The Oyster Bar Columbia is one of those rare authentic and old-fashioned oyster bars. Their recipe is simple: you sit at their large, comfy bar, get a beer or a glass of wine, and they continue to bring you fresh Gulf oysters, raw or steamed, and a bottle of their famous house sauce; you get to eat until you simply cannot eat any more. They do the shucking, so no need to look for pearls.
For those who want more oysters, they can take advantage of an extensive menu with oysters in various interesting dishes, along with shrimp and scallops. As you can imagine, this cozy restaurant in the historic Vista is often quite busy, and their potent oyster shooters are probably part of the reason.
1123 Park St, Columbia, South Carolina, Phone: 803-799-4484 Photo: The Oyster Bar Columbia
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