Rodney's Oyster House
405-1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6L2
The next best thing to Venus on the half shell.
|Cuisine Type |||Oyster Bar, Seafood|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Located in Yaletown.|
|Mon-Sat: 11AM-1AM Sun: 4:30PM-10PM|
Profile Last Updated: September 08, 2008
With a motto like "We’re sorry," this place has attitude in spades. The informal, off the cuff service will lead you to think your waiter does stand-up comedy on the side. For every nudge he gives you, give it right back. Be careful, they’re quick, and they do this for a living, so bring your “A” game. It’s all in good fun!
What’s Going On
The S shaped granite bar seats 14, and high top tables add to the uplifting experience. To get your mingle on, stay at street level – it’s where the action is. For a more subdued atmosphere, go up to the mezzanine. Here you can look down on the festivities instead of getting caught in the middle. And on weekends, this place hops. On a Saturday night, the resident, lone, oyster shucker has been known to shuck 800 of the little suckers for the pleasure of their patrons.
With up to 15 varieties of oysters available a night, depending on the season, and nine dipping sauces, this bar could possibly serve oyster aficionados all night and all year long. For the squeamish among you, there is a pan-fried oyster dish available, instead of on the rocks. Nevertheless, Rodney recommends that you try at least one oyster raw, and will adamantly try to convert you. Prepare for a sea-salty, or creamy experience, depending on the variety. They also serve seafood and shellfish, as well as four chowders in Manhattan, New England, and vegetarian varieties. Guests can also choose a live lobster or crab from the tank. Indeed, nothing is fresher.