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mes1353 Dec 9, 2010 05:47 AM

Where can you find this? I have read about places, but everywhere I call says that they dont have it?? Anyone been for $1 oysters lately? Where and what is the HH time? Also, preferably any day of the week....

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  1. BobB RE: mes1353 Dec 9, 2010 06:04 AM

    Cognac Bistro had them all day, every day for the entire month of November - we ate piles of them. Alas, it's now December.

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    455 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

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      AmbigEthnic RE: BobB Dec 9, 2010 06:35 AM

      Here is a somewhat reliable list - http://boston.citysearch.com/list/199171

      I have frequented Lineage for the $1 oysters and have enjoyed it every time. And there definitely is no limit...

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        tysonmcneely RE: AmbigEthnic Dec 9, 2010 01:39 PM

        Thanks for the link this is awesome. A lot of posts below here are extraneous if you click the link.

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      treb RE: mes1353 Dec 9, 2010 08:22 AM

      you won't find a defined HH in BOS, it's not within the law. However, most places have 'food specials' during the late afternoon early evening time frame.

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        purple bot RE: treb Dec 9, 2010 08:28 AM

        Thanks for explaining what "HH" refers to, for some reason I wasn't getting it.

        Ashmont Grill in Dorchester has $1 oysters on Thursdays.

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        555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

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        Pegmeister RE: mes1353 Dec 9, 2010 08:47 AM

        Monday Night: The Ledge Kitchen, Dorchester
        Wednesday Night: Abby Park, Milton

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        550 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186

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          Pegmeister RE: Pegmeister Dec 9, 2010 11:47 AM

          Just wanted to update and say that the last time I was at Abby Park, they also offered a $1 grilled oyster option.

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          550 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186

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          stomachofsteel RE: mes1353 Dec 9, 2010 09:57 AM

          Rialto has $1 oysters from 5:30 until they run out on Mondays. I haven't been for oysters, but friends in the area go all the time.

          http://www.rialto-restaurant.com/news/

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            Kinopio RE: mes1353 Dec 9, 2010 10:21 AM

            Kingfish Hall
            M-Th 5-7

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            Kingfish Hall
            188 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109

            1. viperlush RE: mes1353 Dec 9, 2010 11:54 AM

              Does McCormick and Schmick's have oyster specials during their Social Hour?

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                hotoynoodle RE: viperlush Jun 12, 2011 10:17 AM

                yup.

              2. C. Hamster RE: mes1353 Dec 9, 2010 12:15 PM

                Lineage does it every weeknight from 5-7

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                  rlh RE: C. Hamster Dec 13, 2010 06:33 PM

                  And they are typically Island Creek from Duxbury - top drawer oysters!

                2. MC Slim JB RE: mes1353 Dec 9, 2010 02:25 PM

                  That dollar oyster deal is still going at Cognac Bistro.

                  http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                  Cognac Bistro
                  455 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

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                    BobB RE: MC Slim JB Dec 10, 2010 04:08 AM

                    Do you know 'til when?

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                      MC Slim JB RE: BobB Dec 10, 2010 03:04 PM

                      I believe they said all this month.

                      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                        BobB RE: MC Slim JB Jan 14, 2011 11:42 AM

                        Was in last night - Blue Points are STILL $1 apiece, fresh, plump and delicious! Looks to be at least semi-permanent.

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                          BobB RE: BobB Jun 10, 2011 08:26 AM

                          Since this thread has been bumped, I'll take the opportunity to add that Cognac Bistro now has an official policy of $1 blue points seven days a week, as long as they can get them. I've been in there nearly once a week since they opened, and only once have I not been able to get them - as I recall, that was a Saturday night and they'd simply run out.

                          And they're always impeccably fresh, beautifully shucked, and nicely presented French style on an elevated plate filled with crushed ice.

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                            Gabatta RE: BobB Jun 12, 2011 11:45 AM

                            Hasn't 'blue point' become a generic classification which really doesn't tell you where the oyster is from apart from a very general geographic location including NY and CT? Whenever I hear a place marketing blue points, I actually shy away from them a bit. I would think they would just advertise $1 oysters and serve the freshest available that day (noting what that is on the daily specials, web, facebook, etc.).

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                              BobB RE: Gabatta Jun 13, 2011 07:44 AM

                              I'm not enough of an oyster expert to answer that, other than to say that Nelson gets his from CT. All I know is, they're always fresh and tasty.

                              We do occasionally get an assortment, and while I can tell the difference among the various types when I taste them side by side, I like pretty much all of them so I just go for the cheapest.

