The age of industry began in earnest around the mid-1800s. Commercial harvest of wild oysters along the East Coast skyrocketed. At this time, people considered Maryland oysters the largest and healthiest oyster industry in the world. This Capital Gazette article features the history and growth of the oyster industry. Along with that, it highlights some various Maryland locations well-known for their supply.
Ocean Odyssey, when fully taken over by Travis Todd, did not choose to focus on this type of seafood. Their focus, obviously (as it still is today) was crabs! The Choptank Oyster Company, however, provides a steady inventory to the restaurant. The oyster farm is only 10 minutes from Ocean Odyssey.
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