Stump Sound

Stump Sound

Stump Sound, North Carolina   Map it!

The most famous area for oystering in North Carolina. Stump Sounds are leggy wild oysters found in the shallow wetlands on the western side of the barrier island formed by Topsail Beach.

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  1. Northeaster
    Rating 2.5

    While visiting Wilmington, NC over Easter, we had dinner at Shuckin Shack, with great shrimp, crab legs and raw or steamed Stump Sound oysters. We had both raw and steamed, the raw were mild, not terribly large, medium briny and “ok.” Never even heard of steamed oysters so this was new to us and probably not going to be a favorite way of having oysters in the future but, again, “ok.”

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