Eat Oysters, Save the Bay

Sunday is National Oyster Day — and in conjunction with that special day, several Maryland restaurants (and restaurants in Virginia and Washington, D.C.) are donating a portion of their proceeds to the Oyster Recovery Partnership. For every oyster they sell on Sunday, these establishments will donate 10 cents to the partnership. They’re calling the campaign “Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Day.” 

Each oyster sale will help plant 10 spat (baby oysters) onto local oyster reefs.




“The Chesapeake Bay has long been known to produce some of the world’s best oysters,” said Oyster Recovery Partnership Executive Director Stephan Abel. “Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Day celebrates this iconic seafood, and the local watermen, farmers and restaurants who help bring it to our table. We’re grateful to the community and the more than 100 restaurant participants for supporting a vibrant, sustainable oyster industry.”


The restaurants participating in Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Day are also members of ORP’s Shell Recycling Alliance. In Maryland, they are:


— Addie’s, Potomac
— The Avenue Kitchen & Bar, Baltimore
— Awful Arthur’s, St. Michael’s
— Azure Restaurant, Annapolis
— Black’s Bar and Kitchen, Bethesda
— Blackwall Hitch, Annapolis
— Boatyard Bar & Grill, Annapolis
— Bo Brooks Restaurant, Baltimore
— The Boathouse Canton, Baltimore
— Brian Boru Irish Restaurant, Severna Park
— Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs, Annapolis
— Chef Tony’s, Bethesda
— Clyde’s of Chevy Chase
— Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge, Rockville
— CrabTowne USA, Glen Burnie
— Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, Baltimore
— Galway Bay Irish Restaurant & Pub, Annapolis
— Gertrude’s, Baltimore
— Grapes Wine Bar, Annapolis
— The Grill at Harryman House, Reisterstown
— The Grilled Oyster Company, Potomac
— GrillMarx Steakhouse & Raw Bar, Olney
— Gunther & Co., Baltimore
— Harris Crab House, Grasonville
— Hella’s Restaurant & Lounge, Millersville
— Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille, Fulton
— Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Baltimore
— Killarney House Irish Restaurant, Davidsonville
— Kooper’s, Jacksonville
— Kooper’s North, Lutherville-Timonium
— Kooper’s Tavern, Baltimore
— Lib’s Grill, Perry Hall & Fulton
— The Local Oyster, Baltimore
— Loch Bar, Baltimore
— Long Beach Oyster House, Middle River
— Maggie’s Restaurant, Westminster
— May’s Seafood Restaurant, Frederick
— McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar,  Annapolis
— Middleton Tavern, Annapolis
— Mike’s Crab House, Riva
— Mike’s Crab House, Pasadena
— Mon Ami Gabi, Bethesda
— Mother’s Peninsula Grille, Arnold
— Mt. Washington Tavern, Baltimore
— Ocean Odyssey, Cambridge
— O’Donnell’s Market, Potomac
— Old Maryland Grill, College Park
— PassionFish, Bethesda
— Pirates Cove Restaurant & Dock Bar, Galesville
— Republic, Takoma Park
— RockSalt Grille, Westminster
— Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant, Chesapeake Beach
— Ropewalk, Ocean City
— The Rowhouse Grille, Baltimore
— Roy’s Kwik Korner, Glen Burnie (Fried Oysters Available Only)
— Rusty Scupper, Baltimore
— Ryleigh’s Oyster, Federal Hill and Hunt Valley
— Sailor Oyster Bar, Annapolis
— Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar, Frederick
— Sláinte Irish Pub & Restaurant, Baltimore
— Thames Street Oyster House, Baltimore
— The Urban Oyster, Baltimore
— Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia
— The Walrus Oyster & Ale House, Columbia, National Harbor


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Josh Kurtz
Founding Editor Josh Kurtz is a veteran chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He was an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, for eight years, and for eight years was the editor of E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill. For 6 1/2 years Kurtz wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz regularly gives speeches and appears on TV and radio shows to discuss Maryland politics.


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