About Us

If you’re searching for the freshest seafood and oysters in Charlotte, you’ve found your place. Sea Level NC serves farm to fork oysters sourced from North Carolina and all over the country. We’ve also got daily seafood catches, and easy, delicious lunches like our lobster roll or fish tacos. 

Located in the base of the Hearst Tower on 5th Street between Tryon and College, join us at the oyster bar or on the patio for lunch, dinner, or drinks!


A little more on PARKING…

We get it. Parking Uptown can be tough. Here’s what to do: enter the Hearst Tower Parking Lot on 5th Street. (You’ll see us on the left, just past Connelly’s). Enter the garage, park and follow signs to the elevator. You’ll find us on the lobby floor. Bring your parking ticket with you, and we’ll validate it for you (2-hour validation for lunch 3-hour validation for dinner)!

… Or just Uber/Lyft on up to 5th Street, you’ll find us!

Don’t Forget about $1 Sea Level NC Oysters!

Monday – Friday 4pm: – 7pm & 10pm – 12am!
Saturday: 11:30am-7pm & 10pm-12am.


Paul Manley

Paul Manley

Paul has been involved in restaurant start-ups and operations for over 20 years. He has played a key role in nine successful concept start-ups and has lead over 30 restaurant openings. He has led a 17-location, $42,000,000 restaurant company as Chief Operating Officer.
Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman

Andrew comes to us straight from a successful launch of the highly acclaimed concept Elways Steakhouse acting as Managing Partner for the now 4 location brand. Having grown the flagship location to $10M in sales as its General Manager, he went on to open and oversee operations of subsequent locations in Denver’s Ritz Carlton as well as Vail, CO. Andrew has an extensive background in culinary development as well as overall operations in restaurants.