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Saturday, 21 April 2012

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McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar
8 Market Space 
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-5700
A dozen fresh shucked raw oysters for $10 is a pretty sweet deal, especially if the oysters are really fresh and tasty, as they are at McGarvey’s. This is a great place to enjoy some oysters or clams, along with your choice of beers or wines. There are only four tables outside, and they fill up fast, since McGarvey’s is located just off Ego Alley, where local boat owners cruise back and forth along the waterway, showing off their rides. If you’re lucky enough to be aboard one of those boats, you can dock here and make your way to the marble-topped oyster bar for a raw platter and some conversation with the colorful locals.


Awful Arthur’s
2106 North Virginia Dare Trail 
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-441-5955
For the freshest oysters available in the Outer Banks area, Awful Arthur’s has been a favorite for over 20 years, being chosen one of the top ten oyster bars in the nation by Coastal Living magazine. Sit down, enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean and try raw oysters for $12.99 a dozen or Oysters Arthur broiled with bacon, cocktail sauce and parmesan cheese for $16.99 a dozen. For a small group or a big appetite, Awful’s Steamed Combo $3 has three oysters, three clams, ¼ pound of shrimp, ½ pound of crab legs and a four-ounce lobster tail. If you like your seafood more thoroughly cooked, the fried oyster platter is $19.99.

 

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Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville Street?
New Orleans, LA 70130?
504-522-5973
Located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, this branch of the Acme chain has been serving up freshly-shucked oysters since 1910. Along with the delicious oysters, Acme Oyster House can be counted on for friendly service and good times. Start off with a dozen raw oysters for $13.50 or Oyster Remoulade for $10.25 before moving on to the Chargrilled Oysters for $19.50 or the Fried Oyster Platter with fries and cole slaw for $20.25. This wouldn’t be a New Orleans eatery without a trademark po-boy sandwich, and Acme’s is the Fried Peace Maker Po-Boy that features seasoned golden fried oysters & shrimp dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo.

 

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Shuckums
15614 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, Fl. 32413
850-235-3214
Shuckums opened back in 1967, when this part of the Florida panhandle was known as the “redneck Riviera.” Since then, Shuckums has expanded both its space and its menu to cater to a more gentrified Panama City Beach. Now you can order a bunch of seafood options at Shuckums, but we advise that you don’t. Panama City Beach has plenty of places that serve better fish and shrimp dishes, but there’s still only one Shuckums and one thing you should order there—oysters. Lots of them, some of them probably not dead yet. Start with a dozen raw Apalachicolas, then move on to the baked sampler with four each of oysters topped with jalapeno peppers, crab meat and parmesan cheese with garlic. Sit on one of the outdoor tables and sip a beer while gazing at the beautiful blue Gulf across the street.

 

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Boss Oyster Restaurant
125 Water Street 
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-9364
Many bivalve aficionados feel that Apalachicola oysters are the best in the world, and after tasting a few, it’s hard to argue with them. There’s no better place to feast on a variety of Apalachicola Bay oysters than the waterfront deck of Boss Oyster, which lets you have your choice of raw, roasted, fried, steamed, or baked beauties. There are more menu items than we can list here, but some of the more interesting include Oyster a la Artie (topped with blue crab, artichoke, Monterey Jack cheese), Oyster St. George (asparagus, garlic, shallots, and Colby cheese),  and Oyster Greektown (garlic, parsley, feta cheese, Greek olives). If the huge selection boggles your mind, try the Boss Oyster Combo of a dozen oysters with three toppings.







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0 # Oyster aficianaoRussjimmy 2012-08-15 10:27
the best oysters I've found in Central Florida are at Lee & Rick's in Orlando. Fresh and they shuck them right in front of you at the bar. A bucket of medium steamed and a pitcher of something cold and I'm happy! :lol:

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