When it comes to raw oysters, plucked fresh from cold, nutrient-rich local waters and shining with the subtle merroir of their salty origins, Seattle is a dream. The Puget Sound and the nearby Hood Canal, are home to some of the nation’s premier oyster farms, leading in sustainability and flavor. In the Pacific Northwest, there's no need to douse superbly formed varieties of Kumamotos, Virginicas, Pacifics, and native Olympias with heaps of cocktail sauce, though local chefs often create delicate mignonettes that perfectly complement the oysters' pure, clean taste. Here are some of the best spots for eating fantastic bivalves throughout the city, including some to-go options for those who want to shuck some at home.
Know of a spot that should be on our radar? Send us a tip by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. As usual, this list is not ranked; it’s organized geographically.
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