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Spoto's Oyster Bar - PBG

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Oyster Bar
Spoto's Oyster Bar in Palm Beach Gardens is as authentic as you can get. With fresh-shucked cold water oysters that come from Long Island and Cape Cod along with a full menu of seafood delights, there is no reason to go anywhere else in search of a premier oyster bar. Patrons can dine inside or outside, weather permitting, for lunch or dinner.

The main event at Spoto's Oyster Bar is, of course, the oysters on the half shell; menu doesn't disappoint. Enjoy Bluepoint from Long Island, Wellfleet from Cape Cod and a daily featured oyster the chef has selected. Littleneck and Cherrystone clams from Cape Cod are also on the menu. Both oysters and clams are offered raw as well as in many dishes.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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  • Waiting staff wear masks
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vipSony92
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s only one place I eat Oysters on the half shell and it’s Spoto’s. This is a restaurant who know their stuff. Every detail, taste characteristics, region, season, they have the tastiest and freshest oysters and oyster shooters around. In addition, the clam chowder was buttery and rich with juicy clams. The ahi Tina appetizer was fresh and delicious. If you are ready for the best lobster roll ever, it’s here. The bread, the lobster pieces, perfection. The manager came to check on us. Nice and friendly service. Top notch all around. Great location and a beautiful space outside.

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Responded a day ago

Hi Sony92, Thank you for the 5 stars, kind words and loyal support! Spotos Oyster Bar is the Only Authentic Oyster Bar in the area. Fresh, Clean and Delicious Oysters are the definition of Spotos! Every one of our seafood items comes form the Northern Atlantic (New England) and we get deliveries several times a week. Our staff are some of the best trained in the industry AND they have to know their Oysters! We hope to see you again soon! Why not follow us on social media?

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vipBarryO
Miami
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in months. Lobster fettuccine. Suggested by my server. She was right!

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Responded a day ago

Hi BarryO, Thank you for the 5 star review and kind words! Our Lobster Fettucine is a very unique dish that checks off a lot of boxes! Want Pasta? Check! Feel like a Whole Lobster Out of It's Shell? Check! Want to eat something Creamy and Delicious? Check! We look forward to your next visit so you can try something else! Oh, Are you following us on Social Media? There are lots of pictures of the Lobster Fettucine and many other items!

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BarbaraC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though we are in the COVID-19 pandamic, our services at Spoto's Oyster Bar was great. Thanks to the staff!

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Responded a day ago

Hi BarbaraC, Thank you for the 5 star review! At Spotos we take Covid compliance very seriously. It is our goal that every guest feel well fed, happy, safe and comfortable! Thank you for mentioning our staff. They are some of the best trained people in the industry and they happen to be nice as well! Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again!

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vipBenh
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff is friendly and very appreciative of guests dining at their restaurant. Cheryl(management) is the best! If you have a question on the menu or need some input as to what to order, the staff will be honest and helpful. Food is always delicious. We don’t normally dine out during this pandemic, but my husband and I feel very safe and comfortable outside at Spotos. This is now a weekly dining out experience for us. Highly recommend if you’re in the mood for seafood.

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Responded a day ago

Hi Benh, In these crazy times that we find ourselves, it's humbling to know that because of everything we're doing to keep you safe and comfortable Spotos is your preferred restaurant. It wasn't long ago that food and service were the things that kept people coming back! We value your patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sea bass was over the top good

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5Star review! The Sea Bass that you speak of was a special that we had over the weekend. Did you know that we have a new Executive Chef? That dish was one of his creations! We'll definitely let him know that you liked it! Please visit us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my best friend for our weekly date night, everything was fantastic! Best oysters we’ve ever had and great lobster roll! Will definitely be back.

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JulianK
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior of the restaurant is innovative and creative. The food is delicious especially the dessert. I highly recommend the carrot cake.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi JulianK, Thank you for the 5 star review! The entire restaurant was renovated not long ago so we really appreciate your mentioning it! Did you know that we have a Pastry Chef and all of our desserts are made in house? Thank you for telling everyone on Open Table about your dining experience...now tell your friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am an oyster and clam fanatic, and I am not from the area so I wanted to give Spoto’s oyster bar a try. When I tell you it is the most fresh and tasteful clams and oysters you’ve will ever taste, it is not a lie in my opinion. The customer service was great, my girlfriend doesn’t really eat raw oysters and they recommended one to her and she loved it. Great place, great people, great all around service. If your in the area give them a try!

