At the Table with Anna


Where to go: Blupoint Oyster House

Address: 5858 N. College Ave., Suite D, Indianapolis

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Oysters on the half shell at Blupoint Oyster House. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

What to get: Oysters on the half shell

Price: Varies

Anna’s take: Blupoint Oyster House is nestled in a little building on College Avenue in Broad Ripple. I visited the bar during a family and friends’ event, so it offered a special menu not typically offered to customers, but there are several things customers should be on the lookout for when they visit the oyster house.

First, my opinion is the best way to eat oysters is on the half shell. Add a squeeze of lemon and a dash of hot sauce. I love the salty, briny, pure ocean taste of consuming raw oysters out of the shell. It’s part of the experience. There’s a great description of each of Blupoint’s oyster varieties on its website, Prices vary. If you’re not up to trying oysters on the half shell, I suggest the squid ink bucatini ($14), which features black ink squid pasta with a lemon cream sauce.

Blupoint is definitely a spot I’d like to visit when the COVID-19 pandemic ends so I don’t have to worry about the tight spaces. It’s cozy and a great space for a before-dinner cocktail and oyster snack.