Hungry fishermen are known to bend down by the waterside to let minnows, eager to escape life in a small pond, leap into their open mouths. Dine on a fish that made it to the big city with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of fresh seafood fare and drinks at Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant. This Groupon can be used at the locations in downtown Charleston, Summerville, and North Charleston. Two Groupons can be redeemed together during dinner hours.
Noisy Oyster provides the pelican pouches of area citizens with fresh, locally-caught fruits-of-the-sea. Inspect the extensive dinner menu before commencing incisor insertion into an appetizer such as the twistedly-tasty shrimp corn dogs—a skewer pierced with five battered jumbo shrimp, deep-fried to crispy resistance, and served with a side of sweet and spicy Chinese mustard sauce ($8.99). The baked seafood au gratin layers fresh shrimp, meaty scallops, and fresh fish medallions within the mortar of a decadent blue crab stuffing, Jack and cheddar cheeses, and a Parmesan cream sauce ($16.99), and the low-country crab cakes feature loads of crab meat with a blue crab hollandaise ($16.49) on top. Those abstaining from oceanic eating can direct their eyes toward the super cheeseburger ($6.49, add bacon for $0.79), or the spicy barbecue chicken pizza ($11.99), while those abstaining from eating in general can explore the drink menu. Quench thirst with house specialty jungle juice ($6.99) or the noisy oystertini, a spicy mixture made of Tabasco, horseradish, and vodka ($6.50).
Each location of Noisy Oyster exudes an individual personality while still retaining a consistently upbeat and friendly feel. In the airy environment, an amiable and attentive staff will make diners feel more at home then being tucked in by Mom, even as a fully-grown adult.
Though reviewers are mixed on the service, with some saying the restaurant is aimed at tourists, Yelpers give the Market Street location an average of 3.5 stars and more than 100 TripAvisors give it a 3.5-owl eye average. 73% of more than fifty Urbanspooners recommend it:
- Went to the downtown location with my wife before going to a later function. What a fun time. We sampled several appetizers, including the Ahi Tuna and the Gator Tail (tasted like chicken, go figure)...both are now our "go-to's" whenever we dine at the Noisy Oyster, which will be more often, especially now, with their new menu items. – gml5190, TripAdvisor
- Good food good atmosphere good prices. – Gerard, Urbanspoon