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Feb 5, 2011 04:43 PM

Happy hour with oysters in St-Pete/Clearwater/Tampa?


I am looking for a affordable place to eat raw oysters on the half shell at happy hour in the St-Pete/Clearwater area.
So far my searches have turned up crabby bill and PJ's Oyster Bar.

Thanks for your help


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  1. please avoid crabby bill's at all costs.

    4 Replies
      1. re: Marla Collins Husband

        I like PJ's, very fresh and inexpensive. Had a dozen for $6.95, awesome.

      2. re: Manderley

        Seconded on Crappy Bills, avoid like plague. I wish we could have a "sticky" thread that stayed at the top of the florida board that let people know to avoid that place

        1. re: askdrtodd

          The oysters at Z Grille are expensive but they are worth it. I realize that is not what you are asking for but you might consider it. They also have the advantage of being centrally located and a nice place to hang out.

          Z Grille
          104 2nd St S, St Petersburg, FL

      3. We love PJ's and it is our "go to" casual seafood place. I am weird about oysters and only like small ones which tend to be cold water (or at least so I was told) so I like Zgrille or Mitchell's in Tampa. Also downtown is Central Avenue Oyster Bar, they also only serve Florida oysters.

        Central Avenue Oyster Bar
        249 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

        1. Island Grille in Tierre Verde had a good oyster happy hour 4-6.