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Oyster Bar Restaurant and Marina

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Hit Up Perdido Key's Oyster Bar Restaurant and Marina for Fresh Food With a View
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Oyster Bar Restaurant and Marina serves fresh Gulf specialties while delivering one of Perdido Key's best views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Stop by for a relaxed meal in a cozy environment.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Seafood is a big deal in Perdido Key — to the point that choosing the right restaurant can feel overwhelming. This is especially true if you’re obsessed with seafood, as a variety of local establishments offer shrimp, scallops, and all your other favorites.

If your mouth waters at the mere thought of oysters, you’ll definitely want to hit up the Oyster Bar Restaurant and Marina. This eatery is known for serving a variety of selections so fresh, they’ll appear to have hopped right out of the water and onto your plate. You’ll also find plenty of fried, steamed, and blackened options, along with a few non-seafood dishes. 

Location arguably represents one of the Oyster Bar’s greatest strengths. This restaurant should sit at the top of your Perdido Key itinerary if you prioritize a great view. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, the Oyster Bar boasts a picture-perfect setting that will allow you to relax and take in the natural beauty of Perdido Key. While you dine, you’ll spot boats on the water, and, if you’re lucky, dolphins as well. Many visitors believe that this view more than makes up for the prices, which, as is often the case in Perdido Key, are a bit high at times.

Service can be hit or miss when you’re in a hurry. In general, this restaurant is best for leisurely dining, as it would be a shame to rush through a meal when such a wonderful view is available. Instead of hurrying the experience, order a strong drink from the bar and take in the pleasant atmosphere. 

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Onion Rings
Begin your Oyster Bar experience with this delightful appetizer. Cut fresh on a daily basis, these onions are lightly battered and fried to perfection. 

Oysters on the Half Shell
Keep it simple and stick with fresh oysters, which are shucked to order. This is a worthy selection, given the restaurant’s name. Like all oyster specialties served here, this option can be ordered by the dozen or half dozen. 

Shrimp & Grits
Combining the best of Gulf and southern cuisine, this tasty dinner features sauteed shrimp, gouda cheese grits, and a signature sauce. Your meal is completed by a choice of two sides. Options include fries, baked potato, rice, salad, and a veggie of the day.

Seafood Platter
If you struggle to choose between seafood specialties, feel free to enjoy all your favorites with this popular platter. It comes loaded with Gulf shrimp, fish, and scallops. You’ll also enjoy homemade seafood cake and two sides. The platter is available fried or broiled.

Bananas Foster Ice Cream Pie
This dessert is not only perfect for cooling off on a hot day, but it is incredibly tasty as well. The caramel sauce tops this banana dream perfectly so you will definitely want to save room for this treat.

Head to Oyster Bar Restaurant and Marina for a tasty seafood dinner with a view. By the time you leave, you’ll have enjoyed a feast for all of the senses.

Insider Tips:
– While the Oyster Bar experience can be fun no matter how you arrive, it’s especially memorable if you show up on a boat. Simply head to the dock and tie up your vessel before you head inside. 
– If you’re forced to wait before being seated, keep entertained with help from the fish food vending machine. This is a favorite feature among parents with impatient kids.