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“What a great spot!”

Hog Island Oyster Company
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Marshall
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Description: Hog Island Oyster Co. Marshall offers three dining options on the shore of Tomales Bay, the bay where we raise our own oysters and shellfish. 1. Reserve a seat(s) at The Boat Oyster Bar and outdoor oyster bar with communal seating where we shuck and grill oysters for you and offer a small menu of locally sourced, house made bites, beer and wine. The Boat oyster bar is open Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 11:30-4:30 PM. Reservations required. No outside food allowed. 2. Reserve a picnic table and shuck-your-own oysters. Reserve a table and grill, BYO picnic and shuck-your own oysters. Picnic reservations 10:30-1:30 and 2:00-5:00 PM daily. Reservations required. 3. Purchase live, unshucked oysters, shellfish and picnic fare to-go. Open 9-5 PM daily. Retail sales, 9:00am-5:00pm Picnic Area,10:00am-5:00pm (reservation required) The Boat Oyster Bar,11:00am - 4:30pm Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon (reservation required) Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days.
Richmond, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What a great spot!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I read about this place and made reservations about a month ahead for a Monday afternoon in July... all the tables were already taken but they put us on the waiting list. Monday morning we got the text saying there was a table available. What a great spot! It is BYOB with no corkage (for the picnic tables) and you can also bring all your own food (hot dogs, chips, etc for kids or friends who don't eat oysters). They provide lemons, sauces, gloves, a grill, shucking knives and shucking instructions. You shuck your own for $11/dozen... you cant beat that price! We had a WONDERFUL time and would recommend to anyone.

  • Visited July 2014
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Maryland
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“Great oysters! Fun even if you don't!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Even on a windy foggy day, it was a fun lunch. Barbecued oysters are a must! And for those who don't like those, there was a great cheese plate, with amazing pickled golden raisins as a condiment, and lovely bread. Good beers, too!

  • Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Shuck-your-own picnic on the bay”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We had a great oyster picnic at this beautiful spot on a Thursday afternoon. During the week, you can order shuck-your-own oysters and sit at the communal picnic tables, no reservation required. I've heard this place gets very busy on weekends, but you can reserve tables with grills in advance.

We picked up bread, cheese, preserves and a bottle of rose at Tomales Bay Foods in Pt Reyes Station. There is also a snack bar at Hog Island if you prefer to order items there, with lots of great foods from local producers. The $5 per person picnic fee includes gloves, shucking knife and condiments. Our delicious oysters (a dozen Sweetwaters and a dozen Kumamotos) were about $15/dozen.

Visited July 2014
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Dallas
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Just the Wrong Time at the Right Place”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had heard of this place and planned to eat oysters there on our way up the coast to Santa Rosa. We stopped. I guess we hit it on the wrong day at the wrong time. There were limited options for eating and some oysters were not available. We passed and went on up a mile or so north and ate at Nick's Cove. Maybe next time.

Visited July 2014
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Tyler, Texas
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Beautiful setting- everyone there very friendly. We bought 2 dozen oysters with the picnic fee, total $35. Bring your own drinks. You will sit at picnic tables and most likely share the table with other folks.

Visited July 2014
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