Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC

Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC

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The end of a long day filming in Charleston, a true foodies city where oysters 🦪 are not only delicious, but part of Charleston’s history. Stay tuned for that history and in the meantime, scroll to the end for awesome food photos and then me literally diving right in 😂🙌😂 At Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC.
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Double tap this post if you love fresh, summer seafood 🦞

Next time you're craving freshly shucked oysters or some simply grilled salmon, here are my picks for the best seafood in the Lowcountry!

167 Raw - Charleston
The Ordinary
The Darling Oyster Bar
Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC
Bowens Island Restaurant
Chubby Fish Inc
Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar - Summerville SC

​What did I miss? Tag your favorite spots in the comments so I can add them to my list to try!
Happy National Oyster Day!

Oysters are a Lowcountry staple and no longer have to only be eaten in months ending in "R". With so many ways to prepare and enjoy them including fried, steamed, baked or eaten on the half-shell, these delicacies deserve a day in their honor. Check out some of the top Oyster bars and restaurants around Charleston, SC to get your shellfish fix. You know I love my oysters 🦪

Some awesome spots mentioned:

Gillie's Seafood & Soul Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC The Darling Oyster Bar The Royal Tern Pearlz Oyster Bar 167 Raw - Charleston Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar Pier 41 Seafood
New to town and looking for the best oysters? Here are our five favorite spots:
1) 167 Raw - Charleston
2) Leon's Oyster Shop
3) Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC
4) NICO
5) The Ordinary
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This home is smack in the middle of downtown, close to one of the oldest museums in the United States - The Charleston Museum. It's also minutes away from some great dining on King St, like O-Ku, The Darling Oyster Bar and much more; and some cool places on East Bay Street like Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC and Bay Street Biergarten.

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This year you can Shuck Cancer at HOME! Order your oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC to be delivered to your door and they will donate 20% of your order to the Charleston Hope Lodge! Simply include 'SHUCK CANCER' in the Coupon Code box when placing your order

The Charleston Hope Lodge is a home away from home for cancer patients and their caregiver while going through treatment. Thank you for your support!

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I'm told you have fabulous shrimp and grits! How are yours made? What's the gravy made of?
Edmund's Oast Exchange and Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC have generously offered a discount for all TEDxLiveCharleston attendees to savor while watching the stream.

🍷 Imbibe on some of the great wine from Edmund's Oast Exchange with 15% off by ordering ahead for curbside pick-up. Call 843-990-9449 and mention TEDxCharleston to claim your discount.

🦪 Rappahannock Oyster Bar is generously offering a 20% discount on any food ordered to pick up. Call 843-576-4693 and mention TEDxCharleston to claim your discount.

Be sure to secure your free spot for the virtual event at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yi6XIBVvSSagvuIet3oBvw
Thanks to our friends at Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC and Edmund's Oast Exchange you can enjoy a discount on great food and wine while you enjoy next Tuesday's TEDxLiveCharleston. Just call them and tell them you are registered for the event and they'll give a discount on your carry out for the evening. Register here for the outstanding virtual showcase of inspiring TED talks. https://bit.ly/33eYceL
Tonight's virtual event is a heavy topic, so you might as well enjoy delicious food and wine while you participate! Edmund's Oast Exchange and Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC are offering a 20% discount TODAY ONLY for all registered participants. When you call in your to-go order, just mention that you are registered for TEDxCharleston's "Pandemic in the Lowcountry" virtual event to receive your discount!
One of my favorite Charleston restaurants is back open for business! Located in a historic 19th-century cigar factory, Rappahannock Oyster Bar is the coolest downtown spot for raw bar selections + creative cocktails! 🦪

📸: Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC

At Rappahannock Oyster Bar, we seek to make fresh-caught seafood as much a staple of Charleston culture as cobblestone streets and pastel houses.

Operating as usual

12/18/2021

It’s not too late to book a table before Christmas to bring your friends and loved ones for a little holiday cheer!

It’s not too late to book a table before Christmas to bring your friends and loved ones for a little holiday cheer!

