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smoknjoe44 Jul 12, 2012 10:23 AM

I'm looking for a good place to get oysters-preferably an open raw bar. I'm not looking for anything fancy. I'm used to oysters costing around $12-20 a dozen (from FL), but I understand that may not be completely possible (unless there is a special). Anyhow, I traveled to Philadelphia to the oyster house, and I will not go back there because I learned that I do not like that part of Philly and was not too happy with the restaurant (sorry if I hurt your feelings). I am willing to drive a little distance (up to about 45 minutes). I came across Ludwig's Inn and Oyster Bar in Glenmore, PA, which I may try next, unless someone can convince me otherwise. I am in Souderton, PA (Franconia Township). Thanks in advance.

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    cwdonald Jul 12, 2012 11:12 AM

    If you are willing to endure 611, VIlla Barrolo in Warminster has a decent raw bar.. Prices are a bit higher than you might be used to in FL, but that is the east coast. Buck an oyster is usually a happy hour special.

    http://www.villa-barolo.com/raw.html

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      givemecarbs Jul 13, 2012 11:35 AM

      do the oysters have to be raw sokn? R and S Keystone diner in your neck of the woods often has fried oysters and oyster stew.

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        smoknjoe44 Jul 18, 2012 01:19 PM

        Hi, and thanks for the replies. To givemecarbs, yes, I'd prefer them to be raw on the half shell. I'm not a big fan of fried oysters.

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          burbgirl Jul 19, 2012 09:16 AM

          Joseph Ambler Inn in Montgomeryville has raw oysters every Thursday night during their Seafood Night.

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          Unkle Al Jul 19, 2012 10:29 AM

          Villa Barola is pretty good. However, if you want the best and highest quality oysters you should go to Hellers Seafood market in Warrington at 611 and Bristol Road. This is not a restaurant, it is a full fledged seafood market with the very finest fish and shellfish.

          They will put beautiful oysters on a tray with ice and you can enjoy them at home. You will not find oysters this good in any restaurants in the area. They are beauties!!

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            cwdonald Jul 19, 2012 11:17 AM

            Good call Unkle Al. Hellers is right across the street from Villa Barola. Do you know if they will shuck the oysters for you, or do they leave that for your enjoyment.

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              Unkle Al Jul 19, 2012 11:40 AM

              They will shuck and lay them open in ice just like you at le Bernadin. You may need to bring your own tray.

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            food2u Jul 24, 2012 11:39 AM

            Try this place: http://www.obrhotel.com/ordereze/defa...
            Fun and reasonable.

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              cwdonald Jul 24, 2012 12:06 PM

              Thanks for the link. I was not aware of this place. Do they have a raw bar or serve shellfish?

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                food2u Jul 24, 2012 12:55 PM

                Not sure. Just saw their HH special on Thursdays. Been meaning to try it.

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              smoknjoe44 Jul 24, 2012 04:03 PM

              Hey, thank you all for the advice. I went to the Ludwig's Inn and Oyster Bar in Glenmore, PA last week for their happy hour special of $1 oysters. They were amazing, and had about 6 or 7 oysters to choose from on the $1 menu and about the same on the $2 menu. Both the wife and I got a dozen and each got a bowl of soup. The lobster bisque was great! We then split a prime rib sandwich which was also good. All in all, we spent $50 which was not too shabby considering all the food we received. The service was also great. I would go back even though it is a little ways drive for me.

              I will try some of the other places mentioned on here and let you all know how it goes.

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