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Need some Oyster direction in Tomales Bay

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Need some Oyster direction in Tomales Bay

Carb Lover | | Aug 7, 2006 12:39 AM

The husband and I are heading north on a coastal road trip up Hwy 1. We plan to land in the Pt. Reyes/Tomales Bay area around lunchtime. Thanks to the awesome new search engine, I'm leaning towards grabbing lunch at the Pine Cone Diner in Pt. Reyes. The late breakfast, burgers, and espresso shakes sound great! Depending on time and mood, I also have Bovine Bakery, Marshall Store, and some oysters on the agenda.

I need some guidance w/ the oysters part...It looks like there are a number of locations to enjoy DIY oysters. Hog Island, Tomales Bay Oyster Co., Drake's. One post mentioned that the Marshall Store offers oysters and has nice deck seating. Since we will probably be very full from lunch, I'm thinking of just sampling a few raw oysters, assuming raw is safe to eat right now (I'm a little nervous w/ the Pacific NW oyster problems). We don't want to lug charcoal or go all out w/ a picnic. Would also appreciate a place where we can learn the basics about oyster farming, perhaps talk to staff, etc.

So which place would be the best raw oyster pitstop for us? I was leaning towards Tomales Bay, but I'm really not sure...

Thanks so much for your help. I'll post a report w/ photos after we return.

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