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Ben Nov 1, 2001 08:00 AM

Hi all,

Suddenly had a huge craving for raw oysters. The ones I had in Union Oyster House is not only small, but expansive (don't taste bad.. but not great either..). Any recoomandations where I can get some nice and big ones for more affordable price?


  1. g
    Gabe Handel Nov 1, 2001 08:56 AM

    McCormick & Schmick's has a fantastic sampler platter with two each of a half dozen different kinds of oysters plus a couple of clams for $19. While not cheap, it's a great way to figure out which of their oysters you like, and then you can order them a la carte. Their menu is on-line -- I've linked the dinner one.

    Link: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/m...

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    1. re: Gabe Handel
      Andy T. Nov 1, 2001 09:20 AM

      McCormick & Schmick's also has oysters during their happy hour for $1 each.

      1. re: Andy T.
        Ben Nov 1, 2001 09:42 PM

        When is their happy hour?

        thanks for the recoomandation, btw

        1. re: Ben
          Andy T. Nov 2, 2001 07:24 AM

          Monday - Friday 3:30pm - 6:30pm
          Every night from 10:pm to midnight.
          At least that's what their website says.

          Link: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/m...

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      bigeyeparrot Nov 2, 2001 03:52 PM

      Had some really great blue point oysters at the Legal Seafood at the Prudential Center during lunch today. Very fresh, slightly briny and ever so sweet. You might want to check them out.

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        Randy Dec 28, 2001 07:05 AM

        I had some great oysters last week in Cambridge at Summer Shack. They had a selection of 6 (Martha's Vineyard, Pemmiquid, Cotuit, Wareham and 2 others I can't remember). I believe they are about $1.75 a piece which is competitive. I had the Pemiquid (because they are the best oyster on the east coast) and the Martha's Vineyard (had them before and they were great). They were fresh, briny and ice cold.

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