We asked on Facebook: How do you like your oysters prepared and who makes the best around?
God makes the best oysters.
– Marc Edelman
Gaido’s makes the best charbroiled oysters.
– Jimmy Ray
Gilhooley’s in San Leon has the best. Charbroiled with Parmesan and garlic. And decently priced. You’ll love it.
– Cash McCall
Gilhooley’s. Cheap, fresh and by the dozen or grilled and slightly more costly. Either way, there really is only one right answer. Their parking lot paved with shells is a monument to our place on the food chain.
– Adam Goldberg
Gilhooley’s has the best oysters I have ever put in my mouth. The Shrimphooleys are smoked oysters with a smoked shrimp and Parmesan cheese on top. To die for!
– Keith Neubauer
Oysters Mykonos at The Cajun Greek! Not on the menu but the best I’ve ever had.
– Amy Allen Garcia
Right out of the shell. Tommy’s in Clear Lake. Tuesday specials are great!
– Susan Chapa
Grilled in their half shell with a dash of your favorite sauce (i.e. Jack Daniels grilling sauce).
– Karl Reid
We tailgate and smoke them on the grill. Wide variety includes barbecue, Rockefeller, white wine, red wine, picante olive oil with panko.
– Carolyn L. Sunseri
Grease at 300, lightly battered, fry only until they float.
– Denny Norris
French grilled, Artillery Club.
– Robert S. Evans
My friend Jennie let me watch her make her famous oyster soup — butter, real heavy cream, chives, garlic — and only the freshest oysters and OMG you have died and gone to heaven with every bite. Takes no more than 15 to 20 minutes from start to finish (well, after they are shucked) and it’s to die for.
– Jennifer Gilgoric
Raw oysters on the half shell and view at Stingaree’s, plus a ferry ride. Can’t be beat for a fun day near the bay.
– Linda Bell Burton
On the half shell with cocktail sauce, a squeeze of lemon on a cracker, accompanied by a nice cold Tiki Wheat.
– Nelda Engstrom
Raw, with the oyster liquor only, provided by Mother Nature.
– Lynda Klyng
On the half shell, but none for me for nine months!
– Courtney Jean Goodbar
Raw! Horseradish and cocktail sauce! Gumbo Bar or Gumbo diner!
– Jacki Hart Nielsen
Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar on Postoffice has stuffed oysters that come with toasted garlic bread and an olive oil drizzle for bread dipping. They are awesome!
– Ruth Gonzalez
Benno’s has the best fried oysters!
– Elizabeth J. Hernandez
Oysters Rockefeller — Black Pearl.
– Rachel Brown
Grilled in shell with Parmesan and spices — best ones at BLVD. Seafood, hands down.
– Joyce H. McLean
Mine! Fried in cracker meal.
– Susan Wilson Walker Benson
I like raw oysters, but the baked oysters at Nonno Tony’s are awesome!
– Sherry Smecca
– Eric Froeschner
I’d go with Sonny’s Oyster Mug, followed by their Oyster Bun. Little bit of heaven!
– Holly Thorson
Frankly, I really love Sonny’s mug of oysters. Yes, a frosted beer stein filled with cocktail sauce and raw oysters. Crackers on the side. Delicious.
– Wendy LeCornu Morgan
Crush some saltine crackers, dip the oysters in a little egg wash, roll in saltine crackers, sautéed in half olive oil and butter! Yum.
– Rhondelle Liberato
I buy mine at Sampson’s or Katie’s and fry them up so deliciously, I’m famous with my family!
– Gerri Plummer
Fresh from the shell. Crackers, Louisiana Hot Sauce and lemon juice.
– Dale Williams
Oysters three ways at Gaido’s and Nick’s. Can’t go wrong. Then, of course, raw on the half shell with cocktail sauce with lots of horseradish!
– George Black
I like my oysters raw, raw and raw. We get ours from Katie’s Seafood. We also love the raw oysters at The Black Pearl.
– Teresa LeBoeuf Roberts