Free Oyster Roast at 82 Queen

The oysters are free this Friday at 82 Queen.

To commemorate 32 years in business, the restaurant is hosting a complimentary oyster roast in its courtyard, starting at 6 p.m. “When we opened in 1982 it never crossed my mind that I would be here 32 years later,” owner Steve Kish is quoted as saying in a release.

For more information, visit 82queen.com.

Fleet Landing Plans Oyster Roast

Fleet Landing has been serving seafood for a decade, but downtown’s lone waterfront restaurant has never before staged an oyster roast.

That changes on Feb. 23, when Fleet Landing will be serving up local oysters by the $10-bucket. The no-cover event, which runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., will also feature beer trucks, live music and cornhole.

The restaurant will remain open during the party. For more information, call 722-8100.

Charleston Museum Oyster Roast Tickets Now on Sale

The standard anniversary gift chart doesn’t extend past 60 years (maybe you just keep getting diamonds once you reach that milestone), but the Charleston Museum believes oysters are the proper way to mark a 241st.

In honor of its birthday, the museum is hosting its annual oyster roast on Sunday, Jan. 12 at its wildlife sanctuary on James Island. The event at Dill Sanctuary runs from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., and will feature live bluegrass music and curator-led history walks. The menu includes Ben Moise’s oysters, chili and an open bar.

Tickets are $50 for non-members, or $35 for members. “Early registration is strongly encouraged as this event sells out each year,” spokeswoman Rachel Chesser warns. To purchase, call (843) 722-2996 x235 or click here.

The Current Oyster Roast Calendar

Two more roasts appear on this edition of the calendar. Here’s where to slurp:

(Roasts are all-you-can-eat and don’t include drinks, unless otherwise noted.)

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WHAT: Weekly Thursday Night Oyster Roast

WHERE: 82 Queen

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7-Thursday, Dec. 12

WHY: “Back in the day, our courtyard raw-bar was a staple for oysters and we thought we would bring back a little of our roots,” Jonathan Kish, CFO of 82 Queen, is quoted as saying in a release.

WORTH KNOWING: The restaurant will host a four-course finale party on Friday, Dec. 13. For more details or to reserve a seat, call  Johnny Williams at 723-7591.

COST: $11 buys a bucket of oysters.

MORE INFO: 82queen.com

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More Oyster Roasts Ahead: The Latest, Greatest Local Calendar

The oyster roasts just keep on coming! Up next:

(Roasts are all-you-can-eat and don’t include drinks, unless otherwise noted.)

WHAT: 5th Annual Shucking for Seniors

WHERE: Bowens Island Restaurant, Bowens Island

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

WHY: To support the Independent Transportation Network’s Charleston Trident service, offering door-to-door rides to seniors and visually-impaired adults.

WORTH KNOWING: In addition to oysters, the spread features oysters and chili. The afternoon’s activities also include a silent auction and live country-western music.

COST: $25 in advance; $30 at the door

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Grab Your Knife: The Latest, Greatest Oyster Roast Benefit Calendar

And off we go with the oyster roasts! Coming up next:

(Roasts are all-you-can-eat and don’t include drinks, unless otherwise noted.)

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WHAT: SC Aquarium Sustainable Lowcountry Oyster Roast

WHERE: Mingo Point, 876 Kiawah Island Parkway, Kiawah Island

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 4 -7 p.m.

WHY: Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the South Carolina Aquarium.

WORTH KNOWING: The menu includes yellow fin tuna crudo; hickory-grilled Picanha steak; local white shrimp and swordfish; All of the dishes are paired with Palmetto Brewing ales. Reservations are required.

COST: $65

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