The reviews are in...and they're fantastic! Based purely on reviews from unbiased customers, TripAdvisor ranks The Oyster Bar number 45 out of 778 restaurants in Columbia! We are so very thrilled to see that so many of our guests have enjoyed their experience at OBC! Out of the 69 customers who reviewed us on the cite, 57 ranked their experience between "Very Good" and "Excellent," and we received an overall rating from the cite of 4.5 out of 5.
We don't want to brag, we'd much rather let you see for yourself the lovely things that our friends are saying about us! Feel free to check out the reviews at www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g54184-d2058595-Reviews-Oyster_Bar_Columbia-Columbia_South_Carolina.html . When you're done stop on by, escape the heat of our wonderful city, and see what all the fuss is about!
The State Newspaper published their annual Living Here Guide to Columbia and the Midlands in the Sunday paper, June 23. Susan Ardis highlighted the restaurants around Columbia, "not to be missed" in the article, "Our Bucket List of Restaurants." The Oyster Bar was featured as a "Best hole-in-the-wall" and is extremely proud to be one.
The entire article can be read on the State's website: here.
The Oyster Bar's Half-Dozen Raw Oysters + Growder is featured as the Free Times "Bite of the Week" in issue #26.11.
what: half dozen raw oysters + growder
cost: $7 + $5.50 (cup)
where: The Oyster Bar, 1123 Park St., 799-4484
"This week we celebrated [The Oyster Bar]'s charm with half a dozen raw oysters on the halfshell, served with Mother Shucker’s cocktail sauce and saltines, along with a cup of “growder,” a portmanteau for Adluh grits made with seafood chowder and topped with cheddar and bacon."
Read the rest of the article by Jonathan Sharpe on the Free Times website.
When throwing a last minute party requiring refreshments, two items on the Shop Tart's list are:
Read the rest of the Shop Tart's guide to throwing a last-minute party on her blog: About last night...
"The Oyster Bar reminds me of a mullet (very appropriate analogy for a seafood restaurant). Business in the front. Party in the back. Come in and relax at the front bar and enjoy the dark features and dim lighting of the front room. Take a gander at the beautifully hand-painted low-country landscape paintings adorning the walls. Feeling a little lively? Make your way to the back room and pull up a seat to a front row view of the fastest shuckers in the east."
Above is our favorite quote from a review by Capital City Eatz, a food blog operating in Columbia, SC who had some kind words to say about the Oyster Bar this month. David and Sam went on to call us a perfect date spot. Click here to read the complete article.
We had a lot of fun at the Shuckin' On Park Festival (Nov. 7, 2010). If you have any photos from the event, be sure to post them on our Facebook page!
The Oyster Bar!
by The Shop Tart
Want to take a quick beach vacation? Right after work? The Oyster Bar is the bomb. The Shop Tart was late to meet Tracie there and she felt bad about it, until she walked in the door and saw her friend, already sitting happily at the bar enjoying a martini. The atmosphere was low-key and the Shop Tart felt like she had left town and was meeting her friend in cool spot on the coast.
Read the rest of the article on The Shop Tart's blog.
Congratulations to Mother Shucker! Mother Shucker's Original Cocktail Sauce won the Best of Atlanta award for The Best Condiment! Mother Shucker debuted her award winning sauce at this year's annual September Market, an America's Mart event spotlighting superior gourmet products and celebrating achievement in taste, originality and packaging.
Read more about the event and Mother Shucker's award:
Mother Shuckers has teamed up with Shuckin' Around to create a custom Mother Shucker's Shuckit Bucket. It comes filled with everything you need to attend your next oyster roast - a handpainted oyster knife, matching towel, matching drink holder and, of course, a bottle of Mother Shucker's Original Cocktail Sauce. Stop by the Oyster Bar Columbia today to get yours!