Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

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Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

Buck Bay Shellfish Farm
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Buck Bay Shellfish Farm is a heritage seafood market, oyster & clam farm, and bustling seasonal Bistro.
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gusaroo
Northern California48 contributions
Delightful meal
Oct 2021
We really enjoyed dinner at Buck Bay. We sat at spool tables outside and everyone seemed friendly and gregarious. The doggies were having fun too. I had delicious crab cakes and my husband had the halibut fish and chips.
Written October 4, 2021
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Laroche004
Enumclaw, WA40 contributions
Hidden Gem
Sep 2021 • Friends
This place should be the number one place on everyone’s list of things to see and do when you visit Orcas Island.

The food and bay view are equally impressive. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the Halibut Fish and Chips and the Crab Mac and Cheese are without a doubt the best I’ve ever had. (It could be that the halibut is freshly filleted and the crab is hand cracked each day). I also had the clams which were in a tasty broth and not a bit of sand in any bite! (My friends said that the crab cakes were the best, ever, too, but I couldn’t eat another bite so I’ll save that for next time). There’s plenty of good beer, cider, wine and champagne and lots of outdoor seating.

The oysters and clams are raised in the bay out front and they are the cleanest I’ve ever seen and mighty tasty! I finally ate a raw oyster and I can honesty say I liked it.

Be sure and ask for a little tour when you go and buy your fresh clams and oysters and you’ll be amazed at the process and history of this 3 generation, family owned and operated, Buck Bay oyster and clam farm. And they are dog friendly.
Written September 13, 2021
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lkp466
San Francisco, CA20 contributions
gluten free crab mac'n'cheese!
Aug 2021
Delicious. I didn't care for the oysters (too mushy for my taste) but the crab mac and local sauvignon blanc? Yum. Not a bad location, either, but go early because they run out and then close.
Written September 12, 2021
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RadDadTravel
Bainbridge Island, WA235 contributions
Must Go!
Aug 2021
For Some reason Buck Bay Shellfish Farm isn't listed under restaurants, but it is one of the best spots for lunch on the Island. It's a great back yard vibe with excellent fresh seafood and a nice little seafood market as well. Everything from Oysters, fresh crab and spot prawns, steamed clams and some more inspired items like crab cakes and halibut sliders, it's all a great treat.
Written September 7, 2021
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sfr72
Walla Walla, WA39 contributions
Great seafood
Aug 2021 • Family
Loved their crab and shrimp and overall experience! Spent around $300 on four full crabs, two orders of large shrimp, one Caesar salad with anchovies, an order of french fries and a few tasty beers. Seemed a bit spendy, but was so worth it. Staff were nice, friendly, but also busy from being short staffed. They all rocked it though considering.

Oysters were limited and appeared a little bit full for my liking, so I passed on them.
Written August 26, 2021
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OregonCal
Bend 18 contributions
Fun Stop for A Seafood Lover
Aug 2021
We had visited a few years ago and it was a simple shed with some giant spools for tables outside. The farm has definitely grown since then. There were so many people. I am happy that they are thriving but the experience lost something in the transition. They now serve a menu of salads, fish and chips and more in addition to the oysters. In the past we had tried oysters from different bays and were helped to see the differences between each even though they were from the same island. The oyster plate that the restaurant was selling only had one bay. We went into the fresh store and bought oysters from different bays and were able to shuck them ourselves. Be prepared to wait in a long line around lunch time in the summer.
Written August 19, 2021
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Mikeo5547
Lewiston, ID51 contributions
Great oysters
Jul 2021
fabulous oysters, fresh, small, and great tasting. Helps keep up the reputation of West Coast oysters. Both the Buck Bay and Judd Sound oysters were just great.
Written July 25, 2021
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SusiePJ2
2 contributions
So very nice
Jun 2021
This is just the best place on Orcas for lunch. They are so nice and the food is so very good in a really lovely setting overlooking the water. We especially loved the halibut sliders.
Written June 30, 2021
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Mamie B
7 contributions
Our favorite place to eat on the island
Jun 2021
Go on a beautiful day and enjoy the amazing food, I had crab, bacon and cheese tator tots. So good, they serve local wines too.
Written June 11, 2021
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elygreenstone
boulder, co72 contributions
A Lovely Way to Spend an Afternoon
May 2021
This is one of those places that seem to abound in Europe, but we are woefully short on in America. Scenic, relaxed, welcoming, charming, high quality, etc., etc. A beautiful view of the bay, lots of outdoor tables, you can shuck your own oysters (they'll teach you how!), and enjoy fabluous wine and salads. Menu items were abundant, including dungeness crab mac & cheese. We will be back.
Written May 16, 2021
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Buck Bay Shellfish Farm is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM