The Freshest Oysters in Florida

Go to the source to find the best oysters.
Richard Banks

The Source 
East Bay, east of Pensacola.This spot is a well-kept secret.

Where To Eat Them
School of Fish, 51 Goodmorning Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 850-229-1122, school-fish.com

When Available
October to April

Flavor Profile
Consistently salty-sweet

Unique Qualities
These oysters are at their best in the fall, when the water temperature begins to drop.

How To Serve Them
Raw on the half-shell, with Big Jim’s Outrageous Oyster Juice (using 10 different peppers)

Extras
Chef Jim Shirley has a commercial seafood license. He buys directly from commercial fishermen rather than a distributor.