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Caroline's Oyster Bar

4.5
4.5
366 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
A fanciful take on a coastal seafood place, Caroline’s Oyster Bar celebrates the charm and fresh flavors of North Carolina’s coastline. Uptown Charlotte’s newest anchor features a breezy outdoor patio, charming Carolina-style raw bar and spacious dining room alongside high-quality daily oyster selections and seafood dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • High tide Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:00 PM - 10:45 PM
    Indulge in a true Carolina coast flavor-fest! Join us for High Tide Happy Hour from 4pm- 6pm (Monday-Wednesday) and enjoy $8 select shareable plates and $2 select chef's oysters.

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What 366 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MT

    MelanieT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    It was a great vibe, loved the ambiance!! Ordered the Crab hush puppies & Burnt ends for an appetizer and for meals we enjoyed the Wagyu Frites (the steak was cooked perfectly way definitely under season not a dash of salt or pepper to taste) and my boyfriend enjoyed the shrimp and lobster which he enjoyed.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Melanie! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  3. NK

    NateK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great food, drinks, and atmosphere.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Nate! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a really good experience. My server Dakota was delightful and made some really good recommendations. The food was delicious. I ordered all of the oysters and the spicy tuna tartare to start. The tuna tartare came with fried rice cakes that so so yummy and not like the chips that usually come with an appetizer like that. I ordered the seared scallops for dinner that they were amazing. I also ordered the vanilla oak cocktail which is like a sweet old fashioned and I had a coffee cocktail that was just like an espresso martini. I would love to come here again.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write a review? We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Dakota! We hope to see you again soon!

  5. A

    Anniversary22

    Charlotte

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time there. Very nice menu. Great bar…friendly, professional service. Great looking outdoor space as well. Prices reflect the exceptional quality…will absolutely go back!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Lights to close to the table
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic service. Good quality ingredients and preparation. Solid wine selection.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  8. AO

    AdamO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. We love oysters and they have awesome ones. It was a great time and easy check in on reservations. Will come back!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Adam! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  9. MK

    MKMboston

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good oysters but stay away from the pasta , dish was so heavy with cheese.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 11, 2023Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value your feedback and have passed it along to our management team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to create a better dining experience.

  10. m

    manscaped

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was fine nothing to write home about. Prices were higher but given its inside a JW Marriott I expected as much. Service was great.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 10, 2023Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value your feedback and have passed it along to our management team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to create a better dining experience.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only disadvantage was we didn’t like where we sat

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 10, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice really loved the fire pit very cozy!!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  13. DB

    DaleB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I was a bit disappointed with this visit. The cocktails and our server were good. The fish and chips, chicken picatta (I think) and calamari were flavorless. Zero seasoning on the fries they were a bit crispy.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Dale. We value your feedback and have passed it along to our management team and Culinary Team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to create a better dining experience.

  14. JS

    JohnnaS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went New Years Eve. We had bbq shrimp...delicious...simple salad...very simple mixed greens and vinaigrette dressing...scallops...YUM...and halibut and fries...good. The crafted cocktails and attentive staff are the stars of the bar. Oysters looked amazing but no one in our group had any. Will return for Oysters Rockefeller though. Overall great meal, relaxed atmosphere, delicious meal.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Johnna! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  15. KD

    KimD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, in particular, was really good----especially for New Years Eve !

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Kim! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  16. PF

    PFB75

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stayed at the JW Marriot on New Year's Eve as part of our return home from the Caribbean. The food and service were top-notch. Busy atmosphere with revelers ringing in the new year, yet we enjoyed a peaceful dinner by the fireplace. Highly recommend the chowder & fries appetizer.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here twice, excellent experiences both times. Great food, excellent service, cozy ambiance (especially in the booths). We sat at the bar the time before this one and the bar staff were very friendly and attentive. This last time, I wanted something with an aperitif liquor and they didn't have anything like that on the drink menu. The bar manager came over, talked to me about my preferences, and recommended a smoked paper plane (drink) - it was perfect. Great experience and we will definitely be back!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  18. C

    Cltcompete

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was outstanding! Our service was excellent and the food was spectacular! We will back again soon!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 30, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    The restaurant did not have adequate seating with chairs that have backs and nowhere to put your coat. The food was average, but the server for our table was one of the best in the business.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 27, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value your feedback and have passed it along to our management team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to create a better dining experience.

