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  • thos Jul 29, 2009 06:44 AM
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I have a question for all you Cape experts. Are Impudent Oyster and Wicked Oyster (Wellfleet) owned by the same people and how do they compare. Thanks.

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  1. As far as I know, they are not owned by the same people. They're both good places to eat. You won't be disappointed with either one. Wicked serves breakfast, lunch and dinner while the Impudent Oyster opens at lunch time. My favorite at Impudent Oyster is the Portuguese Mussels.

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    1. re: skippy66

      Correct, Skippy! Not owned by the same people. I love both of these restaurants. I have been going ot the Impudent Oyster since the mid-70s. Great food, huge menu, warm herb bread. I love mussels, but don't care for the oens at IO. The menu was quite clear they were from PLeasant Bay, so I took my chances. I think half the floor of Pleasant Bay was in the mussels. And big grains of sand, Yuck. I blame myself! If they aren't rope grown, well, sand just comes with the territory. But these were molar busters. All that said, love the place. And Wicked Oyster is one of my absolute favorites. Try them both! And in case Skippy wasn't clear, the IO serves dinner too.

      1. re: ciclista

        I shall! Thanks very much.

      2. re: skippy66

        I second the Portuguese mussels at impudent oyster. I have been there once or twice each summer for 20 years and have never been disappointed by anything I ordered.

      3. OK, we DID try them both and I'm happy to report both were as good as you all said. We had lunch at Impudent Oyster between gallery hopping and it was memorable. We started with a sampling from the raw bar. Both the oysters and littlenecks had me wondeing if we should not have orederd champagne and just stuck the those. Very sweet, clean tasting - seafood at its best. But our sandwiches were equally good. I had "Fernando's Ciabatta". Thinly sliced rare roast beef, crisp bacon, fresh tomato and arugula on a big ciabatta roll with a black pepper laced Roquefort/Mascarpone spread. Wow! If anything, my companion's "Nantucket Scallop Roll" was even better. Sea scallops were lightly breaded and sauteed, placed in a small baguette with crumbled bacon and house made tartar sauce. This was topped with brie and broiled. Yum. Each was served w a side salad. I opted for red potato which had some grated hard cooked egg in it, my guest the pasta salad. Both quite tasty and around $12.

        The Wicked Oyster was just as good. Both the raw Wellfleets and baked oyster Rockefeller tarts were nice starters. I had scallops, my companion had halibut in lobster cream with littlenecks, fingerling potatoes and asparagus (a special - $25). The Chocolate Bombe prepared by the pastry chef was a nice finish.

        I would go back to either place in a flash. Prices were moderate, service fine. The one other place we liked a great deal was Winslow Tavern, also in Wellfleet.