Island Creek Oyster Bar
The oysters come from Island Creek’s own farm, or other carefully selected small producers, and the lobster comes from chef Jeremy Sewall’s cousin. There’s an eye-catching wall made of oyster shells. Impeccably fresh and thoughtfully presented with house-made accoutrements, cuisine at this spot never disappoints.
300 District Ave., Burlington, 781-761-6500, islandcreekoysterbar.com
The Power Tower—a vast array of shellfish—is terrific, but it’s the caviar offerings that set this place apart from other raw bars in the area. They’re served with tiny house-made blinis—or for a real treat, order some caviar with your oysters and dot the shellfish with it. Decadent.
25 State St., Newburyport, 978-358-8479, brineoyster.com