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crosby_p Dec 31, 2007 04:15 AM

Went to Belvedere Square Saturday, Ikan seafood. They were selling VA oysters for 62 cents each. I sat at the sushi bar and ordered a dozen on the half shell. They were plump and delicious...only problem was they were served with a red cocktail sauce that had no heat...no horseradish or anything. However they had lemon slices which were enough for me. Also, they charged more for shucking...seemed they were about a buck each...still, very good price and yummy oysters IMO.

  1. monavano Jan 7, 2008 09:56 AM

    Both locations of Hank's Oyster Bar are having oyster happy hour from 5:30-6:30, Sun-Thurs. Oysters are $1.


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      hon Jan 7, 2008 09:29 AM

      I stopped by Belvedere Square on saturday and Ikan still has the VA oysters for $.62 carryout, they looked kind of small to me. Later Saturday I stopped by Conrads Crabs near Towson (www.conradscrabs.com) they had some really nice looking Maryland Chesapeakes for $5.99 a dozen, great price.

      1. h
        hon Jan 4, 2008 06:20 AM

        Look what Slainte in Fells Point has for friday Happy Hour:

        >Friday FREE Oyster Bar 5 til 7 Happy Hour

        You can't beat that deal and pints are $2.95!

        1. JonParker Jan 2, 2008 06:13 AM

          My favorite oyster deal is still the happy hour at Ryleigh's in Federal Hill -- $1 each, and they usually have a half dozen or so varieties, which gives me a chance to play the flavors off each other.

          Nick's in Cross Street market is around $7 a half dozen, also not a bad deal, but not as good as Ryleigh's.

          I had a half dozen at Faidley's last weekend. No origin, just small or large. I had a half dozen of the large. I think the price including tax was around $8.50, although my memory may be faulty. They were the biggest oysters I've seen in a while though -- I mean they were huge. It was a good deal for the size.

          I will try Ikan when I get a chance, but at this point Ryleigh's wins the oyster contest for me.

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          1. re: JonParker
            hon Jan 2, 2008 06:54 AM

            Mamas has Chincoteagues for happy hour, 6 for $6.

            1. re: hon
              fam0913 Jan 2, 2008 09:36 AM

              Blue sea grill offers .75 cents each for happy hour and each day they got something different but if you ask they can give a taste of all the oyster's they have for that price...........try the moonstones to die for

            2. re: JonParker
              locustpointgirl Jan 3, 2008 05:51 PM

              I'll second Ryleigh's. The rest of their menu is pretty good as well, but their happy hour oysters are the best deal we've found. Their happy hour goes til 7.

              1. re: JonParker
                crosby_p Jan 7, 2008 03:37 AM

                OK l bow to Jon Parker, the Oyster King...went to Ryleigh's for lunch yesterday...I was the first one there and sat at a beautiful sun filled table by the window. Ordered 6 Chincoteagues ($9) and they were possibly the best oysters I've ever had. Swimming in liquor, served with a little red wine vinegar, lemon, cocktail sauce with horseradish (no Tartuffe...didn't eat it, just lemon) and that's it. Ordered 6 more along with a Caesar salad which was good, and a Savignon Blanc that the menu said was the 2nd prize winner in pairing with Oysters...it too was delicious. Now for the "I can't believe I did it" part of the meal. The oysters were so good, that I noticed that two of em were doubles...the shells on the bottom had not been removed PAYDIRT! TWO FREE OYSTERS!!! I took that little oyster fork and started hacking away, and stuck it right into my thumb knuckle...no paydirt after all...next time I'm bringing my own knife!!!!

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                Pappy Dec 31, 2007 09:59 AM

                Sorry, I'm not from Baltimore so I have to ask... $00.62 each "on the half shell. $1.00 each "for shucked." How can you manage to have it "on the half shell" if it has not been "shucked"?

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                1. re: Pappy
                  crosby_p Dec 31, 2007 12:22 PM

                  duh..sorry... I meant 62 cents cash and carry and shuck em yourself....a buck if they're shucked....

                  1. re: crosby_p
                    Pappy Jan 2, 2008 05:30 AM

                    Thanks. That's a steal either way.

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                  hon Dec 31, 2007 06:59 AM

                  they served them with ketchup?

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                  1. re: hon
                    crosby_p Dec 31, 2007 09:25 AM

                    Well if it wasn't, it sure looked and tasted like it,,,but it was in a little container such as cocktail sauce would come in. I'm sure they would have given me horseradish, but I didn't ask!

                    1. re: crosby_p
                      tartuffe Jan 1, 2008 06:30 AM

                      Crosby p, you scared me for a second. When I first read this, I thought you had asked for horseradish. I like your posts so I was glad to read more carefully!

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