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Oyster values

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In her Restaurant week roundup today, Devra First calls out B&G's restaurant week offerings, saying "In a city full of oyster deals, you might think a place specializing in them would get in on the action."


Where are the best oyster deals in town? Where can I get decent oysters for less?

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  1. Do Legal Seafood still have those 6 for 6 oyster deal?

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    1. re: joebloe

      Yes, I believe they do Monday through Thursday until 6pm(?)

      1. re: southie

        Yes- Mon-Thurs before 6. We get 12 for $12. Chestnut Hill does this but not sure that the deal is available at all Legals-I would call and check first.

        1. re: emilief

          Natick Legal's does the 6 for 6 at the bar and if its after 6 , all you have to do is ask.

      2. re: joebloe

        I was surprised yesterday afternoon (Saturday) that Legals in Braintree was offering the 6 for 6 special. That was a treat.

      3. Marliave was doing $1 oysters from 4-6 p.m.; not sure if they still are.

        10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

        1. Rialto has 1$ oyster mondays
          Sweetwater Cafe supposedly has 1$ oysters all day
          Marliave does 1$ oysters from 5-7

          10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

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          1. re: joth68

            I second that Rialto has a great deal of $1 oysters on Monday nights.

            On Sunday nights, Myers and Chang offers $1 oysters (limit of 12) and $1 PBRs from 8-10 PM.

          2. McCormick & Schmicks also has a Happy Hour that serves 2 kinds of oysters for $1 from 3:30-6:30pm at the bar. I enjoyed them last week. The rest of the menu was also pretty good.

            1. 28 Degrees used to have $1/oysters from 5-7 pm. Going tomorrow night so I'll know if that's still the case.

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              1. re: sillysully

                Sully, I almost wrote the same thing- but then I checked their website to be sure as I haven't been in awhile. They are now $2/oyster all night.

                1. re: MParente

                  Oh well! We'll just have to enjoy the cocktails then and save room for dinner at DaVinci!

              2. Barlow's in South Boston. Monday night $1 oysters starting @ 5pm " while supplies last..." (haven't been so I don't know how long the "last")

                1. Lineage in Coolidge Corner does $1 oysters Monday-Friday 5-7PM. I think they only serve duxbury. I've been several times, order a dozen or so and a drink at the bar and am really happy. And they'll give you their crunchy salt-topped rolls heated in the brick oven.

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                  1. re: julieapfel

                    I love the deal at Lineage - the bar there is really pleasant, especially in the early evening when the restaurant is a bit quieter. Their website just says "nightly," so I imagine the deal holds for the weekends too. And yes, the oysters are Island Creeks from Duxbury.

                  2. Believe it or not, and I can't vouch for them but, Goody Glovers has oyster $9 for a 1/2 dz and $16 a dz. They look good but I'm a bit nervous to actually order them.They also have tall boys of gansett for under $2.

                    Goody Glovers
                    48 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

                    1. dante has $1 oysters in the bar and patio from 4-7. They go really fast, though.

                      1. There's always the Haymarket oyster guy - Thursdays and Fridays - if any are questionable, you can negotiate a further discount. ;)

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                        1. re: Bob Dobalina

                          Haymkt is Fri and Sat. I think his clams are much better than his oysters..Clams are 6 for $5. I stop there pretty regularly and can't recall the last time I got oysters.

                          1. re: 9lives

                            I had his clams on saturday. a lady later on told me I would most likely be sick, since the sit out over night. But I was fine and the were great!

                            1. re: newstarr

                              Glad you enjoyed them.

                              FWIW, I've never gotten sick after eating them..and that's over 20 years. If they were out all night , not unlikely, I'm sure they were kept on ice.

                        2. According to their website, Sel de la Terre on Long Wharf offers $1.00 oysters at the bar - shucked live every Wednesday from 10pm-12:30am. This week they're having some sort of event with Island Creek, but it seems to be an ongoing thing.


                          1. for those in the Minga-Valley Keon's in Haverhill is doing $1 oysters M-F 5-6:30pm along with 1/2 price apps.