The Best Oysters in Buzzards Bay

Massachusetts' best kept secret.


Buzzards Bay's Best Oysters


Everyone knows Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, but have you heard of Cuttyhunk Island? It's the outermost of the Elizabeth Islands. The island is a blip on the map – measuring less than 1 square mile. Cuttyhunk Island may be small, but is home to some of the best oysters on the east coast.


Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms

Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms has been in business for 41 years. The oysters grow in the islands West End Pond, which has a small inlet for diurnal saltwater exchange.
The oysters feed on phytoplankton that grow naturally in the pond. The flavor and the size of the oysters vary year by year depending on water tempertures and salinity.
Check 'em out!

Oyster Farming 

The oysters are planted in April and monitored throughout their first summer. Fast-growing oysters are harvest the following summer. 

In the summer, the Cuttyhunk Shellfish team meets at 8 in the morning to harvest oysters. The team handles more than 12,000 oysters daily.


Floating Raw Bar

Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms operates one of the only Floating Raw Bars in the country. 

Starting at 5:30 on summer nights, you can order fresh oysters, clams, shrimp, stuffed quahogs and clam chowder directly to your boat. Order ahead on channel 72!


Lobster Dinners & Trivia

If you have a large group, Cuttyhunk Shellfish will cater a lobster dinner on their scenic lawn. 

For small groups, trivia is an island favorite. On Wednesday nights, head down to the dock for raw bar offerings, grilled specials, and a good time. It's a dry island so BYOB!

The World is Your Oyster.

Lazy Point Oyster Bottle Opener
Lazy Point Oyster Bottle Opener
Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce
Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce