Happy National Oysters on the Half Shell Day! Now that’s a mouthful! How about a mouth full of yummy oysters to celebrate today!
Here are five of our favorite spots to get your fill of bivalve mollusks!
This place has one of the best raw bars in the county, offering a vast selection of oysters, from sweet to briny. The interiors are serenely rich, the ambiance relaxed and the service polished.
PB Catch: 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; 561-655-5558
RACK’S FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR
This off-Atlantic-Ave eatery houses a busy oyster bar, where you can sit and watch the cooks shuck your appetizers. The raw bar offers fresh oysters and clams on the half shell.
Racks: 5 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561-450-6718
THE PARCHED PIG
The mascot to Coolinary Café, The Parched Pig has made its mark. The bar has been hopping every night since opening. They serve bites like fresh cold water oysters, fancy toasts and complex charcuterie plates.
The Parched Pig: 4650 Donald Ross Rd. (Donald Ross Village plaza), Suite 100; 561-360-3063
SPOTO’S OYSTER BAR
Palm Beach Gardens’ top spot for raw oysters does justice to its middle name.
It offers Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound, and Duxbury and Wellfleet oysters from Cape Cod for appetites large and small. (And the oyster shooters here are downright sinful.)
Spotos: 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-776-9448. (In Stuart, at 131 SW Flagler Ave.)
CITY OYSTER & SUSHI BAR
Here’s a spot where you can get both oysters and clam on the half shell. Clam lovers also can slurp some nice New England-style chowder.
City Oyster: 213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-272-0220