Definition of eastern oyster
- Eastern oysters tend to be milder than those farmed from the West Coast, although their taste and texture vary with location.
- —Francine Maroukian, Esquire, February 2007
- Everywhere eastern oysters grow, from the salty Chincoteagues of Virginia's Eastern Shore to the Apalachicolas harvested in Big Bayou along Florida's Gulf Coast Panhandle, they take on a flavor unique to their habitat.
- —Molly Murray, News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 18 July 2010