The Bluffton Oyster Co.

We specialize in fresh local seafood; oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, fish filets, soft shell crabs and live blue crabs. All oysters are harvested & shucked by hand. We employ 15 Oyster pickers and up to 12 oysters shuckers daily. Come on in today! 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 63 Wharf St. 843-757-4010.

A Family Run Business Since 1899

Larry Toomer has followed in his grandfather’s as well as his father’s footsteps in the oyster industry. Larry began working in oyster factories in his very early teens and has been in the business ever since. Larry and his wife Tina have a made a success of this business by building up a loyal workforce and customer base as well as diversifying into shedding peeler crabs in the spring and shrimping in the spring, summer and fall.

Stocking Fresh Fish and Shellfish

Until May 14, when oyster season ends, the Bluffton Oyster Co. is worth a stop to watch the boats upload, the women shuck and the soft shell crabs shed. It’s one of the few oyster factories still in operation on the eastern seaboard and open to the public for retail. Larry Toomer, a third generation seafood worker, proudly says “nothing arrives or leaves here by truck.” 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 63 Wharf St. 843-757-4010.

Catering Parties and Events

Bluffton Oyster Company specializes in Oyster Roasts, Low-Country Boils, and Barbeques. We can customize your menu to serve any number of people. For more than a dozen years, we have served large and small groups at parties and informal gatherings throughout the lowcountry. Call us today 843-757-4010.





A Family Run Operation Since 1899 The Bluffton Oyster Company actually sits on reclaimed land, built up by more than a hundred years of discarded shells from previous shucking operations. The oyster business thrived in early Bluffton and throughout the 1920’s, with five different oyster operations in the area. Now the Bluffton Oyster Company remains the last hand-shucking house in the state of South Carolina.
OYSTER FACTORY HOURS OF OPERATION Monday through Saturday 9:00A – 5:00P We accept all major credit cards. BLUFFTON FARMERS MARKET EVERY THURSDAY Every Thursday at the Bluffton Farmers Market on Calhoun St. we fry shrimp, oysters and soft shell crabs from 2:00pm-7:00pm. Live Music as well as other fruit and vegetable vendors are on hand as well. Come join us! WHAT’S BITING? – FRESH LOCAL SHRIMP! Shrimp Catch June 2015-2 (480x640)6/26/15 – We are now harvesting fresh local shrimp right from Port Royal Sound and selling fresh local shrimp! It is now shrimp season. Larry and crew are out netting fresh shrimp every day. They are harvested and brought to our dock where they are displayed for your purchase. We can accomodate all of your shrimp needs no matter how large the order. Call to place your order. 843-757-4010 or stop by the store. Fresh shrimp is available now!Shrimp Catch June 2015-1 (480x640)


The Toomer Family is proud to announce the opening of the BLUFFTON OYSTER CO.’S FAMILY SEAFOOD HOUSE OPEN NOW On Dr. Mellichamp Drive near Downtown Deli and Mi Tierra (843) 757-0380 Tuesday – Saturday 11:00A – 9:00P Lunch and Dinner A fun Family atmosphere and fresh seafood Are on the menu in downtown Bluffton! Bluffton Oyster Company’s Family Seafood House is a hit with locals and visitors who seek the freshest seafood from folks who actually catch it. Stop by and enjoy!


We are offering Low Country Boils “to go” at the oyster factory- there is a minimum of 10 guests and it is $24.00 per person which includes fresh local shrimp, kielbasa sausage, new potatoes and fresh corn. Please add $5 for a cooler and delivery is between $75-$100 depending on location. Not available on Sunday.

As advertised in the Island Packet. CALL 843-757-4010 TO RESERVE YOURS TODAY! LET US CATER YOUR NEXT EVENT! Specializing in Oyster Roasts, Low-Country Boil, and Barbeques. We can customize your menu to serve any number of people. For more than a dozen years, we have served large and small groups at parties and informal gatherings throughout the lowcountry.

Restaurant Update:

The restaurant in OPEN for dine-in eating 
Tuesday- Saturday from 11am-9pm
We will offer a limited menu which will be posted on our Facebook page Here ►
– call us at the market 843-757-4010 for updates to our re opening or take out resuming.

Please remember that our retail seafood market- Bluffton Oyster Company is still in full operation at 63 Wharf Street, Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. *If someone needs to pick up earlier than 10am or later than 5pm we will be happy to make that happen. We are offering local seafood daily for you to come pick up and cook at home – Shrimp season is in and we have beautiful local shrimp as well as a wide variety of fish filets for you to choose from!

Thank you for your continued support!

The Toomer Family



Read about us in the June 2015 issue click here
Island Packet, February 2, 2013 – Bluffton Regional Business Council Member of the Year: The Bluffton Oyster Company
The Bluffton Oyster Company is one of Bluffton’s longstanding family businesses. Owners Tina and Larry Toomers’ family history is connected to the shores of the May River. Theirs is a legacy of fishing in the local waters that goes back well over 100 years. The Bluffton Oyster Co. has occupied its site longer than most other oyster-shucking houses in the state. Their restaurant, Bluffton Oyster Co.’s Family Seafood House, specializes in fresh, local seafood. They also work closely with regulatory agencies on water quality and return thousands of oyster shells to the river each year to seed future harvesting.
“The Toomers are a very thick thread in the fabric of our community,” said Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka. “They are givers who give back to our community in every way.”
Island Packet, October 12, 2012 – Toomer’s celebrate a century as a seafood staple
South Carolina’s 10 Best Seafood Spots September, 2012 issue Bluffton Family Seafood House Bluffton Larry and Tina Toomer figured they wouldn’t have to go far to get fresh fish and oysters—the couple also runs the Bluffton Oyster Company—so they opened this full-service restaurant in 2010. The dishes are unpretentious, but because the crabs, mussels, clams, and shrimp come mainly from the nearby May River, they need little in the way of adornment. Order: Share a bucket of steamed oysters ($20), then dive into a basket of fried shrimp ($14) with a side of stewed tomatoes and rice. 27 Dr. Mellichamp