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Oysters by the bushel in Houston, TX?

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Oysters by the bushel in Houston, TX?

Veljko Roskar | Nov 18, 2004 05:14 PM

One thing I miss about Thanksgiving time in Maryland was the bushel of oysters we'd buy and shuck ourselves all day Thanksgiving.

I'd like to reintroduce that tradition to my family and friends in Houston next week, and although I don't expect to get Chesapeake bay oysters here (and I hear they're sparse anyway), I would like to get a bushel or so from a reputable dealer.

I was thinking Airline Seafood on Richmond (which is also a restaurant supplier), but they're kind of pricey.

I've also had experiences that left a fishy taste in my mouth with retail vendors in Galveston and Keemah.

Does anyone here know where I could get a reasonable bushel of good oysters within Houston? They don't have to be from the Pacific, B.C. or anything fancy like that, but they have to be good.

Captain Benny's on main has great Galveston/Gulf oysters, but they're a restaurant and although cheap, still not cheap enought to feed a dozen a head to 15 people....

Thanks!

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