If the world is your oyster, make sure to cleave it evenly around its equator to ensure that none of its molten juices leak out before you drink the whole of Eurasia. Fine tune your earth-bound shucking skills with today's Groupon: for $9, you get to handpick up to three dozen oysters at Hood Canal Seafood in Seabeck (up to an $18 value).
In the clean, crystal-clear waters of the Hood Canal fjord, by the shores of scenic Seabeck, stands a unique family farm, where hankering shucksters and seafood fanatics can pick their own oysters any time of year. The family at Hood Canal Seafood started oyster farming six years ago, and they’ve been sharing their bounty with half-shell addicts ever since. Typically, oysters acquired at stores and restaurants are a quality crapshoot, like getting pistachios that won’t crack or being gifted clothes from colorblind relatives. At Hood Canal Seafood, the mystery of anxious oyster anticipation is replaced by a delightful foray into crustaceous detective work as private eyes amass a trove of shellfish that can be found in many different sizes.
After shell-splitters have gathered their three-dozen barnacled pearl-purses, they’re invited to take them home in their shells or they can just shuck ’em down the hatch on the beach. All unopened mollusks are tied up in a mesh bag, in which they can stay fresh and slurpable for up to a week with proper refrigeration or in the confines of deep space. Reservations are required two days in advance so the tides can match the treasure hunt.
22680 Thunder Ridge Way
Seabeck, Washington 98380Get Directions