I'm chuckling thinking of someone wolfing down 35 oysters at dinner as an appetizer. I think my answer would depend on how they are served. I've gone through many buckets of roasted oysters that require shucking over a few hours. That's my favorite way to eat them. On the half shell, I'd probably have to stop when I had too much to drink to continue. I really enjoy an ice cold bottle of beer with my oysters. It doesn't really count but I had a good fried oyster po-boy yesterday for lunch at the beach.
Happy Memorial Day