National Oyster Day



Visit Shell Recycling Alliance restaurants and slurp to your seafood loving heart’s content!

Oysters clean Chesapeake Bay waters and provide habitat for other (delicious!) species like blue crabs, rockfish, and white perch. Did you know that eating oysters and recycling their shells leads to more oysters returned to the Bay? One reclaimed shell becomes a home for 10X as many babies! ORP, the nonprofit expert in Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration, relies on Shell Recycling Alliance restaurants to provide shell critical for oyster restoration efforts.

Say thank you to these Bay-friendly businesses by patronizing them this National Oyster Weekend! See a list of participating restaurants – and the oyster specials and promotions they’ll be offering – below.

If you’re a restaurant that would like to participate in National Oyster Weekend, CLICK HERE.

Participating Restaurants


Blackwall Hitch – Annapolis, MD

  • Buy 6 Oysters, Get 3 Oysters Free; Buy 12 get 6 free

Blackwall Barn & Lodge – Gambrills, MD

  • Buy 6 Oysters, get 3 Free; Buy 12 Oysters get 6 Free

Boatyard Bar & Grill – Annapolis, MD

  • $1 buck a shuck Fatty Patty’s on 8/7
  • Chesapeake Watermen’s Shuck & Duck
    A delicious gumbo of rich duck confit, freshly shucked local oysters and smoky hot Italian sausage slowly simmered with a delicious array of local peppers, onions & tomatoes plus a touch of gumbo filé.

Brian Boru Irish Pub – Severna Park, MD

  • TBA!

Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs – Annapolis, MD

  • On the 1/2 shell $1.50
  • Oyster Rockefeller $2.25
  • Oyster Chesapeake $3

Conrad’s Crabs & Seafood Market – Parkville, MD | Bel Air, MD

  • $1 Oysters

Donnelly’s Dockside – Arnold, MD

  • Buy 1 dozen oysters on the 1/2 shell get 1/2 dozen free – dine in only

The Eleanor Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD

  • 1/2 doz oysters for $10 everyday during happy hour & $1 oysters all day on Wednesdays

Faidley’s Seafood – Baltimore, MD

  • Buy 3 Maryland Prime Oysters get one free, Tillman Island Large Fried Oysters 5 for $10

Federal House Bar & Grille – Annapolis, MD

  • Buffalo Fried Oysters on the Half Shell with Blue Cheese Drizzle + Additional Specials Released day of!

Galway Bay Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar – Annapolis, MD

  • TBA!

Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen – Baltimore, MD

  • $2 off off 1/2 dozen oysters

Gunther & Co. – Baltimore, MD

  • Oysters on the half shell Friday, Saturday & Sunday!
  • Wood Oven Roasted Oysters: Thai Chili Butter. Red Curry Paste. Lemongrass. Makrut Lime Leaf. Citrus Zest. Scallion
  • Cornmeal Crusted Fried Oysters: Green Mojo Sauce. Pickled Green Tomato Relish
  • Fried Oyster Tacos: Cornmeal Crusted Goose Point Oysters. Sweet & Sour Slaw. Pickled Tomatoes. Green Goddess Dressing

Guinness Open Gate Brewery – Halethorpe, MD

  • Composed Oyster Duo: Chesapeake Gold, Cucumber & Fresno Chili, Borage, Finger lime, Gin-mignonette and Sweet Jesus, Melon & St. Germain dressing, Elderflower, Tapioca Pearls, Aleppo Chili
    Eastern Shore Oyster Stew: Wild Caught Oysters, Potato, Onion, Celery, Milk, Old Bay, Chive

Harry Browne’s Restaurant – Annapolis, MD

  • TBA!

Iamps at Jennings Cafe – Catonsville, MD

  • Oyster Po Boy for $13.99 and purchase a dozen Oysters get 1/2 price Draft Beer

Killarney House Irish Restaurant & Pub – Davidsonville, MD

  • TBA!

Lib’s Grill – Perry Hall | Maple Lawn, MD

  • $1 Oysters from Delaware bay and $2 Oysters from PEI
  • Lib’s will donate $0.25 per oyster to ORP! Happy Hour Pricing All Day from Aug. 5th-7th

Local Oyster – Baltimore, MD

  • All Oyster Shooters Buy One Get One Free

Mama’s on the Half Shell – Baltimore, MD

  • 3 Oysters served with 3 different Mignonettes
    – cucumber lime
    – Sesame ginger
    – mango chili

O’Donnell’s Market – Potomac, MD

  • $1 Select Oysters

McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar – Annapolis, MD

  • $1 Oysters

Mogan’s Oyster House – Salisbury, MD

  • $10 for 1/2 dozen Honest Oysters and a pint of Guinness Blonde

Mother Shuckers P.N.B Seafood – Baltimore, MD

  • 15% off all catered events

Mt. Washington Tavern – Baltimore, MD

  • Special extended oyster menu all weekend long featuring 3 raw, 3 shooters and 3 grilled all with local beer, wine & spirit pairings

Phillips Seafood – Baltimore, MD

Pirates Cove Restaurant & Dock Bar – Galesville, MD

  • MD’s own 38 North Oysters from the Western Shore
  • Fried Oysters-plump juicy oysters, house cocktail sauce
  • Oysters Ponzu- oysters on the half shell garnished with fresh seaweed salad & Ponzu sauceOur regular menu items with oysters are:
    – Oysters Rockefeller- 1/2 doz local oysters broiled with bacon, spinach, feta and Parmesan Cheeses
    – Oysters on the half shell-1/2 doz local oysters, lemon, house cocktail sauce, crackers

RockSalt Grille – Westminster, MD

  • Buck-a-Shuck oysters

Ryleigh’s Oyster – Timonium, MD

  • $1 Avery’s Pearls Oysters from 11am-6pm
    – 3 for $7 chargrilled oysters
    – $6 Guinness Pints

Smashing Grapes Kitchen & Wine Bar – Annapolis, MD

  • Buy 6 Oysters, Get 3 Oysters Free; Buy 12, get 6 free

The Walrus Oyster and Ale House – Multiple Locations

  • $1.50 Wild Oysters

True Chesapeake Oyster Co. – Baltimore, MD

  • All Oyster Shooters Buy One Get One Free

The Urban Oyster – Baltimore, MD

  • Ice Aprons oysters with 3 flavor options of chargrilled oysters


King Street Oyster Bar – Multiple Locations

  • $1 Oysters during Happy-Hour
    Leesburg 3-6:30PM
    Middleburg 3-6:30PM
    Potomac 3-6:30PM
    DC 3-7PM

The Salt Line – Washington, DC

  • Friday Afternoon Happy-Hour, local oysters are half off from 12-4PM

The Walrus Oyster and Ale House – National Harbor

  • $1.50 Wild Oysters


Blackwall Hitch – Alexandria, VA

  • Buy 6 Oysters, get 3 Oysters Free; Buy 12 Oysters get 6 Free

Passion Fish – Reston, VA

  • Buttermilk Fried Oysters with Mirliton Slaw & Creole Beurre Blanc

The Salt Line – Ballston, VA

  • Friday Afternoon Happy-Hour, local oysters are half off from 12-4PM

Whiskey & Oyster – Alexandria, VA

  • $1.75 oysters ALL DAY FRIDAY ONLY