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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Grand Central Oyster Bar

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89 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017

2. Acme Oyster House

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724 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

3. Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar

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1916 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

4. Matunuck Oyster Bar

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629 Succotash Rd
South Kingstown, RI 02879

5. Tomales Bay Oyster Company

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1-5-4-7-9 HIGHWAY ONE
 Marshall, CA 94940 (415) 663-1242

6. Max's Oyster Bar

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964 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT 06107

7. Union Oyster

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41 Union St
Boston, MA 02108

8. Casamento's

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4330 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Delmonico's Restaurant

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56 Beaver St
New York, NY 10004

10. McGarvey's Saloon

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8 Market Space
Annapolis, MD 21401

11. Bowens Island Restaurant

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1870 Bowens Island Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

12. Boss Oyster

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125 Water St
Apalachicola, FL 32320

13. Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

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2106 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

14. Backporch Oyster Bar

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90 Public Square N
Dahlonega, GA 30533

15. Hunt's Seafood Restaurant and Bar

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177 Campbellton Hwy
Dothan, AL 36301

16. Marguerite's Restaurant

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778 Main Rd
Westport, MA 02790

17. Monterey Fish House

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2114 Del Monte Ave
Monterey, CA 93940

18. Domilise's Po-Boy & Bar

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5240 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70115

19. Mayflower Cafe

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123 W Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201

20. Narrows Restaurant

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3023 Kent Narrow Way S
Grasonville, MD 21638

21. Tadich Grill

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240 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111

22. Aqua Grill

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210 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

23. Pacific Oyster Company

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5150 Hayes Oyster Dr
Bay City, OR 97107

24. Peg Leg Pete's

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1010 Fort Pickens Rd
Pensacola, FL 32561

25. Glidden Point Oyster Co

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River Rd
Edgecomb, ME 04556

26. Dan & Louis Oyster Bar

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208 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

27. Skipper's Fish Camp

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85 Screven St
Darien, GA 31305

28. Swan Oyster Depot

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1517 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

29. Wintzell's Oyster House

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605 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL 36602

30. Fins Fish House

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243 Road 15
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

31. Dock's Oyster House

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Thirty One N Virginia Ave, 31 N Virginia Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

32. Neptune Oyster

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63 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113

33. Gary Howard Seafood

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5315 Deep Hole Rd
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

34. Blue Ribbon

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97 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012

35. S&D Oyster Co.

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2701 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

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1. Grand Central Oyster Bar

89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
89 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017

2. Acme Oyster House

724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
724 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

3. Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar

1916 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
1916 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

4. Matunuck Oyster Bar

629 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
629 Succotash Rd
South Kingstown, RI 02879

5. Tomales Bay Oyster Company

1-5-4-7-9 HIGHWAY ONE,  Marshall, CA 94940 (415) 663-1242
1-5-4-7-9 HIGHWAY ONE
 Marshall, CA 94940 (415) 663-1242

6. Max's Oyster Bar

964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107
964 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT 06107

7. Union Oyster

41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108
41 Union St
Boston, MA 02108

8. Casamento's

4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
4330 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Delmonico's Restaurant

56 Beaver St, New York, NY 10004
56 Beaver St
New York, NY 10004

10. McGarvey's Saloon

8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401
8 Market Space
Annapolis, MD 21401

11. Bowens Island Restaurant

1870 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
1870 Bowens Island Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

12. Boss Oyster

125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320
125 Water St
Apalachicola, FL 32320

13. Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

2106 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
2106 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

14. Backporch Oyster Bar

90 Public Square N, Dahlonega, GA 30533