OYSTERS - Carmel/Monterey
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.
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 ¢ 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