Fried oysters.

Post
2008/11/03 15:21:47
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.
djmsalem
Hamburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 15:49:10
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.

David
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 15:49:52
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.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 16:13:27
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!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 16:19:07
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.
iqdiva
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 16:48:22
Hunt's Restaurant in Dothan , AL ...
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 18:12:30
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...
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 18:53:22
Winzell's in Mobile at the last Presidents day BBQ deal in Mobile. I had a dozen raw and a dozen fried.

Paul E. Smith
knoxville, TN
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 19:02:23

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.
brittneal
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 19:07:30
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!
britt
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 19:13:22
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.
HDtravlr1
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 19:14:02
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.
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 21:09:44
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?)
Top
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 21:31:05
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.
Top
Greymo
Filet Mignon
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 21:32:23
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.
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/03 21:44:37
Panko crusted flash fried at my house.

Flo has some good ones too.

http://www.florestaurant.com/hot.htm
Wabbit
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 00:01:10
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.
Grillnut
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 09:15:55
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.
Greymo
Filet Mignon
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 10:50:30
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/
cy_dugas
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 11:08:01
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...

cy
Wabbit
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:00:08
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/
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:16:16
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/

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Greymo
Filet Mignon
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:29:32
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!
Wabbit
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:40:52
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!
allyk
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/04 16:50:58
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!
mikeam
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/20 18:01:42
quote:
Originally posted by mikeam

The Sanitary Seafood Restaurant in Morehead City, NC.




http://www.sanitaryfishmarket.com/
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/20 18:20:26
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!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/20 18:27:40
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
Knoxville, TN
Jim Ross
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/20 20:51:18
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
azure
Hamburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/11/21 10:02:04
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.
Navy_Brat913
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2008/12/02 00:44:55
Original Oyster House in Spanish Fort, AL, about 5 miles from Mobile, First time I'd ever had fried oysters (or oysters of any kind) and although I've tried them at various places since, nothing compares to the deep, rich flavor of the fresh fried oysters there.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Fried oysters. 2009/02/10 09:16:31
Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/02/10 23:02:41
Each October for almost 40 years the Chincoteague, VA, Chamber of Commerce has their Oyster Festival at the Maddox Campground on the island.  For the price of a $30 ticket (gotta get them early, because they sell out quickly) you can have as many raw, steamed, single-fried, fritters etc. as you can eat.  My brother and I go almost every year.  An absolute must for oyster lovers.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/02/10 23:51:31
The fried oyster po-boy at the Olema farm house restaurant and bar in Olema (Pt. Reyes area of Marin, county) Northern California. Their oysters are from nearby Drakes Bay. Best I've had-anywhere!  Check out their menu.

www.olemafarmhouse.com
post edited by Twinwillow - 2009/02/11 00:04:38
BioTeacher
Junior Burger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/02/22 00:37:11
In the Little Rock, AR area the best Oysters I have found have been at Cheers in Maumelle

BioTeacher
BigEd3
Junior Burger
RE: Fried oysters. 2009/02/22 15:44:46
Doc's Seafood Shack, Orange Beach, Alabama
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Fried oysters. 2009/02/22 17:27:31
We love Gulf Oysters in almost any form. our Glee Club session last year in Mobile gave us the chance to sample those wonderful shellfish in many forms at several places in Alabama and Florida. Supurb eating at really cheap prices !!
  I'll single out Wintzells Oyster House for recognition...$4.95 for a dozen icy raw on the half-shell served with a 16 oz beer. A man could do well with $50 and the time to enjoy a meal like that !
PapaJoe8
Sirloin
RE: Fried oysters. 2009/02/22 17:43:39
Wow, Im in Al!!! Lets see.. that 4 beers and,  how many oysters? That Man v Food guy ate hmm, 180. I would try that. No beer though. Beer makes me eat less. Not that that is a bad thing. :~)
Joe
tigeraspen
Junior Burger
RE: Fried oysters. 2009/02/22 17:43:53
Fried Oysters are one of my favorites! Gulf Oysters west of Plant City, Fl. about 15 years ago. ...I have no idea of the name of the palce...it was a local seafood joint and the oysters were cheap!!!!!My brother finds the best road food by looking at parking lot when he travels, looking for the local pick up trucks....that's how I found this place.

Thanks for the lead in Morehead City.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Fried oysters. 2009/02/23 10:28:00
Just a few days ago we had the pleasure of lunch at Ellas in Calabash, NC.

As recommended by several knowledgeable roadfooders,  I ordered the platter of fried seafood. The platter consisted of about a dozen small fried shrimp, a small fried filet of flounder, and about a dozen fried oysters. The little shrimp were excellent - lightly battered and needing no sauce at all. The flounder was good with a bit of tartar sauce. The oysters were outstanding with just a squeeze of lemon. 

Actually, I prefer my oysters raw with a bit of mignonette sauce, but those fried oysters we had at Ellas taught me how good they can be in the right cook's hands.

I should add here that, as mentioned above by other posters, Wentzell's in Mobile, Al serves oysters right up there with the very best I've ever had - we pigged out on raw oysters there and had a sample from the plates of other roadfooders of fried, Bienville, and Rockefeller and they were all very good accompanied by generous amounts of cold draught beers. 

