Chesapeake Bay   View on Ocean Map

An oyster labeled simply Chesapeake is a wild oyster that could have been harvested from anywhere in the bay, but most likely in the upper Maryland end, which is where most wild harvesting still happens. It will likely be low in salinity, owing to the Chesapeake’s huge freshwater load, and skimpy in size.

Chesapeake (6 Ratings)

  1. Rating 5

    These are the oysters I grew up eating. The ones I get are harvested by Virginians in the Northern Neck region. Probably the best meaty frying oysters you’ll find anywhere.

  2. Rating 5

    The quintessential oyster, for the Ocean City, MD area. Good size, with a nice brine balance.

  3. Rating 4

    A good oyster….

  4. Grew up with these and they birthed my love of oysters. Now that I’m a bit more traveled, I find they’re consistently pleasing, but not particularly notable.

  5. Rating 4

    No brine, no metallic finish but juicy and soooooooo sweet. We enjoyed these right on my beach on the 4th of July along with lobster tails and crab legs. Yum!

  6. Rating 2.5

    Not bad, but not notable.

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