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Raw oysters in Anacortes, Port Townsend, or Port Angeles?

FishTales Apr 13, 2013 03:50 PM

We've been there before but can't recall any places with oysters on the half shell. Are there any?


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    jpc8015 RE: FishTales Apr 13, 2013 04:50 PM

    Anacortes is quite a ways from Port Angeles and Port Townsend.

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      LotusRapper RE: jpc8015 Apr 14, 2013 11:08 PM

      2.5 hrs from Anacortes to P. Angeles, which includes the ferry ride from Coupeville. Not that far, really.

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        jpc8015 RE: LotusRapper Apr 15, 2013 07:16 PM

        Too far to go just for oysters considering you would pass a dozen places with them between the two.

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          FishTales RE: jpc8015 Apr 16, 2013 07:16 AM

          We will indeed be driving from Anacortes down to Coupevile & taking the ferry across. Where en-route could we find oysters? Thanks.


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            LotusRapper RE: FishTales Apr 16, 2013 07:44 AM

            Completely not offering raw oysters, but Sweet D's Shrimp Shack just off of SR20 before Deception Pass en-route towards Whidbey has lots of great fried everything:


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              coney with everything RE: FishTales Apr 17, 2013 04:35 AM

              Don't know about their oysters, but Toby's in Coupeville is good for mussels.

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          FishTales RE: jpc8015 Apr 17, 2013 08:24 AM

          Both of those suggestions are now on the itinerary. This is getting better & better, thanks much.


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          etoiledunord RE: FishTales Apr 14, 2013 08:14 AM

          I expect you can get oysters at Fins, Silverwater Cafe or Ichikawa and maybe Doc's Marina in Port Townsend, but haven't had any lately.

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            FishTales RE: etoiledunord Apr 14, 2013 02:16 PM

            Thanks, we've been to 2 of those but not in season. We'll check their online menus before we leave, or call once we're in town.


          2. L.Nightshade RE: FishTales Apr 22, 2013 06:27 PM

            How are you approaching Anacortes?
            Skagit's Own Fish Market on route 20, off highway 5 on the approach to Anacortes has Taylor oysters (Kumamoto, Shigoku, etc.). You can buy a dozen to take, or just sit and have a few on the half shell.
            (Off topic, but the lobster roll there makes a nice lunch too.)

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              FishTales RE: L.Nightshade Apr 23, 2013 12:57 PM

              This place looks really good, thank you. (If we do order lobster rolls it'll be a first for the west coast. I always associate those with the coast of Maine.)


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                L.Nightshade RE: FishTales Apr 23, 2013 03:19 PM

                I thought lobster rolls were only available on the east coast, so I was surprised to find them here. Full disclosure, I don't have any experience with which to compare them. I will vouch for the oysters, however.

                Have a wonderful time and let us know what you find!

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                  FishTales RE: L.Nightshade Apr 23, 2013 04:44 PM

                  Well, we've had lobster rolls in the desert southwest (but only because we made them ourselves...).

                  As far as comparing to east coast lobster rolls: if you liked the one at Skagit's Own Fish Market then it was fine. The lobster rolls in Maine were all over the map: some with too much mayo (not good), some with mayo on the side so we could add our own, & some mixed just-right coming out of the kitchen.


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