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                                Wannabfoode RE: Gabatta Jun 17, 2011 11:42 AM

                                The original blue point came from Great South Bay, on the south side of long island. There are still a few oysters coming from there, they are marketed as "Genuine Blue Points" Pretty much any oyster coming out of long island sound can be (and are) labeled "Blue Point" Most of them come through the fishing town of Norwalk CT. If you are looking for a more specific appellation try Pine Islands from LI, or Noanks from CT.

                    2. Beachowolfe RE: mes1353 Dec 10, 2010 02:44 PM

                      Marliave has $1 oysters and clams from 4-6 & 9-10 daily.

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                      10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

                      1. Eatin in Woostah RE: mes1353 Dec 12, 2010 12:17 PM

                        Dante in Cambridge has $1 oysters every day from 4 -6 in the bar.

                        1. Mike5966 RE: mes1353 Jun 9, 2011 07:14 AM

                          Just FYI for anyone who considered going to Sel de la Terre in Long Wharf for their Wednesday evening $1 oysters... don't bother. Oysters come horribly shucked with shell bits all over. Add to that the fact that they come out warm, on a regular old plate with no ice to keep them cool or to prevent them from tipping over and spilling their juices all over the place. Just not worth it.

                          1. CocoDan RE: mes1353 Jun 9, 2011 07:23 AM

                            Alba in Quincy Center has $1.00 oysters on Tuesdays at the bar. And their delicious.
                            Enjoy,
                            CocoDan

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                              5thAndNowhere RE: CocoDan Jun 9, 2011 07:59 AM

                              Lord Hobo $1 - Mon-Fri Happy Hour 5-7pm. Not sure what kind

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                              92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141

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                                emannths RE: 5thAndNowhere Jun 9, 2011 08:35 AM

                                I had them a couple months ago. Forgot to ask their origin. They were...fine, but they weren't on the same level as *good* oysters, IMO.

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                                  5thAndNowhere RE: emannths Jun 13, 2011 07:56 AM

                                  i agree - had them friday. i asked and they were Malpeque /pei. that can and prob does change tho.

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                                globalgourmand RE: CocoDan Jun 9, 2011 11:08 PM

                                Ah, that's perfect-- I can swing by Alba after yoga in Quincy. Do you know the origin or if its random?

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                                bear RE: mes1353 Jun 10, 2011 08:29 AM

                                Anyone tried the Red House's new patio in Harvard and the $1 oysters they've been advertising on their sign? I know the reviews on the board have been pretty so-so, but the patio looks pretty inviting.

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                                24 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143

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                                  teezeetoo RE: bear Jun 10, 2011 11:35 AM

                                  i like Red House and the oysters (only tried twice) have been well-shucked and properly chilled.

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                                    awkwardpause RE: bear Jun 15, 2011 11:44 AM

                                    We went there last week, drawn in by the siren song of the sign. The oysters were fine, but the experience, unfortunately, atrocious: a party of four, we ordered a dozen oysters each. After what felt like a pretty long while we got two of the four dozens, but it then took a full 45 minutes for them to bring us the additional two dozens. This really put a big damper on the experience, and we declined ordering more drinks (which I'm sure we would have, had the oysters come a little more promptly -- or, at least, at the same time). I don't think we'll be going back anytime soon.

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                                    Taralli RE: mes1353 Jun 10, 2011 08:57 AM

                                    Dolphin Seafood in Cambridge has a sign advertising $1 oysters all day Wednesday & Thursday. They also have a mix & match raw bar after 9:30 on Fridays & Saturdays: $1.00 Raw Bar, Mix & Match Oysters, Cherrystone, shrimp Cocktail only

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                                    1105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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                                      thewildturkey RE: mes1353 Jun 10, 2011 10:36 AM

                                      Lucky's just started a really great Happy Hour menu that has Oysters for a dollar. Last week they were Island Creek's, yesterday they were Chatham's. Menu is Mon-Fri from 4-7. They also have $2 tacos, and their famous Kobe Sliders for 4 bucks.

                                      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi...

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                                        5thAndNowhere RE: thewildturkey Jun 10, 2011 10:48 AM

                                        Ashmont Grill has their Buck a Shuck night on Thursday. Went to go look at the details and see Myers and Change has $1 oysters on Sundays now. Woohoo.

                                        Many more listed at http://bostonchefs.com/news/calendar/

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                                        555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

                                      2. rlh RE: mes1353 Jun 11, 2011 07:29 PM

                                        Just learned of Summer Shack (Fresh Pond) unadvertised 2 for 1 oysters every Mon-Thurs night after 8:30p - typically a wide variety - and they are always fresh and expertly shucked 90% of the time or more.

