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The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood, Calabash, NC

The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood

4.8
4.8
1611 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Welcome to The Oyster Rock, a family-owned and operated waterfront Calabash seafood restaurant specializing in excellent seafood and raw bar items, mixed with a flavorful variety of mouth-watering beef, chicken and pork dishes, along with sandwiches and burgers all prepared in house every day using only the freshest and finest ingredients from local and regional suppliers and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean right outside our doors.

Overlooking the scenic Calabash River and its pristine estuaries and relaxing atmosphere, The Oyster Rock provides the most amazing view around, from our indoor and outdoor seating areas and bars featuring more than 24 domestic and imported beers on tap, 30 wines by the glass and a delicious collection of specialty cocktails.

If you would like to order carryout, orders may be placed by calling 910-579-6875.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Low Country

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 579-6875

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Corbett Rourk

  • Private party facilities

    Available upon request with General Manager.

  • Neighborhood

    Calabash

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,611 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Outdoor Dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Scenic View

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Seafood

  • Coastal North Carolina

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  1. W

    Wolfie

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Our waiter Joel was amazing view and atmosphere was awesome. Highly recommend
  2. DS

    DorieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great waiter and a very nice table. The, most of the food was very good. We had Scallops, and oysters and crab cakes! The mashed potatoes are tasty. The broiled shrimp were not good in my opinion, they were very peppery.
  3. P

    Poppy1498

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Great food. Great service.
  4. a

    artman

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and delicious food and drink.
  5. JM

    JustinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites to visit! Always finding a new food to try and never disappointed.
  6. MA

    MikeA

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we go there - it just gets better and better - so very consistent!! Service is always spectacular- Brian and Debbie. Just amazing
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible restaurant! The service is outstanding and the food is fantastic! From the moment you walk in the door they make you feel special! We love it there!
  8. D

    Dianekel

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server‘s name was Lou - excellent attention to & all detail.. the food was delicious we had a great time!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional. LaWanda was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. We will definitely be back for a future visit or 8.
  10. PM

    PhilM

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jill did an excellent job taking care of us! One of our favorite places to eat in Calabash!
  11. l

    lisab

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Just wished my shrimps were bigger. The shrimp they served were tiny. A lot were seved by very tiny. Taste was delicious.
  12. CD

    CharlesD

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance off of the creek. Wide variety of daily specials including fresh catches. We will definitely come back again!
  13. F

    Fedor6

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oyster Rock is absolutely our favorite restaurant in the Sunset Beach area. The food, ambiance and service are all top notch. The heirloom tomatoes with burrata was a great starter. We also enjoyed the grouper and scallop entrées. Just delicious! We can’t wait to go back!
  14. SV

    SallyV

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Jill was terrific! We had a great time.
  15. G

    Guide

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food, service and atmosphere!! Our “Go To” restaurant for a great experience everyone!
  16. JA

    JAG2020

    New York Area

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another great meal! Oyster and fish dishes done right.
  17. MG

    MackenzieG

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous, good recs and awesome staff!
  18. MH

    MarciaH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere! The only restaurant Where I will order filet mignon…cooked to perfection!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service Oyster never disappoints
  20. KB

    KathyB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places. The never disappoint us.
  21. TJ

    TinaJ

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was friendly and efficient. Food was awesome. We sat on the patio and even though it was very hot outside, the temperature on the patio was comfortable.
  22. D

    Dougk

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing - service is outstanding, food is delicious and the ambiance can’t be beat!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was wonderful but it was hot & quite loud. We were seated at an overpacked table.
  24. DG

    DavidG

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We hit the food 50/50 in our party. Undercooked steak, over cooked burger and some ammonia smelling fried shrimp, offset by some real deal meatballs, fantastic soup, and to die for desserts. The wait service and manager were total pros and provided 5 star service. We will give it another try soon.
  25. M

    Mackelrobin

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent with lively atmosphere, excellent service, wonderful seafood dishes with inventive specials, terrific cocktails and beautiful venue overlooking sound with opportunity to get apps and drinks on the docks while waiting for a table. Our favorite go to in the area.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner with our 3 young kids. Not exactly a place I’d normally take kids but they were very accommodating. The food was amazing, the service outstanding and the water view was perfect. Would definitely go back. We sat outside and enjoyed live music, wine, oysters and dinner. Overall a fantastic experience while vacationing in Myrtle Beach.
  27. S

    Summersuz

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really wonderful! We arrived early for our reservation, were told we would be texted when our table was ready. Had a drink at the bar and soon our table was available. We sat outside, the view, service and food was all great! We’ll surely return!
  28. LT

    LolaT

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and a variety to please everyone’s palate. Son and family were visiting from NJ.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. Creative preparation with fresh ingredients. Probably the best meal we’ve gotten at the beach.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience at Oyster Rock is always superior. The guest experience, the thoughtful attention to every detail, the incredible personal attention, and the kind and gracious atmosphere are second to none. We are so grateful to have found this gem of a place and will never take a family vacation without a stop here!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined at Oyster Rock several times. Each time is a wonderful experience. We look forward to each visit to your restaurant. Each trip is just as good as or better than the trip before. We have brought many friends with us over the last few years. They are always very pleased with their meal and all other parts of their visit.
  32. BR

    BetsyR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent, food, service, ambience. We are locals and go to oyster rocks several times per year with out-of-town guest. They are always impressed with the food selection, presentation, and service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oyster Rock has the best food & atmosphere! Our go to restaurant for several years.
  34. c

    chipinsd

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    As most beach zone restaurants are this place is fair at best. It's great for large family gatherings & taking an aging parent. As a couple or couples...no.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience!
  36. F

    Fitz

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Oyster Rock is our favorite restaurant in the Calabash/Ocean Isle Beach area. We especially enjoy bringing out of town visitors there. Great food. Great service. Excellent location on the Intracoastal Waterway. My only suggestion is to get rid of the outdoor aluminum chairs which are very uncomfortable.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great as usual! My husband loves the grouper with pineapple mango. I had the blackened tuna cooked perfectly! Oysters were great. Desserts fabulous! Good drink pour. Ryan was excellent ❤️
  38. LW

    LeslieW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service!
  39. T

    Travelers3

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall best meal in calabash hands down. We had 2 reservation’s for the week and wish I could have gotten more.
  40. CW

    CW6501

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and view! Love being a regular diner there

FAQs

The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 579-6875.

The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood is rated 4.8 stars by 1611 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood

9931 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Calabash

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Low Country

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Executive chef

    Corbett Rourk

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (910) 579-6875

  • Private party facilities

    Available upon request with General Manager.

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