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1057 E Levee St, Brownsville, TX 78520-5105
+1 956-542-9786
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Brownsville, Texas
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255 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This Oyster Bar and the one in Harlingen depend on the owner being around. The service then is above average but lacks when she is out. The food is more or less what you would expect from a mid range seafood restaurant. Not my favorite but not a place you have to say NO to when invited.

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Thank KaiUWulff
Springfield, Illinois
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968 reviews
619 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The best fried oysters I have ever had anywhere, big and juicy. Shrimp are also excellent. It's a hole in the wall so do not expect fancy surroundings.

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Thank Clevlander
Richmond, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest restaurants downtown. Very clean and friendly atmosphere. Great fresh seafood. It's a must when you come to Brownsville.

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Brownsville, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great food and service! This place has been around for a long time it's definitely worth a try their fish and chips are great!

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Thank Samantha Z
Brownsville, Texas
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Oyster Bar located in downtown Brownsville for lunch and I ordered the fried shrimp and he ordered the broiled flounder. The shrimp were very small and it really wasn't worth the price. The fish however was very tasty. We arrived during the lunch hour and was surprised to find the restaurant almost empty.... More 

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Kempner, Texas
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This was our first trip back to the Oyster Bar in 3 years...couldn't wait to get there and eat dinner. We weren't disappointed!!! The Shrimp was SO DELICIOUS and FRESH! We've been eating at the Oyster Bar since the early 60's and have never been disappointed. Like others have said, it's not a fancy place but it is the Best... More 

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1 Thank MLDAVIS19
Brownsville, Texas
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Food was better tasting and service was better then the location on Paredes Line Road. My family and I had lunch at this location, parking a bit hard to find at times. Food was tasty, service was pleasant, and left satisfied. When in Brownsville, make a trip to the downtown area and enjoy the seafood this location has to offer.

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Thank Eric S
Brownsville, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

You begin by walking into an environment where customer service is of paramount importance for this establishment. Your order of fresh seafood will arrive quickly, warm and ready to meet your taste buds. This truly is one of Brownsville's top seafood restaurants.

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Thank Adrian D
Austin, Texas
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a classic restaurant in Brownsville serving fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons mainly come for the shrimp and oysters and they're always on the money. So delicious and so fresh tasting. i've been going to the downtown location since I was a child. I've traveled many places and it's still the best shrimp I've ever tasted!

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Thank RonOAustin_Texas
Olmito, Texas
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

This is a great place to have lunch in downtown Brownsville. It has a nice quiet atmosphere which is very conducive to a pleasant experience. The staff is very helpful and friendly. As for the food, it was excellent. I had the shrimp platter and my business associate had the fisherman's platter, both of which were well served and excellent.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1057 E Levee St, Brownsville, TX 78520-5105
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Brownsville
  • Phone Number: +1 956-542-9786

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?