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foodchow Aug 3, 2007 02:27 PM

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

  1. egit Aug 3, 2007 03:05 PM

    Check out Ditch Plains.

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    1. re: egit
      foodchow Aug 5, 2007 10:56 AM

      thanks, i'll check that out.

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      foreignmuck Aug 3, 2007 04:29 PM

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

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      1. re: foreignmuck
        financialdistrictresident Aug 7, 2007 09:55 AM

        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.

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        simetrias Aug 5, 2007 05:40 PM

        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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          mrnyc Aug 6, 2007 01:51 AM

          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
            fishermb Aug 7, 2007 07:40 AM

            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
              eatfood Aug 7, 2007 09:09 AM

              What's the bargain at Mccormick and Schmicks?

              1. re: eatfood
                mrnyc Aug 8, 2007 06:24 AM

                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
                  eatfood Aug 8, 2007 11:25 AM

                  Interesting, what time is happy hour at Mccormick?

            2. re: simetrias
              mondaybox Aug 7, 2007 02:50 PM

              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.

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              mellymel919 Aug 7, 2007 05:25 PM

              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
                princeofpork Aug 8, 2007 06:49 AM

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

                1. re: princeofpork
                  mlt9 Aug 14, 2007 07:54 PM

                  happy hour at lure fish bar has great deals too!

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                    Hungry_girl Aug 15, 2007 06:30 AM

                    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.

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                kobetobiko Aug 15, 2007 08:36 AM

                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. re: kobetobiko
                  eatfood Aug 15, 2007 08:52 AM

                  Of course happy hour counts!

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                  hshbunnie Sep 19, 2008 07:28 AM

                  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.

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                    soso104 Sep 19, 2008 09:34 AM

                    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

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                      natgasdriller Dec 5, 2010 12:32 PM

                      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

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