Oyster fan? Garden & Gun, a national magazine focusing on the American South, has published a state-by-state guide to the South’s 35 best oysters and Alabama claimed three spots. Find out which companies in the state made the list.
Personally, seafood is my least favorite food. But, there’s something about the way oyster lovers eyes light up when talking about them that intrigues me. Needless to say, I was interested in which Alabama companies got a Garden & Gun shoutout. So here’s their list:
1. Mobile Oyster Company – Dauphin Island
In 2012, father-son team Andy and Cullan Duke started Mobile Oyster Company farm. Its location—the West End of Alabama’s barrier island at Dauphin Island. The farm’s oysters are grown in raised cages off the west end of Dauphin Island where visitors can walk to the farm from the beach.
According to oyster expert Eric Brownlee from Katharine Brassier & Bar in Winston-Salem, North Carolina who weighed in on the company and its oysters, “This very sustainable method ensures that only the mature oysters are harvested and keeps the quality and taste consistent.”
Fun fact: In 2012, the company was only the second oyster farm to ever be permitted in Alabama.
2. Murder Point Oyster Company – Bayou La Batre
A five-generation family company, Murder Point Oysters raises oysters in raised baskets in the open waters of the bay, just west of Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
Garden & Gun dub oysters grown by Murder Point Oysters as “deep-cupped, plump and silky with a sweet and clean finish.”
3. Point aux Pin – Bayou La Batre
This commercial oyster farm in Grand Bay specializes in the production of premium oysters.
Garden & Gun says oysters from Point aux Pin are similar to that of Murder Point Oysters—meaty with a silky texture.