If there’s an ‘r’ in the month then you better believe it’s bivalve season. The Lowcountry hosts oyster roasts all the damn time — from low key patio roasts at restaurants to blowout, fundraising gigs at larger venues. Here’s the what’s what on the next couple of months of roasts. Slurp ’em up.


Every Wednesday through Jan. 31 (four more opportunities!), head to The Washout on Folly for local oysters. From 6-9 p.m. you can snag $10 buckets of oysters and $2.50 Bud and Bud Light longnecks. Live music from Josh Hughett and Dale Baker starts at 7 p.m.
Make your way to The Dinghy on IOP on Thursdays at 6 p.m. for $7 buckets of oysters, $6 pints of Blue Point beer, and live music.

On Fridays head to Daniel Island Grille from 5-7 p.m. for $10 all-you-can-eat oysters.
Keep that weekend oyster fun rolling when you head to Rusty Rudder on Saturdays starting at 3 p.m. for $25 all-you-can-eat oysters. Prepared over an open flame outdoor oyster pit, these lil guys are the real deal. Your entry fee also includes endless Brunswick stew, live music starting at 4 p.m., and various food and drink specials.

On Saturdays you can also head to IOP’s Morgan Creek Grill for an oyster roast featuring all-you-can-eat oysters, s’mores, and more for $23. Enjoy live music from 4-8 p.m.
Avondale heats up on Sundays at Pearlz with an oyster roast from 2-5 p.m. featuring $19 all-you-can-eat oysters, live music from the Tyler Boone Band, and drink specials from Firefly Distillery and Palmetto Brewery.


On Sun. Jan. 14 Bowens Island Restaurant hosts Fields to Families Oyster Roast from 2-5 p.m. featuring food from SNOB’s Megan Hutchinson, oysters, and live music by Mark Jackson Music. The event is BYOB and proceeds will help Fields to Families, a local nonprofit that provides fresh fruit and vegetables to Charleston families in need.
East Cooper Meals on Wheels hosts a fundraising oyster roast at Palmetto Island County Park on Sun. Jan. 21 from 1-4 p.m. featuring live music from the Sayer McShane Band, oysters from the Noisy Oyster, and hot dogs, wine, and beer.
On Sat. Jan. 20 Bay Street Biergarten hosts a winter oyster roast with $15 oyster buckets and live music from Me & Mr. Jones.
The Charleston Junior Woman’s club hosts an oyster roast at The Oyster Shed at Leon’s from noon-3 p.m. on Sat. Jan. 20. Enjoy oysters, fried chicken, soft serve ice cream, and more.

Head to The Barrel on Sat. Jan. 27 for the eighth annual Follywood Oyster Roast from 1-9 p.m. The event raises funds for Warrior Surf Foundation. There will be local art vendors, food trucks, jump castles, and live music all day.
Oyster hop on Sat. Jan. 27 as you make your way to the F.T. Stack Memorial Oyster Roast at the IOP Exchange Club. From 4-7 p.m. you can enjoy oysters, chili, hot dogs, a silent auction, and live music from Kelly Sanchez.
One of the biggest (if not the biggest) oyster roasts in the Lowcountry is the aptly titled Lowcountry Oyster Festival, held at Boone Hall Planation from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sun. Jan. 28. There will be over 80,000 pounds of oysters plus food trucks, oyster shucking contests, live music, local wine and beer, and a kids’ area.


Moncks’ Corner’s Oakley Farms hosts Shuckin’ for Shelter on Sat. Feb. 3 from 2-5 p.m. The event, which raises money for the Callen-Lacey Center for Children, features all-you-can-eat oysters, alternative food options, and farm animals to boot.
Runnymede Plantation is the site for Shuck-A-Rama, an oyster roast on Sat. Feb. 3 featuring plenty of oysters, as well as gumbo, live music, and wine and beer. The fun starts at 2 p.m.
On Sat. Feb. 24 the Dill Sanctuary hosts the Charleston Museum’s annual oyster roast from 12-3 p.m., with views of the Stono River, live music, oysters, and barbecue from Sticky Fingers. Oh, and get a side of history too, with archaeologist Ron Anthony talking about the archaeological work done at Stono Plantation.