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Fried oysters with caviar at Ruggles Black

Image: Zain Mohammed

Not a fan of the slippery stuff? There’s a bright side for you bivalve buffs who’d rather not eat them raw: Cooked oysters—especially the chargrilled kind—are all the rage across the U.S. right now, though that’s far from all the Bayou City has to offer.

Oysters Rockefeller

What it is: Grilled and topped with spinach persillade, Nueske's bacon and parmesan
Find it at: The Oceanaire

Oysters Santa Fe

What it is: Chargrilled and topped with chile ancho butter, blue corn tortilla-breadcrumbs, serrano, manchego cheese and cilantro
Find it at: Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

Fried Oysters with Caviar

What it is: Buttermilk-brined and served with a spicy sauce
Find it at: Ruggles Black

Grilled Oysters Two Ways

What it is: Served with your choice of bacon jam and jalapeños or garlic butter and parmesan
Find it at: Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

Oysters Pappadeaux

What it is: Baked with with crabmeat, spinach and hollandaise
Find it at: Pappadeaux

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