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4 Interesting Facts About Oysters

4 Interesting Facts About Oysters

Did you know that oysters are good for your immune system?

Are you a fan of oysters? They are tasty morsels that can be prepared and served in a variety of different ways. They are commonly served raw, fried, and in stews. Many people who enjoy oysters know very little about them. Keep reading and discover a few things that you may not have known about these tasty treats from down under!

There Are Only 5 Types Of Oysters

Many people are under the assumption that there are many species of oysters; however, they are mistaken because there are only five types. This list includes Pacific Oysters, Kumamoto Oysters, Atlantic Oysters, Olympia Oysters, and European Flat.

Oysters Help Clean The Water

Did you know that an oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day? In addition to being a delicious food, they are also good for the environment! We can thank oysters for helping us keep the oceans clean!

They Possess Many Health Benefits

Shellfish are very good for you in moderation. They possess many health benefits, such as high levels of zinc which are great for your energy levels and immune system. Next, they contain several essential nutrients such as vitamin E, C, and A. On top of that; they contain iron calcium, vitamin B12, and selenium.

Oysters Taste The Best During The Winter Season

Oysters thrive when they are in cold water. For that reason, they taste the best during the winter months. Before we know it, we will in peak season oyster season!


Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

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Costas Inn
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4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes