If you've ever sailed or traveled to 'The Cape' (Cape Cod), Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket or Block Island, then you've probably eaten some pretty delicious oysters. From Chatham's Impudent Oyster to Wellfleet's Shellfish Co. to Harwich Port's 'The Port' to Hyannis Port's Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar, or Spanky's Clam Shack & Seaside Saloon, or perhaps you fancy a little revelry with your shellfish and have visited Trader Ed's for some clams on the half, with a cold brew - there are so many island atmospheres and flavors in the New England region to satisfy your itch for oysters or clams on the half shell with minced onion vinaigrette or the traditional horseradish cocktail sauce, Tabasco & lemon. Whether you prefer large or small, briny, buttery or metallic, there is something for everyone in these North Atlantic seaside ports.
Today's featured oyster atmosphere, however, goes to a farm on Cuttyhunk Island, and the oysters are delicious!
Cuttyhunk Oysters start with 1 inch seeds purchased from Fishers Island and are grown in a remote area of Buzzards Bay where the Elizabeth Islands meet Martha's Vineyard Sound. These beauties come from a small family operation and are grown using traditional Japanese lantern nets suspended in the water column.
Availability: Limited Availability from July through February
Size: 3.25 inches
Appearance: Deep cup, round tan shells
Flavor: Gentle brine with a bouncy chew and sweet butter finish
If sailing to Cuttyhunk, don't miss the Harbor Raw Bar, or Lobsters On The Lawn.
Call on VHF Ch. 72 in Cuttyhunk Pond, or stop at the Raw Bar shack at the Fish Dock to place your order!
What could be better than a fresh Cuttyhunk Raw Bar, served right at your boat!
Their floating Raw Bar provides fresh Cuttyhunk Oysters® and Clams, along with crab spread and hot clam chowder to boaters throughout the summer season.
During the summer season, you may also enjoy a fresh lobster seafood dinner while looking over Cuttyhunk Pond. These dinners are $45 per person and available most Mondays & Thursdays. Private bookings are also available.
Happy Sailing (& shucking)!
Capt. Pete & The CYC Team!