We ♥ Oysters!

“An oyster roast is always a crowd-pleaser and follows the theory of entertainment that if you are standing up and eating with your fingers, you’ve got to be having fun.” – SC author Vic Burrell

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Here on Hilton Head Island when the nights get longer and the temperatures start dropping, that means it’s oyster season.

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Oyster roasts are as integral to fall as football, festivals, and fire pits.  Any month with an R in it means oyster season is here, so pull out your favorite shucking knife and dive in!  Wanna DIY and roast your own?  Why not pay a visit to the Bluffton Oyster Company:


Just off the island, over on the May River in Bluffton, it’s the oldest oyster factory in South Carolina, operated today by the grandson of the original owner.  In operation since 1899, it’s also the last hand-shucking house in the state.  They’re open Monday – Saturday 9AM – 5:30PM.  Then check out this article on How to Have an Oyster Roast.

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Not feeling quite that ambitious?  Head over to the Salty Dog Annual Oyster Roast on Saturday October 3rd!

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Fresh oysters roasted over an open flame from 4–9 p.m. or until they’re gone. Live entertainment 4–8 p.m. Children’s entertainment with special appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. Free Salty Dog T-Shirt to the first 10 oyster customers, plus special prices on cookout favorites.

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