I am an oyster afficionado, and, for my money, these are the best oysters in Sarasota. They are fresh, large, juicy and safe! The shuckers are very careful to toss any shells that aren't tight and lookin' right. The shuckers and bartenders (sometimes the same person) are great down-home hosts who will treat you like regulars from the moment you walk in. Of course you want to have as many raw beauties as you can - served on platters of ice. However, the "Oysters Monkefeller" their version of Rokefeller are superb - especially for those who are a mite squeamish about the raw experience. So why not a "Five" rating? Monk's is also a bar where smoking is permitted and some, like my wife, have a tough time weathering that dank, smoky atmosphere - even though those little morsels are the best in town. Go in the afternoon before the smoking crowd comes in.
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