Oysters

Oysters have unique texture and flavor profiles depending on where they are harvested. The biggest differences can be detected between coasts, but slight differences exist between coastal varieties.

Not sure which type is your favorite? Try one of each! We are able to bring in any of the types listed, but most commonly carry Hood Canals and Blue Points.

 

Variety
Location
Size
Flavor Profile
Blue Point
Anywhere in Long Island Sound, New York, and Connecticut
up to 4"
Fresh, crisp, firm texture with a sweet, slightly salty aftertaste.
Charles Island
Long Island Sound
3.5"
Full, firm meat with a mild salinity.
Cherrystone Creek
Cherrystone Creek near Chesapeake Bay
up to 3"
Heavy salinity
Malpeque
Prince Edward Island
up to 3"
Light-bodied with a crisp lettuce-like flavor, high brininess, and a sweet finish.
Madhouse
Maryland, Hoopers Island on Chesapeake Bay
up to 3"
Clean and crisp with a balance of sweetness and brininess.
Wellfleet
Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts
up to 3.5"
Plump meats with a sweet, mild flavor. High brininess and clean finish.
Variety
Location
Size
Flavor Profile
Hood Canal
Tekiu Point, Hood Canal, Washington State
up to 3"
Moderately deep cupped with plump meats. Sweet, with hints of mineral and moderate to high salinity.
Fanny Bay
Baynes Sound, British Columbia
2-5"
Firm meats and mild brininess with a pronounced cucumber finish.
Dabob
Northern region of Hood Canal, Washington
Briny, light and clean flavor with a sweet finish.
Kumamoto
South Puget Sound (WA) or Humbolt Bay (CA)
2-3"
Petite meats with a mild brininess, sweet flavor, and honeydew finish. Deeper shelled than other varieties.
Shigoku
Willapa Bay, Samish Bay (WA)
up to 3"
Deep shelled with firm meats. With a briny bite and sweet aftertaste with hints of cucumber and melon.
Variety
Location
Size
Flavor Profile
Appalachicola
Florida Gulf
Clean and dense; meatier and less briny than other oysters.
Texas

Handling Oysters


Cooking Tips

Oysters should not be heated too quickly or for too long. As soon as the outer edge, or mantle, of the oyster meat begins to curl, they’re done! Any of our oysters can be eaten raw. If purchasing live (fresh) oysters for the first time, checkout these care instructions.


Oyster Recipes

Savory and Decadent Broiled Oysters

Chili, Lime and Gin Marinated Oysters

Oysters Rockefeller

Grilled Oysters

(Email) Key Lime Garlic Oysters

(Email) Grilled Oysters with Chipotle Burbon Butter

(Email) Grilled Oysters


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