I've been to the Oyster Cafe about 3 times. The fried seafood is always fresh and lightly battered. There is one problem...seasoning. I normally order the shrimp and scallops but this time I ordered tilapia. While the fish was good size and nicely battered. It lacked flavor. If the filet was seasoned with at least salt and pepper before the batter was applied, it would have been great. I had to peel back the breadding to season it in order to give it some flavor. If I decide to order it again, I will make that request.
Posted: 12/27/2008 • Link to this review
Last Friday, Sept 5, my family and I (wife and four children) had dinner here. The service was good as was the food. Things went downhill when the check arrived. An addition of 18% was added for a gratuity. When I enquired, the waitress told me that was their policy for parties of six or more. I asked to speak to the manager and mentioned that this was not the first time we had been there and had never been charged that before. I was told that the fee was for the extra cleaning that six people require and that all the restaurants do the same thing. We eat out a lot and I mentioned that this was not the case - I was then rudely informed that she must eat at better restaurants. I then informed the manager that we would not be back and I would tell everyone I knew. Since when did a gratuity become mandatory?
Posted: 9/10/2008 • Last edited: 12/08/2008 • Link to this review
We used to go when it was the Oyster King. The place is new but the menu seems the same. We have been once since the new opening/new name and it was just like before. We will return. We stick to the fried shrimp and scallops-yummy!
Posted: 4/06/2008 • Last edited: 12/08/2008 • Link to this review
I took my family to the Oyster Cafe last week for dinner. There were a lot of cars so I thought we'd be waiting, but the restaurant is so big we sat down right away. The service was prompt and the food was delicious. I had the seafood platter and would try any of the items again as a dish. We'll definitely make a return trip.
Posted: 11/20/2007 • Last edited: 12/08/2008 • Link to this review