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“Was better in past yrs”
Review of Riviera Oyster Bar - CLOSED

Riviera Oyster Bar
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 11, 2010

Still good but it was better in the past yrs.
Hard to find if you dont know where you are going but they have FLORIDA Lobster

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Thank FuntimesFlorida
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

The service was poor. The food was way overcooked and their alfredo sauce reminded me of Campbell's soup. I had to confirm that this was truly my order. Only the fried food was any good. Avoid this place and its hefty prices.

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2  Thank familyguy1PuntaGorda
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Reviewed August 1, 2009

The experience was horrible, don't go there & get the same results. First, the child's sippie cup straw was chewed so badly that you could not suck up drink. Not to mention that it could not have been properly cleaned in its condition. We should have known that this was ignored by the busboy, dishwasher, and server that the meal would not end well.
Next, the kid's portion of 5 fried shrimp and 10 French fries for 7.95 was pathetic, it would have been better to microwave a box of bargain butterfly shrimp from the grocery for $1. The steak fries were hard & tasteless, leftovers from prior night's baked potatoes. Lastly the sweet tea is instant & tastes like it. Normally not a deal breaker, but just one more gripe. The hamburger was order rare, and came out well done. We asked to speak to the manager repeatedly. Once every other customer left, the manager cleared the last table & couldn't ignore us anymore. She said we couldn't get a discount for the burger because we didn't mention it earlier. We said this was because she wouldn't come to our table. She said she was tired of listening to our complaints & we needed to leave.

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3  Thank L0ve2Travel57
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Reviewed June 9, 2009

Riviera Oyster Bar is a local favorite and has been around for generations. My family dined there for years, simply because it was good food at a good price. It can be hard to find, but just like many other things, it's well worth the effort. Even though it's predominantly a seafood place, my dad loved their steaks with a side of fried oysters. ROB was always the upscale place to go on a date night, even though the atmosphere was not as quiet and secluded as some would like. It was also the place to go to meet many of the true natives of Charlotte County, which remain some of the most outspoken, colorful people you can ever know.

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Thank proudsailor
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Reviewed January 11, 2009

We went to the Oyster Bar after years of driving by the sign. We decided to go on a whim and were happy that we did. There are loads of things on the menu, but keep in mind there are lots of fried things. I had a combo platter and got some things broiled for a slight upcharge. But it was worth it. Service was great, drinks were good and the nothing that came out of the kitchen was bad. As former restaurant employees, were were impressed at how clean things were! We will be back again.

2  Thank gatorbait75
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