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Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar opens new Ocala location at Market Street at Heathbrook

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar opened the doors on their new Ocala location at Market Street at Heathbrook this week.

Shuckin' Shack Oyster Board surf board
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar is located at 4414 SW College Rd. #600, Ocala, Florida

The new oyster bar officially opened its doors for business on Monday, March 2 at 4414 SW College Road #600, next door to Eggs Up Grill, which opened its doors in Ocala earlier this year.

Specializing in fresh, steamed, and raw seafood, the restaurant features a variety of seafood options, including its namesake oysters, shrimp, clams, crab legs, and mussels. In addition to seafood, the restaurant offers wings, salads, and tacos, among other options.

Dozen oysters on the half-shell
Dozen oysters on the half-shell

The restaurant currently features two varieties of oyster: Gulf Wild and Blue Point. The describe the Gulf Wild oysters as having a “tender, yet firm texture,” with a sweet and creamy flavor.

Oyster on the half shell at Shuckin' Shack
Gulf Wild oysters are one of two varieties currently on the menu at Shuckin’ Shack in Ocala, Florida

The Blue Point oysters, which come from Long Island Sound, have a high salinity and mild flavor, followed by a sweet aftertaste. Both varieties of the restaurant’s oysters are available on the half shell and are prepared to order, either on ice, steamed, or grilled.

In addition to oysters on the half shell, the restaurant offers a collection of samplers that allow diners to sample other types of seafood. The steamed sampler features a selection of three types of shellfish from among six oysters, six clams, half a pound of Shrimp, twleve mussels, or a half a pound of crab legs.

Steamed sampler at Shuckin' Shack in Ocala, Florida
Steamed sampler at Shuckin’ Shack in Ocala, Florida. The pictured dish featured crab legs, shrimp, and mussels.

For those looking for a crispier, glazed finish, the restaurant chargrills much of the steamed items available, including scallops.

Grilled scallops at Shuckin' Shack in Ocala, Florida
Grilled scallops at Shuckin’ Shack in Ocala, Florida

According to the company’s Facebook page, they are offering followers a chance to win free oysters for a year.

The business will open each day at 4 p.m. and stay open until 10 p.m. each night, closing at 9 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the restaurant, its menu, and updates, visit the Shuckin’ Shack website.

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