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Ready for it? Razzoo’s Has the Lowdown on the Fastest Way to Shuck an Oyster

It’s oyster season at Razzoo’s, which means we hear a lot of questions about oysters. One of the most common ones: how do I shuck an oyster?


Read on to find out the fastest – and easiest! – way to shuck oysters. The faster you eat – the more you get!


The Old Fashioned Way to Shuck an Oyster

When looking at a sealed oyster, many people will attempt to pry open the oyster along the backside, where the shell comes to a point. How do they do this? By repeatedly jabbing a knife into the oyster until it splits open. Sounds like a good idea, but when it comes down to it, it’s 1) not very graceful and 2) a great way to end up with shards of shell in your oysters or mutilated oyster meat.


Fastest Way to Shuck an Oyster

Okay, are you ready for it? It’s actually pretty simple. First off, locate the wide part of the oyster, which is the front. Now, instead of jabbing your knife in repeatedly, slide the paring knife in between the shells - just to the right of the center front works well – then gently twist to separate. As you begin to pry the shells apart, be sure to sever the abductor on the top of the oyster. Once you cut it loose, your shells should slide open seamlessly, and all you need to do now is sever the bottom abductor by gently sliding your paring knife along the bottom side of the oyster. Flip it and reveal the beautiful, smooth oyster meat. Lastly, drizzle with lemon juice or Tabasco and slurp it down!

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Razzoo’s Serves Raw, Shucked Oysters on the Half Shell!

Not sure you want to worry yourself with the dirty work of prying oysters open? Come on in to Razzoo’s in Texas or North Carolina, where we have delicious, fresh oysters on the half shell ready and waiting! Order our signature Cajun raw oysters or you can get them boiled with garlic butter and Parmesan.


When Only the Best Will Do: Gold Band Oysters

Razzoo’s Cajun Café is proud to serve only the freshest, most flavorful Cajun food in Texas! And when it comes to oysters, we don’t mess around.



One of our hottest menu offerings is the raw oyster platter, and in order to provide the freshest, high-quality oysters around, we serve Gold Band Oysters in the warmer months (like August!).


Settle in, and let us tell you what makes Gold Band a step above the rest:


High Pressure Processing


Don’t you worry; this high-pressure wash does nothing to affect the flavor or texture of the best oysters in Texas! What it does do is rid those oysters of harmful bacteria that can lurk in the water during the warmer months. Safer oysters. Great taste. We’re sold. And it’s why these are the only oysters we’ll serve when the water temperatures rise.


Easier Shucking


Gold Band oysters are pre-shucked, giving you no headaches when trying to remove the oyster from the shell. All meat is left in tact, letting you enjoy more of the good stuff.


Award-Winning Flavor


Gold Band Oysters are not only safer to eat, but they taste better too! Gold Band has won numerous awards for taste, including the American Culinary Institute’s Best Taste Award 3 years in a row and the Best Tasting Fresh Raw Oyster Award by the American Tasting Institute.


Are you ready to slurp down some fresh, raw oysters?! Come on in to Razzoo’s this week for the best oysters in Texas! We serve them ice cold with crackers, horseradish, and cocktail sauce. And if for some strange reason you’d just rather have them cooked, we can grill ‘em up and serve them with garlic butter too!

See you this week for lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night drink specials, and more. With 19 locations throughout the state of Texas and North Carolina, including Dallas, Austin, Houston, and more.