Where are the best raw oysters in Baltimore?
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What would be the definitive place to go in Baltimore where the wife and I could gorge ourselves on raw oysters? We'll be driving through on the holiday weekend and would like to stop at great oyster bar and indulge in a few dozen on the half shell.
Any input would be appreciated.
Ryleigh's Oyster, no contest.I don't know of another place in town that carries such a wide variety -- 7 or 8 choices not just from the area but from the west coast as well. If you make it between 3-7 on a weekday, you can hit their $1 oyster happy hour. It's very close to 95 in Federal Hill.
Their other food is pretty darned good too, especially the oyster loaf sandwich served with homemade garlic chips. This was the best deal in town at $8, but I went this weekend and they'd raised the price to $10. It's still well worth it.
I live in the neighborhood, and this is consistently my favorite place.
Another option depending on when you're driving through is Faidley's Seafood in Lexington Market. The selection isn't as large as Ryleighs, but it's Baltimore to the core. You eat standing up at stomach high tables. Also try the fried haddock sandwich -- delicious.
Although I agree with Ryleigh's, if you are looking for price on a Saturday afternoon, you can't do better than Dudas in Fells Point. Right now they have huge Delaware Bay's for sale half price. Was there last week and had 2 dozen for 16 bucks! Good beer selection too...they also have other choices, such as bluepoints at full price...9.99 a half dozen I believe....