray of sauces they offered really added to the meal. And the server was very helpful in explaining everything about the sauces. The atmosphere was very happening. Nice fun-loving fellow diners. Can't wait to go back!

Visited October 2013
1 Thank 101love
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood, great atmosphere, good service”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

WE stumbled across Rodney's by chance and were very glad that we did. The place was full - we got the last two seats, and there's a good reason it's so popular. Our server was welcoming and made good suggestions. The atmosphere buzzes. The seafood is great. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank mick3187
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Dawson Creek, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

what can you say about rodney,s....atmosphere is off the wall..if you want a romantic and quiet place to eat..do not go there..but rather go to hawksworth...rodneys is all about being casual and having a fun time with your friends..the interaction with the serversis awesome as well..women love it because all the servers are men..one woman working as the hostess...food is awesome..love the potatoe encrusted halibut when it is in season...oysters and caesars are a must or with beer

  • Visited August 2013
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