National Oyster on the Half Shell Day

National Oyster on the Half Shell Day

Attention, oyster lovers! Imagine stepping into one of the many Annapolis seafood restaurants and being graciously presented with six complimentary Maryland oysters… Thanks to Maryland Oysters on the Half Shell Day that dream is about to become reality!

Maryland Oysters on the Half Shell Day, happening on March 31, honors the dedication of our local watermen and aquaculture farmers, and celebrates the bounty they provide. The food holiday is an ode to the exquisite Maryland oyster, brought to you by Maryland’s Best Seafood and the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP)! It’s an opportunity to savor, appreciate, and give back to the Chesapeake Bay that enriches our lives. Every half shell will be returned to Bay waters through ORP’s recycling efforts.

Participating restaurants include Boatyard Bar & Grill, Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs, McGarvey’s, O’Brien’s, and more to be announced. Each restaurant is a member of ORP’s Shell Recycling Alliance, which has collected over 300,000 bushels of oyster shell to be reused in Maryland oyster restoration projects.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and sign up to partake in the festivities:

Register Here


Eligibility Info

  • You MUST pre-register to be eligible to receive six free oysters. Register here.
  • The offer is limited to the first 100 people who sign up, and you will be notified via email if you meet the registration cap.
  • One registration per person. Multiple entries do not equal multiple eligibility under the cap.
  • Deal is non-transferrable.
  • You may redeem the deal at the restaurant listed in your confirmation email on March 31, 2024. (Sorry, no exceptions!)
  • Consuming raw or undercooked shellfish may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. By registering, you acknowledge this risk and agree to hold harmless Maryland’s Best, Oyster Recovery Partnership, and participating restaurants.