East Coast/West Coast Oysters
Are there any restaurants in the Jacksonville area that sell something other than gulf oysters? I know that chains like Morton's and Ruth Chris will mostly likely have some east coast oysters, but I would rather enjoy them at a locally-owned establishment. Any suggestions?
interesting topic - where DO restaurants get their seafood from? and just how fresh can it actually be??!
i know that they have oyster farming operations off the atlantic coast further north.
myself, i stay away from seafood unless i'm on one of our coasts.
oyster beds are around in the marshes of the intercoastal, but are there really any commercial oyster fisherman in central / south FL ? i dunno.....
at least we have fisherfolk and shrimpers galore.
Fifty miles south of Jacksonville in Crescent Beach there is "South Beach Grill." They serve local "east coast" oysters amonst other excellent seafood. Definately stop in if you are in the area. Located right on the beach, half the dining is open air. You will have to wear a shirt and shoes after 5pm though.
Here is their website. www.southbeachgrill.net