RiptideBuzzards Bay, Massachusetts MapOyster bars nearbyFarmed in off-bottom cages near the RI-MA borderAvg. rating 3.5 Love1Species: EasternCultivation: Off-Bottom CagesSalinity: BrinySize: AverageRegion: Massachusetts9 RatingsSubmit a Rating Joel L on August 8, 2018 at 12:11 am Rating 1.5 A “dirty”-tasting type of oyster (like panfish in the fish kingdom). With salty black olive flavor up front and aftertaste almost resembling brussel sprouts later. More salty than briny. Might have tried these at a bad time of year (August) or bad distributor/handling. Fairly-strong shells, flavor is all over the map. But still falls back on salty black olive it seems. Not a sweet one generally, but you might get few sweet ones out of every dozen, but expect salty and bitter — and slightly rotten even. Log in to Reply Kati Peditto on March 28, 2017 at 7:55 pm Rating 3 Medium, lots of mineral and brine Log in to Reply Jim Soj on February 12, 2017 at 7:22 pm Rating 4 Very good. Wellfleets and Onsets were a lttle better. Log in to Reply Northeaster on April 9, 2016 at 9:14 am Rating 4 We tried some Riptide last night at our happy hour oyster bar but my share was on the scrawnier side, good flavor and briny but not a fair test for me. My companions were plumper and she thought they were really fine. Log in to Reply MassCoyote on February 23, 2016 at 2:05 pm Rating 4 Medium to large, excellent Log in to Reply lightning on July 1, 2015 at 10:30 am Rating 5 I’ve tried these oysters a few times. The flavor is great. They are a good looking oyster too. Log in to Reply bornintexas on June 12, 2015 at 3:47 pm It wasnt direct, I got them through Cape Cod Shellfish & Seafood Co out of Boston. Do try them, and let us know what you think. Log in to Reply Northeaster on May 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm Sound like a very nice oyster, did you buy direct? If so, do they have a website? Thanks. Log in to Reply bornintexas on May 20, 2015 at 12:47 pm Rating 4 Wow. I love this oyster. Did a little bit of research and came across this farm as a potential “I want to try” option. Had a 100ct come in yesterday, and they were just what I like. Brine but not kick you in the mouth salty, clean, crisp, good mild flavor. I liked them alot, kudos to the couple that are growing these oysters. Log in to ReplySubmit a Rating Cancel replySign up now to post your rating, or login here.