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Four Common Ways To Prepare Your Oysters

Oysters are one of the healthier food available when it comes to seafood. They are versatile as you can prepare them in many ways. They are often compared to clams because of their similar texture and flavor. When cooking oysters, you have a few options available. Here are our top cooking methods when preparing this particular shellfish.  


Try these different methods when cooking your oysters.

Try Baking Your Oysters

They should always be baked while remaining in their shell while cooking. Keep in mind that you can also add different ingredients and seasonings. You can get creative with this method as you can experiment with various toppings.

Or You Can Grill Your Oysters

While grilling, they should also remain in the shell. Many people add salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese for taste. By adding butter, you can also help them retain a crispy texture. Traditionally they are grilled for approximately ten minutes on high heat.

Cooked In The Smoker

When smoking them, you would need a smoker to do so. Smokers are great at cooking meats for an extended time under low temperatures. Remember that you do not need to smoke them as long because of their size. It is recommended that you smoke oysters for at least 90 minutes.

Steaming Oysters

The steaming method requires a steamer pot to prepare them. Steaming enables you to cook your oysters within a short amount of time as they retain their natural flavors and juices. Steaming is the healthiest way to prepare this shellfish because you don’t need to add fattening oils or other toppings that increase caloric intake.


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!

You may recognize our restaurant 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 and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!






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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