Dabob Bay Oysters

For those who like a nice and briny West Coast oyster, this is a good one. Dabob Bay Oysters are grown on the shores of Dabob Bay, which extends off of the northern end of Hood Canal in Washington State. You can expect to taste the ocean freshness and a sweet after taste when eating this wonderful oyster.

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Dabob Bay - Outskirts of Hood Canal, Washington

Size and Availability
3 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Crisp and briny with a fresh and sweet melon finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.1% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Medium tides - less currents than Hood Canal
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and rock

Growout Method
Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens adductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.