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oysters at the source in the Maritimes?

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We're planning a visit in June - any earlier and we'd probably freeze to death, if it's anything like Maine! We want to sample oysters at or as close to the source as possible and would love some recommendations. Yes, I have shucking knives and do travel, so that's fine, but restaurants would be especially nice.

Anywhere in the Maritimes is within our reach.

Thanks in advance!

Yes, we will be going to Chromedome's restaurant! :-)


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We're planning a visit in June - any earlier and we'd probably freeze to death, if it's anything like Maine! We want to sample oysters at or as close to the source as possible and would love some recommendations. Yes, I have shucking knives and do travel, so that's fine, but restaurants would be especially nice.

Anywhere in the Maritimes is within our reach.

Thanks in advance!

Yes, we will be going to Chromedome's restaurant! :-)

We spent 10 days in the Maritimes in late July, and couldn't find oysters anywhere. And I *looked*! We did, however, find lobster, good lobster, cheap lobster, in lots of places, particularly in PEI. Take the tools along, drink NS white wines. Yum.

BTW, some of the best fish 'n chips (if you indulge in this guilty pleasure) in Canada are to be found in Truro. Trust me on this. I *know* fish 'n chips. I can also recommend the best place for them on PEI.

Murphy's: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/murphys-fish-and-chips-truro

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We're planning a visit in June - any earlier and we'd probably freeze to death, if it's anything like Maine! We want to sample oysters at or as close to the source as possible and would love some recommendations. Yes, I have shucking knives and do travel, so that's fine, but restaurants would be especially nice.

Anywhere in the Maritimes is within our reach.

Thanks in advance!

Yes, we will be going to Chromedome's restaurant! :-)

There are quite a few places to sample oysters at their source in the East.

Nova Scotia isn't the best one and you can get lobster anywhere down there.

I would suggest that you travel through New Brunswick and PEI instead.

You can get great oysters out of the Chaleur Bay region of New Brunswick (Just below Gaspe) You can get Caraquettes, Beausoliels and La St. Simons just out of the one bay and they are fantastic at the time of year you will be going.

You are best to search out the companies websites and arrange a tour through them. Most if not all oystermen are very happy to give you a tour of their operation.

In PEI, you will find tons of places to have oysters at their source.

Raspberry Point, Pickle Point and Colville Bay oysters are some of the best in the world and you should try them fresh out of the ocean.

The best fish and chips on PEI is Rick's Fish and Chips in St Peter's Bay near Souris (Home of the Colville Bay oyster)

Try Dayboat in Oyster Bed Bridge for their lobster sandwich.

Check out my thread here called An Oyster Shucker's Tour for more info.

Have a great trip and Keep on shucking

Oyster Guy


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"An oyster is a French Kiss that goes all the way." Rodney Clark

"Oyster shuckers are the rock stars of the shellfish industry." Jason Woodside

"Obviously, if you don't love life, you can't enjoy an oyster."

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Some of the best Atlantic oysters (Crassostrea virginica) do in fact come from Nova Scotia. Malagash Oysters from Tatamagouche Bay, and Aspy Bay Oysters from Cape Breton are very, very nice.

Yarmouth County's Eel Lake Oyster Farm is a personal favourite -- the Ruisseau:

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There are, of course, plenty of excellent choices from New Brunswick and PEI.


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Some of the best Atlantic oysters (Crassostrea virginica) do in fact come from Nova Scotia. Malagash Oysters from Tatamagouche Bay, and Aspy Bay Oysters from Cape Breton are very, very nice.

Yarmouth County's Eel Lake Oyster Farm is a personal favourite -- the Ruisseau:

gallery_42214_6041_34123.jpg

There are, of course, plenty of excellent choices from New Brunswick and PEI.

I am in no ways saying that the oyster industry is not strong and well and doing a great job with the oyster in Nova Scotia. (My kids live in Cape Breton and spent every summer playing in the ocean at Neil's Harbor near Aspy Bay)

All I was trying to do was to reduce the traveling time as you know that the distance between Yarmouth and Aspy Bay is a considerable amount and not an easy drive for those on a tight timetable.

I serve both those oysters on my oyster bar here in Whistler as well.


"Why then, the world is mine oyster, which I with sword, shall open."

William Shakespeare-The Merry Wives of Windsor

"An oyster is a French Kiss that goes all the way." Rodney Clark

"Oyster shuckers are the rock stars of the shellfish industry." Jason Woodside

"Obviously, if you don't love life, you can't enjoy an oyster."

Eleanor Clark

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I am in no ways saying that the oyster industry is not strong and well and doing a great job with the oyster in Nova Scotia. (My kids live in Cape Breton and spent every summer playing in the ocean at Neil's Harbor near Aspy Bay)

All I was trying to do was to reduce the traveling time as you know that the distance between Yarmouth and Aspy Bay is a considerable amount and not an easy drive for those on a tight timetable.

I serve both those oysters on my oyster bar here in Whistler as well.

Oyster Guy, you are quite right to point out Yarmouth to Aspy Bay is -- I just looked it up -- 350 miles or 566 km.

If I make it to the 2010 Olympics (as a spectator) I would love to find a good bi-coastal oyster bar. Are you an Official Olympic Oyster Supplier? :biggrin:


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There is a little touristy town in NB called Bouctouche where oysters are raised. There is a beautiful sand bar there and the water is surprisingly warm. In Kouchibouguac National Park nearby you can also get a daily permit for clam picking. Lobster is also abundant in the region. I really like this area and can't stop talking about it.

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We're planning a visit in June - any earlier and we'd probably freeze to death, if it's anything like Maine! We want to sample oysters at or as close to the source as possible and would love some recommendations. Yes, I have shucking knives and do travel, so that's fine, but restaurants would be especially nice.

