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“Not a place we'd run to for fresh seafood, but we do like dive bars... And we wouldn't run here for that either.”

Nice & Easy Oyster Bar & Grille
Ranked #21 of 84 Restaurants in Orange City
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not a place we'd run to for fresh seafood, but we do like dive bars... And we wouldn't run here for that either.”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

I always look forward to good clean cold fresh raw oysters. When we found this place as being fairly well rated we thought bonus, fresh oysters AND a dive bar atmosphere and not too far away.

Our server further tantalized us by saying they had been there for a long time and you how to make all of the food on the menu superbly.

I won't belabor the point. The oysters were dry and had a smell and we returned them. The naked wings were excellent but the celery and blue cheese was celery and ranch dressing.

We did have the oysters Spectacular and they were oysters pretty good but certainly not spectacular.

Perhaps if there are no alternatives this would be considered a good seafood/dive bar. But if you have had a charmed life and great fresh oysters properly prepared and presented you will likely be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Leesburg, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Food is good for bar food-The wings/oysters are THE BEST AROUND”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The food is always good. The only issue is the smell and service in this place leave MUCH to be desired! When they are busy you practically have to beg for a drink or service.

  • Visited October 2012
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great wings and Oysters”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I was not expecting much when I walked into this place. It's a smoking dive bar. I went during the day, so it was nearly empty, with the windows and doors open, and not very smokey. There is something odd about seeing a dive bar brightly lit during the day. Regardless, the bar tender was very nice, helpful, and welcoming so the 'fish out of water' feeling quickly dispersed.

The food however was fantastic. We had the wings and the oysters. The oysters were excellent and the wings were legit. Having lived 5 years in Rochester/Buffalo, I know wings, and these rank as real wings, and worth trying if you are in the area.

Don't be intimidated by the setting, the food is worth it.

  • Visited January 2013
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DeLand
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“AMAZING WINGS!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We have been living in the area for years. Tonight we were looking for a great place to go and have some decent wings! A friends suggested it! Read some reviews and said-let's give it a try! So GLAD we did! 25 wings - YES, you can mix 'em up too! Yeah - it's a local dive bar-but pretty cool! Someone mentioned like Cheers (have been to the one in Boston)....YUP! It is a definite come back place...AND the bartender even asks your name!! Imagine that!!! 2 Thumbs up!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Best Dive Bar around and the food is awesome!!!”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Best dive bar around!

The Oyster Bar... what can I say about the Oyster Bar that hasn't been said, all ready. It's a bar that is the ultimate dive.. nothing sparkling clean here. but then I didn't go in the kitchen and take a look around.
People come to the Oyster Bar like they went to Cheers. Everyone knows you, it's a neighborhood bar and the best part? Everyone comes here to eat.
For bar food, it's amazing.. I sampled the raw oysters, the chicken wings, drank Gin & Tonics and watched people try to sing... Pretty darn amazing food for a dive bar.
Friends took me to spend the evening, drink, laugh, people watch... sing along with the Kareoke singers..
We watched, we laughed, we ate, we enjoyed the evening. I will say that the oysters were absolutely delicious and the chicken wings had no breading and were fried crisp.. served with bleu cheese and celery. Good food, good prices, good friends.
That's what dive bars are all about.

  • Visited July 2011
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