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inexpensive raw bar?

Are there any restaurants in the city that serve oysters, clams, etc. at very reasonable prices?

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    1. saw some places around front/fulton street and around that looked pretty good and reasonable.

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      1. re: foreignmuck

        In the city or Brooklyn? I usually leave the Front Street area to eat fish. Sad, because this is the historic seaport area. Fulton Street has virtually no edible restaurants except maybe Benny's Thai and Country Kebab.

      2. Fish on Bleeker has a special (seems like at all times): $8 gets you 6 blue points or clams (little neck or cherrystone) + a glass of wine or beer. It's a great deal. The rest of the food is eh, but this special I enjoy often. Atmosphere is Montauk-y.

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        1. re: simetrias

          we enjoy that special at FISH too. i think its only at happy hours.

          another even better happy hour raw bar bargain is at MCCORMICK & SCHMICKS chain in midtown.

          1. re: mrnyc

            the FISH happy hour goes until 8pm I believe, the oysters i've had there have been ok, they're definitely what you pay for (gulf I believe)

            1. re: mrnyc

              What's the bargain at Mccormick and Schmicks?

              1. re: eatfood

                all of their raw oysters are around a buck and various soup, barfood etc. they have a whole seperate and fairly extensive happy hour menu. beer too of course.

                best raw bar bargain in the city -- if you dont mind the bland chain setting.

                another very interesting thing is that after the traditional happy hours are over it repeats again at 10pm.

                that and FISH are my raw bar happy hour go to's re price and good quality.

                1. re: mrnyc

                  Interesting, what time is happy hour at Mccormick?

            2. re: simetrias

              yeah, the oyster special for $8, inc a drink, is good value! i've always had decent quality oysters, and there's freshly grated horseradish amongst the several condiments, which, for me, is a good thing! i usually get a glass of the white wine, which is whatever the house wine they are pouring is - unfortunately usually a fairly big chardonnay.

            3. the essex house has $1 oyster for happy hour on Thursdays I believe. I am too lazy right now to google it. But they are good and 1/2 price drinks. Yummy!

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              1. re: mellymel919

                McKormick and Schmicks in midtown has the cheapest happy hour raw bar in the city.

                1. re: princeofpork

                  happy hour at lure fish bar has great deals too!

                  1. re: mlt9

                    Just went to Lure last night for the happy hour. Great deals! They have selected items from the bar menu and a few drinks for $6. House wine is $5. Oysters and clams are $1. Think you can find the bar menu on their website.

              2. If happy hour counts then PJ Clark at the World Financial Center (only this branch, not the one in Midtown) has happy hour special Mon - Fri 4 - 7 pm with $1 oyster and 50cents for oyster of the day. I wouldn't say it is top notch quality but it is decent and at this price point it is an absolute bargain!

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                1. Ohh! Lure Fish Bar in SoHo was pretty nice. I went there with my boyfriend during restaurant in NYC and I am definately going again! Worth a try! I'm not sure about inexpensive though.

                  1. Tomorrow is the oyster festival at Grand Central Oyster bar - $1.25
                    Next weekend is the one downtown near Goldman building during the day on Saturday too.

                    Lure has a good happy hour for oysters. Also Essex on Tuesday nights maybe (LES) -- although it can be hit or miss

                    1. key is fresh, opening that preserves juices, cold cold
                      and some goo accompaniments ‘

                      WHERE!!! Oyster bar is good but not cheap.. wholesale oysters are 20-25 cents max.

                      Diamond Jim Brady used o eat 50-60 dozen at a sitting I like 2 doz thus need to
                      Find 50 or 75 cent max help!!!

                      I think fat Bluepoints are best simple good flavor..

                      Jim Brady's
                      75 Maiden Ln, New York, NY 10038