National oyster day 2019


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THANK YOU to all the restaurants and oyster-lovers who helped make Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Weekend a huge success. Preliminary totals show funds raised will allow ORP to plant 1.4 million spat on shell (baby oysters) onto protected oyster reefs throughout the Bay — making this our best giveback yet!


This year, National Oyster Day, August 5, falls on a Monday… but we can’t limit our love of oysters to a lone Monday, so let’s celebrate our beloved bivalve ALL WEEKEND LONG, August 2-5!

Eat oysters at any of these 90 participating Shell Recycling Alliance member restaurants throughout DC, MD, PA, and VA as part of Give Back to the Bay National Oyster [Weekend], Friday, August 2 – Monday, August 5, 2019, and ORP will receive 10 cents for every oyster consumed! This is truly the easiest way to eat your way to a healthier Bay as funds raised will help plant oysters onto sanctuary reefs in the Chesapeake!



Awful Arthur’s, St. Michael’s
Black Eyed Suzie’s, Bel Air
Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs, Annapolis
Black’s Bar and Kitchen, Bethesda
Blackwall Hitch, Annapolis and Baltimore
Boatyard Bar & Grill, Annapolis
Chef Tony’s, Bethesda
Clyde’s of Chevy Chase
Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge, Rockville
CrabTowne USA, Glen Burnie
Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, Baltimore
Gertrude’s, Baltimore
The Grilled Oyster Company, Potomac
GrillMarx, Olney
Gunther & Co., Baltimore
Harris Crab House, Grasonville
Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Ocean City
Hellas Restaurant & Lounge, Millersville
Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille, Fulton
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Baltimore
Kooper’s Jacksonville
Kooper’s North, Lutherville-Timonium
Kooper’s Tavern, Baltimore
Lib’s Grill, Perry Hall & Fulton
The Local Oyster, Baltimore
Maggie’s, Westminster
Marlin Moon Restaurant, Ocean City
May’s Seafood Restaurant, Frederick
McFaul’s IronHorse Tavern, Parkville
McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar,  Annapolis
Mike’s Crab House, Riva
Mike’s Crab House North, Pasadena
Middleton Tavern, Annapolis
Mt. Washington Tavern, Baltimore
Nick’s Fish House, Baltimore
O’Brien’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern, Annapolis
Ocean Odyssey, Cambridge
O’Donnell’s Market, Potomac
Olney Ale House, Olney
PassionFish, Bethesda
Raw Bar, Baltimore
Republic, Takoma Park
Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant, Chesapeake Beach
The Rowhouse Grille, Baltimore
Roy’s Kwik Korner, Glen Burnie (Fried Oysters Available Only)
RockSalt Grille, Westminster
Rusty Scupper, Baltimore
Ryleigh’s Oyster, Federal Hill and Hunt Valley
Sailor Oyster Bar, Annapolis
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar, Frederick
Sláinte Irish Pub & Restaurant, Baltimore
Thames Street Oyster House, Baltimore
Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia
The Walrus Oyster & Ale House, Columbia, National Harbor

Washington, DC

Clyde’s of Gallery Place
Hank’s Oyster Bar, Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, Nationals Park & The Wharf
Ivy City Tavern, Ivy City
Joes Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Martin’s Tavern, Georgetown
Old Ebbitt Grill
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pop’s SeaBar
Roy Boys
The Salt Line
Tony & Joe’s Seafood, Georgetown Washington Harbour


Blackwall Hitch, Alexandria
Clyde’s at Mark Center, Alexandria
Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar, Colonial Beach
Dogwood Tavern, Falls Church
Ford’s Fish Shack, Ashburn, Lansdowne, South Riding
Hank’s Oyster Bar, Alexandria
King Street Oyster Bar, Leesburg, Middlesburg
The Local Oyster, Arlington
PassionFish, Reston
Ragtime Restaurant, Arlington
Rhodeside Grill, Arlington
William Jeffrey’s Tavern, Arlington


Eleven Restaurant, Pittsburgh
Muddy Waters Oyster Bar, Pittsburgh
Spirits & Tales at the Oaklander Hotel, Pittsburgh

…. and a special shout out to our friends at Maryland’s Best Seafood and War Shore Oyster Co. for their added support.

If you’re a restaurant interested in participating, please email Karis King at