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Oyster farms with picnic area

janey Aug 15, 2013 07:42 AM

Are there any oyster farms in the Seattle area that have picnic areas with BBQs similar to Tomales Bay Oyster Company north of San Francisco?

I'll be visiting that area later this year and would like to visit some oyster farms and BBQ up some oysters.

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    NVJims Aug 24, 2013 03:40 PM

    There are several oyster farms in the Willapa Bay area and they all have public parks within a short distance from their stores. East Point Seafoods in South Bend has a park across the street. Nisbit Oyster Company is just a short drive to the park at Bay Center. On the other side, Oysterville Sea Farms is just a short drive north of the Port of Peninsula where there is a small picnic area just north of the boat launch. Jolly Roger Oysters is based there but they do not have retail sales.

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      christy319 Aug 19, 2013 01:59 PM

      Buck Bay Shellfish on Orcas Island has a small area. I've never eaten there but always buy shellfish, fish and produce there when I'm on Orcas, and I love the place. But Orcas involves a ferry ride.

      1. coney with everything Aug 16, 2013 04:25 AM

        not really Seattle, but about an hour and a half north on Chuckanut Drive is Taylor Shellfish farms with a picnic area

        Chuckanut is worth the drive from Seattle. Spectacular scenery!

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        1. re: coney with everything
          firecracker Aug 16, 2013 07:15 PM

          +1 on Taylor!

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            LotusRapper Aug 17, 2013 09:22 PM

            And a few mins drive north from Taylor is Larrabee State Park, where picnicking is available:

            (go down to 'Picnic and Day-use Facilities'):

            1. re: LotusRapper
              Georgia Strait Aug 31, 2013 09:47 AM

              yes, absolutely agree with LR on Larabee ---- and there is also Bayview State Park to the south end of Chuckanut Dr


              ps - how do you bbq oysters? is it just to open them up or do you season / sauce them?

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