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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.

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            Marliave
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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.

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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.)

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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.

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                        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

                              Bluepoints.

                              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.

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                      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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