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Oysters

Reading this forum I can tell that there are a number of good restaurants to choose from in Chincoteague. Can anyone recommend a good place for oysters? Maybe a raw bar on the waterfront? Fresh, local oysters would be ideal!

Thanks!

Scott

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Washington DC
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Thanks--kind of a shame, given the location and availability!

Fried oysters can be great if done right but nothing beats raw...I'll call Wrights.

thanks again!

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You can get raw oysters at the deck bar of the Chincoteague Inn. It's a great bar - not someplace I'd go for dinner necessarily, but it's where locals gather for drinks and steamed shrimp or oysters. It's on the bay and you can tie up your boat if you come by water. They usually have music on weekend nights/evenings - I'd suggest you watch for Ron Cole. Nothing beats shrimps and beer listening to Ron and maybe singing along!

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We've gotten raw oysters at AJ's and also at Don's, I think. The best is to get them at one of the seafood shops (Ricky Howard's, Gary Howard's, etc.) and take them back to where you are staying to enjoy. With a drop of lemon juice, hot sauce, whatever you like - yum! We got ours (already shucked) at Ricky's, so delicious!

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RacingMoon, Tina, and Zoey, great tips, thanks. Deck bar of the Chincoteague Inn sounds wonderful, as does the Ricky's idea (where is that?). Maybe both? It is kind of a second honeymoon :)

What kind of music does Ron Cole do? I'll google him.

I'm writing these ideas down and we will try to pack as much in as possible in our one day and night (this weekend--I'm psyched!).

As long as we're talking seafood--how are the crabs this season? Can you recommend a good crab house? We could get some drinks and oysters as appetizers then attack some crabs...mmmmmmmmmm.

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Ricky Howard and his brother Gary both sell freshly caught seafood and will be happy to cook it for you if you need it. The best crabhouse can be your own front porch or a table at the park if you get a mess of crabs steamed by Ricky or Gary. Ricky's located at the corner of Beebe and Main St and Gary is on Deep Hole Road, just past Hallie Whealton Drive. Ron Cole is a local guy who sings around at different watering holes - he plays acoustic guitar and harmonica and sings mostly easy-going deck-bar type songs (you'll know all the words).

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Not sure if the Quality Inn has a front porch but the rest of your info is great! When you say "the park" what are you referring to? That might be a great was to enjoy some crabs and cold beverages, if they are allowed in the park...:)

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non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park - there are 2 waterfront parks - one on Main Street to the right of the bridge (Robert Reed Park) and another (Memorial Park) on East Side Drive near Ridge Road. They both have picnic tables and Memorial Park also has swings for the kids and restrooms. AND, the Quality Inn does have a picnic area with BBQ grills!

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Tina, thanks again for the info. This is all good to know.

Scott

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