Eating a plate of 6 oysters at a fancy restaurant is one thing, but eating them in bags of 50 freshly shucked sitting in front of the shimmering bay from which they came, is another.  Hog Island Oyster Co. is one of the many reasons why I love the Bay Area.  Just about an hour and a half drive from San Francisco through windy country hills and you find a gem: picnic tables, barbeques, more oysters than your heart can desire, and a view like no other.  It’s the perfect weekend day trip.  We reserved a table for a group of friends and bought a couple bags of local Hog Island oysters and Kumamotos, my favorite.  The best part of this experience is that you get to shuck your own oysters.  And if shucking 100-some oysters wasn’t enough, we barbequed some steaks and fresh Hog Island clams– all washed down with some bubbly and beer!  The perfect Sunday Funday.

Oyster with chipotle sauce // HonestlyYUM

stand // HonestlyYUM

bag of oysters // HonestlyYUM

reservation // HonestlyYUM

hog island sign // HonestlyYUM

Tomales Bay // HonestlyYUM

pricing // HonestlyYUM

grill // HonestlyYUM

employee entrance // HonestlyYUM

oysters // HonestlyYUM

hog shack // HonestlyYUM

shuck // HonestlyYUM

shucking // HonestlyYUM

shucked oyster // HonestlyYUM

clams // HonestlyYUM

steak // HonestlyYUM

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