Wellfleet Harbor, Cape Cod   Map it!

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The most famous of all New England oysters, Wellfleets are farmed in the protected intertidal flats of Wellfleet Harbor. The Cape’s lack of freshwater guarantees a profoundly briny flavor in its oysters.

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12 Ratings

  1. Pucker Adams
    Rating 4

    I have eaten just one dozen but were lovely.

  2. krylon80
    Rating 4

    Growing up in MA, Wellfleets were the first oysters I ate and I still love them but as some echoed, they can be inconsistent. When good, they have a great mix of brine and other flavors and are texturally just right, not chewy but not mushy. The blurb above mentions they are farmed, while the Cultivation category lists them as wild. I guess they’re both? Perhaps one type is better, leading to the inconsistency? It would be great if there was a forum on this site as well for oyster discussion.

  3. Zack Gowen
    Rating 4

    Nice balance

  4. Jim Soj
    Rating 5

    These are awesome and I’m eating them out of FL. We have a great local seafood shop that brings all varieties in, Sammie’s in St Pete.

  5. Pfsmith
    Rating 1

    Ordered a plateful last night at a local restaurant that always has a good oyster menu. They looked like Wellfleets but were disappointing: uncharacteristically small and not very briny at all. A mix-up in the kitchen or a quality control problem?

  6. Craig Brown
    Rating 2

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  7. Coffeecat
    Rating 4

    Had these in both Miami and Boston in the course of one week – they do travel well and even early season this is a dependable choice. Great balance of brine and mineral.

  8. MassCoyote
    Rating 3

    high salinity, creamy, beginner oyster

  9. Michael K
    Rating 4

    Like all oysters these vary quite a bit but when they are on they are one of my top picks. Most east coast oysters have a briny taste of the sea that varies in the level of salt and nothing much more but Wellfleet’s can have a lot of flavor in addition to salt, and when they do they are exceptional.

  10. auggie

    I grew up eating Wellfleet oysters. Always among the best ever.

  11. powerfilm
    Rating 4

    Good balance of brine and sweet

  12. Dai Saito
    Rating 2.5

    Wellfleat, I can enjoy its good texture because of mild fatty body of flesh.

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