Blue Island Oyster Company was founded in 1995 with the aim of providing Manhattan restaurants with the highest quality shellfish available, Owner Chris Quartuccio began scuba diving for natural oysters in the Long Island Sound and delivered them fresh, daily to chefs in New York City. Fast forward twenty-one years and Blue Island is now recognized as the number one oyster and clam distributor in the New York area. In addition to producing the world’s only Genuine Blue Point oyster on their farm in the Great South Bay, they supply some of the most sought after oyster varieties in the United States.
Claws has risen to become one of the best seafood markets and crab shacks on the island. With locations in Sayville and St. James, they have twice been nominated as L.I.'s best fish market. Their outrageous, jam-packed lobster rolls have propelled them to fast acclaim and co-owners Frank Palermo and Chris Meyer continue to challenge themselves by shipping in reasonably priced, untreated exotic whole fish and soak-free seafood from around the world, while remaining committed to local sourcing.
We pride ourselves on having the most amazing, fresh seafood options out there! It wouldn't be possible without our two main sponsors Blue Island Oyster Company and Claws Seafood Market, who occupy the East and West Pavilions respectively. You name it, they've got it - from raw bars to lobster rolls! We also have several seafood trucks and a variety of other, non-fish, food options available at the festival.
It's All About the Seafood!