12/12/2021

It’s been said one might have to travel to South America to find ceviche as good as ours - we’ll let you be the judge. We’re featuring snapper ceviche this evening and don’t forget about the $1 Oysters all day. #sundayfunday #ceviche #buckashuckoysters #chseats

It’s been said one might have to travel to South America to find ceviche as good as ours - we’ll let you be the judge. We’re featuring snapper ceviche this evening and don’t forget about the $1 Oysters all day. #sundayfunday #ceviche #buckashuckoysters #chseats

07/08/2021

Looking for talented individuals with passion for creation, attention to detail and elevated dining experiences. Ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a small staff and cover prep, line and production. Assist Chef and Sous chef with pastry and specials and bring a great attitude and work ethic to the table.

07/08/2021

Looking for talented individuals with passion for creation, attention to detail and elevated dining experiences. Ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a small staff and cover prep, line and production. Assist Chef and Sous chef with pastry and specials and bring a great attitude and work ethic to the table.

07/08/2021

Looking for talented individuals with passion for creation, attention to detail and elevated dining experiences. Ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a small staff and cover prep, line and production. Assist Chef and Sous chef with pastry and specials and bring a great attitude and work ethic to the table.

06/26/2021

Featured mignonette this weekend using Watsonia Farm's cherry plums. Perfect combination of sweet and tart - works well with our Olde Salt Oysters!

Featured mignonette this weekend using Watsonia Farm's cherry plums. Perfect combination of sweet and tart - works well with our Olde Salt Oysters!

05/29/2021

 scallop imperial - ponzu aioli, Frisée, radish

 scallop imperial - ponzu aioli, Frisée, radish

05/21/2021

Vodka tempura local Heron Farm Sea Bean with a lemon cream dip for happy hour tonight! Perfect combo of crunch and salt with a delicate coating - a can't miss! #chshappyhour #eaterchs #localproduce #chseats #heronfarms

Vodka tempura local Heron Farm Sea Bean with a lemon cream dip for happy hour tonight! Perfect combo of crunch and salt with a delicate coating - a can't miss! #chshappyhour #eaterchs #localproduce #chseats #heronfarms

04/17/2021

Now hiring line cooks with a passion for food and hospitality. Come join an amazing small team. Successful candidates must be professional, have a positive attitude, and be a team player. Free parking, competitive pay based off experience and opportunities for career growth. Email resumes to [email protected]

04/15/2021

Swing by for some oysters tonight and try our new happy hour snack - grated early tomato crostini with anchovies and garlic aioli! We also have soft shell crab sandwiches!!
#chsfoodie #chseats #eaterchs

Swing by for some oysters tonight and try our new happy hour snack - grated early tomato crostini with anchovies and garlic aioli! We also have soft shell crab sandwiches!!
#chsfoodie #chseats #eaterchs

04/10/2021

New menu addition! Pan seared local grouper over celery root, spring onion, early peas, fava, and herb oil.

New menu addition! Pan seared local grouper over celery root, spring onion, early peas, fava, and herb oil.

04/04/2021

Looking for talented individuals with passion for creation, attention to detail and elevated dining experiences. Ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a small staff and cover prep, line and production. Assist Chef and Sous chef with pastry and specials and bring a great attitude and work ethic to the table.

03/31/2021

Looking for talented individuals with passion for creation, attention to detail and elevated dining experiences. Ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a small staff and cover prep, line and production. Assist Chef and Sous chef with pastry and specials and bring a great attitude and work ethic to the table.

03/29/2021

Looking for talented individuals with passion for creation, attention to detail and elevated dining experiences. Ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a small staff and cover prep, line and production. Assist Chef and Sous chef with pastry and specials and bring a great attitude and work ethic to the table.

03/04/2021

Spicy braised lamb neck, hand pulled noodle, dandelion, charred cabbage.

Spicy braised lamb neck, hand pulled noodle, dandelion, charred cabbage.

