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For many foodies around the world, there is nothing like a good oyster bar. Those that live in the Mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, are particularly gifted with having some of the best to choose from.

 

Sailor Oyster Bar

Annapolis, MD

The restaurant staff here is known for their friendliness and accommodating nature. Though their kitchen is on the small side, the quality of the dishes they serve does not suffer as a result. It isn’t just oysters that are the highlight of the menu, but also dishes like sea bass and their variety of fresh seafood. This oyster bar is conveniently located near Annapolis’s Naval Academy.

 

Thames Street Oyster House

Fells Point, MD

Fells Point, MD is the site of another of the best oyster bars in the area, the Thames Street Oyster House. The extensive menu includes a detailed explanation of every dish they serve. One that is particularly popular is the oyster po’boy.

 

The Oyster House

Philadelphia, PA 

A family-owned business for three decades running, The Oyster House has been around for four decades. Its antique oyster plates are a favorite among customers. As an added bonus the restaurant serves oysters caught on both the West Coast and the East Coast.

 

Pearl’s Oyster Bar

Philadelphia, PA

Also located in Philadelphia is Pearl’s Oyster Bar. Found in the Reading Terminal Market, the restaurant’s offerings mainly encompass oysters that are caught locally. It serves an endless number of tourists and leaves them with something to remember Philadelphia by.

 

Dock’s Oyster House

Atlantic City, NJ

This oyster bar is known as much for its happy hour as for its menu choices. The classic building it is housed in represents the history of the neighborhood, making it a favorite with locals. Diners can even watch the staff shuck oysters themselves. When they are served, they come with a complimentary side of oyster crackers served in a tin.

 

George & Sons Seafood Market and Oyster House

Hockessin, DE

Located a short drive from Wilmington, this market is known for its seashell covered bar. On any given day, customers can order the Shucker’s Choice Platter. Each day, the platter consists of whatever the staff chooses to serve depending on freshness. Customers can trust that only the best possible food choices make it into this platter, and the staff have quite a talent for choosing the best dishes available.