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                                          Mike5966 RE: rlh Jun 11, 2011 08:57 PM

                                          You mean 2 oysters for a dollar? Fifty cent oysters?

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                                            opinionatedchef RE: Mike5966 Jun 11, 2011 09:49 PM

                                            mike, maybe you were being facetious? i think r means 2 for the price of 1 .

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                                              Mike5966 RE: opinionatedchef Jun 13, 2011 11:26 AM

                                              I figured as much, but no, I wasn't being facetious... I was truly wondering if it were true. There are places in the DC area that had 50 cent oysters as recently as 5 years ago.

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                                            opinionatedchef RE: rlh Jun 12, 2011 10:01 PM

                                            r, never have gone there; alw sounded like rip off prices from what i heard and surprisingly not great quality given that it's jasper's. anything you recommend there or should i just get oysters and go elsewhere for dinner? thanks for the heads up.

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                                              Chris VR RE: opinionatedchef Jun 13, 2011 06:13 AM

                                              I've had a few good meals at Summer Shack in the past few years, and wouldn't write it off. We had some Nantucket Bay scallops around Christmastime one year that were SO GOOD. If you're there already, and have never tried it, you should stay for dinner and decide for yourself. I don't see the prices as "rip off prices"... well any more than anything else in the area (I have only been to the Back Bay location). I usually order from the specials menu but recall having some good on-menu items as well.

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                                              310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

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                                                Gabatta RE: Chris VR Jun 13, 2011 09:03 AM

                                                Agree with Chris that the specials menu is definitely the way to go. We have had nothing but top quality seafood at the Alewife location. It's not a bargain, but the not great quality comment does not fit with my experiences. The oyster deal is particularly enticing as I think Summer Shack does the best (freshness and shucking) oysters in town.

                                                Their fried chicken is also one of the better versions around (not saying much there unfortunately).

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                                                149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                                                  hckybg RE: Gabatta Jun 13, 2011 11:55 AM

                                                  I do think their whole lobster is absurdly expensive (~45, if memory serves), but other things are not. I like their lobster roll, which is a better deal.

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                                                    stomachofsteel RE: hckybg Jun 13, 2011 01:01 PM

                                                    They have several preparations of whole lobsters (wok steamed, stuffed etc) that are under the heading "big bucks lobster" -- and I think these are the ones that cost $45.00. I am almost certain the regular steamed lobsters are not, though they are market price, usually indicated on the blackboards, so I cannot verify this on their website.

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                                                      hckybg RE: stomachofsteel Jun 13, 2011 01:51 PM

                                                      That sounds right, I was definitely thinking of their preparations from the specials board--the pan roasted, etc. I do think that is ridiculous in almost any context, especially at a place that is otherwise quite modest, but do think there are some very good things there that aren't as costly. I'm a big fan of the corn dog as well as the lobster roll, and like the oysters a lot too.

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                                                        stomachofsteel RE: hckybg Jun 13, 2011 02:09 PM

                                                        Agree -- in fact the reason I was reasonably sure the steamed lobster wasn't $45 is that I've ordered it and I likely wouldn't have done so for $45! (The whole steamed lobster was also on their Restaurant Week menu in March, which came in well under $45 for 3 courses).

                                                        For those of us who live in the suburbs and have to drive to our oysters (thus places with parking are ideal), I think the Alewife SS is one of the best options.

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                                                    StriperGuy RE: Gabatta Jun 13, 2011 02:13 PM

                                                    I've had fried clams at SS that were great, and also ones that were terrible. Including when White was in the house. I don't go there any more cause the quality varied so much. And when fried clams are bad... just a greasy inedible mess.

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                                                  rlh RE: opinionatedchef Jun 13, 2011 04:41 PM

                                                  The food quality is uneven but has been better recently - we tend to keep the order simple in terms of prep, sauces, etc. and focus on getting their pristinely fresh seafood on the plate and via the raw bar - the only fried stuff we order are the fish tacos (which are not but are tasty nonetheless and cheap with the side of OK Sysco skin-on fries that come with it)

                                                  I actually like the soups / chowders, and ALWAYS order the fresh hopper-steamed shrimp special (love it every time!). The soft shell crab last week as a nice one but it was a little overbattered and underfried for my taste (gambled on fried and lost...again). The side of green beans was fresh, large, and well-sauteed with garlic. The potato salad was huge and tasty as long as you appreciate abundant mayo (I do). I never order dessert - ever.

                                                  There's actually a pretty broad range of food types and price points on the menu and the specials boards - you don't have to spend a lot or leave hungry if you choose carefully.

