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Oyster values

Fly Mar 24, 2010 08:24 AM

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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    joebloe RE: Fly Mar 24, 2010 08:45 AM

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

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      southie RE: joebloe Mar 24, 2010 09:14 AM

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

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        emilief RE: southie Mar 24, 2010 10:38 AM

        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.

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          lulatula RE: emilief Mar 26, 2010 10:16 AM

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

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        Pegmeister RE: joebloe Apr 4, 2010 06:48 AM

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

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        phonelady RE: Fly Mar 24, 2010 08:51 AM

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

        10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

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          joth68 RE: Fly Mar 24, 2010 08:51 AM

          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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            CreativeFoodie42 RE: joth68 Mar 31, 2010 05:51 AM

            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.

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            southie RE: Fly Mar 24, 2010 09:16 AM

            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.

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              sillysully RE: Fly Mar 24, 2010 11:08 AM

              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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                MParente RE: sillysully Mar 24, 2010 11:14 AM

                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.

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                  sillysully RE: MParente Mar 24, 2010 11:46 AM

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

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                jody RE: Fly Mar 24, 2010 11:45 AM

                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")

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                  julieapfel RE: Fly Mar 24, 2010 12:45 PM

                  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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                    zach272 RE: julieapfel Mar 24, 2010 08:37 PM

                    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.

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                    phatchris RE: Fly Mar 24, 2010 02:10 PM

                    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. ecwashere7 RE: Fly Mar 25, 2010 06:24 AM

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

                      1. Bob Dobalina RE: Fly Mar 25, 2010 06:59 AM

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

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                          9lives RE: Bob Dobalina Mar 25, 2010 07:11 AM

                          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.

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                            newstarr RE: 9lives Mar 30, 2010 05:10 AM

                            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!

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                              9lives RE: newstarr Mar 30, 2010 06:53 AM

                              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. Chris VR RE: Fly Mar 30, 2010 06:19 AM

                          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. ScubaSteve RE: Fly Apr 4, 2010 01:28 PM

                            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.

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