Many Reasons To LOVE Oysters

While not everybody wants to take the plunge and enjoy oysters, we think the following advantages could change your mind if you’re healthy conscious.

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Low-Calorie Food!

Especially if you eat them wild, raw, or steamed, there are only about 50 calories in a total of six oysters. Want them breaded or fried? This is less healthy but you’re still only on the hook for 175 calories.

High Protein

Each oyster contains about 2g of protein. Taken in a six-pack, that’s 12 g of protein or roughly the equivalent of 2 oz of meat. Oysters are a lot less filling and have lower calories than meat, so more room to enjoy.

Replenish Lost Vitamins & Nutrients

Some of the most important vitamins can be found in oysters. This includes Vitamin D, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B12. So, if you can’t get enough sunlight and are starving for Vitamin D, why not give oysters a try?

Great For Your Love Life?

Believe it or not, oysters might help your love life by promoting sexual vitality. This is possible because of the copious amounts of zinc found in oysters. This may not be a perfectly direct connection, but for so many men who struggle with impotence, oysters could help bridge the nutrient gap and enable healthy sexual function once again.

Easy To Prepare Them Healthily

It’s better to steam them rather than fry them or eat them raw. They can be made into a delicious dish by mixing with olive oil or a tomato-based sauce. Above all considerations, always eat them fresh!

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Remembering to eat your oysters fresh is the perfect segue to . . . 

Come to Salt & Barrel Oyster and Craft Cocktail Bar!

We’ve been offering New Yorkers from Fire Island to Long Island delicious seafood since 1937. Nobody in the area can top our commitment to fresh, quality oysters. Our dinner options are guaranteed to satisfy. Check out our Kobe Oyster Steak: 8 oz. of roasted corn and jalapeno risotto with rosemary shimeji mushrooms. Even if you’re not an oyster fan, you’ll love some of our other seafood entrees like Shrimp Pad Thai, Scallops, Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Fish N Chips, Miso Glazed Black Halibut, and much more.

Don’t forget to join us for Happy Hour (3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; 4-6 on Monday) for all these drink and seafood discounts:

  • ½ Price Oysters
  • ½ Price Well Drinks
  • $3 Off Craft Cocktails

Salt & Barrel Oyster and Craft Cocktail Bar are located at 61 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 11706. Drop us a line over the phone at 631-647-8818 or email us at

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