Oyster Season in Mount Pleasant

The world is your oyster when it comes to how you prefer to eat them. Mount Pleasant is home to the freshest and most delicious shellfish in the Lowcountry!

From raw to Rockefeller, oysters are dished a countless number of ways in Mount Pleasant. The 2020-2021 season to harvest shellfish, like oysters and clams, will open a half hour before sunrise on Thursday, October 1st, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The shellfish season will stay open through May 15, 2021 unless conditions warrant altering the season dates.

Local knowledge dictates that if a month has an "R" in it's name, that is when fresh harvests can be found.
Continue on below to see the most popular ways to enjoy oysters in Mount Pleasant!

Oysters On The Half-Shell

Served raw on the half shell over a bed of ice, typically with a side of lemon and mignonette sauce.

Fried Oysters

Crispy and golden to perfection, fried oysters are a local favorite and may come with fixins such as red rice and coleslaw.

Steamed Oysters

Rather than shucking before cooking, steamed oysters are cooked until the shells pop open and then eaten with oyster knives.

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller is a baked or broiled oyster that is topped with a sauce made of butter, herbs, and breadcrumbs.

Explore Mount Pleasant's seafood scene to discover more ways to
shuck and slurp!

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