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swarttav Feb 24, 2007 01:31 PM

I am from usptate NY where it is impossible to get west coast oysters. I will be in Seattle for 5 days in mid-march. I am looking for places to get oysters that are inexpensive yet wonderful. I have searched the lists assiduously but would like an up to the minute update. I introduced my wife to oysters - and she has loved them ever since - at Brooklyn Seafood - but I will be there alone and just want to "pig out" on good raw oysters and am on a limited budget.

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    Leper Feb 24, 2007 02:05 PM

    Swart, You could buy a good oyster knife and go to Pike Place, buy your own oysters and then shuck them in your hotel room leaving a Hunter S. Thompson size mess for the maid. Or just go to Elliott's at happy hour.

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      swarttav Feb 24, 2007 02:38 PM

      My shucking skills are negiligible - where is Elliott's?

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        Seattle Rose Feb 26, 2007 01:07 PM

        Elliott's is on the waterfront. Easy to walk to from downtown hotels.

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      madsdadus Feb 24, 2007 02:46 PM

      Are you referring to Brooklyn's, north of Harborsteps on 1st Ave and either Seneca or University ? I remember them having cheap oysters at Happy Hour with a wide variety. That is where I would go. Always had good luck at McCormick and Schmick's just down the street and enjoyed the Metroplitan Grill which is even further down towards Safeco (maybe 2nd or 4th Ave- its been a few years).

      Elliots is at 1201 Alaskan Way (link http://www.elliottsoysterhouse.com/)

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        swarttav Feb 24, 2007 03:41 PM

        It was down towards the waterfront - went there about 1999 - last time I was in Seattle. Last time I was at McCormick and Scmick it was in Philly and pricey and not very good - but it may be the sourcing of their seafood. What's the Metropolitan Grill like? Thanks for the post!

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        Lauren Feb 25, 2007 05:08 PM

        Shucker's in the Fairmont Hotel (4th and Seneca) has an oyster happy hour each day. And they make great smoked oysters.

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          swarttav Feb 27, 2007 04:33 PM

          Thanks, everyone, for your responses!

          1. landguy Feb 27, 2007 08:46 PM

            I had some incredible Penn Cove oysters today at Jack's right across from Pike Place Market. $6.99 for 1/2 dozen very fresh oysters. It's nothing fancy, just a lunch counter behind their seafood stall, but they were extremely tasty and cheap.

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              creo420 Feb 28, 2007 11:16 AM

              Emmet Watson't in the Market also does some pretty cheap and tasty oysters as well. Not sure if the Flying Fish oyster happy hour is still going on but they are 25 cents a piece when it is.

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