Whether you like ‘em all fancied up (Oysters Rockefeller), fresh shucked and ready to slurp, or down-home and deep-fried (po’boys, anyone?), we’ve got plenty of delicious oyster-based eats around town.
Here’s where to get your oyster fix in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches:
What could make happy hour even happier? Oysters. Slurp down raw or steamed oysters at The Golden Lion’s Oyster Happy Hour, available daily from 3-6 p.m. Can’t make happy hour? You can still enjoy this salty staple by the dozen or half-dozen throughout the day.
If you love oysters, you’re in good company. A platter of fresh shucked, chilled oysters is a favorite at Flagler Fish Company. Served on ice with accoutrements like cocktail sauce, lemon, and horseradish, these oysters are the perfect mix of sweet and briny.
Oy-hoy, there! Oyster aficionados will want to drop anchor at this casual eatery in Flagler Beach. The Anchor offers three different appetizers featuring the delicacy. The baked option, Oysters Rockefeller, includes fresh spinach and a delicious parmesan cream sauce. Lightly breaded, the deep-fried oysters are a crispy Southern staple. And for those who like ‘em straight, raw oysters on the half shell are also on the menu. Whatever you order, be sure to pair it with a crisp martini or fruity cocktail from the drink menu.
These oysters come with a kick. Plump, fresh oysters are topped with a wasabi horseradish honey butter crust, then baked, and drizzled with a teriyaki and soy mustard glaze—the result is a bite so mouthwatering that you might not want to share. Order two and keep everyone at the table happy.
It might not be in the name, but Crab Shack 386 in Bunnell can still deliver a great oyster feast. Choose between 12 perfectly steamed oysters on the half shell or get ‘em fried and served with a side like fries, okra, or coleslaw. We, however, prefer to build a “boil bag,” with a ½ pound of oysters, corn, a potato, and a choice of a second seafood item.
We swoon with every bite of the Fried Oyster Salad at Atlantic Grille. Crispy fried oysters are served on a bed of fresh Arcadian greens and topped with a jalapeno corn salsa and zippy lemon vinaigrette. It’s refreshingly light but also satisfying. Not a fried fan? Oysters on the half shell are also available.
This Bunnell joint doesn’t look like much—just a walk-up window and some picnic tables for covered seating. The menu, like the restaurant, is no-frills. Juicy burgers and hot dogs, salty fries, and fried dinners are spelled out on the overhead letter board. But we’re here for the sandwich. The restaurant’s oyster sammie is slathered with tartar sauce and then piled high with the deep-fried delicacies, a slice of red tomato, onions, and lettuce. Enjoy this savory masterpiece with glass of cold sweet tea.