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Responded 6 days ago

As the area's only Authentic Oyster Bar, Spotos is synonymous with the Freshest and Most Delicious "anything on the half shell". Thank you for the 5 star review and kind words! It is our goal every night that each guest leave feeling exactly as you did...wanting to come back! Oh, and we're very proud of your girlfriend for trying her 1st Oyster at Spotos! We look forward to serving her her 2nd!

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Therealakurtz
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the atmosphere, and the service were all excellent!

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Responded on 29 July 2020

Hi Therealakurtz, Thank you for the 5 star review! Food, service and ambiance that's the definition of a great dining experience. That is our goal every night for every guest. So happy it was for you. We hope to see you again soon.

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mad4ucla
15 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great meal and good service.and a wonderful wine selection

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Responded on 28 July 2020

Hi mad4ucla, Thank you for your review, kind words and loyal support which we appreciate now more than ever! Our Wine List has evolved a great deal over the past few months and it's nice that it was noticed! We look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch with my family and loved the new brunch menu!

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Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review and mentioning our NEW BRUNCH MENU! We've just hired a new Executive chef and wonderful exciting things are happening at Spotos! Cannoli Stuffed French Toast, Seafood Quiche (using only the freshest seafood available), and an Egg White Crab Frittata to name a few. Let's not forget our Bottomless Mimosas for $19.99! With plenty of outdoor seating Brunch never tasted so good! We hope to see you again... maybe next Sunday??!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a mini vacation and we wanted to try local food. We went on Friday and the food and the service were so good that we had to return on Saturday. The first day we had the smoked fish dip and the fish fingers as appetizers. Both of them exceeded our expectations. Later we had the Maine lobster roll and the Black Grouper. The grouper was amazing! On Saturday we tried the gazpacho and the crabcake. The crabcake was super yummy. And then we had the Maine Lobster and the Mahi Mahi. The drink of the night was “The Declaration” . We could have 20 of those 😂. And the service! OMG the service! Our waitresses( girl with the red mask on Friday, and girl with the lips mask on Saturday) I forgot to ask for their names. They were super attentive all night and Cheryl made us feel like we were at home. Next time we visit Palm Beach we are going to come here again for sure. And yes, they practice social distancing and they wear masks all the time.

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Responded on 28 July 2020

With so many restaurants in the area... the fact that you went to Spotos both nights is a huge compliment to us. We've just hired a new Executive Chef who's made our terrific dishes even better! We're always improving our specialty cocktails list to include modern versions of old standbys and many new and delicious creations as well. Our service? The staff are some of the best trained in the business and they're also nice people! We hope that when you return to the area you do come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly adapting to this new environment. I keep going back because the food is great and the service is impeccable. And their adherence to the guidelines is perfect!

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Responded on 28 July 2020

We are so grateful that our guests are noticing the many steps we're taking to keep them comfortable and safe. Like yourself, there are many who only dine at Spotos because of this! We appreciate the 5 stars and your kind words but it's your patronage that we appreciate the most!

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vipSusan
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious 2lb lobsters! Wonderful atmosphere on the patio & our server was excellent!

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Responded on 28 July 2020

Hi Susan, Thank you for the 5 star review, kind words and mentioning that we have LARGE LOBSTERS available! Did you know that if call the restaurant before 5:00 on Thursday you can order up to 4 pounders which will be available THAT weekend... dine in or TO GO! Food, service and atmosphere the cornerstones of a great dining experience. Check, Check and Check! While you wait til your next visit...why not follow us on FB and IG? We hope to see you again soon!

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CarrieM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing, will return soon. Oysters were fantastic!

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Responded on 28 July 2020

Hi CarrieM, As the only authentic Oyster Bar around Spotos is synonymous with Oysters! Thank you for your 5 star review and kind words. Did you know that Oyster Appreciation Day is Wednesday August 5? We're paying homage to Bluepoints by selling them for only $1.75 all day and night! Thought you might like to know! Why not use Open Table to make your reservation as they are strongly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere, great food, great service just an all-around great experience!

