My wife and I had Sunday Brunch, my wife had the Chower Fries, and I had the breakfast sandwich and one side. Both were excellent, server was pleasant and efficient and surroundings were very nice.
We will return.
Celebrating a birthday!!
Oyster special had gulf oysters for $1/piece. Food prepared very well and service was also very good. Will go back.
Service was dismal; food was substandard. Nothing that they advertised on the website was actually available. One of the worst dining experiences I ever had.
Only reservation we were able to get was at 10pm. Make your reservations in advance!
Since it was later, the bar crowd was a little rowdier at that time.
I got the scallops and my husband got the shrimp and grits. I know this is an oyster bar, but we just weren’t feeling oysters that night. They were both pretty good, nothing to write home about though. The seafood/side proportions seems a little off (few scallops and a huge pile of lentils). Knowing this, I would definitely recommend staying with the raw bar and not the entrees.
Service was good, lighting/ambience nice.
Very good meal and excellent service. A very hip scene that died down around 10 PM.
Even with a reservation they sat us in a small dank cave, not the nice open dining room that had many available seats. Many young people with out reservations were sat in the nice open airy dining room after us. The only people sat in the cave was another older couple. They may as well rename it the old peoples room. Except for the oysters the food was nasty. I wouldn't serve the clam strips to a staving dog, and the octopus salad was a wet mess with a couple rubbery octopus pieces. We were actually depressed when we left.
Good place for happy hour. Oysters were wonderful and so was the clam chowder.
Great food! Waiter was super fun and we had a great time!
Very good fresh seafood, well prepared, and good service
The table service is excellent and the main room is vibrant ambience. If you are offered a bad table--and there are some--talk to the manager, he's very accommodating. The young women at check-in, no so much.
We had a blast!
Good food and service. Would go back On another visit.
Super fresh oysters! Love the feel of the ambiance. Waiter could have been a bit more friendly, but still a good experience.
Enjoyed the meal. Great service. Pleased with the publicity this restaurant is getting.
Met by friendly hostess and seated immediately through our reservation. This was our second visit. Previously visited last fall. Location is excellent in downtown Charleston. Our waiter was friendly and checked on us throughout our brunch. We enjoyed The Captain- a Bloody Mary to die for! It contained a lobster claw, a king crab leg, shrimp, a hushpuppy and olives- AMAZING! The ceviche was probably the best I e ever eaten. Will definitely return and highly recommend!
Love fleet landing such a great restaurant with an amazing view!
We weren’t told about happy hour specials when we arrived. It was our neighbor table that let us in on the $1 oysters. Disappointing white wine selection. Octopus salad was great!
We made reservations and were placed in the back where all the servers walk by
Food was great, server was attentive. We were sat in the middle of the bar and it was incredibly loud. That noise level was a turn off.
This place was great! We ordered oysters and they were delicious and I don't even like oysters! The ceviche was also amazing!
We have eaten at this restaurant many times and have loved it, however there seems to be a chef change or something this weeks meal was very pricy 450.00+ and the fish were cooked very dry, the cocktail sauce was not up to par and the salads and vegetables were not up to par. The king crab, shrimp and oysters from the shucking area were great
Atmosphere was great and the service was good, but the food left a lot to be desired. Everything was super salty, greasy and generally flavorless. Couldn’t see myself heading back here.
great food and environment with a great date
Oysters & ambience great, hush puppies bland and tasteless and a menu that needs broadening. Very limited choices.
Our server, Lauren I believe, was very pleasant and appropriately attentive. Had wonderful oysters for appetizers. My wife got the soft shell crab special and really enjoyed it. I had the shrimp and grits and shaved brussel sprouts. In the end, my dish was far too salty to give it more than a fair. As the saltiness was cumulative, by the time I’d become dissatisfied it would have been rude to send it back. Shrimp were done expertly, grits were nice and creamy, just too salty.
Absolute perfection. The pasta dish and oysters were delicious. We will be returning next time we are in town.
Great Oyster shooters, wonderful service and a friendly staff.
Food, customer service, and ambience was absolutely wonderful! My wife and I were visiting from Atlanta. We recommend the Darling Oyster Bar highly.
The blue mountain oysters were the freshest I’ve ever tasted. We are looking forward to our next visit to Charleston. Thank you.
We started our oyster bar hop at The Darling because we knew it to be excellent a year ago. It still is! Great selection of local oysters and perfect drink pairings. The Paloma is perfectly intoxicating with St. Helena's Sound oysters.
Our entrees came before our salad. Out of the Catch of the Day. Server did not ask if we still would the salad and charged us for it anyway
Pleasant. Highly recommend the Key Lime Pie.
Great restaurant. The oyster selection was very good and they were served perfectly.
The food here is super amazing. Our server was very attentive and offered great recommendation. Although we had a reservation, the reception was very warm and friendly and seated us quickly.
Oysters were good. Lobster & King Crab Roll was incredible. Rest of the table got burgers and had great things to say about them.
Say st oyster bar service prompt and courteous
Went there for a date night and it was AMAZING ! The bar area had just the right ambiance for a quick drink then we had dinner in the dining side. We had two orders of the shrimp ceviche- it was that good! All the oysters were delicious with a zangy sauce. My boyfriend loved the lobster roll and My black linguini pasta was tasty. We will definitely be going back!
Really interesting space and nice menu but food took forever and wasn’t all that great, except their grits. Grits were awesome but this was a long wait for grits.
Superb meal with great service! The rest of this review is to fulfill the character number requirements.