When you’re in the mood for dinner at an oyster bar, look no further than The Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Bon Secour, AL. The Tin Top owners Bob and Patty Hallmark have made it their mission to serve the freshest local seafood around, and they don’t disappoint. The Tin Top serves the most varied and delicious oyster dishes on the Gulf Coast. Ranging from raw half shells to inventive Cajun entrées, there’s an oyster dish for everyone at The Tin Top.
Classic Oyster Dishes
There’s nothing like a freshly shucked raw oyster, and The Tin Top delivers with the freshest oysters caught along the Southern coast. Top your raw oysters with a spritz of lemon to bring out their sweet, briny flavor and a dash of Tabasco Sauce, a Southern staple.
If you’re not up for their raw oysters on the half-shell, then try them steamed in garlic butter instead. This simple yet flavorful oyster dish is perfect for a lively evening on the coast.
Prefer your oysters with a bit of crunch? Try Tin Top’s Fried Oyster Dinner for oysters that are lightly battered and deep fried to perfection.
For a more full-bodied dish, sample the Oysters Margaret. This dish serves up baked oysters with a classic Parmesan butter sauce that The Tin Top calls “Margaret style.” No matter what you call it, this creamy entrée is sure to leave you satisfied.
Cajun Oyster Dishes
You can’t go wrong with the classics appearing on an oyster bar, and this is where The Tin Top really shines, with their Cajun-inspired dishes. Bob Hallmark expertly captures the flair of Cajun cuisine thanks to his eight years in New Orleans.
If you’re feeling a little wicked, gastronomically speaking, you won’t regret ordering The Dirty Dozen, a mouth-watering dish incorporating tasso, a classic New Orleans ingredient. Tasso is a type of spiced and cured pork, and The Dirty Dozen features it in a delicious ham cream sauce atop baked oysters. With a sprinkle of Parmesan on top, there’s no denying this is a decadent dish.
For a unique dish you won’t find anywhere else, opt for the Oysters Tin Top. This recipe uses crawfish meat to craft a flavorful and silky Cajun cream sauce. Poured over baked oysters and topped with Parmesan, Oysters Tin Top captures the best of Louisiana flavor.
Oysters Fenton is another product of Bob Hallmark’s culinary creativity. Inspired by New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp, Oysters Fenton serves baked oysters in a savory steak sauce with lemon, rosemary, and pepper. And it comes with crusty French bread so you can soak up every last drop.
Of course, no oyster menu would be complete without Oysters Rockefeller. Made famous over a century ago in New Orleans, this creamy, delicious baked oyster dish with spinach and Parmesan has remained a favorite in the seafood dining community.
The best part of The Tin Top’s oyster dishes? They’re all served in a warm, welcoming and lively atmosphere with live music, cocktails, and a patio. Husband and wife duo Bob and Patty Hallmark have poured their hearts into The Tin Top, and the community has taken notice. Don’t believe the glowing reviews? Call (251) 949-5086 to experience The Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar for yourself and peruse their menu online. To keep up with all the news from the restaurant, you can follow them on their Facebook page.