The story of the Oesterput goes back to 1885. “My great-grandfather, Pieter Devriendt, who everybody called Pito, was an entrepreneur. He started wholesaling fish in that year and became the owner of the first oyster pit constructed in Blankenberge in 1888; a pit filled with fresh seawater where oysters are cultivated.”

“The wholesale business and restaurant flourished and our family was delivering fresh fish, oysters, and lobster all over the country.” Owners Piet Devriendt (fourth generation) and Caroline Pattyn run the restaurant together with their two sons.