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The Oyster Doomsday Map: 36 Places to Eat Oysters in America Before They're All Gone

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Scientists are reporting that oysters — those shiny, briny creatures of the not-so-deep — are becoming "functionally extinct." 85% of the world's wild oyster reefs have disappeared — an oysterpocalype. But lucky for America, because 75% of the world's remaining oyster population resides on our shores.

Here are some of the best places around the country to go bonkers on bi-valves, from temples of haute cuisine to destitute shanties where you're likely to get spit upon by irritable seamen. 2011 is shaping up to be the year of fatalistic eating — so it's definitely time to get shucking.

- Zachary Feldman

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Grand Central Oyster Bar

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Acme Oyster House

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Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar

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Matunuck Oyster Bar

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Tomales Bay Oyster Company

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Max's Oyster Bar

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Union Oyster

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Casamento's

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Delmonico's Restaurant

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McGarvey's Saloon

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Bowens Island Restaurant

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Boss Oyster

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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

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Backporch Oyster Bar

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Hunt's Seafood Restaurant and Bar

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Marguerite's Restaurant

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Monterey Fish House

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Domilise's Po-Boy & Bar

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Mayflower Cafe

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Narrows Restaurant

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Tadich Grill

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Aqua Grill

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Pacific Oyster Company

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Peg Leg Pete's

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Glidden Point Oyster Co

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Dan & Louis Oyster Bar

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Skipper's Fish Camp

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Swan Oyster Depot

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Wintzell's Oyster House

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Fins Fish House

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Dock's Oyster House

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Neptune Oyster

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Gary Howard Seafood

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Blue Ribbon

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S&D Oyster Co.

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Grand Central Oyster Bar

Acme Oyster House

Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Tomales Bay Oyster Company

Max's Oyster Bar

Union Oyster

Casamento's

Delmonico's Restaurant

McGarvey's Saloon

Bowens Island Restaurant

Boss Oyster

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar