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The Oyster Bar @ Glenelg

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by Bettina Buechel (subscribe)
I am a writing Novelist from Austria - - I am living in South Australia since December 2010 and enjoy it a lot. Besides this I look after a small vineyard -
Published October 24th 2012
Fabulous oysters - stunning views
You are an oyster lover? Then this great spot is definitely something for you. Located in the marvellous Holdfast Shores overlooking the beautiful marina at Glenelg, the Oyster Bar is one of the best places for sipping the finest Coffin Bay oysters, complemented by a glass of wine from the fabulous wine regions of South Australia.

The Oyster Bar Outside
The Oyster Bar Outside

I never thought that you could eat oysters in so many different ways. I have known them before only raw with a little vinegar and lemon. But there are many more ways to prepare these little tasty shellfish, such as baked, fried, grilled, boiled, pickled, steamed and smoked. They are even used in drinks. Their complex flavour varies depending on the type and region. Some taste salty, others are more sweet or with mineral flavour. I've eaten oysters in different countries, but I like the Coffin Bay oysters best, as they are not as big but absolutely tasty, without being too strong.

Oysters Oliver
Oysters Oliver

The Oyster Bar offers indoor and alfresco dining. Both areas are nice, but if possible I prefer the outdoors with the beautiful waterfront overlooking the marina. Sitting at the table and sipping delicious oysters with a glass of wine and watching the great boats in the harbor is wonderful. You can choose from an exciting range of chilled and grilled oysters. And if you're not a friend of small shells, you will find delicious alternative dishes on the menu, like an antipasto or marinated seafood platter, a smoked salmon plate and not to forget their famous salt and pepper squid.

Salt & Pepper Squids
Salt & Pepper Squids

Wednesday is "Oyster day", where you can get the entire oyster menu at a discounted price
Friday night is "Oyster night", where you get discounted oysters and beer and wine specials from 5pm to 7pm

Party time @ The Oyster Bar takes place with live music each Wednesday and Friday night and also on Sunday afternoon.

Live Music
Live Music

My personal experience:
We like to visit this place especially on Wednesday at lunch time. After a nice walk at the beach, we take a break in the alfresco area, sipping some delicious oysters together with a glass of wine and relax. But the Friday night live music entertainment is also worth a visit.

My favorite meal:
Oysters Oliver and Thai (chilled)
Oysters Chili and Cheese (grilled)
Salt & Pepper Squids

My ranking out of 10 (10 is the highest):
Food and Service: 9
Ambiance: 10
Price/Value: 8

Opening hours:
7 days from 11am until late

Phone: 08 8376 3100

With the warmer and more sunny weather, the oyster season starts. Take advantage of it and enjoy a wonderful day in The Oyster Bar in Glenelg. I will do it for sure!
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Why? Great oysters at a fabulous place
When: every time and every season
Phone: 08 8376 3100
Where: Shop 10 Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores, Glenelg, SA 5045
Cost: Oysters from $13 to $19
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