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Legal Sea Foods' oyster festival

Oyster stew at Legal Sea Foods

Oyster stew at Legal Sea Foods Photo Credit: None/

The annual oyster festival at Legal Sea Foods starts shucking Sept. 19. The four-week, bivalve blast goes until Oct. 16.

Legal Sea Foods has two branches on Long Island: at Roosevelt Field mall in East Garden City and the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station.

The yearly hard-shell show highlights preparations from oyster spreads and stews to oyster-and-sausage jambalaya to oyster, mushroom and spinach pie. And, of course, you can revel in the raw. Typically, the oysters that are available include Blue Point, Wellfleet, Cotuit Bay, Kumamoto, Glidden Point and Malpeque.

Prices set so far include $10.95 for oyster stew; $12.95 for pickled oysters; $9.95 for fried oysters; and $11.95 for the oyster po'boy.

Legal Sea Foods, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-248-4600; and 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, 631-271-9777.

LSF's oyster stew.



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