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2008/11/03 15:21:47 (permalink)

Fried oysters.

The best fried oysters you ever had? You don't find them much around here (Boston) so I wind up making them myself. I'd be especially interested in any recommendations from this area.
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    djmsalem
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 15:49:10 (permalink)
    Arnold's Drive-in, Wellfleet. I like them at The Clam Box in Ipswich, too, but they're more consistent at Arnold's.

    I actually had a pretty nice appetizer portion of them yesterday at the Barking Crab in Boston.

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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 15:49:52 (permalink)
    It's been more than 10 years, but I very much enjoyed the fried chincoteague oysters I had at Crisfield restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland. http://www.crisfieldseafoodrestaurant.com

    I had some pretty good fried oysters at the Union Oyster House in Boston about 4 years ago. I know a lot of people sneer at the Union Oyster House, but I think their oysters are fine.

    But like you, I mostly make my own, as Minnesota isn't known for its oysters. That said, we do have a "shrimp truck" that comes up from Galveston April-November loaded with shrimp, crabmeat, and oysters. Their oysters are excellent for frying.
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 16:13:27 (permalink)
    We don't get (my favorite) fried clams in Dallas but fortunately, we do get plenty of fried oysters. My favorite?
    "Big Shucks" on Mockingbird Ave.
    Love them with lots of lemon and hot sauce and their delicious tarter sauce. Cheap too. A bakers dozen for $7.99!
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 16:19:07 (permalink)
    The very best fried oysters I've ever had were delivered to our room at a motel in Westport, Washington. We had arived shortly before for a few days of salmon fishing aboard one of their charter boats and the owner of the motel brought them as a welcoming gift. That was back in the '80s, and unfortunately the place has changed hands and names since the last time we were there in the mid '90s.
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 16:48:22 (permalink)
    Hunt's Restaurant in Dothan , AL ...
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 18:12:30 (permalink)
    When I was in Atlantic City in the 80s, one of the casino restaurants had HUGE fried oysters that were tender and tasty.Recently, in Greensboro, N.C.,at a small little take out joints( Libby Hills) I had them, good but not as good as I am sure Miss iqdiva's restaurant is.Being from Wisconsin, though-and not finding them available,they were decent.Any good recipes out there??? I would be happy to make my own...
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 18:53:22 (permalink)
    Winzell's in Mobile at the last Presidents day BBQ deal in Mobile. I had a dozen raw and a dozen fried.

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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 19:02:23 (permalink)

    I second both nominations given by IQDiva and Sundancer. Hunt's in Dothan AL were great. Wintzells in Mobile were Outstanding....and Pegleg Pete's in Pensacola Beach were right up there with the first two places !! Gulf Coast Oysters certainly top My List.
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 19:07:30 (permalink)
    It would be nice to be able to find a place ib the Dayton area. Even a chain like Capt D's doesnt sell them here, calling them a regional specialty!
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 19:13:22 (permalink)
    Britt
    A couple of the Capt'D's here in Indiana have them, but trust me, they are like getting the frozen clam strips...They aren't even close to anything from the Gulf Shore.
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 19:14:02 (permalink)
    Casamento's in New Orleans

    Had some flash fried oysters at Commander's Place in New Orleans as an appetizer. They were amazing! I have not seen the flash fried oysters on the menu in my other visits to Commander's.
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 21:09:44 (permalink)
    Casamento's must be included when speaking of the pantheon of fried oyster joints. (Notice how I'm using words of Greek derivation since my recent trip?)
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 21:31:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by djmsalem

    Arnold's Drive-in, Wellfleet.


    Arnold's is in fact located in Eastham, and the oysters are pretty good.
    The Bookstore IS in Wellfleet, you can see the beds from the upper deck, and would be my pick.
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 21:32:23 (permalink)
    Fried oysters are wonderful at Love's seafood west of Savannah Ga and there are two places that I have them in Daytona Beach (and as good as any I have ever had)and there are "Down the Hatch" and at "Inlet Harbor",,,,,,,,actually, both of these places are located at Ponce Inlet, which is at the southern tip of Daytona Beach.
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 21:44:37 (permalink)
    Panko crusted flash fried at my house.

    Flo has some good ones too.

    http://www.florestaurant.com/hot.htm
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 00:01:10 (permalink)
    Question,were either of these places next to the Light House? I remember a great seafood place that was next to the Light House. It has been years, It was big with the locals
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    Originally posted by Greymo

    Fried oysters are wonderful at Love's seafood west of Savannah Ga and there are two places that I have them in Daytona Beach (and as good as any I have ever had)and there are "Down the Hatch" and at "Inlet Harbor",,,,,,,,actually, both of these places are located at Ponce Inlet, which is at the southern tip of Daytona Beach.
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 09:15:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by rumaki

    It's been more than 10 years, but I very much enjoyed the fried chincoteague oysters I had at Crisfield restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    It's been way more than ten years since I've eaten at Crisfield, but I agree that the oysters were excellent. I also like the oysters at Awful Arthur's in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina and Dutch's Daughter in Frederick Maryland.
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 10:50:30 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Wabbit

    Question,were either of these places next to the Light House? I remember a great seafood place that was next to the Light House. It has been years, It was big with the locals.
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    Fried oysters are wonderful at Love's seafood west of Savannah Ga and there are two places that I have them in Daytona Beach (and as good as any I have ever had)and there are "Down the Hatch" and at "Inlet Harbor",,,,,,,,actually, both of these places are located at Ponce Inlet, which is at the southern tip of Daytona Beach.



    The place that you are referring to is called The Lighthouse Landing.
    http://www.lighthouselandingrestaurant.com/
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 11:08:01 (permalink)
    Fried oysters are among my favorite foods!!!