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Responded on 28 July 2020

A great dining experience is generally food, service and atmosphere. Thank you for giving us 5 stars for all of the above! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from will, the shrimp scampi was to die for and my father said the fish was the best fish he has ever had

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Responded on 23 July 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review and kind words! We are always humbled when a guest says that what they ate at Spotos "was the best they'd ever had"! We will certainly let Will know that his excellent service added to your dining experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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HowardMarge
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have always enjoyed dinner at Spotos. The halibut special this night was outstanding. My wife enjoyed the herb roasted mussels with white wine, leeks sauce, and lots of bread. The service by Sal was very attentive. Julian was present as the Masked Sanitizer, and doing a wonderful job of keeping the tables ready for the next guests. Thank you Spotos for another great night out!

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Responded on 20 July 2020

Hi HowardMarge, Thank you for the 5 star review, kind words, loyal support and mentioning Julian "The Sanitizer". Not sure if you know this but our culinary team has a new Executive Chef. His talents are now seen clearly in our Daily Specials and he's been "tweaking" some of the standards. We always appreciated your patronage before, but now due to these strange times we find ourselves.... you can multiply that by a billion. We look forward to your next visit.

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ODee
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Mahi sandwich was very good. The maitre d' was very accomodating and turned out a giant fan because we chose outside patio seating, and it was a very hot summer day (Covid is still very active). It took a bit of time before server brought water to the table though it did not look very busy inside, and it was definitely not busy at the patio (again, it was a very hot day). Experience over all was very good.

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Responded on 21 July 2020

Hi ODee, Thank you for your review! We are doing everything we can to make you feel safe and comfortable during these strange times we find ourselves in. Fortunately, we have a large outdoor seating area for those who prefer to eat outside. We hope to see you again!

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vipJanW
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good albeit a bit under seasoned. Oysters were very fresh and tasty. I had the hot sampler with oyster Rockefeller, grilled oyster, oyster and Brie plus a clam casino. All were very tasty but I especially loved the casino. Wife had blue point oysters and they were nice and cold and very fresh. I had the seafood pescatore which was good but needed some salt, and the lobster was a bit lost in the mix. wife had the red snapper piccata and she loved it. Deserts were awesome. Coconut cream pie was creamy, and silky with a nice toasted coconut flavor. Wife had the cinnamon bread pudding which had a nice cinnamon flavor and a light custard bread pudding.

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Responded on 16 July 2020

Hi JanW, Thank you for your review! We call that "hot sampler" "Oysters on Training Wheels" as they're baked and not raw! Since the name Spotos is synonymous with the freshest oysters around...we're everyone's "go to". All of our seafood and fish arrive fresh daily from only cold northern water. Did you know that we have our own pastry chef and every dessert is house made? We look forward to your next visit.

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RICHARDT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Outstanding food. Waitstaff and managers are caring and attentive.
Great selection of fresh oysters. Clam chowder is the best I have had anywhere. I am in town once a month and always go here at least once.

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Responded on 13 July 2020

Hi RichardT, Thank you for the 5 star review, kind words and loyal support. If you're looking for Oysters and/or the freshest seafood around...we really are the place. I've said this before, our servers are not only very well trained but they're also very nice people! We look forward to your next visit and in the meantime...why not follow us on FB or IG?

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JustDomenic
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! We love Nellie she’s the best server you guys have!

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Responded on 13 July 2020

Hi JustDomenic, Thank you for the 5 star review, your kind words and loyal support. All of our servers are held to the highest standards in the industry and they happen to be nice people! We will certainly let Nellie know that her great service added to your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

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vipfrdsgrl
Key West
18 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful

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Responded on 13 July 2020

Hi frdsgrl, Thank you for the 5 star review and kind words. We hope to see you again soon! In the meantime, why not follow us on FB or IG?

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vipMarW
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ever!

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Responded on 14 July 2020

Hi MarW, Thank you for the 5 star review! We are always humbled when our guests think we're "the best ever"! We look forward to your next visit.

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mad4ucla
16 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the restaurant to ourselves it was empty

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Responded on 6 July 2020

Hi mad4ucla, Thank you for your review. We value your patronage especially at this time. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

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vipSusanT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good, service was excellent. Atmosphere was good as well.

