A new sign in front of an old railroad car in North Falmouth reads: “Epic Oyster—shucked to order.” The Cape’s newest oyster bar and restaurant has a fresh, nautical vibe while keeping its vintage-train integrity. Owner Marc Warner (pictured above), a Falmouth native who grew up shucking, and his wife, Sarah, met in Boston when they worked for Legal Sea Foods. On their first date almost 20 years ago, they’d talked about opening an oyster bar in Falmouth. Warner went on to become a wine distributor, gaining restaurant experience and learning about wines. Though content in his position, when the 1922 railcar came up for sale, Warner stepped inside and saw his vision: This would be the oyster bar. “People told me I’d have to tear it down and rebuild,” says Warner. “But I wanted to keep the 1920s feel.” The Warners opened Epic Oyster last June.
Not only can customers get fresh oysters, but also unique dishes such as Portuguese cod, served with linguica, and shrimp Mozambique in white wine and picante sauce. Epic also serves up classic favorites like clams casino and oysters rockefeller. There is an extensive wine list and draft beers. Cold-water oysters come from Wellfleet, Moon Shoal in Barnstable and Fiddler’s Cove in North Falmouth, depending on what’s available that day, and they are shucked to order right in front of you. “The way an oyster bar should be,” says Warner.
70 County Road, North Falmouth, 508-563-3742