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River Oyster Bar

#65 of 3,445 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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650 S Miami Ave, Brickel Village, Miami, FL 33130-3016 (7th Street)
+1 305-530-1915
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very surprised by the terrible service I received. The hostess told us that there were no tables available and that we could only sit at the bar. Our waitress told us that we could sit at any table because they had open seating. Once at our table we waited quite some time before the server came. We were... More 

Thank Texasgal1188
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the River Oyster Bar has the BEST oysters in Miami and is still one of my favorite go-to places, I was disappointed by the recent changes in their menu. Why in the world would a restaurant take out the best selling items of its menu is beyond my understanding. Please bring back your famous oyster bun, which you replaced... More 

Thank Ekoi
Lewisville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice bar and atmosphere, but the food was just OK, not exceptional. Staff were not that busy, but not very attentive either. We had the Fire roasted oysters and fish of the day " tile fish". It was a small portion of fried fish. The oysters were OK, but again nothing special.

Thank Audie D
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was fantastic! I was presented with such great oyster options, the kale salad was amazing, my old fashioned was fantastic and the service may have been the best of our experience. We got in to Miami late and rushed to get dinner, I had been craving oysters. We showed up close to closing time and the staff... More 

Thank JennaRinke
Sant Fost de Campsentelles
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I will always remember this place for the company and for having had my first Oyster. In general, it was a really good place where the food and prices were excellent. The only thing I can be critic of is that the waiter made a mistake and I had to wait 1 hour to receive my meal. But apart from... More 

Thank David C
Miami, Florida
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173 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The River Oyster Bar is a Brickell-area treasure. In a "dense" urban area, with A LOT of restaurants and eateries, this seafood gem stands-out as one of the very very best. River Oyster Bar is very popular (both weekdays & weekends) yet retains a "friendly" neighborhood feel. We've been many times, and it's the type of place that seems to... More 

Thank byMT305
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Hice fast place Good deals drink and food Try fish sándwich Will be back soon Good bar for after work

Thank mark2020202017
Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

After a series mediocre meals in Miami Beach we were looking for redemption on our last night and we found it. Got a reservation for 2 mid-day on a Monday. Parking kind of surprised us ($12) but our hostess assured us that was cheap for Miami these days. An Uber would have worked too. This is right downtown next to... More 

Thank MarkSlosberg
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent! We enjoyed ceviche, oysters, tuna, and grouper. Everything was amazing in terms of food. Unfortunately, even though we had a reservation and arrived precisely on time, we waited 25 minutes for our table. Then, after the runner brought my main dish, I waited 5 minutes for the waiter to check on us so I could tell... More 

Thank JSM958
Paris, France
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended for the seafood, indeed. However, if you are on your lunch break, I would recommend to come with extra time because you can expect some delays in service.

Thank Gaston A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 20
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 650 S Miami Ave, Brickel Village, Miami, FL 33130-3016
    (7th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 8th Street Metro Mover
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 305-530-1915

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?