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Oct 8, 2011 10:55 AM

OYSTERS - Carmel/Monterey

I have combed through years of posts on here and I still can't get a handle on where to get the best oysters in this area. Please help! TIA.


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  1. IMO you need to be San Francisco or Point Reyes to get the best of CA oysters. However, in Monterey, I would suggest Sandbar and Grill on the Municipal Pier for fried oysters. In Carmel, AW Shucks on Ocean and San Carlos are touted for good oysters on the half shell. I will be checking them out at the end of the month. If you plan to travel farther north, post on the SF board more suggestions.

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    1. re: Gail

      that's as far north as i am going to go on my road trip leaving monday. Thanks for your response.

      1. re: NYCnowLA

        Have fun and please report back if you do go to AW Shucks.

    2. Might consider Flaherty's in Carmel

      Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
      On 6th Avenue between Dolores San Carlos, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

      1. Abalonetti on fishermans wharf has amazing fresh fanny bay oysters from British Columbia! They have rocker fellas and BBQ oysters with fresh Roasted Garlic pesto compound butter topped with panko bread crumbs and baked in a wood burning oven! Delish;) they are celebrating 60 years on the wharf !! On Saturday and Sunday fresh oyster on half shell are only 99 ยข Can't beat that. ..P.s they specialize in fresh local Monterey Calamary!!!* Prepared over 10 diffrent ways!

        Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria
        57 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940