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Our saloon!  - The Oyster Shack, San Juan, PR

The Oyster Shack

4.4
4.4
128 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Welcome to The Oyster Shack! Our passion for fresh oysters, seafood, and creating memorable dining experiences awaits you. Whether you're a dedicated seafood enthusiast or an adventurous diner, our establishment caters to all tastes.

Enjoy the largest selection of fresh oysters in Puerto Rico, alongside our range of clams, crudo, and invigorating ceviche. Choose between the serene ambiance of our outdoor terrace or the cozy setting of our indoor saloon.

Bring your family for a fine dining experience. Please note, reservations made within an hour of the reserved time may be subject to cancellation due to limited capacity. Weather conditions may also affect reservation times.

If dining with an infant or small child, please mention it in the special request box so we can make seating arrangements for you. We're excited to welcome you to The Oyster Shack for an unforgettable culinary journey.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Puerto Rican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (787) 512-6115
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Seafood

128 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The raw oysters and mussels are very delicious. I recommend accompanying the mussels with better quality bread. What they offer is bagged toast and with those you cannot enjoy the garlic butter of the mussels. The Clam Chowder was not good. The cocktail are good!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an excellent find!! The Seafood Ceviche was spectacular, highly recommend. The service was top notch, always checking on us, making oyster recommendations, filling our drinks with such happiness and smiles. Will be back : )
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 28, 2024
    We're happy to hear it! Hope to serve you again soon.

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  3. KevyF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the opportunity to try out the Oyster Shack with my wife last night. I’m not one to do public reviews, but the food, drinks, and service were outstanding, so I have to give them a shout out. We had the East Coast Oysters, Avocado Ceviche, Mahi Mahi Ceviche, Shrimp Ceviche, and Bloody Mary. Everything was so good!!! I highly recommend this little gem!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 28, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this glowing review! Hopefully we can serve you again soon.

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  4. Busban

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazingly fresh food. Razor clams were outstanding!!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 28, 2024
    We're glad to hear it!

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  5. OldNYer

    Denver

    121 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Although I had made a reservation on Open Table, the surly young woman insisted we could only sit on uncomfortable stools at a high table outside. I had to get the owner to check me in later to get the points. Oysters are delivered once a week and are quite expensive, as noted by others. The waiter said the local Oysters weren't available and were no good. We were there on a Monday evening and the choices were limited. Tom enjoyed a very creamy clam chowder that was full of clams. My steamed clams were very good, but 3 of 12 shells were empty. At these prices, they should check. They don't serve dessert.

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  6. KrisC

    Pittsburgh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent oysters and amazing mahi ceviche. Their homemade hot sauce was killer. Loved it!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 19, 2024
    We're glad to hear it!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Total rip off. Food was not delivered as described in the menu and very overpriced for what was given.

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  8. Keith

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great oysters to start, and each of our mains were delicious. The marinated octopus was perfect. Great cocktails, too. Hope to make it back someday.
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 14, 2024
    We're glad to hear you liked everything!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The oysters were very good but were a little overpriced I usually pay $3 an oyster at a 5 star restaurant back home and they were well over that here But a very nice place

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  10. Pmed

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This restaurant is very casual, a lot of outdoor seating and a fun vibe. Staff is amazingly friendly and efficient at the same time. Our food was delicious! would love to see them add a side to go with their hot entrees.
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Hopefully we can serve you again soon.

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  11. NancyR

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place! Perfect for Friday evening drinks, oysters and appetizers!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 13, 2024
    Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. Rachel

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had! I had the mixed ceviche and asked for a recommendation on oysters and both were incredible!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 6, 2024
    We're happy to hear that! Hopefully we can serve you again soon.

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  13. EvMM

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent but I thought it was a little pricey given the amount of food received.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but they were incredibly understaffed and the service was ridiculously slow, we felt bad for the people working there. We would have ordered more food but we decided it was best to leave.

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  15. Igor

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely tasty food, but very cold air conditioner. Would recommend, just don’t sit near the air conditioner.
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 13, 2024
    We're glad you liked our food! Sorry about the air conditioner, we'll definitely keep this in mind and make some changes.

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  16. FGJfoodie

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The place is in a hip zone of Condado in San Juan. Good oysters on both the sweet and salty side. The drinks are good. The ambiance is a good one with a sense of being a shack. The service was good and friendly.
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 13, 2024
    We're glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for leaving the review.

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  17. Cel15

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was AMAZING! The food was good. My wife had two types of oysters and clam chowder. She enjoyed both. I had the king crab. The cost was $44 but the portion was very small. The sauce that the cut up pieces of crab came in was in was very tasty, but I had to grab a snack on the way home for later as I wasn’t full. The portion was small and the only side was some miniature piece of toast. I think it was overpriced. In all, we had a good experience.

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  18. BridgetT

    New York City

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing little spot. It had a great beachy vibe and the food was out of this world. My husband had a half dozen raw oysters and we shared oysters Rockefeller. The taste just popped so clean and fresh. For dinner I had the mahi mahi and my husband had the monkfish special and the best fish we have ever had. It was served with 4 small toasts to sop up every last drop of the flavorful broth. Definitely make reservation.
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 13, 2024
    Thank you for the glowing review! We're glad you enjoyed everything.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food had great flavor and was unique. Portions were slightly small for the price. 

