Oyster List



Atlantic Coast

Eastern Mid-Atlantic Region Heavy shell


Barnstable Maine – Barnstable Harbor Ivory Shells; Plump Meat
(Maine) Belon Maine Briny
Damariscotta Maine – Damariscotta River Estuary Salty; Meaty
Flying Point Maine Sweet and Salty Finish
Island Creek Maine Plump; Briny
Nautilus Island Maine – Bagaduce River Medium Salinity; Clean Finish
North Haven Maine – North Haven Island Round Shells; Salinity Dependent on Season
Pemaquid Maine – Dodge Cove Thick Shells; Firm; Briny
Snow Cove Maine – Brooksville Small; Mild
Wawenauk Maine – Muscongus Bay Aquaculture Farm Salty; Mildly Metallic; Sweet
Weskeag Maine Clean Finish
Wiley Point Maine – Damariscotta River Estuary Briny; Watermelon Finish
Winter Point Maine – Northern Coast Medium Salinity; Sweet Finish


Blackfish Creek Massachusetts  
Blue Yonder Massachusetts – Duxbury Bay Clean Finish
Chesapeake Bay Massachusetts – Martha’s Vineyard Clean Finish, Firm Texture
Cuttyhunk Massachusetts – Buzzards Bay  
Duxbury Bay Massachusetts – South Shore Deep Cups, White Shells; Clean Finish
Falmouth Massachusetts – Buzzards Bay  
Honeysuckle Massachusetts – Katama Bay Briny; Clean Finish
Horseshoe Shoals Massachusetts – Cape Cod  
Island Creek Massachusetts – Duxbury Harbor High Salinity; Plump
Katama Bay Massachusetts – Martha’s Vineyard Deep cups; Sweet; Clean Finish
Marionport Massachusetts – Buzzards Bay  
Marth’s Vineyard Massachusetts Deep Cups; Sweet Finish
Mashpee Indian Massachusetts – Mashpee  
Mayflower Massachusetts – Cape Cod Plump; Clean Finish
Moon Shoal Massachusetts – Cape Cod Briny
Nasketucket Massachusetts – New Bedford Salty;
Nauset Marsh Massachusetts – Town Cove  
Nobsquassitt Massachusetts – Cape Cod Bay  
Pleasant Bay Massachusetts – Ocean Side Cape  
Onset Massachusetts – Buzzards Bay Plump; Heavy Liquor; Seaweed Finish
Oysterville Massachusetts – Cape Cod Large; Super Deep Cups
Plum Island Massachusetts – Ipswich Green Shells; Plump; Seaweed Finish
Riptide Massachusetts – Westport Estuary Sweet; Briny
Tomahawk Massachusetts – Martha’s Vineyard  
Washburn Island Massachusetts – Waquoit Bay Sweet; Clean Finish
Wellfleet Massachusetts – Wellfleet Harbor Sweet; Pleasing Mineral Flavor
Westport Massachusetts Briny
Wianno Massachusetts – South Shore Cape Cod Sweet; Briny

Rhode Island

Dutch Island Rhode Island – Narragansett Bay Briny; Creamy/Clean Finish
East Beach Rhode Island – Charlestown Salt Pond High Salinity; Firm Meat
Kickemuit Rhode Island – Narragansett Bay Wild Caught; Clean Flavor
Matunuck Rhode Island – Potters Pond Sweet; Briny
Moonstone Rhode Island – Point Judith Briny
Newport Cup Rhode Island – Narragansett Bay Salty
Ninigret Cups Rhode Island – Ninigret Salt Pond Nutty; Briny Finish
Potter Moon Rhode Island – Potters Pond Briny; Plump; Sweet Finish
Prudence Point Rhode Island Sweet
Quonset Point Rhode Island Deep cups; Salty
Rhode Island Wilds Wild Caught – Narragansett Bay Mild Finish
Rome Point Rhode Island – Narragansett Bay Ocean Flavors; Mild
Umami Rhode Island – Narragansett Bay  
Watch Hill Rhode Island Sweet
Wild Goose Rhode Island – Narragansett Bay Well Balanced Flavors; Clean Finish


Mystic Connecticut – Noank Firm; Briny; Sweet Liquor
Whale Rock Connecticut – Mystic River  

New York

Blue Point New York Large; Salty; Meaty
Naked Cowboy New York – Long Island Sound Plump; Salty
Pine Island New York – Long Island’s North Shore Sweet; Salty
Tomahawk New York – Shinnecock Bay High Salinity; Fresh Taste; Sweet Finish

New Jersey / Deleware



Cape Shore Deleware – Cape Shore Briny; Sweet
Delaware Bay Bordered Between New Jersey and Delaware Heavy Shells; Firm and Meaty
Inner Bay Deleware – Inner Bay Mild; Plump

Maryland / Chesapeake Bay

Broadwaters Chesapeake Bay Deep Cups; Briny
Chesapeake Gold Maryland – Chesapeake Bay Ocean Flavor; Sweet Finish
Forbidden Chesapeake Bay / York River Salty; Butter Finish; Sweet; Plump
Holy Grail Chesapeake Bay Briny; Sweet Finish
Hollywood Maryland – St. Mary’s County Plump; Cucumber Finish
Hoopers Island Maryland – Chesapeake Bay Ocean Flavor; Sweet Finish
Rappahannock River Chesapeake Bay Plump; Clean Finish
Saltworks Seaside Chesapeake Bay – Nassawadox Creek Large; High Salinity
Stingray Chesapeake Bay Sweet; Crisp; Briny


Chincoteague Virginia – Chincoteaque Island Briny
Chunu Inside the Barrier Islands Easy to Shuck; High Salinity; Sweet
Little Bitches Named for Henlopen City Oyster House Barkeep Cocktails; Full Flavor
Milford Haven Virginia Salty
Misty Point Virginia – Pope’s Bay Cocktails; Grassy Finish
Old 1871 Virginia – Barrier Islands Deep Cups; Grassy Finish; Briny
Old Salts Virginia – Chincoteague Briny; Sweet Finish
Paramour Virginia Coast Fruity
Rappahannock Virginia – Wake Full Body Flavor; Clean Finish
Shooting Point Salts Virginia – North End of Hog Island Ocean Finish; Briny; Sweet
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