    My dad and I usually buy a sack or four during the season (we only live 30 or so miles from the Gulf coast) and what's left after eating them raw are usually fried. Dad likes his with a simple cornmeal coating, and I prefer seasoned flour.

    There are so many good oyster loaves/poboys in south Louisiana that it's hard to choose. Old Tyme Grocery in Lafayette, LA makes a great oyster poboy (thin crust, well seasoned) as does Chris' PoBoys, (thicker crust, less seasoned). Of course, Mother's and many other N. Orleans shops are also great.

    Makes me hungry just thinking of them...

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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:00:08 (permalink)
    Thanks Greymo, I looked at the web site, It is the same place, but it seems they are a bit more " Tourist Friendly". 20yrs ago it was a great dive, The food was good and cheap, The staff knew everyone. Time moves on..
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wabbit

    Question,were either of these places next to the Light House? I remember a great seafood place that was next to the Light House. It has been years, It was big with the locals.
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    Fried oysters are wonderful at Love's seafood west of Savannah Ga and there are two places that I have them in Daytona Beach (and as good as any I have ever had)and there are "Down the Hatch" and at "Inlet Harbor",,,,,,,,actually, both of these places are located at Ponce Inlet, which is at the southern tip of Daytona Beach.



    The place that you are referring to is called The Lighthouse Landing.
    http://www.lighthouselandingrestaurant.com/
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:16:16 (permalink)
    I watched Andrew Zimern today and he featured Winzell's in Mobile. He had raw oysters there and some fried ones. That is one of my favorite places. I totally enjoyed it last February with the Glee Club from Roadfood and our BBQ thing.

    http://www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com/

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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:29:32 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Wabbit

    Thanks Greymo, I looked at the web site, It is the same place, but it seems they are a bit more " Tourist Friendly". 20yrs ago it was a great dive, The food was good and cheap, The staff knew everyone. Time moves on...
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wabbit

    Question,were either of these places next to the Light House? I remember a great seafood place that was next to the Light House. It has been years, It was big with the locals.
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    Fried oysters are wonderful at Love's seafood west of Savannah Ga and there are two places that I have them in Daytona Beach (and as good as any I have ever had)and there are "Down the Hatch" and at "Inlet Harbor",,,,,,,,actually, both of these places are located at Ponce Inlet, which is at the southern tip of Daytona Beach.



    The place that you are referring to is called The Lighthouse Landing.
    http://www.lighthouselandingrestaurant.com/




    They have a much larger menu but it is the same old place with the same old locals..............most of the tourists head for Inlet Harbor with the large outdoor bar and the live music and dancing. Also, the food is really better there. We go to Lighthouse Landing for lunch and the kids sit at a table and feed the squirrels as they come down the limbs to beg. Their favorite food is French fries!
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:40:52 (permalink)
    As a child my Grandpa lived near there, we went often. I loved tossing French Fries to the crabs that would gather at the front of the boat.[:D
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wabbit

    Thanks Greymo, I looked at the web site, It is the same place, but it seems they are a bit more " Tourist Friendly". 20yrs ago it was a great dive, The food was good and cheap, The staff knew everyone. Time moves on...
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wabbit

    Question,were either of these places next to the Light House? I remember a great seafood place that was next to the Light House. It has been years, It was big with the locals.
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    Fried oysters are wonderful at Love's seafood west of Savannah Ga and there are two places that I have them in Daytona Beach (and as good as any I have ever had)and there are "Down the Hatch" and at "Inlet Harbor",,,,,,,,actually, both of these places are located at Ponce Inlet, which is at the southern tip of Daytona Beach.



    The place that you are referring to is called The Lighthouse Landing.
    http://www.lighthouselandingrestaurant.com/




    They have a much larger menu but it is the same old place with the same old locals..............most of the tourists head for Inlet Harbor with the large outdoor bar and the live music and dancing. Also, the food is really better there. We go to Lighthouse Landing for lunch and the kids sit at a table and feed the squirrels as they come down the limbs to beg. Their favorite food is frech fries!
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:50:58 (permalink)
    The Original Point at Innerarity Point, Florida near Pensacola has great fried oysters. So does the Gold Post Sandwich House in Hattiesburg, MS: available in a Po Boy or as part of a platter. They are huge!
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/20 18:01:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by mikeam

    The Sanitary Seafood Restaurant in Morehead City, NC.




    http://www.sanitaryfishmarket.com/
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/20 18:20:26 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by mikeam

    quote:
    Originally posted by mikeam

    The Sanitary Seafood Restaurant in Morehead City, NC.




    http://www.sanitaryfishmarket.com/


    THE SANITARY FISH MARKET!

    That tops "Legal Seafood" for the best name I've ever seen or heard for a seafood place!

    I pray their endeavors match their intent.

    I'll have six of those oysters, six 16 ct. shrimp prepared similarily, and three giant, bacon wrapped broiled scallops!
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/20 18:27:40 (permalink)
    Fried oysters are my favorite. I personally like them anyway, fried, roasted, raw and many other ways.

    Unfortunately fried oysters in east Tennessee are not available fresh anyway.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/20 20:51:18 (permalink)
    Whenever I'm in Raleigh NC I have to go to 42nd Street Oyster Bar for some of their fried oysters. One of my favorite things.

    http://www.42ndstoysterbar.com/menu.html
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    RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/21 10:02:04 (permalink)
    Oh my gosh, this is difficult. All in New Orleans, for sure. If I absolutely had to choose it would be galatoires, mandinas, drago's, in that order. It's all in the texture and seasoning of the corn meal, the temperature of the oil, and that they are piping hot. Heaven. Just heaven.
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