Olympia Oyster - Ostrea lurida

Shellfish  <<  Olympia Oyster

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Olympia Oyster,  Ostrea lurida


Washington State


Year-round, best during the coldest months of the year

Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

Oysters are filter feeders, and improve water quality. These are very slow growers. The oysters above may have taken six years to achieve that size.

Size Range:

1 to 1.25 inches at the largest

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet and briny with a coppery, or metallic flavor and a pleasant aftertaste

Cooking Tips:

Best served raw on the half shell