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$1 Oysters Legal Seafood Outdoors at the Charles Hotel Cambridge

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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  1. 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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    1. re: joebloe

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

    2. 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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      1. re: yumyum

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

        1. re: StriperGuy

          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)

          1. re: yumyum

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

      2. Braintree location offered them on Saturday afternoon.

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        1. re: Pegmeister

          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.

          1. re: joebloe

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

        2. 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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          1. re: cassoulady

            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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            Kingfish Hall
            188 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109

            Marliave
            10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

            1. re: amljml

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

              1. re: amljml

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

            2. 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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                1. re: cassoulady

                  The website says Monday to Friday

                  1. re: STL BOS

                    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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                    Lord Hobo
                    92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141

                    1. re: Kinopio

                      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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                      Lord Hobo
                      92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141

                      1. re: opinionatedchef

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

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                        Marliave
                        10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

                        1. re: yumyum

                          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?).

                          1. re: kimfair1

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

                            1. re: teezeetoo

                              Bluepoints.

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

                            2. re: kimfair1

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

                              1. re: cambridgedoctpr

                                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).

                                1. re: FoodDabbler

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

                                  1. re: cambridgedoctpr

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

                                    1. re: FoodDabbler

                                      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...

                                      1. re: meigga

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

                                        1. re: meigga

                                          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

                                        2. re: FoodDabbler

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

                                          1. re: cambridgedoctpr

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