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Apr 13, 2014 02:55 PM

Baltimore: Dylan's Oyster Cellar

Anyone been to Dylan's Oyster? What was your experience?

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  1. Stopped by yesterday around 4:30p. While basement level, the space is bright and inviting with off white walls and a minimal but pleasant decor including candles on each table. The service was extremely attentive and helpful. The drink menu looked interesting but when I deferred to something non alcoholic they offered to mix me up something fancy. The lemon/ginger club soda mix went perfectly with the oysters! We sampled all of the oysters and every one of them was fresh, flavorful, and described perfectly on the menu. Loved it and plan on visiting again soon. I think this would be a great place to bring out of town guests for a unique dining/drinking experience.

    1. This is a secret oyster heaven which is quickly becoming a hip spot in Baltimore. The oysters are as good as they get, and every one is perfectly shucked and treated with respect by Dylan, the shucker and oyster expert. Good beer selection, oyster-friendly wines and highest class mixed drinks--if they are available, try the house-cured sardines as they are a taste sensation you won't find this side of Portugal! The staff are friendly and clearly care about their products. We recently went and had two dozen oysters, and Dylan made up an East/West comparison, gave us a little info on each oyster (where it came from, level of salinity, taste notes) which added to our enjoyment. The mignonette sauce is super, and there is often freshly grated (just now!) horse radish. The Queen of England can't eat better than this!