Standard Oyster Company

2147 N. Center Street

Hickory, NC 28601


  • Standard Oyster Company creates an energetic dining experience that includes a vast array of oysters and fresh seafood. Our hole-in-the wall vibe results in a laid-back and industrial “all bar” setting that’s true to the core. Discover the hand-scribed chalkboards highlighting our ever-evolving oyster and seafood selection. Indulge in chilled platters, steamed shellfish, and other classic America fare. Our full bar focuses on regional spirits, great wine, and North Carolina beers (including our own Standard Oyster Stout).
  • $40 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)
  • Starter (choice of one)
    • Oysters on the Half - six raw North Carolina oysters, smoked cumin mignonette, house-made cocktail, horseradish, lemon
    • Grilled Romaine – Boursin crab-stuffed, tomato beurre blanc
    • Crawfish Étouffée - bowl of Chef Rae’s Cajun classic over white rice
  • Main (choice of one)
    • Short Ribs - braised beef, Boursin mashed potatoes, heirloom carrots
    • Scallops - Gruyere grits with corn, bacon, & tomato, scratch chive oil
    • Fresh Catch - seared, garlic brown butter, wild rice & haricots verts
    • Fried Shrimp & Grits - fried grit cakes, tomatoes, creamy tasso sauce
    • Cajun Pasta - shrimp, andouille, chicken, sweet peppers, onions, tomatoes, blackened Alfredo over cavatappi
  • Dessert (choice of one)
    • Key Lime Pie - our signature, Graham cracker crust, refreshing custard
    • Chocolate Mousse Cake - fresh strawberry compote
    • Bananas Foster Cheesecake (+$4) - caramelized bananas over brüléed New York-style cheesecake

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