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Oyster House

35 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002
+1 843-723-1151
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (322 reviews)
“hush puppies” (95 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
35 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everyone at our table ordered everything from the tower, to shrimp, to chicken in capers, lobster Mac and cheese etc. What I’m saying is we had quite the variety and it was delicious. Our server, and for the life of me I can’t recall her...More

Thank Scharlee P
Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend of mine and I decided to go to the Oyster Bar for happy hour before going to a show. We sat up at the bar and our bartender Brittany greeted us right away. We both had the rose. We were starving so we...More

Thank erin0516
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love it, great happy hour. Oysters n shrimp $10, Moscow mule was delicious. Highly recommend. Great service n staff

Thank Jackiebaptist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s the Oyster Houses and they have lots of other good things on the menu. U had the Charleston crab cakes dinner which was two very plump crab cakes, garlic spinach consisting of fresh spinach leaves sautéed in garlic and butter, and I substituted the...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had oysters, she crab soup, and fried shrimp All were very good. The staff was helpful in choosing oysters.

Thank Ronda N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch Sunday at the oyster bar. Our servers/shuckers were helpful and fun. Excellent oysters and shooter! Crab cake sandwich was good. Mississippi mud pie desert great way to say I’m coming back tomorrow.

Thank Johnny216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a light lunch and the place was great. Pimento Cheese bites and the hushpuppies were awesome!!

Thank sgriff16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on July 4th for dinner. The location was great and the place seemed popular. When we arrived, the staff mentioned that the wait for a table would be 10-20 minutes, which I was confused about as there were many empty tables present. We...More

Thank supersums
Mkt_ManagerCHS, Guest Relations Manager at Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review and I am sorry you didn't have a great experience. Do you mind emailing me at marketing@charlestoncrabhouse.com so I can look further into your visit? Thank you, Beth LaLone Brand Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointing! We were arriving late on our first trip to Charleston and pleased to see that the Oyster House was serving til 10 and was just across the street from our hotel - the Spectator. We entered through the back door and were welcomed...More

Thank Sam R
Mkt_ManagerCHS, Guest Relations Manager at Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Sam, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am very sorry to hear about your experience. Would you mind emailing me at marketing@charlestoncrabhouse.com so I can look further into your visit? Thank you, Beth LaLone Brand Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW!!! I picked this place only because they had fish tacos available (Mother insisted on fish tacos) which they had. I am SO glad I did. We sat at the oyster bar and had some wonderful conversations with the gentleman shucking oysters (I'm really upset...More

1  Thank Connie L
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Questions & Answers
6 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from zzz08 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no we walked in but it was early and not too crowded. Call ahead and ask as it looks like a place that can get crowded in the evening and weekends. Enjoy!
Mary W
1 June 2017|
Response from karencU4320XH | Reviewed this property |
They are open, we ate there at 3pm.
20 February 2017|
Response from Vistar | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. All of Charleston appears to allow dogs in outdoor dining venues. Fleet Landing restaurant (great reasonably priced seafood restaurant) allows them indoors.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002 (Formerly A W Shucks Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-1151
Oyster House features fresh local seafood and a cocktail menu to match. Join us in the heart of Historic Downtown Charleston!
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