Good news for seafood fanatics, oyster season is upon us! For those of you who may not know, the oyster season starts in September and runs through April, and is when oysters are the freshest. And while oysters are certainly an acquired taste, they seem to remain popular throughout the 904. Our city is full of restaurants that serve these delectable bites, so check out some of our favorite places to grab the best oysters in Jacksonville.
The next time you’re in the mood for oysters, look no further than Sliders Oyster Bar. Located in Neptune Beach, Sliders is a must-visit for some of the most delicious oysters in Jacksonville! With fresh seafood delivered daily by Safe Harbor Seafood, alongside unique oyster specials and cocktails, this oyster bar has everything you need to enjoy the taste of the sea. Enjoy oysters, steamed or raw or mix it up with specialty stuffed oysters like the Rockefeller, Casino, Trappeys, Lucky Gouda, and Godzilla. Be sure to visit during Happy Hour!
📍218 First Street, Neptune Beach FL, 32266
📷 Restaurant Orsay
Not to be confused with ‘Restaurant Oyster,’ Restaurant Orsay is known for their mouthwatering menu inspired by French Bistro cuisine, with a Southern twist. Because their French menu has an array of southern influences, it’s no surprise that they serve up some of the most incredible oysters in Jacksonville.
Enjoy a selection of oysters from their raw bar, including “House Style” served with smoked salmon roe, preserved lemon, crème fraîche, and microgreens as well as a rotating daily selection from Florida, Texas, Louisiana, British Columbia Washington State, and the Eastern seaboard so you can try them all!
📍 3630 Park Street, Jacksonville Florida, 32205
📷 Cap’s On The Water
There’s something special about enjoying a plate of fresh seafood along the water. Cap’s On The Water knew this when they opened up their waterfront dining experience. Located along the Intracoastal, Cap’s offers outdoor dining on their deck as well as indoor dining under the pavilion so you can soak in the views while you enjoy a delicious meal.
Don’t be fooled by their extensive menu, Cap’s is a must-visit when it comes to oysters in Jacksonville. They even have their own outdoor oyster bar! Perfect for those who aren’t looking for a fine dining experience but just want good food in a great atmosphere. Choose from raw, garlic, Vilano, or Rockefeller oysters, and don’t be surprised if you feel the need to try them all.
📍4325 Myrtle St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
📷 Orange Park Fish House & Oyster Bar
Did someone say .60 cent oysters? Orange Park Fish House & Oyster Bar is one of the best when it comes to oysters in Jacksonville. Offering a variety of specialty flavors including, Southern Style Oyster Rockefeller, Fish House Style Charbroiled, and Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar, there’s something for everyone! But the best part? Orange Park Fish House serves up .60 cent oysters every Wednesday when you order raw or steamed during the oyster season! It looks like Wednesdays just became Oyster Wednesdays! Be sure to visit them before the season is over.
📍 636 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073
Located in Avondale, The Blue Fish Restaurant & Oyster Bar serves up some of the best oysters in Jacksonville. With an extensive menu and five oyster options to choose from, this restaurant will be your next go-to when the oyster craving strikes! Grab a seat on their patio and enjoy the fresh air for lunch, dinner, or even brunch. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we promise Blue Fish will have what you need.
📍 3551 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Specializing n locally caught, fresh seafood, alongside Southern favorites like Steak and BBQ specials, Southern Coast Seafood is no stranger to all things delicious. From peel and eat shrimp, jumbo crab cakes, and of course, fresh oysters, this restaurant is a must-visit for your oysters in Jacksonville bucket-list. Choose from raw, steamed, and Creole-style or go crazy and try them all! We promise, you won’t be disappointed.
📍 1301-1 Monument Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
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