Bluffton Oyster Company Has the Secret to the Best Seafood

It comes as no surprise that South Carolina’s coast provides some of the freshest seafood on the market. Experience a true passion for fresh, local seafood when you dine at Bluffton Oyster Company. This renowned establishment made a name for itself by selling oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, soft shell crabs, and live blue crabs. In addition to catering and selling their catches to locals, this spot serves a selection of seafood dishes as their own restaurant. Whether you like your oysters steamed, on the half shell, or fried on a Po’ Boy, you’re guaranteed delicious food at this Bluffton staple! For more suggestions for the best restaurants and activities in Bluffton, take a look at our thoughtfully compiled Vacation Guide!

About Bluffton Oyster Company

Rich History

The history of Bluffton Oyster Company begins in 1899. Many revere the original building as a historic structure that holds as much local significance as the Card House and the Church of the Cross. You can find this building at the end of Wharf Street situated atop shells from previous shucking businesses that resided there within the last 200 years. Guests can admire unparalleled views of the May River. This family-owned operation remains the last hand-shucking house in the state of South Carolina.

Fresh, Local Catches

This oyster company catches the freshest local seafood from the May River and the Atlantic Ocean. They sell their catch their retail market as well as to wholesale buyers. What you find in the market changes depending on the season. Throughout the year you may find:

  • Oysters
  • Clams
  • Mussels
  • Black Grouper
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Lane Snapper
  • American Red Snapper
  • Shrimp
  • Blue Crabs
  • And more!


If you’re in need of a caterer for a family reunion, wedding, or another special event, this oyster company has many catering packages to choose from. Choose between a boiled, steamed, or grilled package that includes a serving staff, dishes, tables, covers, utensils, and condiments. They also specialize in oyster roasts, Lowcountry boils, crab boils, barbeques, clam bakes, and fish fries.

On the Menu

Satisfy your seafood cravings at the Bluffton Family Seafood House! As an additional part of the operation, this establishment is one of the best restaurants in Bluffton. In addition to oysters, they serve a diverse seafood menu that is sure to appeal to everyone, even the picky eaters! Start with an appealing appetizer like fried calamari or the shrimp cocktail. For dinner, opt for a classic Lowcountry boil that comes with shrimp, corn, sausage, and new potatoes. Perhaps you’d prefer the shrimp and grits or a plate of snow crab legs served up with two sides such as mac & cheese or collard greens. With so many tasty options to choose from, how will you ever decide what to order?

Stay at Old Town Bluffton Inn

Room at Old Town Bluffton Inn; near the Bluffton OktoberfestComplete your Bluffton experience with a stay at the Old Town Bluffton Inn. Between perusing local art galleries, dining at Bluffton Oyster Company’s restaurant, and enjoying a refreshing drink at the Old Town Dispensary, you’ll be happy to return to our beautiful inn. Step through ornate doorways and revel in a setting that boasts a refined elegance. Here, you’ll enjoy the finest amenities and outstanding service. With eccentric decor that emits plenty of historic significance and Southern charm, you’ll feel right at home.

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