Glidden Point

Glidden Point

Damariscotta River, Maine   Map it!

Raised by Ryan McPherson, Glidden Points have been legendary for 25 years. They are bottom planted in the cold Damariscotta River and slow-grown, not harvested until 4 years of age, leading to a large, firm, strong-shelled oyster. They are one of the only oysters in the world hand-harvested by divers. One of the priciest oysters in the country, and one of the most prized.

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7 Ratings

  1. dfortea
    Rating 4

    In Kittery

  2. jpollak
    Rating 5

    Had these delicious oysters at Eventide in Portland.

  3. Northeaster
    Rating 5

    Just returned from a quick trip to Maine where we picked up 4 dozen Glidden Points….they continue to be beautiful oysters of unbeatable quality and taste.

  4. Willie Stevan
    Rating 5

    I came for the brine and stayed for the crisp complexity and that famous firm texture. I dare you to find me a better oyster. Even as a broke college student, I still save up for these bad boys.

  5. Shucker Jim
    Rating 5

    Again, Rowan is right: These oysters are awesome. They’re easily the most expensive in the state, and have been in short supply in recent years. Briny with a clean crisp finish. You can’t eat just one!

  6. Northeaster
    Rating 5

    We stop at Glidden Point on our way to a summer cottage on a small island off the mid Maine coast to get into our Maine life and then stop on our way home to try to continue the great taste of Maine at least for another hit of a real oyster at home.

  7. Rowan Jacobsen
    Rating 5

    Let’s face it–these are the best oysters in the country. Nobody lets their oysters slowly find their own perfection of form like Barb Scully. Four years, five years–whatever it takes. The oysters get deep cups, noble shells, and firm, substantial meats. They are bottom-planted deep in the icy Damariscotta River and harvested by diving (April thru November only), which contributes to their depth and intensity of flavor. Ask for the single-lease Selects (Bristol, Newcastle, and Ledge) if you get the chance.

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