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Apr 13, 2013 03:50 PM

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

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


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

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    1. re: jpc8015

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

      1. re: LotusRapper

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

        1. re: jpc8015

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


          1. re: FishTales

            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:


            1. re: FishTales

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

        2. re: jpc8015

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


        3. 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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          1. re: etoiledunord

            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. 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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            1. re: L.Nightshade

              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.)


              1. re: FishTales

                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!

                1. re: L.Nightshade

                  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.