The Raw Bar at Island Creek Oyster Farm
403-7 Washington St |
Total Project Cost: $4 Million

There has been an outside raw bar on the Island Creek Oyster Farm for 4 years. The owners invested $4M to convert a former marine research laboratory that existed on the property into a year-round restaurant.

To make this conversion happen the SCIC team:

  • built the infrastructure to support the restaurant
  • an acre farm parking lot area
  • a 30,000-gallon septic system with a leach field a little larger than ½ of a football field.

Additionally, we added new electric, water, and fire sprinkler services, and a new ADA compliant elevator.

The entire building envelope was redone with board and batten Hardie siding and a standing seam metal roof. The
2 level, 3500 SF restaurant features a bar, bathrooms and dining space on the upper level which overlooks Duxbury Bay where the oysters are grown.

The walls are clad in Colorado snow fence reclaimed wood and the floors are polished concrete. A combination of wood, granite, stainless and custom copper bar tops create the bar. The decorative lighting was sourced from antique dealers in southern France, it was rewired, and UL listed.

The lower level consists of an open kitchen, shucking area, retail space, food, beer and caviar coolers, and additional bathrooms.

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