The Oyster Bar is a casual space connected to The Optimist, where guests can enjoy a revolving selection of fresh oysters, on ice or roasted in a wood-fired oven. Folding doors open up to a courtyard, complete with table seating and a putt-putt course. Camp out at the Oyster Bar with a pitcher of Fish House Punch, stop in for a small plate before dinner at The Optimist, or finish off your meal with a key-lime push pop. The fresh catches behind glass, surf-themed decor, and bench seating make for a perfectly beachy lounge. Close your eyes, and you can almost hear the tide rolling in.
Photos by Andrew Thomas Lee
PICKLE POINT (m), PEI, zesty seaweed upfront, mild brine, sweet finish 2.90
RASPBERRY POINT (l), PEI, nice salinity, clean finish 2.85
FANCY SWEET (s), NB, petite meats, strong mineral flavors, lingering sweet finish 2.70
QUONSET POINT (l), RI, salty up front, mineral tang, clean finish 2.75
UMAMI (s), RI, earthy, mild brine with light sweetness 2.80
EAST BEACH BLONDE (l), RI, medium, deep cup, plump, high salt start, fruity finish 2.80
ROCKY REEF (l), NY, large, robust meats, medium brine, sweet finish 2.50
STONY BROOK (l), NY, strong mineral flavor, beautifully briny 2.65
CHEFS CREEK (m), BC, ivory meat, dark black mantle, creamy with a medium brininess and sweet flavor 3.00
MIRADA (l), WA, medium salinity, creamy body, clean cucumber finish 3.10
SHIGOKU (m), WA, crisp cucumber, seaweed sweetness, medium finish 4.00
MALASPINA (m) WA, sweet, mild, medium brininess, hints of watermelon 2.50
NOTES: Oysters are served with house-made saltines, cocktail sauce, hot sauce, mignonette, and grated horseradish.
Oysters Change Daily and Prices Vary / Please Ask Questions
SEARED RARE SCALLOP, fig, almond, mint, balsamic 9.
PORGY, cucumber, grapefruit, pink peppercorn 9.
FLOUNDER, avocado, egg, bacon, basil 9.
SUMMER TOMATOES, sequatchie cove Cumberland cheese 6.
SIMPLE SALAD, shaved celery & radish, herbs, banyuls vinaigrette 8.
PEEL & EAT SHRIMP, “come back” sauce, lemon 14.
LOBSTER ROLL, toasted brioche, salt & vinegar chips 21.
BAKED OYSTER, herb butter, smoked paprika 4 ea.
SMOKED FISH CHOWDER, bacon, oyster crackers 9.
MUSSELS, green curry coconut broth, bird’s eye chile, herbs 12.
CORNMEAL CRUSTED TAUTOG, charred okra, pepper jelly 13.