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glhintz Jul 1, 2013 08:13 PM

I am coming from out of town to visit my parents in Fairfax and would like to know a good place to procure raw oysters to shuck at home. I assume Whole Foods and Wegmans will have some, but I was hoping to find a seafood shop/market that might have a selection (2-3 types) of oysters to choose from. Thanks!

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    flavrmeistr Jul 2, 2013 08:50 AM

    It's July. Therefore, it's unlikely you'll find any local oysters. Better stick with crabs and shrimp.

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    1. re: flavrmeistr
      jmerchlinsky Jul 8, 2013 06:48 AM

      Wild oysters are spawning, so they wouldn't be good in the summer, but triploid aquaculture oysters don't spawn and are tasty year round.

      1. re: jmerchlinsky
        flavrmeistr Jul 8, 2013 04:26 PM

        You can have my share of oidsters.

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      Worldwide Diner Jul 2, 2013 10:52 AM

      Try Blacksalt market.

      1. Dennis S Jul 3, 2013 03:40 AM

        American Seafood in Arlington might be another option.

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          jmiggler Jul 3, 2013 12:38 PM

          There are a couple fresh seafood places in DC, but you are going to have a hard time doing better than that in Fairfax.

          American Seafood Corp in Alexandria occasionally has fresh oysters of multiple varieties, but the quality can vary.

          1. monkeyrotica Jul 6, 2013 05:32 PM

            Maine Avenue Fish Market has good deals on Bluepoints. The market at Florida Avenue has some of the local Virginia varieties, albeit priced accordingly.

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