Diners seeking out-of-this-world oysters are thrilled by this laid-back Cajun joint where the prices are as satisfying as the huge, tasty oysters and ice-cold beer. A couple blocks from the beach, this heavenly hole-in-the-wall serves local Apalachicola oysters on the half shell as well as house specialties like pepper jack and bacon oysters. Customers also rave about the seafood muffaletta, homemade boudin and, for dessert, caramel pecan cake and blissful beignets.
Overlooking a gorgeous lagoon, Dusty's Oyster Bar is a friendly local dive boasting a lively bar atmosphere complete with $.75 beer. The plump, succulent oysters are shucked by a two-time national shucking champion, and whether you choose the flavorful baked oysters, zesty Mexican oysters or classic Oysters Rockefeller, you simply can't go wrong. Make sure to pair your fresh shellfish with Dusty's famous fried green tomatoes.
When it comes to local oyster bars, Hunt's has reigned supreme since 1966. This legendary dive boasts a colorful atmosphere, friendly shuckers and, of course, enormous fresh Apalachicola oysters. Snack on spicy fried gator while deciding amongst raw oysters, buttery steamed oysters and life-changing three cheese Cajun baked oysters. If you're seeking satisfaction without the shells, the sweet and smoky grouper sandwich and grilled crab cakes are guaranteed gifts for your taste buds.
Hailed by many shellfish enthusiasts as the best in the town, the oysters at Gene's are as fresh as they come. In addition to scrumptious seafood, this charming hole-in-the-wall and well-kept Florida secret since 1924, boasts an inviting atmosphere, expert shuckers and unbeatable prices. The sensational oysters, served raw or baked, are bursting with flavor, and the perfectly-fried shrimp and grouper are fan favorites, as well.