A meeting of the waters – and the minds
The Chesapeake Bay and New England waterways have historically proven to be prolific locations for some of the world’s finest oysters. By honoring these ecological sweet spots, we pay homage to an industry that has sustained generations of Americans – both culinarily and economically.
Harris Creek Oyster Company
Harris Creek Oyster Co. is 100% family owned, funded and operated oyster farm located between St. Michaels and Tilghman Island, Maryland. Built on nearly 13 generations of family history farming and fishing on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Harris Creek produces one of our favorite Chesapeake oysters.
Harris Creek has been a partner since The Salt Line opening - and has been hand delivering oysters weekly ever since. The Salt Line Restaurants and Long Shot Hospitality sister restaurant Dauphine's are the only places where you'll find their oysters on a menu.
You might also even meet Harris Creek's owner-farmer Alex Johnston and his wife Rachel at the restaurants for events like our annual Oyster Wars or leading a shucking class.
Today, The Salt Line is proud to partner with Harris Creek on our very own oyster - Dancing Molly!Visit the Website
A maverick spirit. A dedication to the land. A fierce partnership. The Salt Line and Harris Creek Oyster Co. join forces to bring you the best damn oyster in the mid-Atlantic.
Dancing Molly gets its name from a true story of three petticoated pirates, who infamously outsmarted and outran persecution from the Virginia Governor during the late 1800 Oyster Wars. It's a playful nod to The Salt Line's annual Oyster Wars event, and also creates an image of our oysters "dancing" in the water.
Part of what makes these oysters so special is the process in which they are grown. Harris Creek Oyster farm is located in St. Michaels, MD where the oysters spend the winters in the calmer waters of Harris Creek, eating up the abundant nutrients and plumping up. And then each spring, they are carefully removed from the bay, onto a truck, loaded onto a boat, and then transplanted in the Chesapeake Bay, where the rough waters create sturdy, deep cup shells. Farming oysters isn't for just anyone. Growing something beautiful and delicious from nothing requires a special kind of dedication. With our bare bones and self-sufficient mindset, Dancing Molly hopes to bring you an oyster that'll keep you coming back from more.Visit the Website
Dock to Dish
The Salt Line is pleased to partner with Dock to Dish, a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) program started in Montauk, Long Island. Dock to Dish uses the most traditional methods for harvesting wild seafood in the safest manner possible. Membership-based and supply-driven, Dock to Dish provides partners with the freshest fish and shellfish, allowing the catch to drive the menu, not the other way around. Best of all, this ‘impeccably fresh, source transparent seafood, caught with the consumer and planet in mind’ comes straight to The Salt Line – dock to dish – in 24 hours.Visit their Website
Old Line Fish Company
The Chesapeake Bay Region is home to some of the most abundant, delicious, and responsibly harvested seafood in the country. There are an estimated 17.9 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, yet the vast majority don’t have easy access to or are unfamiliar with the varied species of fresh seafood the Bay and Maryland’s Atlantic Coast has to offer and with the storied seafood industry in Maryland as a whole. As a result of this disconnect, in 2015 The Oyster Recovery Partnership founded the Old Line Fish Company (OLFC) as a means to form the Chesapeake Bay region’s first Community Supported Fishery (CSF).Visit the Website
The Oyster Recovery Partnership
Natural oyster shell is the best material on which to raise new oysters and restore oyster reefs. Scientists know that now, but for generations, discarded oyster shells were used to build roads, driveways and housing construction. Some ended up in landfills. The Oyster Recovery Partnership developed the Shell Recycling Alliance (SRA), to save this extremely limited natural resource. Every half shell collected by the SRA creates a new home for approximately ten baby oysters. The Salt Line is a proud partner in this important recycling project.Visit their Website
Owning a shop known for quality, excellence and small batch baking has been a career-long dream for Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac. A place where imagination and technique combine to create desserts that are delicious and inspired. So, with these principles in mind, Buttercream Bakeshop was born: Scratch-baked cakes, cookies and confections beyond your wildest dreams. Whether it’s a baby shower, birthday cake for someone age 1 or 100, or a spectacular wedding, nothing will cap off the occasion as sweetly as a cake or pastry from Buttercream Bakeshop.Visit the Website
Since the closure of DC's own Heurich Brewery closed their doors in the 1950s, Washington DC had no brewery whose products were available in local stores and on tap outside its site of production. There were brewpubs, yes, but no breweries. Enter Brandon Skall & Jeff Hancock. Since its opening in 2009, the DC Brau has crafted award-winning beer — utilizing a delicious and uniquely American blend of North American and European techniques and ingredients — with distribution throughout the greater National Capital Region, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and beyond.
We have partnered with DC Brau to produce our very own "Sea You at The Bottom" Farmhouse Oyster Ale. Our ale features citrus and balanced notes with a distinct hint of salinity, and is brewed with Skipjack oysters straight from the Chesapeake. Only available at The Salt Line!Visit their Website
Ice Cream Jubilee
Born out of passion, creativity, color, and her love of transportive flavors, Victoria Lai dreamt of Ice Cream Jubilee right out of her apartment kitchen beginning in 2009. By 2013, after making the move to D.C., Lai had successfully started selling twelve flavors in grocery stores and restaurants, and that July Ice Cream Jubilee was voted People’s Choice for Best Ice Cream at the DC Scoop competition. Ice cream continues to be the perfect excuse to celebrate and create happy moments with family and friends. Ice Cream Jubilee is our way to bring joy to others through imaginative flavors and irrepressible smiles.
Find Ice Cream Jubilee in The Salt Line's nostalgic classics like the Over the Top Milkshake and Banana Split.Visit the Website