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Jel212 Jun 9, 2011 07:26 AM

Now that summer is here, I'm obsessed with finding oyster happy hours in Manhattan. Can anyone recommend good ones?


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    JoLi Jun 9, 2011 07:42 AM

    McCormick used to have dollar oyster specials for happy hours, not sure if still around.

    I know Thalia has them, walked by and saw the sign.

    828 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

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      kathryn Jun 9, 2011 07:55 AM

      Mermaid Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village

      Mermaid Oyster Bar
      79 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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        JungMann Jun 9, 2011 09:10 AM

        Mermaid Inn is the best I've found with a rotating list of oysters. Essex, Belcourt, L'orange Bleue and Lure also have oyster happy hours worth mentioning, though they are usually limited to Malpeques or Bluepoints. Bobo just started an oyster happy hour and while their fried oysters are delicious, the raw oysters were improperly shucked with shards of shell tainting the meat.

        Mermaid Inn
        96 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

        Lure Fishbar
        142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

        84 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

        181 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

        L'Orange Bleue
        430 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

        120 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

        1. re: JungMann
          Monica Jun 9, 2011 09:25 AM

          Can you tell me little bit more about the happy hour at Bobo, time, etc? Their website doesn't seem to have any info on happy hour...

          181 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

          1. re: Monica
            JungMann Jun 9, 2011 09:41 AM

            Happy hour is 5-7 in either the bar or garden. $1 oysters, $5 beers and rosé. Fried oysters are $6 per order of 3 iirc and are a better option over oysters. When I was there, raw oysters ran out for a time (after about an hour of happy hour).

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            uwsister Jun 9, 2011 03:09 PM

            I didn't know The Mermaid Inn had oyster happy hour! We've been longing for a good spot with oyster happy hour nearby since The Neptune Room's demise. Lure has filled in some of the void, but I was hoping I could find one closer to home. Very cool.

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              boredough Jun 13, 2011 08:13 AM

              Check out AGED as well - they were doing oyster happy hours in March and may still be doing them.

              2398 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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          jester99 Jun 9, 2011 08:23 AM

          I have not gone there personally but I heard 10 bells in the LES has a really great oyster happy hr special.

          1. Motosport Jun 9, 2011 08:24 AM

            Mara's Homemade has had an oyster special (50 cents each???) in the past. Check out their site.

            Mara's Homemade
            342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: Motosport
              Motosport Jun 9, 2011 08:32 AM

              OUCH!! I just read that Mara's closed up and moved to Syosset LI.

            2. Monica Jun 9, 2011 08:48 AM

              I believe John Dory's oyster bar has half dozen oysters and a drink for $15 from 5 to 7pm.

              The John Dory Oyster Bar
              1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

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              1. re: Monica
                thegforceny Jun 9, 2011 02:03 PM

                Concur! Oysters are great and the drink choice is a pint of beer or a glass of cava.

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                jdf Jun 9, 2011 09:02 AM

                Aquagrill. $1 Bluepoints at the bar.

                210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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                  lnedrive14 Jun 9, 2011 11:54 AM

                  BLT Fish @ the bar has $1 blue points as well.

                  Second Mermaid Inn or Mermaid Oyster Bar as my fav. happy hr oyster special.

                  Though I went 2 weeks ago and ate a few too many oysters and now need a break (i can't stop eating when they are only $1!!!!).

                  Mermaid Inn
                  96 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

                  BLT Fish
                  21 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

                  Mermaid Oyster Bar
                  79 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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                    hungrycomposer Jun 10, 2011 03:15 PM

                    Another great source of cheap oysters is The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market. There's no liquor and not much in the way of ambience, but whenever I'm nearby I have them shuck me some of their delicious kumamotos.

                    The Lobster Place
                    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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                    1. re: hungrycomposer
                      Jel212 Jun 11, 2011 10:47 AM

                      Thanks all!

                      Also found this

                      1. re: hungrycomposer
                        Monica Jun 13, 2011 07:10 AM

                        How much do they charge at the lobster place?

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