According to the Oyster Recovery Partnership eating four oysters a day gives you a complete daily supply of copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. So, consider your health tomorrow, on National Oyster Day, and eat your daily share of oysters. To help, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots for oysters on The Shore:
With “Raw Bar” in its name, Fins is definitely on their A game when it comes to oysters. Featuring rotating oyster menus and nightly specials, all four Fins locations are sure to satisfy your oyster craving. And, if you can wait until Sunday, the location on Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach, DE has an incredible brunch buffet complete with all-you-can-eat oysters shucked as you watch.
Serving up the “Blackwall Beauty” oysters farm raised just for them, Blackwall Hitch in Rehoboth Beach, DE is a great spot for oysters. Blackwall Hitch even features an oyster station right in the restaurant where you can select your oysters and watch as they are freshly shucked. With an extensive daily oyster list, you’re sure to find an oyster you love here. Pro tip: make sure to try their house-made mignonettes on your oysters!
Their name has the word “oyster” in it so we couldn’t forget Henlopen City Oyster House in Rehoboth Beach. The raw bar at Henlopen City Oyster House has one of the best varieties of oysters around, with nine different types of oysters on ice and waiting for you. Get an oyster sampler so you can try all nine yourself! With an awesome craft beer selection to go with your oysters, you can’t go wrong here!
Located right on the Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Chesapeake and Maine is Dogfish Head’s newest restaurant. Here they are serving one-of-a-kind oysters in collaboration with Hooper’s Island Oyster Farm called Smoke in the Water. The oysters are raised in smoked sea-salt infused water which imparts a smoky flavor on the oysters. The flavor is unlike anything else we’ve ever tried. And, don’t forget, every Friday you can chow down on Chesapeake Golds for just $1 each or try the Smoke in Water oysters for just $2 a piece.
In business for over 40 years, Don’s Seafood Restaurant is a staple in Chincoteague Island, VA. Don’s is serving oysters and clams from Tom’s Cove Aquafarms right there on the island so you know it’s fresh! Better yet, Don’s touts an amazing view of the Chincoteague Channel where you can truly enjoy a picturesque sunset.
Their Ocean City location on 82nd Street is made for summer with its huge outdoor seating area. Their deck and huge wall of windows make this the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Their oyster menu features six varieties, most of which are local, making this a great location for celebrating National Oyster Day.
If raw oysters aren’t your thing, but you still want to celebrate National Oyster Day, you have to check out Crab Bag on 130th Street in Ocean City. Indulge in fried oysters, the char-grilled oyster sampler, or their Oysters Chesapeake (topped with cheese, crab meat, and bacon!!).
Alright,now that we’re hungry, we’re already planning tomorrow’s oyster feast. Where’s your favorite place to get oysters on Delmarva?