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During the Holidays, Remember Oyster Season

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Folks have their favorites for everything they eat—some can tell you their favorite spot for burgers, while other have their pick of where to satisfy an Italian craving. Things are no different when it comes to seasonal items, like oysters. Experts can describe the nuanced differences between Malpeques and Kumamotos, while some newbies to the briny world may be shy to dive in. Great options are available for bivalve educations of all ranges in the Lowcountry. Any way you want 'em, you've got 'em in this city.



Written and reported by Reagan Prozzi.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

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205 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-8600
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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar sources shells from all around for their menu selections. Choose from raw, fried or baked at this East Bay Street eatery.

2. Bowen's Island Restaurant

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1870 Bowens Island Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-2757
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Simple is the key for the tucked away Bowen's Island Restaurant. Eat to your heart's content as the staff shovels piles of steamed shells on to your table.

3. Cypress

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167 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 727-0111
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Cypress prefers their peck from the Coosaw River and Lady's Island, near Beaufort, where they get both Coosaw Cups and Single Ladies on the half shell. They also offer roasted local oysters with an XO sauce.

4. Oak Steakhouse

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17 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-4220
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Oak Steakhouse calls on barrier island farmer Clammer Dave when they need to whip up oysters Rockefeller or serve them on the half shell.

5. The Ordinary

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544 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
With one of the most extensive lists of bivalves in Charleston, those seeking raw bar goodness shouldn't miss The Ordinary. The miniature oyster sliders on fresh baked Hawaiian rolls are also a must-have.

6. Pearlz Oyster Bar - West Ashley

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9 Magnolia Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 573-2277
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Who can pass up an oyster any way you want it—even with a twist of pepper vodka? The experts over at Mt. Pleasant Seafood recommend this as their go-to.

7. Stars Grill Room

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495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-0100
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Stars highlights their Oysters Bull’s Bay by baking them with Asiago, spinach and brandy. The best part? These beauties are only $3 on Tap Wine Tuesdays.

8. Warehouse

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45 1/2 Spring Street
Charleston, SC
Warehouse tops and twists Southern favorite deviled eggs with curry flavor, green tomato chow-chow and crispy gems of fried mollusk.

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1. Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

205 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar sources shells from all around for their menu selections. Choose from raw, fried or baked at this East Bay Street eatery.
205 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

2. Bowen's Island Restaurant

1870 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
Simple is the key for the tucked away Bowen's Island Restaurant. Eat to your heart's content as the staff shovels piles of steamed shells on to your table.
1870 Bowens Island Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

3. Cypress

167 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Cypress prefers their peck from the Coosaw River and Lady's Island, near Beaufort, where they get both Coosaw Cups and Single Ladies on the half shell. They also offer roasted local oysters with an XO sauce.
167 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

4. Oak Steakhouse

17 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
Oak Steakhouse calls on barrier island farmer Clammer Dave when they need to whip up oysters Rockefeller or serve them on the half shell.
17 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401

5. The Ordinary

544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
With one of the most extensive lists of bivalves in Charleston, those seeking raw bar goodness shouldn't miss The Ordinary. The miniature oyster sliders on fresh baked Hawaiian rolls are also a must-have.
544 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. Pearlz Oyster Bar - West Ashley

9 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
Who can pass up an oyster any way you want it—even with a twist of pepper vodka? The experts over at Mt. Pleasant Seafood recommend this as their go-to.
9 Magnolia Rd
Charleston, SC 29407

7. Stars Grill Room

495 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Stars highlights their Oysters Bull’s Bay by baking them with Asiago, spinach and brandy. The best part? These beauties are only $3 on Tap Wine Tuesdays.
495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

8. Warehouse

45 1/2 Spring Street, Charleston, SC
Warehouse tops and twists Southern favorite deviled eggs with curry flavor, green tomato chow-chow and crispy gems of fried mollusk.
45 1/2 Spring Street
Charleston, SC

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