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  20. JanetB

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fresh, inventive and tasty. Service was a bit slow, as explained by the staff. Loved sitting outside. Given their namesake, they need to hire an oyster shucker asap., as the raw oysters were a bit hacked on their presentation.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Small outdoor area was nice and in a nice location. Oysters were fine and the service was good. Oysters were small compared to many I have had.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great! the food was amazing. my boyfriend and i also LOVED the playlist we were jamming lol. also the drinks were so strong but so good. 10/10
    The Oyster ShackResponded on February 19, 2024
    We're happy to hear you guys had a fun time! Hope to serve you again soon.

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  23. DemetraD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the baked oysters with parmesan. Delicious. The scallops are some of the best I've ever had. Definitely worth ordering. My friend. Ordered the lobster roll. They cook the lobster fresh. It was sweet. It was tender. Excellent mojitos, and a wonderful waitress.
    The Oyster ShackResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you for the glowing review! We're glad to hear you liked everything you ordered and hope to serve you again soon.

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  24. DavidG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Avoid The Oyster Shack. A miserable dining experience.

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  25. tomD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and sitting outside the umbrella were all excellent. Highly recommend this cool restaurant.
    The Oyster ShackResponded on February 19, 2024
    We're happy to hear that! Your recommendation means a lot to us. Hope to serve you again soon.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great venue, excellent oysters
    The Oyster ShackResponded on February 28, 2024
    Hope we can serve you again soon!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great , Rockefeller oysters , regular oysters along with the house made hot sauce!!!! They were soooo good!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on February 28, 2024
    Oysters are our specialty so we're glad they made such a great impression! Hope we can serve you again soon.

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  28. HectorM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place nice music good people awrsome food lov it
    The Oyster ShackResponded on February 28, 2024
    We're glad to hear that! Hope to serve you again soon.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had several types of oysters and all were delicious. Very casual dress. Sat outside and the service was outstanding. Would absolutely come again. Also enjoyed a fabulous painkiller.

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  30. IrisB

    New York City

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience; delicious oysters and seafood medley. Waiter very knowledgable and helpful with food and drinks. We already booked another night!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words, we're happy to have you.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Melek our server was super sweet and accommodating!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on February 2, 2024
    We're glad to hear it!

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  32. CourtneyB

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dining here (went based of others reviews). Everything was excellent, we had the seafood ceviche which was delicious, oysters of course were great and fresh and the Fisherman's stew which was also excellent. The Broth was perfection. Portions were large and drinks were delicious. Local oysters were small but our server informed us of this so we knew. We would certainly come back!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 13, 2024
    Thank you for leaving the review! Hopefully we can serve you again soon.

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  33. SaraB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the highlight of our trip to San Juan. Fabulous service, drinks, and food. Unbelievable oysters. A must visit!
    The Oyster ShackResponded on February 28, 2024
    Your recommendation means a lot to us! Hope we can serve you again on your next trip.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous time with friends. Good food and good vibes.
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 13, 2024
    We're glad to hear that!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I placed my order of cold oysters and ceviche and told the waitress thet I would order a hot dish prawns and garlic after I finished the cold dises since that last one has a strong taste and I didn’t want it getting cold. 1:30 min time limit is on every reservation, but it was only me dining. I recive all the the ceviche in about 5 mins, the oysters about 4 mins later and at a total time of 12 mins my hot dish arrived. After about 5 mins my waitress noticed and took it away and apologized, 2 mins later a waiter brought now cold dish back. After i fished the oysters and the waitress saw my hot dish ( now cold and butter was separateimg since it was cold ). She offered to take it away to reheat it.. reheated prawns are as expected. I was. Finished a $100 meal in 40 mins plus a 20 tip since it’s hard to know who was to blame. Best advice, order as you want the item, my gut told me to do it, but was recommended not to and rwas served the consequence.

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  36. SiennaD

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Oyster shells were very shelly. The scallops were over priced for the small small small quarter sized scallops. And weren’t that yummy. The octopus tasted like hot octopus ceviche anywhere. The mussels were bland and unsalted. And the shrimp was really yummy. The oysters were yummy too. Small.

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  37. JimS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you like oysters, you will love this place; I did

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It honestly was our best meal in PR. Would recommend coming in for an early dinner, around 5:00pm-5:30pm, as they get very busy towards the end of the night. It is a very small restaurant, having a reservation is highly recommended
    The Oyster ShackResponded on March 22, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal at The Oyster Shack, and we truly appreciate your suggestion to come in for an early dinner to avoid the rush. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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  39. Jordon50

    New York City

    237 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were on time for our rez but they had no tables and wanted us to sit on bar stools. I am 75 and do not sit on stools. We waited 40 min for a table. When we ordered wine, they said there was a problem: all wine glasses were broken! You can imagine my response. Food was poor (guacamole) to very good (razor clams). Staff was ultimately very nice but not terribly bright or experienced. I have no idea why this place gets great reviews. For us it was a very bizarre evening

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  40. GarrettS

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would highly recommend the Oyster Shack to all of my Friends.
    The Oyster ShackResponded on January 15, 2024
    We're glad to hear that!

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FAQs

The Oyster Shack is rated 4.4 stars by 128 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 13 times today
Google Map for The Oyster Shack

1108 Av. Magdalena, San Juan, PR 00907

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    San Juan
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Puerto Rican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
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