served with a side of sophistication: white linen, several forks and plates and no bib. Others like their seafood served straight-up in a no-frills environment that allows the fresh catch to speak for itself. If the latter suits, head to The Shack, a seafood and oyster bar in Nichols Hills. Oysters on the half-shell, gumbo and crab cakes are a few of the staples. Chef and owner Brent Hickman also has a few unexpected items on the menu, like Shrimp & Crab Fondue with toasted baguette, and Crab-stuffed Jalapenos, which are served either fried or grilled. The Shack also caters to a large lunch crowd and does brisk business, so reservations are a good idea. 303 NW 62nd St., Oklahoma City.

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