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“Simply Wonderful!”
Review of Oyster Club

Oyster Club
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Ranked #6 of 99 Restaurants in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Oyster Club is a casual fine dining restaurant and raw bar specializing in the richness of the New England coast and countryside. The menu, which is written daily, showcases food that travels the shortest distance from 'farm & sea to table,' with seasonality and location determining the day's delicacies. Benefiting from the region's many local farmers and fisherman, Oyster Club features bounty from the sea, pasture raised beef, local produce and artisanal cheeses. We believe Oyster Club is an extension of your home and that all will feel welcome at our table - please join us!
Decatur, Illinois
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1,043 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
“Simply Wonderful!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

This was our first visit to a seafood restaurant in the northeast. in fact, this was the first time we had seen a menu that offered different varieties of oysters. We had to ask our waitress, Erin, what the difference was between the oysters and how to order them. Everyone has to learn sometime, right? And luckily Erin was very patient with us...teaching us about the brininess or sweetness of the different oysters.

We ordered a mix of briny and sweet so we could taste the difference...and what a huge difference there is! Who knew?!?! I'm now totally spoiled and won't want to eat them in Central Illinois ever again!

For our entrees, she had the white fish and I had quahog chowder, Rhode Island style. Both were excellent, but I'm pretty sure I won with with my chowder! The chunks of pancetta really made the difference.

The Oyster Club menu changes every day and it features locally sourced products. The interior is quaint and welcoming. The service is superb! This was yet another high point on our trip!

  • Visited September 2012
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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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“Great Spot”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

So enjoyed all my visits this summer to the Oyster Club. Visited with friends had great service in the bar, cheers to longtime barkeep "Sig". All staff very accomadating and knowledgable with menu. Food is fresh and yummy! Might not get back till next summer but also might make a special trip over the off season!

  • Visited July 2012
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cheshire,connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We recently had a rehearsal dinner for a wedding. The staff was amazing in helping with set up. The food (farm fresh menu) was excellent. Downside..Had to have 30 people, only had the room for 2 hours and felt drinks were pushed. We had originally wanted wine on the tables with beer being able to be ordered. We then included well drinks. The wait staff refilled the wine glasses like they were refilling water glasses. They also servered premium liquor, which was not what we requested. The bar bill added over $600 to the overall charge. While I was disappointed in the handling of these details, I would still recommend this restaurant for the outstanding food and also the location in the wonderfully quaint seatown of Mystic.

  • Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Superlative”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

A really remarkable restaurant in every way--as good as anywhere I've eaten on the road. Local-sourced food, creative recipes, an unpretentious but comfortable dining room, nicely attentive service. The oysters are spectacularly good. The menu changes daily. This one's a must if you're in or near Mystic.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Oyster Heaven”
Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

The oysters were fantastic and the food was awesome. The appetizer called the tower was a sample of different shellfish and the service was excellent. The view in the upstairs dinning roomm was beautiful.

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