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Baltimore Oyster Bars

stellawine Feb 19, 2008 04:05 PM

On Thursday, my brother and I are Oyster Bar-hopping our way 'round Balto. We're planning to hit (in an as-yet-to-be-determined order) : Ryleigh's & Nick's (in Cross St. Mkt) in Ferrol Hill, Waterfront Hotel in FP, & Mama's on the Half Shell in Canton. Am I missing any obvious (or less so) Oyster Bar choices ? The wider the variety of bivalve choices, the more I'm apt to squeeze in another. Thanx, 'hounds !

  1. aussiewonder Feb 19, 2008 04:17 PM

    I have a fondness for the Happy Hour Oyster shooters @ McnSchmacks, if you're heading past Pier 5 at that time, deviate and add a little shooter to the list. Their $1.95 and the last time I had them, they were nice and plump w/ a good kick of VodkaBloody Mary in the mix.
    Is the Whistling Oyster still open in Fells Point? I've not eaten there but the name would seem...

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    1. re: aussiewonder
      Hal Laurent Feb 19, 2008 04:22 PM

      Unless the Whistling Oyster has finally been yuppified (it has been for sale for awhile), the name is misleading. It's traditionally been about drinking, not eating.

    2. h
      hon Feb 19, 2008 05:05 PM

      Federal Hill, not Ferrol Hill

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      1. re: hon
        poached Feb 19, 2008 05:06 PM

        I had wonderful local oysters at Woodberry Kitchen recently!

        1. re: hon
          aussiewonder Feb 20, 2008 05:53 AM

          LoL...I'm pretty sure he meant 'Ferrel Hill', as in 'Fools Point' - gentrifying the neighbourhoods doesn't just attract good food... :)

        2. crosby_p Feb 20, 2008 03:10 AM


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