01/31/2021

No football? Rain all day? No worries - come have oysters! This Sunday’s oyster specials include $1 oysters on the half shell, $20 steamed buckets, and $80 for bags of 100 shelled oysters to take home! #oystersonthehalfshell #sundayoysters #buckashuck #chseats #eaterchs

No football? Rain all day? No worries - come have oysters! This Sunday’s oyster specials include $1 oysters on the half shell, $20 steamed buckets, and $80 for bags of 100 shelled oysters to take home! #oystersonthehalfshell #sundayoysters #buckashuck #chseats #eaterchs

01/29/2021

Weekend Special! Any of our 100count bags of oysters for $80 all weekend long 1/29-1/31

Weekend Special! Any of our 100count bags of oysters for $80 all weekend long 1/29-1/31

01/28/2021

New hours starting this week. Sunday - Thursday seating from 11am-8:30pm and 11am -9:30pm Friday and Saturday

New hours starting this week. Sunday - Thursday seating from 11am-8:30pm and 11am -9:30pm Friday and Saturday

01/09/2021

Come in tonight and enjoy the oysters, the fish and dessert for two for $60

01/07/2021

Guests say they are the best oysters and whole grilled fish they’ve ever had! Sooo we are going to do it as a special for restaurant week....come enjoy 1/7-1/17 only $60

12/19/2020

Reservations still available

12/17/2020

Christmas Eve menu is finalized...still have a few available reservations

12/16/2020

Rappahannock Oyster Roasts are here! All our single select oysters, all the fixins and whatever else you want as well. We’ll take care of everything. All you need to do is grab some friends and book ahead. Call us today for details! 843-576-4693

12/15/2020

We have unique gifts from @thegildedtide_charleston available in our market just in time for your last minute Xmas gifts! Hand painted oyster shell trinket dishes and cinnamon clove bucket candles $15 each

12/09/2020

Happy Hour starts at 4:00 but it’s 5:00 somewhere. Come join us #charlestonhappyhour #whattodo #oystersandbeers #rappbarchs

12/04/2020

Great December day for lunch on the patio! Come on down and try the Pazole soup special...it’s really good

12/02/2020

It’s Oyster season! Call us today and book your holiday party now! Patio Oyster roast packages for as little as $200. 943-576-4693

11/30/2020

$18 dozens today on our Rappahannock & Olde Salt oysters. Let’s keep the party going from the holiday weekend! #chseats #eaterchs #oystersonthehalfshell #freshshuckedoysters

11/28/2020

Don’t forget to join us Sundays for steamed buckets on the patio for $20 and $1 Rappahannock Oysters on the half shell from 1:00pm-close

11/28/2020

Steamed oyster buckets all day today, Sunday - $20! Sit on the patio and get your fill! #steamedbuckets #oysterroast #chseats #eaterchs

11/28/2020

It might be raining outside but our bar is warm and cozy with plenty of room for you and your friends today! Come hang out with us #rainydays #charleston #oystersandbeer #happysaturday

11/27/2020

Christmas Eve Reservations are now available but are very limited this year so book yours today and come enjoy yourself with a special menu from Chef Kevin Kelly @rappbarchs (843) 576-4693

11/22/2020

Steamed oyster buckets all day today, Sunday - $20! Sit on the patio and get your fill! #steamedbuckets #oysterroast #chseats #eaterchs

11/22/2020

Don’t miss out on $1 oysters on the half shell today starting at 1pm

11/21/2020

Pints of our Virginia select oysters now available - perfect for stuffings or stews! Call ahead to reserve - limited quantities available.
#oysterstuffing #oysterstew #oysterroast

Our Story

When thinking of Charleston, most folks envision The French Quarter or Waterfront Park. At Rappahannock Oyster Bar, we seek to make fresh-caught seafood as much a part of the culture as cobblestone streets and pastel houses. Here guests enjoy classics like lambs ‘n clams, crab cakes, oyster po’ boy, ceviche, and shrimp & grits that would satisfy even the most discerning of Southerners. Inside our rustic space is also a seafood market that showcases all of the fish and shellfish we source from local fishers, along with sauces, spices, and a stunning variety of wines to pair with an amazing meal of your own. After all, it’s about more than just oysters for us -- we’re about bringing great people to the table.

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General Manager

Kyle Anderson

Culinary Team

Executive Chef Kevin Kelly

Attire

Casual

Services

Groups Kids Outdoor Reserve Takeout Waiter Walkins

Specialties

Dinner Drinks Lunch

Price Range

$$

Payment Options

Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa

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Address


701 E Bay St
Charleston, SC
29403

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30am - 10pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 10pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 10pm
Thursday 11:30am - 10pm
Friday 11:30am - 11pm
Saturday 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm
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