Slurp up the fun in March at Anthony’s Oyster Festival

Irresistible, succulent, and very Northwest, dig into oyster mania at Anthony’s
Anthony’s Restaurants celebrates its West Coast oysters in ways only a local restaurant could with its annual March Oyster Festival. This month, featured fresh oysters carefully selected from cold, clean Pacific waters tempt, whether on the half shell, seared well, baked, fried, and even wine-paired!

Those who like them raw will fawn over the Northwest selections served on the half shell: Olympia, Washington’s only native oyster from Lopez Island; Kumamoto; European Flat Oysters and a daily selection of assorted Pacific oysters.

Throughout the month, oyster lovers can enjoy a perfectly paired bottle of one of these selected “Oyster Wines” from Washington state. Featured wines include the Cadaretta 2013 SBS, a Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc blend set to complement any oyster preparation perfectly, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and the Hedges Family Estate 2013 CMS Sauvignon Blanc, the perfect companion to the briny flavor of the oysters.

Lunch (starting at $10.95) and dinner ($11.95 – $32.95) bring oyster classics and surprises. At lunch, try the Oyster Tacos, crispy seared oysters finished with salsa mayo, cabbage and roasted corn salsa wrapped in warm flour tortillas, or the Oyster Burger finished with lettuce, crisp bacon and tomato, served with French fries. At dinner, enjoy Crispy Seared or Pan Fried Oysters along with additional delicious oyster selections!

Oyster Happy Hour is available all day in the bar, including $6 oyster specials (Six-Pack Shot Glass Oyster Shooters, Oyster Slider Trio and Trio of Baked Oysters) and $6 glasses of the three-featured Oyster Wines. Are you a slurp-o-matic? Flex those skills during the Friday Night Oyster Slurp, 6 p.m. in the lounge. Each Friday in March, slurp nine freshly shucked oysters, hands-free! Prizes to the fastest “slurper” (bronze, silver and gold medals) include Anthony’s gift certificates. Weekly gold medal winners will compete Friday, March 27 to determine the Champion Slurper!

Enjoy the Oyster Festival throughout all of Anthony’s Restaurants except Anthony’s Woodfire Grill in Everett and Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill in Olympia and Bellingham. Anthony’s Restaurants, with more than 1,700 team members, owns and operates a family of privately held restaurants in locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. From classic ‘to-go’ eateries to casual dining and relaxed dinner houses, Anthony’s core commitment to fresh Northwest seafood, complemented by local produce, Northwest wines and microbrews, is the foundation for each restaurant. To ensure Anthony’s commitment to purchasing only the highest quality fresh seafood, Anthony’s opened its own seafood company in 1985, located at Pier 91, Seattle. Anthony’s is proud of its continuing commitment to quality and value, which has made it the place for fresh Northwest seafood throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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