Olympia Oyster

Ostrea lurida

Seafood « Olympia Oyster


Washington State


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

Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

Improve the water quality; oysters are filter feeders. 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