                                                  I always enjoy Summer Shack, but sometime think I paid too much and never think what a great deal - not so different than most of my Barbara Lynch venue experiences as well....

                                                  George the bartender at the raw bar was great but just moved to the new Dedham location.

                                                  PS - the wrong location won't remove or change so it will have to stay - this is ALL about Alewife.

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                                                  310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

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                                                    stomachofsteel RE: rlh Jun 13, 2011 05:41 PM

                                                    +1 on the hopper shrimp. I order it every time it's available.

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                                                  rlh RE: rlh Jun 15, 2011 02:18 PM

                                                  Confirming I went and had this offer on Monday night - oysters were the usual with full range of choices - super fresh and expertly shucked - and 2 for the price of 1 (all were $2-$3 each that night at full price) - you have to sit at raw bar and tell the bartender you want the special. The Muscadet by the glass was perfectly paired but pricey at $11. The onion rings on the side were greasy in a good way and delicious. The bartender was friendly but not always around. We'll be back again for this!

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                                                  149 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                                                  hynespb RE: mes1353 Jun 12, 2011 06:42 AM

                                                  Roggie brew and grill has 2 for $1 oysters and little necks mon-thurs 4-7.

                                                  1. hotoynoodle RE: mes1353 Jun 12, 2011 10:19 AM

                                                    post 390 is doing specials on sun-mon nights that include cheapo oysters. haven't been though.

                                                    1. Mike5966 RE: mes1353 Jun 13, 2011 11:51 AM

                                                      Legal Sea Foods in the Prudential has $1 oysters every weekday from 3-6 PM. Not sure about other locations.

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                                                        joebloe RE: Mike5966 Jun 15, 2011 12:59 AM

                                                        Just ate 12 delicious oysters for $12 at the Legal C-Bar in Dedham. I believe that's their '6 for 6' HH special.

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                                                          hotoynoodle RE: Mike5966 Jun 15, 2011 01:22 PM

                                                          park square does not do it, nor does the new harborside location. ltk does though and kendall used to. haven't been lately.

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                                                            Niblet RE: hotoynoodle Jun 15, 2011 09:00 PM

                                                            I had them at Park Square about a month ago, disappointed they discontinued it. I always think of that location as source of life-changing food-wine pairing recommendation when a bartender there turned me on to Muscadet instead of the bubbly I'd planned. So Legals Park Square will always have a place in my heart....

                                                            The Long Wharf location had $1 oysters as of a few weeks ago, and they had lots of choices. I love these $1 oysters.

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                                                            31 Saint James Ave Ste L15, Boston, MA 02116

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                                                          meeps2002 RE: mes1353 Jun 13, 2011 01:57 PM

                                                          www.bostonchefs.com has listing of HH type deals along the right side of the page, for each day.

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                                                            Jbentley1972 RE: mes1353 Jan 3, 2014 02:58 PM

                                                            Carroles in West Medford sq on Tuesday and Thursdays in the bar after 4p.
                                                            Skip jacks all locations in the bar on Mondays I think it's after 3p even on holidays

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                                                              teezeetoo RE: Jbentley1972 Jan 3, 2014 04:28 PM

                                                              Red House and Lineage

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                                                                digga RE: Jbentley1972 Jan 3, 2014 07:26 PM

                                                                Have you had oysters at Carroll's in Medford? I've only met a friend there for drinks a couple of times and I was quite wary about trying the oysters there. He seemed to like his chicken fingers, though.

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                                                                  Jbentley1972 RE: digga Jan 3, 2014 08:56 PM

                                                                  Ya a couple times. Last time was week befor Christmas. They were really good , great size and plump .Lobster sliders were small and over priced tho. Best buck a shuck I have been to is Skip jacks. 3 point oysters and a couple other varieties.great lump blue crab too.

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                                                                gimlis1mum RE: mes1353 Jan 3, 2014 05:28 PM

                                                                Tornado in Malden is doing $1 oysters and sake/sake drinks on Monday nights. Hoping to get over there to try it out soon.

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                                                                  meeps2002 RE: mes1353 Jan 6, 2014 07:10 AM

                                                                  Smith & Wollensky on Arlington has 5-7 $1 Oysters everynight

                                                                  1. opinionatedchef RE: mes1353 Jun 6, 2014 01:58 PM

                                                                    I haven't been here yet, but the linked information says that The Biltmore in Newton Upper Falls is starting to offer a Sunday brunch buffet for $18 that includes a raw bar of Island Creek oysters!! If true (and they don't let their oysters run out)this might be a far better deal than $1 oysters, yes?

                                                                    http://www.bostonchefs.com/news/2014/...

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