9 ways to enjoy Southern-style oysters
Oysters are synonymous with the South, and Savannah represents this specialty well with dozens of styles—local Service Brewing even brews a beer with this coastal treasure. Here are ten of our favorite ways to oyster in Savannah.
1. Oysters Pesto: Moon River
Gene Beeco, co-owner says, “I like Oysters in general, and the pesto topping balances the salty earthiness of the oyster flavor. We add Pecans to the pesto instead of the traditional pine nuts. I think pecans are a better flavor match for the Oysters and they add a little Southern goodness to the dish.”
2. Oysters on the Half Shell: Chart House
As The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen author Matt Lee says about oyster styles, “The unadulterated, pure raw oyster is the signature experience,” so try Chart House’s and see for yourself.
3. Oysters Savannah: River House Seafood
Tabasco, breadcrumbs, and garlic make this oyster worthy of its name.
4. Buffalo Oysters: Fiddler’s Crab House
You never thought to mix your wings and your oysters, but Fiddler’s has perfected it. Sounds strange, but it’s delicious.
5. Bloody Mary Oysters: Garibaldi’s
“The Bloody Mary Oysters are to die for!” Inju C., Yelp
6. Baked Oysters Rockefeller: Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern
This dish will make even oyster leery folks change their mind!
7. Oysters Rockefeller: Shrimp Factory
Broiled instead of baked for those that like there’s a little smokier.
8. Oysters Benedict: Belford’s Seafood & Steaks
Oysters for breakfast? Yes, please!
9. Cilantro Mignonette: Fiddler's Crag House
A tasteful marriage of sweet and spice. Perfect when paried with a dry white wine.