Known for phenomenal seafood, Tampa has an array of restaurants known for their fish, seafood specialties, and fresh gulf oysters. Whether you like them charbroiled, grilled or raw, Tampa has the perfect oyster hookup for you!


Oystercatchers are located on the Tampa Bay, offering a waterfront view with a relaxing setting. The menu is extensive – offering steaks, fresh fish and a large array of delicious seafood specialties. The oysters are fresh, fantastic, and can be found at the raw bar, which features freshly shucked gulf oysters, shrimp, ahi tuna and mussels. Be sure to check out Oystercatchers for an unreal brunch buffet and some of the best oysters in Tampa!


Located on the Tampa Riverwalk, Ulele offers a wide variety of food as well as its own brewery-made craft beers. The ambiance is incredible and so is the food! Their Gulf Coast oysters are made four delicious different ways, each decorated with fresh ingredients and exploding with flavor. Try their Patron oyster shooter, oyster cabbage boats, cheesy charbroiled oysters or classic Gulf Coast oysters with cocktail sauce today!

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steaks

Eddie V’s is an upscale restaurant, featuring live music and some of the best seafood in Tampa. Their oyster bar offers both west coast and east coast oysters from places all over the United States, like Oregon, Massachusetts and Washington. Oysters come on the ice with sides of cocktail sauce and a number of different mignonette sauces – providing flavors that can complement anyone’s taste buds. Although known for its seafood, Eddie V’s has an array of hand-cut steaks, salads, and sides; catering to anyone and everyone. If you’re craving a high-class oyster dinner, then check out Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steaks located on W Boy Scout Blvd.

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Boat Run Oyster Company

Located in Sparkman Wharf, Boat Run Oyster Company is one of the most popular oyster restaurants in Tampa. Though temporarily closed, they harvest all of their oysters from their own oyster farm as well as ship them in from growing regions around the United States. Boat Run features its raw bar, which offers oysters coming from anywhere from California to Massachusetts. If you don’t like them raw, then you can get your Boat Run oysters chargrilled with chipotle & honey or chimichurri & pecorino. They also offer fresh fish, ceviche, and shrimp. In the mood for a wide range of oysters? Visit Boat Run Oyster Company on Channelside Drive.

Rooster & the Till

If you enjoy a rich blend of flavors and a cool atmosphere, then Rooster and the Till is the place for you. They feature their oyster plate, which comes marinated in a cherry ponzu sauce and garnished with chives and sesame. These flavors do a fantastic job of mixing with the salt of a fresh raw oyster. Rooster and the Till serve other small plates, like pork belly, gnocchi, and sea bass. Located in Seminole Heights, Rooster and the Till is the perfect place for a tasty Friday night dinner with the girls or a romantic date night with your significant other.

Shells Seafood Restaurant

Looking for great seafood in a casual atmosphere? Shells Seafood Restaurant is known for its huge oysters, comfortable pricing and awesome service. Their juicy oysters are freshly shucked and can be served raw, steamed or fried with cocktail sauce on the side. Located right off of Dale Mabry, Shells is the perfect environment for a casual lunch or dinner, especially if you love fresh seafood!

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