  20. LM

    LMc7

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome! Bartender/Server Natalia was exceptional. She immediately exuded a trust level in recommending what proved to be outstanding beverage and food choices that I would have dismissed otherwise. I most definitely will return. .

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 27, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Natalia! We hope to see you again soon!

  21. S

    Skipper

    Naples

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Food was horrible and atmosphere was far less than desirable. Waitress was excellent and very friendly.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 27, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value your feedback and have passed it along to our management team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to create a better dining experience.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sylvia was amazing.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 27, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Sylvia! We hope to see you again soon!

  23. RB

    RachelB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Scallop meal- fantastic! Enjoyed old fashion’s, scallops and tuna tar tartare

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 27, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Rachel! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  24. MS

    MarcusS

    Greensboro

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to go. Great food, service and ambiance. This is a go to spot for us.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Marcus! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Caroline’s is a great place to visit in the uptown area!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you again soon!

  26. B

    Brittany

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best oysters. Definitely a spot for after work or weekday outing.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 16, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Brittany! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  27. NG

    NolaGuy

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Visited on a Sunday night- early dinner. Food was average at best. Clam chowder was ok - nothing interesting. Crab hush puppies were pretty good…could have used a little more flavor. Oysters Rockefeller were just ok - not great but not bad. Steamed mussels were odd. First - they were very large (but a little too chewy). They were served in a little pot with only the bottom half of the shell. The beer and garlic broth was very average; heavy on the garlic and just not something I wanted to dip any bread in. Also odd…they were served with a side of French fries. Can’t say I’ve ever experienced that before. Bottom line - nothing “terrible” just very average at best. Doubt if I’ll be back.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value your feedback and have passed it along to our management team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to create a better dining experience.

  28. D

    Denny

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at Caroline’s. The food was very good and we sat on the patio, which was very warm and had a wonderful ambience. I would definitely dine here again.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Denny! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  29. B

    Brisco

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Caroline's Oyster Bar inside the JW Marriott Charlotte had an exceptional wine list, delicious oysters and a wonderful Caroline's seafood plateau. Although not cheap, the seafood and wine we chose was worth the money. We also had the less expensive burnt ends and palmetto fritters - both were really great local comfort food options. We sat in the outdoor patio on a cold night with ceiling space heaters keeping us cozy warm. The ambiance was relaxed with lounge lighting. Service was very good on a busy Friday night. I would definitely go back again when in Charlotte.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Brisco! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  30. DT

    DerekT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Clam chowder and crab hushpuppies were excellent. My wife ordered the Tagliatelle and the pasta seemed to be made in house. However, the pasta needed salt or acid badly. Overall great experience.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Derek! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and taken your feedback to our management team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  31. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was very good. Definitely will come again.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 8, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Amy! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  32. J

    Janice

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait person was fabulous. Food and drink very good.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 8, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Janice! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Several oyster options and excellent. Crab hush puppies also excellent. Scallops were big and cooked fairly well, but gritty which really drags things down. Shrimp and grits tasted delicious. Drinks were fun though added up in price very fast. We sat outside and it was comfortable.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 5, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ACC Championship Game.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 5, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went before a performance at the Knight Theatre. Chris was our server and did a great job! Experience and food was so good.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Chris! We hope to see you again soon!

  36. D

    Drdsoliman

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection of oysters and best clam chowder in town
  37. G

    Geniav

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant has a nice feel to it. Our server Chris was marvelous! We had a few of the thanksgiving plates which I think were a great idea for those interested in that type of food. We ordered other things a la carte off of the menu. The seafood we didn’t particularly care for due to the strong vinegar taste.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 26, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Allison! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Chris! We hope to see you again soon!

  38. JM

    JeffM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt and courteous service. Good food for the price. The outdoor dining is quieter than inside which is very noisy.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Jeff! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  39. CB

    ClaireB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Looked for a place close to the Charlotte Convention Center and Caroline’s Oyster bar was right around the block. The atmosphere was beautiful and welcoming. Our server was very courteous and met all our needs and more. The food was absolutely delicious! I would suggest the crab hush puppies for an appetizer.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Claire! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  40. GB

    GinnyB

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time since moving to Charlotte one month ago and we will be back regularly! Brianna was our server, and she was OUTSTANDING. The food was amazing. thank you for a great experience!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Ginny! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Brianna! We hope to see you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Caroline's Oyster Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 366 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 29 times today
Google Map for Caroline's Oyster Bar

120 E Brooklyn Vlg Ave, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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