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Where to Eat Oysters on the Half Shell Right Now

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Love it or loathe it, tomorrow is Valentine's Day, giving us the perfect excuse to map the Cape & Islands most well-known aphrodisiac, the raw Oyster. While many half shell lovers feel winter is the perfect time to eat oysters, if you're going for the Casanova-effect, scientists say spring is the time of year the shellfish have their greatest aphrodisiac quality. Either way, here's a round-up of some of the best raw, juicy slurps of the ocean on the Cape & Islands.


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· Good Taste: An oyster primer, wild, farm raised, all good [Martha's Vineyard Times]
· Raw oysters really are aphrodisiacs, say scientists [The Telegraph]

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The Glass Onion

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Chilled Barnstable Oysters served with Red Wine Mignonette, Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Oysters Too

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Serving Barnstable and Wellfleet Oysters on the half shell.

Cotuit Oysters on the Half Shell served with Mignonette Sauce.

The Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar

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The Naked Oyster is featuring oysters from their own Barnstable Harbor Oyster farm (you can read all about it on their website), little necks from Barnstable Seafarm and deep water hard shell lobsters.

The Roadhouse Cafe

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Barnstable Seafarm Oysters served on the half shell with cocktail sauce and horseradish mignonette.

The Red Pheasant

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Barnstable Oysters on the half shell served with a cucumber mignonette.

The Oyster Company Raw Bar & Grille

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Oysters every which way including Quivet Neck Oysters on the Half Shell and The Raw Deal - .99 cent oysters until 6:30pm.

The Port

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The Port's raw bar features Chatham Oysters, Orleans Oysters, Littlenecks, & shrimp cocktail served with homemade Cocktail Sauce, Raspberry Mignonette and Lemon & Lime Wedges.

Chatham Bars Inn

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Both Stars and The Sacred Cod Tavern at the Chatham Bars Inn serve local oysters with a lime ginger relish.

Joe's Bar & Grille

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Wellfleet Native Oysters with cocktail sauce, sex on the half shell. (No doubt, but just to be clear, those are their words, not ours.)

The Wicked Oyster

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Wellfleet Oysters served with cocktail sauce or spicy mignonette.

Ross' Grill

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The raw bar at Ross' features Wellfleet Oysters, local little necks and jumbo shrimp. Hurry! They close on 2/16 and re-open in mid-April.

The Squealing Pig Pub & Oyster Bar

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Wellfleet Oysters served with cocktail sauce or pickled ginger, wasabi & soy sauce.

Offshore Ale Company

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Serves Sweet Neck Farm, Katama Bay and West Tisbury wilds.

Martha's Vineyard Chowder Co.

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Local Katama Bay Oysters served with Classic Cocktail Sauce & Champagne Mignonette.

Eleven North

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Eleven North offers local Sweet Neck Farm and Katama Bay oysters, plus Penn Cove oysters from Washington State.

Chatham Oysters on the Half Shell served with candied orange, granny smiths & champangne mignonette

Met on Main

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Serving east or west coast oysters. Like the east coast vs west coast hip hop rivalry, it's best to keep them separate.

The Glass Onion

Chilled Barnstable Oysters served with Red Wine Mignonette, Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Oysters Too

Serving Barnstable and Wellfleet Oysters on the half shell.

Bleu

Cotuit Oysters on the Half Shell served with Mignonette Sauce.

The Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar

The Naked Oyster is featuring oysters from their own Barnstable Harbor Oyster farm (you can read all about it on their website), little necks from Barnstable Seafarm and deep water hard shell lobsters.

The Roadhouse Cafe

Barnstable Seafarm Oysters served on the half shell with cocktail sauce and horseradish mignonette.

The Red Pheasant

Barnstable Oysters on the half shell served with a cucumber mignonette.

The Oyster Company Raw Bar & Grille

Oysters every which way including Quivet Neck Oysters on the Half Shell and The Raw Deal - .99 cent oysters until 6:30pm.

The Port

The Port's raw bar features Chatham Oysters, Orleans Oysters, Littlenecks, & shrimp cocktail served with homemade Cocktail Sauce, Raspberry Mignonette and Lemon & Lime Wedges.

Chatham Bars Inn

Both Stars and The Sacred Cod Tavern at the Chatham Bars Inn serve local oysters with a lime ginger relish.

Joe's Bar & Grille

Wellfleet Native Oysters with cocktail sauce, sex on the half shell. (No doubt, but just to be clear, those are their words, not ours.)

The Wicked Oyster

Wellfleet Oysters served with cocktail sauce or spicy mignonette.

Ross' Grill

The raw bar at Ross' features Wellfleet Oysters, local little necks and jumbo shrimp. Hurry! They close on 2/16 and re-open in mid-April.

The Squealing Pig Pub & Oyster Bar

Wellfleet Oysters served with cocktail sauce or pickled ginger, wasabi & soy sauce.

Offshore Ale Company

Serves Sweet Neck Farm, Katama Bay and West Tisbury wilds.

Martha's Vineyard Chowder Co.

Local Katama Bay Oysters served with Classic Cocktail Sauce & Champagne Mignonette.

Eleven North

Eleven North offers local Sweet Neck Farm and Katama Bay oysters, plus Penn Cove oysters from Washington State.

Dune

Chatham Oysters on the Half Shell served with candied orange, granny smiths & champangne mignonette

Met on Main

Serving east or west coast oysters. Like the east coast vs west coast hip hop rivalry, it's best to keep them separate.