Cheers, John  
ladyzhenie
Junior Burger
RE: Fried oysters. 2009/03/12 09:27:43
hmm...i basically love seafoods..especially crabs and lobsters....



post edited by Tony Bad - 2009/03/12 09:44:20
Buckshot
Hamburger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/03/12 14:15:40
Best fried oysters - Acme Oyster House in New Orleans!

Bucksho t
ChrisOC
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2009/04/01 11:28:18
Twice a year the South Millville Gun Club in NJ has a ham and oyster dinner.  They buy the oysters in buckets and bread and fry them right there.  You can eat as much as you want.  The platters of hot, freshly fried oysters keep coming to your table.  They have sides but after attending 4 or five of these dinners, I couldn't tell you about the sides but the oysters are great.  Not too much breading and fried just right!
blue heaven
Cheeseburger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/04/01 12:22:30
P.G. Archibald's Restaurant in St. Simons Island in Georgia.  They have over 50 ways to do oysters!! 
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/04/01 17:21:34
The fried oysters in the fried oyster po' poy at New Orleans To Go in Springdale (Cincinnati) OHio are my favorite:

http://cincinnati.metromix.com/restaurants/cajun_creole/new-orleans-to-go-springdale/606168/content
AndreaB
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/04/03 06:32:32
There's a place in Lexington, KY, called "The Ketch" and they have excellent oysters.  I wish I lived near the ocean, but that's as good as it gets here and it's pretty darn good.  I like to make them at home with a nice cornmeal batter and spices.

Andrea
claracamille
Cheeseburger
RE: Fried oysters. 2009/04/05 17:14:27
My favorite are home fried- I can eat as many as I want.
 
My dad's uncles would fry dozens of oysters for Christmas Eve supper in the 1950's & 1960's in West Virginia.
 
I fry oysters using their recipe with a few tweaks, I don't have amounts, just ingredients:
 
Select oysters
flour
cayanne
hot sauce
eggs
saltine crumbs
oil
 
Place in 3 flat bowls:
Flour, pepper, & cayanne
slightly beaten eggs, dashes of hot sauce
saltine cracker crumbs
 
1/2 inch oil in frying pan, medium high.
 
Dredge oysters in flour,  then egg mixture, lastly  crumbs.  Fry oysters until golden brown on both sides.
Serve with homemade french fries, coldslaw, hushpuppies.
jfred1840
Junior Burger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/04/08 15:19:20

I live on the gulf coast, so I have had many great fried oysters.  My favorites are the one's  my grandmother or mom fried.
 
Now, the worst oysters I ever had:  Mo's, Cannon Beach, Oregon.   
 
Jamie
Killer Michael
Junior Burger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/05/26 15:16:38
I will put my Apalachicola fried oyster platter or Po-Boy up against any.  The oysters don't get any better than the local ones here.  Very lightly battered & fried or served in our Award winning Killer Seafood Simmerin' Sauce.  I get mine from Buddy Ward Seafood aka 13 Mile Brand.  Delivered fresh every day!

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Killer Michael
Junior Burger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/05/26 15:18:40
I should have mentioned the name of my restaurant.  It is Killer Seafood.  We are located in Mexico Beach, Fl.  www.killerseafood.net
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/05/27 06:38:31
I will couch for Michael's oysters.  I was there about a year and a half ago with the Roadfood group headed up with Cajun King.  The oysters were super and they were battered very good and tasty.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
douginvirginia
Cheeseburger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/05/27 06:56:24
Sundancer7

I will couch for Michael's oysters.  I was there about a year and a half ago with the Roadfood group headed up with Cajun King.  The oysters were super and they were battered very good and tasty.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Mr. Smith,
 
How can you, a moderator, endorse a post which is a blatant advertisement?
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/05/27 13:03:51
I dont agree that this is advertising-there are many roadfooders that are fans of this restaurant, and Michael has a personal rapport with all who enter his establishment. And even if it is, others have tooted their own horn on this site...
post edited by annpeeples - 2009/05/27 13:05:15
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/05/27 17:33:35
NYPIzzaNut

The fried oysters in the fried oyster po' poy at New Orleans To Go in Springdale (Cincinnati) OHio are my favorite:

http://cincinnati.metromix.com/restaurants/cajun_creole/new-orleans-to-go-springdale/606168/content

They come up fresh from the Gulf Coast regularly.

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/05/28 06:26:45
Doug, I can only report my personal experiences.  I was there with many Roadfooders a while back and I can assure you that all enjoyed their meal.  I believe it is of value to other readers to report such experiences.  I have since been back and found it equally as good as the first time.
 
I also believe Michael knows enough of us that he can report the good news that he was selected as one of the best. 
 
I understand your concern but if I were Michael, I would want to report that kind of news.  It is not often that one of our roadfood joints make that kind of list.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
jellybear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Fried oysters. 2009/05/28 08:26:30
Checked out their menu and for seafood like that you can't beat those prices! That Grouper looked outstanding!