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$1 Oysters Legal Seafood Outdoors at the Charles Hotel Cambridge

StriperGuy Aug 2, 2010 01:34 PM

I'm not a huge Legal fan.

But $1 oysters, outdoors, in Harvard Square before 6:00pm does not suck. Heck, get there at 5:50 and order 3 dozen... They shucked them fresh upon order.

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    joebloe RE: StriperGuy Aug 2, 2010 06:31 PM

    It's an ongoing chainwide special but your waiter/waitress do not always know so make sure to ask them to ask the manager first. It's only Mon-Thu between 3pm-6pm.

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      StriperGuy RE: joebloe Aug 3, 2010 12:17 AM

      Mon-Thur would make sense, but I had em on Friday...

    2. yumyum RE: StriperGuy Aug 3, 2010 06:54 AM

      I've enjoyed them a few times at Legal Kendall Square. They are quite strict about the cut off time, though, so I usually order like you suggest -- a few dozen when I sit down.

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        StriperGuy RE: yumyum Aug 3, 2010 08:12 AM

        Believe it or not they actually let me order at 6:03pm though initially they were not going to allow it...

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          yumyum RE: StriperGuy Aug 3, 2010 08:16 AM

          And they let you do it on a Friday at that. It's either because a) you're so darned charming or b) they could obviously tell you are nuts (see: The List)

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            hckybg RE: yumyum May 4, 2011 11:31 AM

            He had The List with him in its original scroll form, on papyrus. Needless to say, they gave him whatever he wanted.

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        Pegmeister RE: StriperGuy Aug 3, 2010 07:37 AM

        Braintree location offered them on Saturday afternoon.

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          joebloe RE: Pegmeister Aug 3, 2010 08:00 PM

          Been to the Braintree South Shore Plaza location many times. Half the time the server don't have a clue so I stopped going. Been to the Dedham Legacy Place many times too. Half the time the server don't have a clue so I stopped going too.

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            Pegmeister RE: joebloe Aug 4, 2010 04:49 AM

            I find that the service is much better at the bar.

        2. cassoulady RE: StriperGuy Aug 3, 2010 07:50 AM

          I know at one point there were several places donig $1 oyster specials, does anyone know who is still offering that and when they are offered.

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            amljml RE: cassoulady Aug 3, 2010 08:29 AM

            Had some $1 oyster at the Marliave recently- there available everyday till 6:00. Also was a Kingfish Hall, they had both $! oysters and $.50 jumbo shrimp. I don't know if they have specific hours for the deal.

            Kingfish Hall
            188 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109

            10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

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              cassoulady RE: amljml Aug 3, 2010 08:45 AM

              28 degrees was offering $1 oysters at one point but now they are $2

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                Bob Dobalina RE: amljml Aug 3, 2010 10:31 AM

                Had lunch at Kingfish recently - had a planked striped bass that was truly outstanding.

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              CambridgeFoodie RE: StriperGuy Aug 4, 2010 04:30 AM

              The Palm has $1 oysters from 5 - 7 (plus some other pretty good happy hour food specials for $3.50).

              I thought the oysters were outstanding there (no choices of varietals).

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                cassoulady RE: CambridgeFoodie Aug 4, 2010 06:20 AM

                is this offered every day?

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                  STL BOS RE: cassoulady Aug 4, 2010 06:39 AM

                  The website says Monday to Friday

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                    Kinopio RE: STL BOS Aug 4, 2010 06:57 AM

                    Lord Hobo started doing $1 oysters and $5 apps 5-7pm as well. Not sure how well they would sit in my stomach after drinking a few 9%+ beers though.

                    Lord Hobo
                    92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141

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                      opinionatedchef RE: Kinopio May 3, 2011 01:08 PM

                      Lord Hobo and these other places w/ $1 oyster deals-do they have the brains to serve them on ice? thanks much. (Yes, i actually have been places where they lack those particular brains. unbelievable.)

                      Lord Hobo
                      92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141

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                        yumyum RE: opinionatedchef May 3, 2011 01:11 PM

                        I've had the $1 oysters at Legal Seafood in Kendall and Marliave. Both served them on ice.

                        10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

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                          kimfair1 RE: yumyum May 3, 2011 01:21 PM

                          Lineage in brookline has $1 Island Creeks at the bar Mon-Fri 5-7pm. Fresh shucked, served on ice w/cocktail sauce and migonette (sp?).

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                            teezeetoo RE: kimfair1 May 3, 2011 01:23 PM

                            cognac bistro serves excellent oysters on ice every night - always one type that's a buck, with other choices more expensive.

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                              tysonmcneely RE: teezeetoo May 4, 2011 09:14 AM


                              Also no Hour restrictions for them, they are all the time.

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                              cambridgedoctpr RE: kimfair1 May 3, 2011 01:23 PM

                              rialto in the charles hotel also has island creeks on monday for a dollar.

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                                FoodDabbler RE: cambridgedoctpr May 9, 2011 01:28 PM

                                Do you have to go into the restaurant (or, at least, the bar area) to get them, or is there a special (preferably outdoor) oyster seating area? If the $1 oysters are simply a way of luring you in, it'll be hard to leave without spending $50+ pp (as opposed to the outdoor seating at Legal, where you can simply suck in two dozen or so oysters and leave without being tempted by anything else on offer).

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                                  cambridgedoctpr RE: FoodDabbler May 9, 2011 02:16 PM

                                  i lift weights on monday nights and am happy to get a protein load afterwards.

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                                    FoodDabbler RE: cambridgedoctpr May 9, 2011 02:24 PM

                                    Does that mean you indulge in the old English custom of steak and oysters?

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                                      meigga RE: FoodDabbler May 15, 2011 08:22 PM

                                      i second rialto - they're offered in the bar only so you don't get sucked in too far. i've been with friends who have eaten over 4 dozen, each...

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                                        opinionatedchef RE: meigga May 15, 2011 08:46 PM

                                        well now,that REALLY makes me feel better :-)

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                                          C. Hamster RE: meigga May 17, 2011 07:39 PM

                                          I love u and your friends. My sister and I/me (can never remember which is right) should join u/them for a sort of man vs oyster nite

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                                          cambridgedoctpr RE: FoodDabbler May 18, 2011 12:26 PM

                                          no, just the oysters though i have not done that recently. i live about 10 minutes walk from rialto.

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                                            FoodDabbler RE: cambridgedoctpr May 18, 2011 02:04 PM

                                            I've come to the envious conclusion that you live 10 minutes from everywhere.

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                      ilovepumpkin RE: StriperGuy May 17, 2011 04:50 PM

                      Normally Legals does it only at the bar/lounge area. Braintree also has a little slider menu too at that time.

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                        will007 RE: ilovepumpkin Jul 28, 2011 09:41 AM

                        The quality of Legal's will vary depending which location one is at. The Braintree location is terrible as well as Park Square. I have always like the kendall square location along with Havard Square. The new legal harborside is nice, and tough to beat this time of year.

                        Park Square Cafe
                        31 Saint James Ave Ste L15, Boston, MA 02116

                      2. Matt H RE: StriperGuy Jul 28, 2011 09:28 AM

                        Does anyone know if the Legal Harborside location has Dollar Oysters before 6:00?

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                          Guido RE: Matt H Jul 28, 2011 06:10 PM

                          Just had a dozen east coast oysters at Les Zygomates (South Station) tonight and they were superb. 6 different varieties if you're into bivalve terroir. $1/each from 4-6pm Mon-Fri.

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