63 Wharf St., Bluffton, SC
Hours of Operation:9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Specializing in fresh local seafood, The Bluffton Oyster Company is known for their fresh, local oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, fish filets, soft shell crabs and live blue crabs. In 1999, the Bluffton Oyster Company received an award from the South Carolina Department of Commerce citing it as one of the top 10 oldest and still prosperous companies in the state of South Carolina. All oysters are harvested by hand and shucked by hand. We employ approximately 15 oyster pickers and up to 12 oysters shuckers on a daily basis during season. Most of the workers are over the age of 65 and have been in the business all their lives. The Bluffton Oyster Company building is now owned by Beaufort County and was purchased with monies from the Beaufort County Land Trust. The Building is leased from Beaufort County by Larry and Tina Toomer.
The Bluffton Oyster Company is open Monday through Saturday from 9am until 5:30pm. We rest on Sundays. The Bluffton Oyster Company harvests soft shell crabs during the months of March, April and May. The season can start anytime from mid-March to mid-April 15, and lasts from 2 to 8 weeks, depending on many variable factors.
Shrimp season runs from mid-June until mid-January. The SC Department of Natural Resources determines specific opening and closing dates each year. Oyster, clams, and mussels are in season from mid September to mid-May. Crabbing is done year round, and are almost always available.
We cater for any occasion; from oyster roasts, low country boils, to barbecues and clambakes. Only fresh local products are used for catering, and we can customize a menu to fit your budget and needs!
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