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Dec 22, 2006 02:49 PM

Anyone come across good raw oysters in Charm City this week?

We have a hankering. I'd prefer to skip anything chain, like M&S and Legal. I see Chameleon has them fried, but not raw. Friday is going to be the usual happy hour meat market at Cross street, but we'll go anyway if there are no other options. Just wondering if anyone came across a special on a menu someplace in the last couple of days.

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  1. I had some raw and "angels on horseback" at Mama's on a Half Shell last week. They were good. Don't know if that is what you are looking for.

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    1. re: KAZ

      If anyone else is a dolt as I am, "Angels on Horseback are oysters wrapped in bacon strips and broiled." (from wikipedia)



    2. Had some raw at Mamas on Sunday, excellent, good and salty.
      They have a happy hour special, 6 oysters for 6 bucks.

      1. Glad to hear about happy hour at Mama's. On the other end of the price spectrum Oregon Grille always has fresh oysters, quite good, but maybe not the best. They serve them eaw and grilled--excellent mopping sauce. Also fried, but like Plieades, I remember what Mencken said about the best way to cook an oyster--"Don't."

        1. We had some great oysters at Gertrude's a few weeks ago.

          1. Just had a dozen raw at Faidleys Lexington Mkt.They were tasty
            and it wasn't cowded

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            1. re: Hue

              Faidley's is excellent, and there is a guy in the part of the Market on the west side of Paca street who charges considerably less and has decent oysters on the half shell.