The Quilcene is a Japanese oyster that has been grown in Washington for over eighty years. Quilcene Bay is a small bay that has its mouth on the western shore of the larger Dabob Bay. Dabob Bay is located towards the northern end of Hood Canal. Quilcenes are beach grown and thick shelled. This area produces an oyster that is delicate in texture, slightly salty and sweet with a cucumbery aftertaste. This oyster is similar to the French "Fine de Claire."