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Responded on 4 July 2020

Hi SusanT, The cornerstones of a great dinning experience are food, service and ambiance. Looks like we achieved this during your visit! Thank you for the 5 star review!

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vipGigi
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

It was Ok, we sat for about 5 mins before we were acknowledged. We ordered drinks but when Ellen was there, we didn't have to ask for anything. Water and bread came out ASAP without asking.
The food was delish. We had sea bass and a lobster roll!
Many items we enjoyed previously were taken off the menu!

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Responded on 6 July 2020

Hi Gigi, Thank you for your review. I would love to know who your server was because (as you know) it is not our practice to have a guest wait to be greeted. Water and bread service are available upon request. We have found that when they are brought automatically there is a lot of waste. After 3 years, we rolled out a new menu. Yes, there are items that had to come off mostly because they didn't sell well and now there are many new items that can become your favorite. Please try us again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner at Spoto's Oyster Bar was absolutely wonderful! The Barnstable oysters were exquisite, and the Linguini in Clam Sauce spectacular. No one can top Spoto's Dirty Martini and their craft cocktails!! Spoto's is my favorite restaurant in Palm Beach County. The staff is superior and I highly recommend this neighborhood gem.

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Responded on 4 July 2020

Wow what a great review! We are always humbled when we learn that we are someone's favorite restaurant especially when there are so many to choose from! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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vipLoreneT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The chicken dish was dry. My seafood dish was cold and not very tasty.

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Responded on 29 June 2020

Hi LoreneT, We take every guest comment very seriously! As it is our goal that every guest leave well fed and happy...if you didn't like your dinner why didn't you mention it to any one of the managers on the floor? It would've been their pleasure to make you something else? We hope you dine with us again.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

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Responded on 29 June 2020

Assuming that's a good sound? Thank you for the review!

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Katlovesgoodfood
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Father wanted a booth, hostess lied and said only for party of 5 or more, then proceeded to seat three booths with only four people. Waitress snapped at us for asking for bread. Then the pretzel grouper off the menu. They had grouper but would not oblige and make the pretzel grouper. Said it was only for the snapper.. too many great restaurants in WPB. We will never be back. Oh and it WAS DadS favorite.. not anymore

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Responded on 29 June 2020

Hi Katlovesgoodfood, We are still trying to get to the bottom of your comments. This is not business as usual at Spotos. Having been a loyal and frequent guest you must know that as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great lunch! My boyfriend absolutely loved the char-broiled oysters with Asiago cheese.

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Responded on 22 June 2020

Thank you for your review! We actually just rolled out a new lunch menu! you know what I call any cooked oyster like the Charred? Oysters On Training Wheels! If you want to try oysters and can't get past their..... texture... try them baked 1st. Oh and Our Charred Oysters are fabulous! You now need to try us for dinner!

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner. On the pricey side but it was good. The chicken kids meal was also great.

Spoto's Oyster Bar - PBG
Responded on 23 June 2020

Hi MichelleG, Thank you for your review. Every dish at Spotos is made to order using only the best quality and freshest ingredients available. We're glad to know that your and your family enjoyed everything.

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samt
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A bit of a mixup at the reservation desk kept us waiting 20 minutes. Oysters, scallops, and daily fish (Halibut) were all outstanding. A bit pricey but that's the way it is in the Palm Beach area.
Sat outside and really enjoyed it.. Inside looked cold and dark.. But people seemed to enjoy that as well. We would certainly return again.

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Responded on 22 June 2020

Hi samt, Thank you for your review. Not sure what happened at the hostess stand but happy to know that once you sat... everything was perfect. Spotos Oyster Bar is the only authentic Oyster Bar and Premiere Seafood Restaurant in the area. Everything we make uses only the freshest ingredients available. For everyone's comfort and safety all of our seating (both inside and out) complies with the guidelines established by the CDC. We look forward to your return!

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vipFrea
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a 7:30 reservation, wasn’t seated until 7:50.
Wasn’t the only one with this issue.

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Responded on 23 June 2020

Hi Frea, Thank you for your review. We take every guest comment very seriously. Regarding your wait.... Because we're at 50% occupancy, seating (especially on the weekends) could be a bit challenging. Once seated we have no control over how long someone will stay. We do our best to get you to a table as soon as possible.

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