You gotta love an
oyster restaurant that closes in months with no "R."
Heck of an excuse to beach it all summer. This is
how it has been at Casamento's since the restaurant
opened in 1919.
The oyster bar is
on the left a bit past the entrance. You can have
they oysters shucked and brought to your table.
I'd rather stand, have one of the shuckers line a dozen
up in front of me and down them with a Dixie beer
chaser. Gives me a chance to take in the artistry
of the shuckers and talk some.
Turns out Mike,
shown on the right, is the state oyster shucking
champion. It's not just a speed thing, the oysters
need to be laid out perfect in the shell. Mike is
raking out a pile of oysters to shuck from a
Along with their
raw bar, Casamento's is best known for their oyster
loaf. I had half an oyster loaf, dressed, along
with a cup of seafood gumbo.