Special Report

Best Oyster Bar in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Capitol Oyster Bar via Facebook

Alabama: Capitol Oyster Bar
>Montgomery

Overlooking the Alabama River and downtown Montgomery, the Capitol Oyster Bar features a lineup of live music to accompany its menu of seafood and other delicacies. Not into oysters? Dig into Southern favorites like catfish and yes, even frog legs.

Source: Courtesy of The Cookery via Facebook

Alaska: The Cookery & Oyster Bar
>Seward

Chef Kevin Lane opened The Cookery in 2015 and has built his menu around the bounty the state offers. The restaurant is stocked with homeground Alaska oysters daily as well as meats and produce sourced from the Kenai Peninsula. You can wash down your meal with wines from around the world, too.

Source: Courtesy of Nick P. via Yelp

Arizona: Casey Moore’s Oyster House
>Tempe

Casey Moore’s Oyster House is really an Irish pub that serves up fresh oysters and seafood. Located in Old Town Tempe, the pub stocks a wide assortment of draught beers, bottled beer, whiskey, and spirits. On the menu are different preparations of oysters, including oysters Rockefeller, raw oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, and oysters bathed in pepper vodka and cocktail sauce.

Source: Courtesy of The Oyster Bar via Facebook

Arkansas: The Oyster Bar
>Little Rock

Want your oysters with a little Cajun flair? Try the Oyster Bar in Little Rock, Arkansas. Housed in what was once a grocery store, the restaurant serves up not only oysters, but crab, fried catfish, and the Southern staple – the oyster po’boy.

California: Swan Oyster Depot
>San Francisco

Swan Oyster Depot has been a San Francisco institution since 1912. It has only 18 seats, so wait times are long. The late chef and traveler Anthony Bourdain visited the place, raising its profile and popularity. Fresh oysters are served on ice with a sprinkling of mignonette sauce, hot chili sauce, cocktail, and horseradish.

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