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Celebrate Oyster Day in California

Make a roadside stop almost anywhere along the coastline from Boston to Maine and you're bound to find oysters on the menu, freshly shucked on the half shell or fried in a roll with tartar sauce. And lately, oysters from near (and far) have been making more consistent appearances in L.A. restaurants. Eat them raw, with classic cocktail sauce or an interesting mignonette, or have them grilled, fried, baked, or sandwiched. In honor of National Oyster Day, here's a gallery of L.A.'s freshest finds.

 

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Oysters at The Cliff's Edge in Silverlake | Courtesy The Cliff's Edge
 

 

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Crispy oysters with minced tomatos, olives, and basil at Mako | by flickr user Muy Yum
 
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Beau Soleil oysters with frozen mignonette atInk | by flickr user uchinabaker
 
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Son of a Gun's oysters on the half shell | by flickr user Ed Kwon
 
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Oyster with lemon juice, elderlower hibiscus gelee, compressed cucumber, and lime powder from Wolvesden dinner club | by flickr user djjewelz
 
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Oysters with black pepper ponzu at Jar | by flickr user Ed Kwon
 
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East and West Coast oysters on ice at L&E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake | Courtesy L&E Oyster Bar
 
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Oyster Po' Boy at Uncle Darrows in Venice | Courtesy KCET
 
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Morro Bay Oyster Company's grilled oysters | Courtesy KCET
 
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Oysters ready to be shucked at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market | by flickr user Muy Yum
 

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