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OYSTERS--OYSTERS

i LOVE FRIED OYSTERS. i LOVE RAW OYSTERS (BUT DON'T EAT THEM ANY MORE).

BUT, WHY DON'T MORE RESTAURANTS SERVED BAKED OYSTERS--I.E., SUCH AS THE GRILLED OYSTERS AND ROCKFELLER ONES AT THE OREGON GRILL. (IN FACT, THEY OFFERED A BAKED OYSTER WITH CRABMEAT THAT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. IT DOESN'T APPEAR ON THEIR CURRENT MENU).

ABOUT A MONTH AGO THE ELKRIDGE FURNACE INN OFFERED OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER--EXCELLENT APPETIZER.

THE PRIME RIB HAS OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER AND OYSTERS MERRIT. BOTH WONDERFUL SELECTIONS.

IS THERE A REASON THAT I'M NOT AWARE OF WHEREIN RESTAURANTS VERY INFREQUENTLY SERVE OYSTERS THAT ARE BAKED OR ROASTED INSTEAD OF BREADED AND FRIED? IS THIS JUST SOMETHING I HAVE A YEN FOR? FoiGras

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  1. It must simply be the area you're located in or the restaurants you frequent. Places around here frequently serve baked oyster dishes.

    Plus, a number of restaurants do baked oyster dishes as specials. So they won't be offering them all the time.

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    1. re: Bacardi1

      Any specifics? Any recent sightings? recommendations?

      1. re: Bacardi1

        Bacardi1--where are you and where are you dining on baked oyster dishes. I'm ready to chow down--FoiGras

      2. Guess what I am gonna say, (cap locks please) MAMAS ON THE HALF SHELL HAS AN ARRAY OF BAKED OYSTERS, CHECK IT OUT

        http://www.mamasmd.com/MamasSite/inde...

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        1. re: hon

          Hon--thanks--yes, I do somehow now recall that Mamma's has several baked oyster offerings. I'm on my way.
          If you want to hear my story, about 3 years ago on a hot Friday night my hubby and headed down to Canton to eat at Mamma's. We were engrossed in a conversation--there was a crowd of people on the street. We thought we were headed into Mama's on the Half Shell, but went to the other restaurant (next door) --can't recall the name. I was wondering while ordering why there weren't oysters on the menu. The group of people on the street guided us to the mexican-oriented restaurant instead of Mama's. But, we enjoyed a dinner out and really look forward to going to Mama's on the Half Shell--we rely on hon to guide us, and know that my desire for oysters that are baked or grilled--wow, need to get there asap. FoiGras

        2. I agree with you and I am always wondering about the lack of oyster dishes in our area. I am reminded about the terrific oyster stew I had at Mendocino Grill (now closed) in Georgetown. One of the best things I've ever put in my mouth, yet I never saw it on the menu again despite numerous visits.

          1. In DC, Pearl Dive does great ones. I loved the ones we ordered (#2 and #4).

            Oyster Plates $9

            Cornmeal Crusted Chesapeake Oysters
            Andouille Sausage- Sweet Potato Hash

            Tchoupitoulas
            Oyster Confit, Blue Crab, Tasso, Roasted Corn

            Angels on Horseback
            Grilled-Bacon Wrapped Oysters, Vin Blanc, Vinegar Reduction

            Wood Grilled East Coast Oysters
            Garlic, Red Chile Butter, Gremolata

            Rockefeller
            Broiled Oysters, Spinach, Bacon, Aioli