Old 1871

Old 1871

Smith Island Inlet, Virginia   View on Ocean Map

Named for the year of the great Chicago Fire, a time when oysters were shipped by rail from the Chesapeake to Chicago. Old 1871s are shipped from Virginia (where they are grown in off-bottom cages in the Atlantic brine of the Eastern Shore’s barrier islands) to Chicago for the local market.

Old 1871 (1 Rating)

  1. Rating 4

    Deep cups, meaty, smooth, and sweet. Would eat them again.

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