Anywhere in the Maritimes is within our reach.

Thanks in advance!

Yes, we will be going to Chromedome's restaurant! :-)

We spent 10 days in the Maritimes in late July, and couldn't find oysters anywhere. And I *looked*! We did, however, find lobster, good lobster, cheap lobster, in lots of places, particularly in PEI. Take the tools along, drink NS white wines. Yum.

BTW, some of the best fish 'n chips (if you indulge in this guilty pleasure) in Canada are to be found in Truro. Trust me on this. I *know* fish 'n chips. I can also recommend the best place for them on PEI.

Murphy's: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/murphys-fish-and-chips-truro

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Thank you! That's why we're going earlier. Will absolutely do fish and chips in Truro! Guiness on tap, I expect?


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We're planning a visit in June - any earlier and we'd probably freeze to death, if it's anything like Maine! We want to sample oysters at or as close to the source as possible and would love some recommendations. Yes, I have shucking knives and do travel, so that's fine, but restaurants would be especially nice.

Anywhere in the Maritimes is within our reach.

Thanks in advance!

Yes, we will be going to Chromedome's restaurant! :-)

There are quite a few places to sample oysters at their source in the East.

Nova Scotia isn't the best one and you can get lobster anywhere down there.

I would suggest that you travel through New Brunswick and PEI instead.

You can get great oysters out of the Chaleur Bay region of New Brunswick (Just below Gaspe) You can get Caraquettes, Beausoliels and La St. Simons just out of the one bay and they are fantastic at the time of year you will be going.

You are best to search out the companies websites and arrange a tour through them. Most if not all oystermen are very happy to give you a tour of their operation.

In PEI, you will find tons of places to have oysters at their source.

Raspberry Point, Pickle Point and Colville Bay oysters are some of the best in the world and you should try them fresh out of the ocean.

The best fish and chips on PEI is Rick's Fish and Chips in St Peter's Bay near Souris (Home of the Colville Bay oyster)

Try Dayboat in Oyster Bed Bridge for their lobster sandwich.

Check out my thread here called An Oyster Shucker's Tour for more info.

Have a great trip and Keep on shucking

Oyster Guy

Wow, thank you! And it looks like a heated fish and chips competition is brewing - does Rick's have Guinness on tap? Anybody sensing a theme here?


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Some of the best Atlantic oysters (Crassostrea virginica) do in fact come from Nova Scotia. Malagash Oysters from Tatamagouche Bay, and Aspy Bay Oysters from Cape Breton are very, very nice.

Yarmouth County's Eel Lake Oyster Farm is a personal favourite -- the Ruisseau:

gallery_42214_6041_34123.jpg

There are, of course, plenty of excellent choices from New Brunswick and PEI.

Oooooo, food porn! Thanks! I will definitely check out Eel Lake Oyster Farm!


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I am in no ways saying that the oyster industry is not strong and well and doing a great job with the oyster in Nova Scotia. (My kids live in Cape Breton and spent every summer playing in the ocean at Neil's Harbor near Aspy Bay)

All I was trying to do was to reduce the traveling time as you know that the distance between Yarmouth and Aspy Bay is a considerable amount and not an easy drive for those on a tight timetable.

I serve both those oysters on my oyster bar here in Whistler as well.

Oyster Guy, you are quite right to point out Yarmouth to Aspy Bay is -- I just looked it up -- 350 miles or 566 km.

If I make it to the 2010 Olympics (as a spectator) I would love to find a good bi-coastal oyster bar. Are you an Official Olympic Oyster Supplier? :biggrin:

Thank you. I should have said that we are on an extremely loose timetable! Driving is just fine!


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Drive to Northern New Brunswick - towards Neguac and Shippigan, find Maison Beausoleil and Mallet/St. Simon...they'll hook you up. Maybe just give them a call in advance. I was served Beausoleil oysters at the French Laundry (Oysters & Pearls) in 2006!!! If you're looking to eat a few dozen presented with innovative garnishes, check us out at the Rossmount in St. Andrews NB.


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And St-Simons have been served at TK restaurants as well (not that I keep track of these things... :biggrin: ) !


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We'll definitely check out the Rossmount. I've been a big fan of Beausoleils for quite a while. I enjoyed some wonderful Raspberry Points last week at Maestro SVP. Wow - I am really looking forward to this trip!


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BTW, some of the best fish 'n chips (if you indulge in this guilty pleasure) in Canada are to be found in Truro. Trust me on this. I *know* fish 'n chips. I can also recommend the best place for them on PEI.

Murphy's: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/murphys-fish-and-chips-truro

Thanks for this tip! We were there in Truro last Sunday. I think what makes the fish and chips different here is the sweetness of the batter on the haddock. It almost tastes like waffles. It was just different from the other fish and chip dinners we had. And the lady behind the counter is quite a character, calling everyone honey, sweety, and my love. The hostess of our bed and breakfast said at first she thought it was an act, but she has since concluded she's just like that all the time.

In Halifax we enjoyed the Five Fishermen. Happy hour from 4-6 with oysters for 1.50 a piece. I had Beausoleils and Raspberry Pts. Nice deal! The atmosphere in the place was different too, with New Orleans music playing in the background.


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I haven't been in for a while, and I guess I missed this one while it was live. Did you ever get down my way, Violetfox?

FYI, for anyone passing this way...drop me a PM or identify yourself as an eGullet member when you make your reservation, and I'll (a) make a point of being here; and (b) come on out for a chat.


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Wow, sorry. No, we didn't get that far. My Mom wasn't feeling so well, so we went home early. I hope to make it next summer, and will let you know if we're there!


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