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Oyster Fest Roof: July 18-20 | Restaurant: July 21-22

Celebrate North Carolina oysters at our third annual Oyster Fest. This year, we’re extending the party throughout The Durham with our annual Fest on the open-air rooftop featuring live music and shucking demos, refined oyster features indoors in the Restaurant, and a hotel room package for those who want the full Durham experience.

Oyster Fest | The Roof | Thurs July 18 – Sat July 20

Join us on the Roof Thurs July 18 – Sat July 20 for three days straight of live music, grilling, and NC oysters. On this year’s menu: Oysters by the piece both raw and grilled, an Oyster Po’Boy with comeback sauce, Seafood Nachos, Fish Tacos, and much more. Pair these dishes with craft cocktails and ice-cold wine and beer from the bar and live music each evening from artists like DJ Mic Check, The Carolina Cut Ups, and Al Strong Collective.

The schedule:

Thursday, July 18

5 PM: Roof opens

5-7 PM: Oyster shucking demos with Shuckleford Banks Shellfish

7:30-9:30 PM: Music by DJ Mic Check

Friday, July 19

5 PM: Roof opens

5-7 PM: Oyster shucking demos with Shuckleford Banks Shellfish

7:30-9:30 PM: Bluegrass music by The Carolina Cut Ups

Saturday, July 20

5 PM: Roof opens

5-7 PM: Oyster shucking demos with Shuckleford Banks Shellfish

7:30-9:30 PM: New Orleans-style jazz music by Al Strong Collective

No tickets or reservations; all food and drink will be for individual purchase a la carte.

Oyster Fest | The Restaurant | Sun July 21 – Mon July 22

Once Oyster Fest wraps on the Roof, we’ll continue our celebration of North Carolina seafood in the Restaurant Sun July 21 – Mon July 22.

Join us at dinner for a menu of oyster features including:

$2 Oysters on the Half Shell: mignonette trio

Oyster & Corn Fritters: sungold salsa

Scallop & Shrimp Shumai: crispy oyster, masago mayonnaise

Broiled Oysters: uni butter

Smoked Oyster Gumbo: cornbread, candied jalapeno butter

Surf & Turf: ribeye, fried oysters

Baked Oyster-Stuffed Flounder: farmer’s market vegetables, corn polenta

Complimentary valet parking is available to all Restaurant dinner guests.

Please note, the Restaurant will be closed for dinner service July 18-20 while they fête on the Roof.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Thursday, July 18
  • Friday, July 19
  • Saturday, July 20
  • Sunday, July 21
  • Monday, July 22