Save the date: Oyster roasts around Charleston

If you love oyster roasts, Charleston is the pearl-fect place to be.


Don’t clam up, find an oyster roast around town.

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We are in the thick of oyster season, which means lots of oyster roasts in Charleston. Mark your calendar for one (or more) of these events. If you have an event to add to our list, let us know.


Annual Deck the Hall Oyster Roast | Sunday, Dec. 3 | 2 p.m. | Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Rd., Charleston | $75-$95 | Feast on all-you-can-eat oysters and a chili bar while sipping local beverages — this event is 21+.

Not Just an Oyster Roast - Holiday Party | Thursday, Dec. 7 | 5-8 p.m. | Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant | $55-$75 | Includes all-you-can oysters, barbecue, beer wine, and live music from Southern Flavor Blue Grass Band

Summerville Exchange Club Oyster Roast | Saturday, Dec. 9 | 5-8 p.m. | Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd., Summerville | $65 | This roast will benefit Summerville High School’s cheer + local youth program and serve up good food and drinks. Pro tip: The Army/Navy game will be shown for any football fans

Tin Roof Oyster Roast | Sunday, Dec. 10 | 12 p.m. | Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Rd. | $30 - $35 | Try out this fall oyster roast with steamed oysters, mac and cheese, chili, and hot dogs.

Royal American Biker Oyster Roast | Sunday, Dec. 10 | 1-7 p.m. | The Royal American, 970 Morrison Dr., Charleston | Price of purchase | In its 11th year, this roast will be filled with bikes, drinks, food, games, live music, tattoos, and more.

Oyster Roast at the Garden | Saturday, Dec. 16 | 3-6 p.m. | The Garden by Charles Towne Fermentory, 1331 Ashley River Rd., Charleston | $40 | This oyster fest will have a Record Fair with vinyl DJs and local vendors.

Dope + Rare Oyster Roast | Sunday, Dec. 17 | 3-7 p.m. | The Palace Hotel, 525 Meeting St., Charleston | $10-$40 | Kick it for an afternoon of food, music, and games. We heard attendees will get an exclusive Premium Peach Wheat beer tasting.

Oyster series

Oysters on the Point | December-March | 2-6 p.m. | Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd. Mount Pleasant | $10 | Catch a party on the point oyster edition; there’s live music and beach games, too.

Sunday Oyster Roast Series | December-March | 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $35 | These events feature all-you-can-eat oysters from Chef Graham Calabria + Lowcountry Oyster Co. plus live DJs and fun drinks.

Plan ahead

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival | Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024 | Time TBA | Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant| In its 40th year, the Lowcountry’s largest oyster festival will serve up 45,000 pounds of oysters ready to be shucked + highlights include live music, contests, a food court, and a kid’s area.

Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast + Lowcountry Cookout | Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 | 6:30- 10:30 p.m.| Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St., Charleston | Prices vary | Indulge in oysters and a Lowcountry cookout, featuring an open bar, music, raffles, and live and silent auctions.

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