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Blue Water Seafood

The mesquite-smoked garlic-roasted oysters are fabulous at this old-fashioned crab shack; try a dozen before you dig into the boiled crabs. The outdoor picnic tables have galvanized buckets recessed in the middle where you dispose of your shells, and there are always several rolls of paper towels within easy reach. The crusty coastal atmosphere feels more like Bolivar than FM 1960.