Alabama’s Best Oyster Bar: 5 things to know about 5 Point Public House

Alabama’s Best Oyster Bar: 5 things to know about 5 Point Public House

A wise man once said, “Ooh, baby. I like it raw.”

We agree.

On the afternoon Haley and I dined at 5 Point, the oyster menu featured six different types of oysters on the half-shell.

  • Point aux Pins (Grand Bay, AL)
  • Mon Louis (Coden, AL)
  • White Stone (Fleet’s Bay, VA)
  • Huckleberry (St. Jerome’s Creek, MD)
  • Isle Dauphine (Dauphin Island, AL)
  • Watch House (Virginia)

Even an oyster-eating novice could tell the distinct difference in each oyster’s taste. Our waiter, a bubbly gentleman transplanted to Alabama from his native Montana, had yet to try the Huckleberry. So, I did my best to describe it for him. Compared to the other oysters on our tray, the Huckleberry had a light, easy flavor. Haley likened it to a palate cleanser, as its flavor was refreshing, with a bit of a snap in its aftertaste, but nothing too severe.

Don’t bother memorizing that roster of oysters, though. The executive chef swaps oysters out all the time.

How often do they change?

Well, according to our waiter, the chef typically tailors the oyster menu between lunch and dinner. So, he might swap your favorite oyster out for something new, even if you plan to come back later in the evening.

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Published at Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:43:02 +0000