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Oysters on the half shell in Richmond

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Where do you get yours? I am having a serious craving. I actually spit one out into my napkin at Milepost 5 a few months ago. It was that bad. Can Can? Eh, they were OK - served lukewarm - I just don't like that.

I should mention I lived on the Gulf Coast for 5 years and am REALLY spoiled. But I don't think I am asking for much: fresh, plump, flavorful, briny and cold. Suggestions?

I did a search, but mainly came up with fried oysters (not that there's anything wrong with those).

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  1. I have NO idea if they're good but i'm pretty sure shackleford's has them. the shrimp there is usually quite good.

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    1. re: AMFM

      Thanks, AMFM. I saw your post yesterday and we went for lunch today (when I have a craving, I mean it!).

      They were pretty good. Next time, I might ask for them to be served on ice. Of course, the ideal way is to stand there and eat them as they are shucked - but that doesn't fly in all restaurants. ;-)

      I liked the space, and my crab melt was delicious - crabby, good bread, and real gruyere. Nice menu - several things I want to go back and try. Great selection of wines by the glass, too. Nice bar. We'll be back. Thanks again.

      1. re: VaPaula

        glad to hear! they're very nice there so i'm certain they'd comply if they could. but it is hit or miss. have definitely had some better meals there than others. the half price peel & eat shrimp on mondays and wednesdays are a good deal - especially if you live as close as i do!

        1. re: VaPaula

          Flemings has very good oysters on the half shell.

          1. re: Janet from Richmond

            Thanks, Janet. That's in my 'hood; we'll have to check it out. I wouldn't have thought of Flemings as an option.

            I should have mentioned in my original post that I WILL travel for good raw oysters.