Cotuit Bay, Cape Cod   View on Ocean Map

Oysters from the Nantucket Sound side of Cape Cod, grown on one of the oldest oyster leases in the country (across Cotuit Bay from the town of Osterville, which used to be “Oysterville”). The oysters are started in mesh bags, then bottom-planted in the shallows of Cotuit Bay to strengthen their shells and deepen their cups.

Cotuit (7 Ratings)

  1. Rating 3

    A bit too much for me.. I’m wondering if being bottom planted has something to do with aftertaste. I think Dai Saito above rater- says it best- it’s just not my “cup of oyster”

  2. Rating 3

    Had these today at Legal Seafoods Burlington. Quite nice but nothing special. Lots of brine, good texture, but there’s others I like more.

  3. Rating 4

    Large cup and nice sweet brine

  4. Rating 4

    These were rich and a bit complex. Big, deep cups and pleasantly briny. They weren’t particularly earthy or sweet, but rather somewhere in between.

  5. Rating 3.5

    Had at The Hourly Oyster House in Cambridge, MA on Oct. 6, 2017. Has a more complex flavor profile than many other oysters from the Cape. Nice at first but it remains as a sort of heavy lingering sweet brine. Not necessarily a negative, but I personally prefer a cleaner-finishing oyster.

  6. Rating 4

    I met Cotuit this year and fell in love with its salinity. Cotuit has a great balance of attack and defense to my mouth.

  7. Rating 3.5

    Cotuits are a regular at my local place and tonight were very nice although very small. Lovely briny little fellow full of flavor. This has long been one of my favorites, reflecting my love of briny oysters.

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