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ISO Good Raw Oysters on the Westside (that won't break the bank)

sky21 Sep 21, 2009 10:57 AM

We're looking for a place a la Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter in New Orleans to satisfy a craving for lots and lots of fresh oysters on the half shell (talkin' at least a couple of dozens) at an affordable price (would jump at $1/oyster but would settle for something under $2...is that unrealistic?). Been to Ocean Ave. and the Sat. Santa Monica farmer's market on Arizona...but am hoping to find something cheaper so that we could eat to our hearts' content.

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    TomSwift RE: sky21 Sep 21, 2009 11:07 AM

    Well, it's definately "west" as opposed to "east," but it's also south. Take thee to Quality Seafood on the Redondo Beach pier. Always at least 25 different oysters live in the salt water tanks. IIRC, all are under $2, but usually $1.85 or $1.95. Also live uni, too.

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      sky21 RE: TomSwift Sep 23, 2009 10:17 AM

      Thanks! I do go down to Captain Kidd's from time to time for fresh steamed crab...now I'll have to add Quality Seafood to the itinerary.

    2. johnnyshungry RE: sky21 Sep 21, 2009 11:27 AM

      Ocean Ave is your best bet that happy hour is a pretty good deal, maybe santa monica seafood

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        wilafur RE: johnnyshungry Sep 21, 2009 12:59 PM

        agreed. ocean ave seafood during HH is your best bet.

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        deziree RE: sky21 Sep 21, 2009 11:41 AM

        Okay, not the westside but--Kendall's at the music center has a late night happy hour 8-10 Tues- Sun with oysters at $2 each--
        You could always go to fish king in glendale and have them shuck them for you. Delish!

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          johnnyshungry RE: deziree Sep 22, 2009 05:27 PM

          awesome thanks for the kendall's tip since I live in L.F. and Ocean is a treck.

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          JBC RE: sky21 Sep 21, 2009 11:49 AM

          Is the western side of West Hollywood too far East ?

          The Palm - West Hollywood ~ Has a "Prime Time" (aka "happy hour") 5 to 7 & after 9 M-F, with oysters for $1.00. Don't how good they are, or if there is a limitation like 6 per customer. So call first to verify what the real deal is:


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            sky21 RE: JBC Sep 23, 2009 10:18 AM

            Their Prime Time looks like a great deal...thanks!

          2. westsidegal RE: sky21 Sep 21, 2009 12:47 PM

            i saw some awfully good-looking oysters being served at mariscos chente yesterday afternoon.
            dunno if they have any left. . .

            1. creamfinger RE: sky21 Sep 21, 2009 07:09 PM

              Enterprise Fish Co. in Santa Monica has $1 fresh oysters and $1.50 fresh oyster shooters during happy hour. I haven't ever been there for happy hour, so I can't speak to the quality, but it is still on the menu.


              Enterprise Fish Co
              174 Kinney St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

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                TailbackU RE: creamfinger Sep 21, 2009 10:41 PM

                I 2nd this. Don't let the cheap price scare you away. They are very good.

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