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Briny. Bold. Bright and Buttery.

The Quintessential American Oyster.™

Wellfleets™ are the oyster of choice for premier chefs and shellfish lovers everywhere.

Briny

Wellfleets have the brisk, salty taste of the sea. The high salinity of Wellfleet Harbor lends our oysters a clean, crisp flavor, with a seaweed finish.

BOLD

Wellfleet oysters are firm and plump, with strong, deep cupped shells.

BRIGHT

Fed and filtered with fresh, plankton-rich ocean water, Wellfleets have a crisp, clean sharpness.

BUTTERY

Wellfleets are well-balanced by a sweet richness that derives from the cold water of Wellfleet’s estuaries.

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Mer-what? What do you mean by “merrior"?

“Merroir” is a fun and fancy way of saying that the climate, temperature, nutrients, and other environmental features of a particular location give its shellfish a distinctive “taste of place.”

Wellfleet Harbor
produces a unique, unmistakable flavor profile in our oysters.

Savor The Sea

Oysters get their flavor from what they eat. Our nutrient and phytoplankton rich coastal waters, fed by cold northern currents, give our oysters the perfect life....everything is just right here in Wellfleet, and Wellfleets characteristic taste reflects that.

When you enjoy a Wellfleet oyster you are experiencing our town’s culinary culture.

Fast moving tides and the fresh air of the flats help make Wellfleets very hardy oysters. Our cold water also works to help slow down their metabolism, allowing the oysters to build reserves of glycogen, which gives them their meaty, mild, delectable sweetness.

At the same time, Wellfleet oysters have a relatively high salinity index, adding that nice briny pop that makes Wellfleets so incredibly delicious.

As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste….as I drank their cold liquid from each shell… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy...

Ernest Hemingway, “A Moveable Feast
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