May 26, 2024
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Taste Oysters at Bodega Bay Oyster Co.

Oyster lovers know that Northern California grows some of the very best oysters in the world! Bodega Bay Oyster Company is a must-stop for anyone heading to the Sonoma Coast or heading back from the coast to Petaluma.

Martin Strain and his children, Whittaker and Lindsey, farm 92 acres of pristine, plankton-rich waters in Tomales Bay and Bodega Bay. They have been supplying oysters, mussels, and clams to local restaurants for over 30 years.

Theirs sustainably farmed shellfish is now available in their retail location on Valley Ford Road, just ten minutes from Bodega Bay! Stop into their tasting room, Bodega Cellars, and marketplace, where you can sample oysters any day of the week. Pair them with local wines, ice cold beer or cider. They also offer Seafood Chowder, Bread with garlic-herb butter and Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Their full menu will be available when you arrive. You can even take your purchase of half shells out to their grills and BBQ on the premises. Picnic tables are available year ‘round.

Or grab a bunch and take them to your vacation rental. Live, in shell oysters should be eaten within 5-8 days. Mussels and clams, if properly stored, will last up to 3-4 days. Their hours are Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm, and Saturday & Sunday 9am to 6pm. For a memorable experience, plan now to stop into Bodega Bay Oyster Company!

Bodega Bay Oyster Company
12830 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma, Ca
707.876.6301 •

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