The Local Oyster started as a one man traveling oyster bar popping up all over Baltimore. After sucking almost every local oyster available, Nick met Patrick Hudson, the owner of a fledgling oyster farm called True Chesapeake. As fate would have it, Patrick’s first event was a Preakness party too. In 2013, True Chesapeake’s Skinny Dipper was the official oyster of the 138th Preakness Stakes. The two friends formed a partnership and haven’t looked back since.
Working together, Nick and Patrick set up their oyster tent at parties and events all over Baltimore and beyond, having shucked for clients big and small. In 2015, the duo decided to open their first brick and mortar called The Local Oyster. Their hope was that everyone would feel at home and have a good time.