Having oysters shipped to your home is a relatively new phenomenon so don’t worry if you’ve got questions! Here are the most common questions we get. If you have any questions not listed feel free to email us at support@lowcooysters.com.

How are the oysters shipped?

We ship our oysters UPS NEXT DAY in an insulated box with gel packs that keep your oysters cold and happy.

How should I store the oysters?

After you unbox the oysters you can take them straight to the sink for a quick rinse. You can use a colander or just rinse them right in the mesh bag they come in. After that place them in a large bowl and pop them in the fridge. You can also cover them with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out.

Can I order oysters in the summer?

The “Months that end in R” Rule has caused a lot of confusion over the years. In short, that rule was made in the 1500’s before a little thing called the refrigerator was invented. Now we follow strict guidelines in the summer months to get the oysters out of the water and into the refrigerator within just a few hours. The result? Safe and delicious oysters year-round!

How long will the oysters keep?

We’ve personally kept oysters in the fridge for up to three weeks but we doubt they’ll last that long. Restaurants usually try to serve their oysters within 10 days of harvest which we think is a good rule of thumb. If you notice the oysters starting to open up on their own then they are starting to show some age.

How do I shuck the oysters?

There are lots of different methods for shucking oysters. We recommend shucking the oyster from the back of the oyster (called the hinge). Here’s a good video of a pro shucker walking you through that method.

What kind of oyster knife do you recommend?

We prefer the Lowco Oyster Knife featuring our bearded mascot, the Jolly Shucker, and a smooth recycled plastic handle designed to fit the hand for optimal oyster shucking.

Do I need any other tools or equipment?

There are lots of fancy gadgets out there but we prefer to keep it simple with a knife (see above), a glove (something like these), and a dish towel.

How should I prepare the oysters?

We highly, highly recommend you eat at least a few of them raw. That’s the best way to truly taste the oyster. After that get creative. We love to grill them with a little bit of ginger marinade or BBQ sauce. They are incredible fried too!