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Oyster Roast for 100 Guests
Kathy
01/04/14
We are planning an Oyster Roast to celebrate a couple's recent marriage. We are having a variety of food such as hot dogs , meat balls, chips and dips. I need to know how many party packs of oysters I need to purchase for 100 adult guests.
ellen
01/05/14
Don't know how big your party pack is.

The folks at lowcountrycatch.com Seafood say, "For example, if you are having 40 people to your roast and are also serving chili and hot dogs, I would order six or seven bushels of oysters. If you are having 40 people to your roast and are serving nothing besides oysters, I would order 10 bushels."
A bushel is about 50 pounds in the shell, unshucked. This is from 100 to 200 oysters, depending on size (usually closer to 100).

Juliette C.
12/04/18
I’m having an oyster roast with like 100 ppl coming I’m also having 2 bushel of crabs and 3 deep pans of low country boil. What I need to know is how many party packs should I get?!!!!
EIIEN
12/05/18
Again, what is he size of your paRTY PACK?
ellen
12/06/18
Multiplying the advice above, with the other foods, 16-18 bushels of oysters.
Be METICULOUS about icing down the raw oysters, very thick sacks dont chill to the center and are a huge food safety risk.
ellen
12/06/18
Note hya hat is nearly a half ton of oysters...
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