Dylan's Oyster Cellar



We are located in the neighborhood of Hampden, in Baltimore City.  Hampden is known for its great antique shops, quirky boutiques, and lots of bars and restaurants.   

Dylan’s Oyster Cellar celebrates the famous oysters, clams and cuisine of the Chesapeake Bay. We are dedicated to sourcing and serving the freshest, most diverse range of sustainably grown or caught seafood available. By focusing on direct relationships with oyster farmers and purveyors, we ensure we are getting the freshest products.  Sourcing seasonally interesting products means that our menu changes regularly, highlighting the best of what is available.   

Our unique selection of gins, whiskeys, house cordials, digestifs, beers & wines are curated to accompany our dishes. We feature four rotating beers on tap and a full selection of bottles and cans, highlighting both local favorites and classics. Wine is always a superb drink to pair with oysters and seafood, and our focus is on elegant, dry whites, blush and fruity rosés and the ever-important bubbly pours of Spanish Cavas and French Champagnes.

We are as dynamic as the people we serve.  We are not all fancy all the time and we are not all dumpy all the time, but sometimes we are all of those things- and that's okay!  We are a place where pinkies up meet middle fingers and it all works because it mirrors the oysters: raw, salty, sharp but also delicate, soft and smooth. 

Selected items on our menu change regularly so come in or call us to see what we have to offer today.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT is BURGER NIGHT - $11 Cheeseburger & Fries

THURSDAY NIGHT is $1 Johnson’s Bay oysters from Assateauge, Maryland — 5pm to 7pm! —

HAPPY HOUR is Tuesday through Friday 5pm to 7pm - Select Oysters $1.50, $1 off drafts, $6 wines, $5 drink specials



 443- 759-6595

We accept reservations for large parties between 6 and 12 people. To rent our space or hire a master shucker please visit our Contact Us page.



3601 Chestnut Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211



Tuesday- Saturday

Kitchen 5pm-10pm

Bar & Raw Bar 5pm-12am

Sunday Kitchen, Bar & Raw Bar 4pm- 9pm

We are committed to serving our food fresh in a unique, comfortable setting. Therefore, we do not prepare food for carry-out or participate in any web-based carry-out service.





Baltimore Magazine

“But the star of the show—the dish that diners ogled over as it was whisked past their seat—was the whole rainbow trout. Butterflied, deboned, and swimming in a savory brown butter sauce, the pan-fried fish is a melt-in-your-mouth delicacy that’s reason enough to visit.”

-Lydia Woolever, Midnight in Hampden


Baltimore Magazine

“Come for the oysters, hailing from coast to coast, but stay for the magical timelessness of it all.”

-Best Neighborhood Restaurant


Edible DC

“Beautiful handmade ceramics dot the tables, and the decor somehow feels up-to-the-minute trendy while also feeling very Baltimore.”

-Baltimore- Charm City Hot Spots to Savor 


Garden & Gun

“The emphasis is on nostalgic Eastern Shore traditions, like baked beans and coddies—potato cakes flavored with salt cod—and, of course, a wide range of clam and oyster dishes. In the fall, just when the weather starts to turn cold, Salmon adds oyster stew to the menu.”

- Kim Severson, Chesapeake Oyster Stew



“Think white-tiled floors, classic cocktails, clams, whole fish, and oysters of all varieties prepared raw, fried, and more.”

- 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Baltimore

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Chesapeake Bay Magazine

“The first thing to know about Dylan’s Oyster Cellar is that it’s not in a cellar. Dylan Salmon’s place is above ground in Baltimore at the east end of The Avenue in the city’s Hampden neighborhood. Opened in December 2016, Salmon renovated a former corner florist’s shop with his wife, Irene, whom he first met 10 years ago on a summer boat-day on the Chesapeake.”

-Cory McLaughlin, Oysters and Coddies- Out of the Cellar


The Sun

“One of the most sure-fire indications of a great bar is having no desire to leave.”

-Wesley Case, Dylan’s Oyster Cellar Makes Good on Promise Shown Years Ago


City Paper

Best Oyster Nerds

-Best of Baltimore



“Great local seafood, done right. Especially the oysters, which are perfectly shucked and couldn't be fresher.”

Interested in hosting a private event or Happy Hour in our space? Would freshly shucked, ice cold oysters make the perfect addition to your Holiday Party or Wedding Reception? If the answers is Yes, contact us today for packages and pricing. Or Call 443-759-6595

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