Bluepoint

Bluepoint

Long Island Sound   MapOyster bars nearby

Any oyster from Long Island Sound can be called a Bluepoint. Most come from the Connecticut side. They are semi-wild: In the summer, beds of bottomland are cleared and fresh shell is spread on them. Baby oyster spat sets on the shells, and is then transferred to grow out beds elsewhere in the sound, and then harvested by dredge after 3-4 years.

10 Ratings

  1. Rating 3.5

    When I had Bluepoints they were very cold, juicy and tasty!

  2. Rating 4

    Tasted Wellfleets, Onset, Standish, Bluepoints and Riptides. Bluepoints came in 3rd. A favorite of a few.

  3. Rating 3

    I’ve always thought that the smaller Blue Points are the perfect ones to introduce to a first-time raw oyster eater.

  4. Rating 2.5

    A decent oyster, but nothing special. Imagine if the first lobster you ever tasted was a broiled, Florida/rock lobster tail. Pretty good, right? Then, you had the opportunity to try fresh Maine lobster. No comparison, right? Same thing with Bluepoints, arguably one of the most popular oysters in the Northeast. It’s pretty good, until you try (moving north) a Wellfleet, Pemaquid, Glidden Point, or Colville Bay. No comparison, right?

  5. Rating 4

    Along with some Riptides, we had some Bluepoints but I do not know the farm from whence they came. Having grown up on Long Island Sound the taste was very familiar: the Sound has a unique blend of salt and fresh water which gets mixed from each end and also has input from a number of large rivers, hence a distinct taste. Very plump, nice brine and overall very nice especially since it is April despite 20 degrees and snowing!

  6. Rating 2

    Bluepoint is an easy-to-choose oyster for me if there is nothing new to me. Quite meaty but flat taste for me.

  7. Rating 3.5

    Solid oyster, but not my first choice. (I admit to favoring smaller varieties.)

  8. Rating 3

    A great solid oyster will please most. The large size is great for summer grilling with BBQ sauce

  9. Rating 2

    Thanks, Sandy, it’s an honor to have you on the site. I have to agree with you on those Copps Islands–they’re extraordinary! Other Bluepoints, not always, so I’m taking my five-star review over to the Copps Island oyster page.

  10. Rating 5

    GCOB BLUEPOINTS FROM COPPS ISLAND, CONN ARE THE BEST BLUEPOINTS IN THE WORLD. THESE ARE FROM OUR OWN BEDS.
    OYSTERATER IS FANTASTIC! KEEP UP ALL THE GREAT HARD WORK, ROWAN. YOU ARE TRULY AN AMAZING WRITER AND FRIEND
    SANDY INGBER
    “BISHOP OF BIVALVES”

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