Charlottesville’s go-to spot for oysters and raw fare, Public Fish & Oyster (or Public, to the locals) boasts fresh fish, craft beer, and an intimate ambiance. Patio seating makes Public a can’t-miss dining option for spring and summer outings. Despite its small venue, the restaurant offers an array of rotating delicious options.

Price Range: $$

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Reservations available over the phone at (434) 995-5542 or via the online reservation form


513 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Monday to Thursday 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Parking on West Main Street is available in the 11th Street Garage (117 11th St SW), Water Street Parking Garage (200 Water St E), and at the Charlottesville Train Station (810 W Main St).