National oyster day 2017

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THANK YOU to all the restaurants and oyster-lovers who helped make our inaugural Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Day promotion a huge success.

Preliminary totals show funds raised will allow ORP to plant 700,000 spat on shell (and counting!) on carefully-selected areas of protected oyster reef in the Chesapeake Bay. The giveback was made even more rewarding thanks to Congressional Seafood Company, Inc. who matched a portion of the day’s proceeds.

The Chesapeake Bay is one of the country’s most valuable natural treasures, offering countless recreational opportunities and supplying 500 millions of pounds of seafood to the nation each year. It’s up us to ensure its health and longevity. Thank you for taking action to show you care about your environment.


On National Oyster Day,  August 5, participating shell recycling restaurants throughout Maryland, D.C. and Virginia will donate 10 cents from every oyster sold to the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Each oyster sale will fund the planting of 10 baby oysters onto sanctuary reefs in the Chesapeake Bay!

Support these generous participants and Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Day!



Awful Arthur’s, St. Michaels

Azure Restaurant, Annapolis

Black’s Bar and Kitchen, Bethesda

Black Eyed Suzie’s, Bel Air

Blackwall Hitch, Annapolis

Boatyard Bar & Grill, Annapolis

Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs, Annapolis

Café Mezzanotte, Severna Park

Clyde’s of Chevy Chase

Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge, Rockville

Congressional Country Club, Bethesda

Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, Baltimore

Galway Bay Irish Restaurant & Pub, Annapolis

Gertrude’s, Baltimore

Grand Cru, Baltimore

Grapes Wine Bar, Annapolis

The Grill at Harryman House, Reisterstown

The Grilled Oyster Company, Potomac

Harris Crab House, Grasonville

Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille, Fulton

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Baltimore

Kooper’s Tavern, Baltimore

Lee’s Pint & Shell, Baltimore

The Local Oyster, Baltimore

Long Beach Oyster House, Middle River

Maggie’s Restaurant, Westminster

Mama’s on the Half Shell, Baltimore

Mike’s Bar & Crab House, Riva

Nickel Taphouse, Baltimore

O’Donnell’s Market, Potomac

Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis

Republic, Takoma Park

RockSalt Grille, Westminster

Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant, Chesapeake Beach

Ryleigh’s Oyster, Federal Hill and Hunt Valley

Sailor Oyster Bar, Annapolis

Sláinte Irish Pub & Restaurant, Baltimore

Thames Street Oyster House, Baltimore

Uncle’s Hawaiian Grindz, Falston

The Walrus Oyster & Ale House, National Harbor

Washington, DC

BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant


Bobby Van’s Steak House

Clyde’s of Gallery Place

The Grilled Oyster Company

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Old Ebbitt Grill

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

The Salt Line


Blackwall Hitch, Alexandria

Clyde’s at Mark Center, Alexandria

Ford’s Fish Shack, Ashburn, Lansdowne and South Riding

King Street Oyster Bar, Leesburg

Red’s Table, Reston

Union Street Public House, Alexandria


Fins Ale House and Raw Bar, Rehoboth