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“Neat concept, poor execution”

Great Bay Oyster House
Ranked #20 of 152 Restaurants in Greer
Cuisines: Seafood
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Neat concept, poor execution”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Visited the Great Bay Oyster House on a Saturday night. Atmosphere was nice, with a couple of dining areas and an attractive menu. House oyster is the apalachicola (FL panhandle), which has a great reputation. General impression of the oysters served, however, was not good: the peck was not cleaned well. Moreover, there were way too many hitchhikers served with the actual oysters, and the several gapers (4-5 of our 25) were filled with mud. It suggests to me that the restaurant doesn't really know how to select or prepare its namesake item. Service was not very attentive, and when our second course was delivered incorrectly, we decided to end the meal and move on. Drink menu was broad in beer and cocktails, but could not overcome the poor food or lackluster service. Overall, a real disappointment!

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Honest review”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Food is great! Service not amazing. They need to hire more staff because I swear every time I go I have to wait, not because they dont have tables available but because they don't have enough servers. But again awesome atmosphere and great food!

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West Chester, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good Oysters, Interesting Menu, Nice Night Out”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The oysters were good. There are some interesting things on the menu that you won't find everywhere. They also serve sushi although we didn't partake. My wife love her shrimp and scallops. And the service was fine. A good dinner out.

  • Visited April 2014
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Monday Night Value for Oysters on The 1/2 Shell”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I go here regularly on Mondays for the 1/2 price oysters on the 1/2 shell which are a great value. I usually get them raw and open them myself/ You can also get them steamed. I've had the Calamari also which is quite good. Can't personally speak about anything else but others seem to enjoy it. The beers are reasonably priced and nice atmosphere,

Visited March 2014
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Endicott, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We were there recently for dinner and beers. The raw oysters were excellent, cold and fresh. Then we had 6 different types of sushi, each better than the other. The waitress could not have been any more attentive. We will be back, and often.

  • Visited January 2014
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