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“Oysters & Beer!”

Smokin Oyster Brewery
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Casual open air with Great Food and Drink
Venice, Florida
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Oysters & Beer!”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

Great staff, great food nice outdoor location...
This works every time!!!

Visited February 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food. Great atmosphere. Busy place.”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

First off, I'd like to address the 3 negative reviews I see on here.
1. You took your own beverage into a restaurant? Who does that? You deserved to be treated rudely.
2. You complain of loud music and say it's more of a drinkers place? It has "brewery" in the name. What were you expecting?
3. If you would have stopped to look around, you would have seen that there is a host that takes names for seats. there are very limited tables...certainly not enough to allow people to sit at them to have drinks.

On to my experience...we there twice in the week we were in Florida. Both times, the place was very busy. About a30 minute wait for a table. The food was great. Garlic Dungeness crab, steamed shrimp and buffalo shrimp were excellent. Clam chowder was good and oysters on the half shell were decent. Overall very good and fast service. Staff was very friendly despite the place being extremely busy.

I would highly recommend this place if you're looking for a laid back place you can go to straight from the beach.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Cool place to hang out”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

I wasn't impressed with the food or service, may have been an off day.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Place for Seafood”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

SOB is a great place for lunch or dinner in Fort Myers Beach-- if you like seafood. The crowd is normally slightly older than at Yucatan nearer the beach. SOB is located about a block from the beach, so there isn't a view of water. Lots of people watching though. It is an extremely casual bar and restaurant, much like an open hut. Service is usually best at the bar, where you can also order food. If you don't like seafood, your choices are a bit limited and seafood is where they shine. I am pretty picky about fried seafood, but theirs is excellent. My recommendation is the fried shrimp po boy, which comes so loaded it is fork food. The shrimp are large and perfectly cooked (not greasy). Ask for an extra remoulade sauce on the side for dipping (spicy and delicious). The clam chowder is also very good. Excellent drinks and in the evenings there is usually live music.

  • Visited January 2012
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Brigantine
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10 reviews
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“Great Food. Fun place.”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Not so much for kids, but good eating and drinking. Service not great though.

Visited February 2012
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