Public Fish & Oyster
Crispy Fried Oysters
rice flour batter, pickled onion, shishito, aioli
Virginia oysters, cremed spinach, pernod, gluten-free panko
Raw Oysters on the Half Shell*
see our blackboard for today's selections
John is the best...deliciously fresh seafood!! We’ll be sure to come back!!
Service was terrible- late and didn’t provide bread
Our group’s entrees were overcooked which was disappointing, although the oysters were great. We enjoyed the meal nonetheless and had great service.
Great happy hour specials. Friendly fast service.
Food was amazing as it always is. Our server Danny was truly the best.
The wait staff was excellent and went out of their way to accommodate us. But, when we arrived, having confirmed our reservation twice, our table was not ready. That was ok. We were glad to be out in public with folks we love. Concerning the food, please think about taking the crab cakes off the menu. We know that crab is at a premium now because there are not enough crab fishermen and not enough pickers. Hence, there is not enough crab available. Our crab cakes were basically filler with specks of crabmeat. The wahoo special was very good. The fried calamari good and the french fries yummy. We know with things reopening that restaurants are working extra hard to get back up to speed.
Wonderful dinner. Seafood was so so very fresh. Our server, Sara was excellent. Just a totally pleasant evening.
This is our third or fourth visit. Definitely the restaurant of choice in Charlottesville.
Great food, beautiful night for outdoor dining! Had a one night stop in Charlottesville for a doctor appoint. Walked to this restaurant from our hotel. Had delicious Crab Cakes and the dinner special of Salmon. Also ordered a side of Belgium fries. The servers were all so attentive and did a great job of looking after us out on the patio. Would definitely recommend this place. Casual but very nice!
Great service great food and went out of their way to make my mom's birthday special.
Birthday-food fantastic, service attentive without being intrusive.
The meal was excellent. We sat on the patio. There is a significant at adding shortage. I thought they the food was fresh, tasty and presented well. I did think it was somewhat expensive.
Delicious fresh oysters, excellent Martinis and service was perfect!
A very nice dinner with the staff being very attentive to our needs, especially when told of allergy information! Food was excellent and I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a quiet, pleasant dinner for two!
A must see in Charlottesville - crab cake, calamari, oysters, heaters on the patio, it was a lovely evening.
My husband and I were spending the Memorial Day weekend in the area and we decided to have dinner on our last night before heading home at Public Fish and Oyster. We both love seafood and we were looking forward to having some raw oysters. Our server Sarah was delightful and she explained the oyster board menu to us and answered our other menu questions. We ordered the ceviche oysters to start with and they were outstanding. We then ordered some New Brunswick medium brine oysters and they were large and delicious. The special of the day was Ahi Tuna and it was the best I have ever had. My husband really enjoyed the Hodgpodge which was a collection of clams, mussels, oysters in rice with a lobster sauce. We will definitely come back for dinner the next time we are in the area.
Ty first day as a server was yesterday and he did amazing. Everything was perfect.
We loved everything about our meal and this restaurant!
Went at happy hour with friends and tried different drinks-oysters on half shell-fried oysters-clam chowder-lobster roll and key lime pie -now we did a lot of sharing -everything was delicious and the service was excellent!
Excellent service and wonderful, fresh food. Good wine selection, knowledgeable staff.
Public Fish & Oyster never disappoints. During the restricted protocols during the worst of the pandemic, they became our go-to place by their strict adherence to safety protocols and consistently fresh seafood, well prepared.
As the restrictions have lifted, it seems that the chef has found room for more breadth in the menu as well -- in addition to the seafood staples, there are now plates that appeal to carnivores and to vegetarians.
During our last visit, the oysters were, as usual, fresh and succulent. We tried a new small plate of fried squid, quite different from the usual treatment (it seemed to have a mirin-based glaze), which was excellent. My wife tried a vegetarian small plate of roasted rainbow carrots which she thought extraordinary.
What is so pleasing about this establishment is their consistency, and that their menu is varied enough that each visit feels like a nice adventure.
nice diverse menu and excellent service.All around good experience.
We love Public Fish and Oyster, and always recommend it to friends and family for special occasions!!!
Great spot. Will definetly go again. Mussels were delicious. Poor boys were great as was crabcake sandwich. Best fries! Wait staff was knowledgeable, responsive and helpful.
Food was fresh ; beautifully plated. Wine choices were perfectly suited to food on offer. Strong and generous craft cocktails!
Roz was especially lovely but all of the staff were great. We enjoyed our cocktails and the lobster rolls and frites.
This is the best restaurant in Charlottesville. I've eaten here many times and it is always top notch. My most recent visit in May 2021 was perfect. Every dish was bursting with flavor. We had oysters, the yucatan mussels, mushroom tartare, and lobster rolls. Our waiter John was fantastic. I cannot recommend this spot enough!
Excellent service and presentation
Excellent oyster selections and great service!
Service was great. The shrimp was over cooked and much to spicy for me.
The wahoo was more like tuna in a can. Couldnt eat it. The mushroom tartare was more a pile of sloppy mushrooms. Had a drink that um not to sure what it was couldn't drink that. Oh the oysters were good I must say. Go for the oysters skip the rest.
Sarah was an amazing server. She was so pleasant to talk to and made sure we had another amazing experience at one of our favorite Charlottesville restaurants!
This was a fabulous place to eat great food and spend a wonderful evening.
Everything was outstanding as always. Service attentive. Oysters superb. Fish devine
Amazing as always. Oyster selection was fantastic. Seared Fois Gras app is incredible. Fresh Pea Soup with mint super refreshing. Crab cakes Niçoise salad super well seasoned. Wine list is a highlight as always. Top choice in Cville
This is bittersweet. UVA is where our child started 4 years ago. We were looking for a place to cry our eyes out and drown our sorrows in food and beverages. Today is where the journey ends. Sarah our server was the most amazing server ever. She noticed the graduation “garb” and put on a show. The perfect champagne, a selection of two dozen oysters from a variety of regions then moving to cocktails and splitting the chilled and warm lobster roll for 4. How could we be treated any better. Well the entrees of mussels and crab cakes were a must. I hope our life sends us to C’ville again , I will sure miss Public Oyster and it’s charm. Stay safe my friend and keep on cookin and shucking till we meet again
Outstanding as usual!
A most wonderful experience. Our bartender John was an excellent host recommending a sparkling wine that paired the food perfectly. Our server was knowledgeable of the raw oyster menu and gave delicious insight into which oysters to try before narrowing our picking to a select few choices. Some of the freshest oysters found in the Southeast!
John Lindsey took great care of us!
Oysters were outta this world! I’m gonna try the muscles next time!
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OpenTable ダイナー1421名によるPublic Fish & Oysterの評価は4.8☆です。