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Whether you like oyster shooters or fried oysters, Orange County has the benefit of being a coastal city with plenty of access to oysters from around the world. From Laguna Beach to Costa Mesa, Brea and elsewhere, here are the best places in Orange County to get oysters.
(credit: Shuck Oyster Bar)

(credit: Shuck Oyster Bar)


Shuck Oyster Bar
3313 Hyland Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 420-0478
www.shuckoysterbar.com

Guaranteed fresh, or just one day out of the water, the oysters at Shuck Oyster Bar are as plentiful as they are tasty. With over 50 types to choose from, you can’t go wrong. Shuck’s also gets inventive with fried oyster taco’s as well as just plain fried oysters. But, if you just want the traditional, choose from your favorite location. They’re only $3 each and well worth it.

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(credit: Akiko I./Yelp)


TAPS – Fishouse & Brewery
101 East Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92821-4924
(714) 257-0101
www.tapsfishhouse.com

With its own literal oyster bar in the restaurant, TAPS tops our list for having some of the best oysters anywhere in Orange County. Serving up plump and tasty oysters on the half shell, TAPS’ oysters come from the waters of Canada as well as Washington’s Puget Sound and in Carlsbad. Available for lunch and dinner, choose between raw oysters, charbroiled (broiled with garlic herb butter and grated Romano cheese) or their Rockefeller oysters topped with spinach, bacon, onion, cheese and then baked with hollandaise sauce.

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(credit: Maile T./Yelp)


King’s Fish House
24001 Avenida De La Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 586-1515
www.kingsfishhouse.com

With locations throughout Orange County including Laguna Hills, Carlsbad, Corona, Huntington Beach, Mission Valley, Orange, Rancho Cucamonga as well as locations in Los Angeles, Nevada and Arizona, this place must be good. Known for everything seafood related, the oysters here are second to none. Selling more than 1.2 million of these succulent delicacies per year, patrons of this Laguna Hills eatery swear by the fresh and delicious oysters as well. Favorites include the oysters rockefeller on a bed of sea salt and oyster shooters. In addition, try out the oyster sampler. Choose between Atlantic oysters (from the east coast), pacific oysters (Japanese oysters), as well as Kumamoto which come from the southern most island of Japan. With some vinegary sauce, red cocktail sauce, freshly grated horseradish, you can’t go wrong. One could say that King’s Fish House definitely brings in a global array of tasty oysters for its customers.

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(credit: Clarice T./Yelp)


Fish Camp
16600 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(562) 592-2267
www.samsfishcamp.com

Fresh oysters on the 1/2 shell keep customers coming back time and time again at this offspring restaurant to King’s Fish House. Choose between Bahia Falsa or Kumamoto and get up to a dozen with the delicious horseradish sauce. Or get the ‘Naked Cowboy’ oysters which are refreshingly salty.

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(credit: J.G./Yelp)


Fly ‘N’ Fish Oyster Bar
2304 W Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 673-8400
www.flynfishoysterbar.com

From oyster shooters peppered with vodka to the Fisherman’s Platter with oysters, cod and shrimp and just your plain ol’ oyster sampler, Fly ‘N’ Fish Oyster Bar doesn’t mess around. The raw oysters are a definite must here with the fresh delicious taste and multiple types offered from around the world. Pair with one of their inexpensive craft beers to wash it down during happy hour to make for a great culinary experience.

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