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Eight Seattle Spots To Slurp Oysters NOW

Cold weather means prime slurping.

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Standbys like The Walrus and the Carpenter draw year-round lines for freshly-shucked oysters, but many agree that bivalves taste best in the colder months from October to April. March is a great oyster month, so—as we await the arrival of Columbia City's forthcoming raw bar, Sea Salt—here's an update of our oyster map, including the new and gorgeous, Bitter/Raw. —Megan Hill and Jen Chiu

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Anchovies & Olives

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From scallion mignonette to chili vinegar and chives, the oysters here are paired with flavors that both enhance the oyster and in some cases make them more approachable to the new oyster eater. Extra points for the All Clad dishes the oysters are served in, presentation gets an A+ for sure.

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Ballard Annex Oyster House

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With super high ceilings and a white tile floor, this spot just feels like a place to get oysters, and considering it’s kind of their thing (see name of restaurant), they really do it right. Perfect for those days when you miss brunch because you didn’t get up until 2pm and all you really want is a couple of raw oysters and a stiff Bloody Mary somewhere clean but not too bright.

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Bitter/Raw

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Coastal Kitchen

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Coastal Kitchen's brilliant addition of an oyster bar brings a selection of bivalves from Taylor Shellfish and Hama Hama to Capitol Hill's 15th Avenue. The oysters complement the bar's fresh seafood dishes, also sourced from local waters.

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Mistral Kitchen

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The beauty of this spot is its ability to provide a few different experiences for the same, totally awesome oyster happy hour. Looking for a more intimate encounter? Get your oysters in the lounge. Like to be part of the action? Dine at the kitchen counter bar. The snacks are a little small, but they pack a tasty punch, and at $1.50 an oyster it’s a pretty sweet deal.

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Taylor Shellfish Farms

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Consider it an educational experience. Go by yourself or bring a group, but either way ask lots of questions. These folks know their oysters and after spending a happy hour at Taylor Shellfish, you will too! And now with multiple locations, you can slurp in Pioneer Square, Lower Queen Anne, or Capitol Hill.

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

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Anchovies & Olives

From scallion mignonette to chili vinegar and chives, the oysters here are paired with flavors that both enhance the oyster and in some cases make them more approachable to the new oyster eater. Extra points for the All Clad dishes the oysters are served in, presentation gets an A+ for sure.

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Ballard Annex Oyster House

With super high ceilings and a white tile floor, this spot just feels like a place to get oysters, and considering it’s kind of their thing (see name of restaurant), they really do it right. Perfect for those days when you miss brunch because you didn’t get up until 2pm and all you really want is a couple of raw oysters and a stiff Bloody Mary somewhere clean but not too bright.

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Bitter/Raw

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Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen's brilliant addition of an oyster bar brings a selection of bivalves from Taylor Shellfish and Hama Hama to Capitol Hill's 15th Avenue. The oysters complement the bar's fresh seafood dishes, also sourced from local waters.

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Mistral Kitchen

The beauty of this spot is its ability to provide a few different experiences for the same, totally awesome oyster happy hour. Looking for a more intimate encounter? Get your oysters in the lounge. Like to be part of the action? Dine at the kitchen counter bar. The snacks are a little small, but they pack a tasty punch, and at $1.50 an oyster it’s a pretty sweet deal.

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Taylor Shellfish Farms

Consider it an educational experience. Go by yourself or bring a group, but either way ask lots of questions. These folks know their oysters and after spending a happy hour at Taylor Shellfish, you will too! And now with multiple locations, you can slurp in Pioneer Square, Lower Queen Anne, or Capitol Hill.

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

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Westward

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Westward

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