About

Where Anzac Highway meets the sea, just 10 kilometers from the heart of the city, The Oyster Bar is a Glenelg institution that attracts oyster lovers from all over the world.

Situated overlooking the Marina at Holdfast Shores, The Oyster Bar offers absolute waterfront marina views for you to enjoy while sampling some of South Australia’s finest oysters, complemented perfectly by a glass of South Australian wine or a cold beer.

The Oyster Bar offers you a casual and friendly environment with a great menu, brilliant service and impeccable views.

Our produce is always fresh and chosen in season to ensure the very best quality throughout the year, whether you’re enjoying our fresh cold oysters and a refreshing beer on a balmy summer’s night, or grilled oysters and a glass of red for a winter’s lunch.

Oysters can be eaten half shelled, raw, smoked, boiled, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, canned, pickled, steamed, broiled (grilled) or used in a variety of drinks. Preparations vary widely. These can be as simple as opening the shell and eating the contents; including juice or adding butter and/or salt.

Unlike most shellfish, oysters can have a fairly long shelf life: up to two weeks; however, they should be consumed when fresh, as their taste reflects their age. For maximum shelf life, oysters should be stored out of water in refrigeration but not frozen and in 100% humidity. Oysters stored in water under refrigeration will open, utilize the small reserves of oxygen and die. Raw oysters are regarded like wines in that they have complex flavours that vary greatly among varieties and regions: some taste sweet, others salty or with a mineral flavour, or even like melon. The texture is soft and fleshy, but crisp to the tooth.