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oysters in vancouver

coming this Thursday. Where do i go for the best raw oysters? are there any buck a shuck deals that are worth checking out?

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  1. Although they don't have deals, I always go to Rodney's Oyster Bar for my oyster fix.
    Joe Fortes also has some good oysters.
    And I think I recently read on here that Monk McQueens has oyster deals.

    1. Oyster Raw Bar has 50c a shuck from 3pm to 5?pm. Look for them on Twitter for details.

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      1. re: fmed

        Recalling some confusion about the discounts at Oyster last year, the website is still kinda wrong: http://www.rawbar.ca/Location%20and%2...

        In case the OP doesn't do the Twitter thing, I just called and talked to a human who carefully outlined the following:

        3-4 pm Mon-Thu 50 cents a shuck

        4-5pm Mon-Sat buck a shuck

        5-7 pm Mon-Sat 1.25 a shuck

        Also for the OP: this place is lovely inside, housed in a beautiful heritage building downtown but it is VERY small.

        1. re: grayelf

          IME the Best raw Oysters are to be found @ various high end Japanese sushi bars-both quality and selection.

      2. Aw criminy.

        What this all means, bottom line is - I need to get to Vancouver!

        1. google turned up this list of buck-a-shucks from Oct 2011
          http://vancouversavvy.com/home/2010/0...

          There's also Chewies at 1.50 per
          http://chewies.ca/

          In my limited buck-a-shuck experience, seems you get what you pay for FTIW.

          Joe Fortes, Yew, Blue Water, Rodneys are all great.

          1. if you want a really impressive platter of like 40+ oysters, the dollar/oyster is pretty cool most places. just know that these are kinda the rejects at certain places. i had the happy hour at coast, not fresh at all. i do like rodney's sitting at the bar, lots of action. joe fortes is good if you want to go beyond the oysters to other food, nice old fashioned decor too. blue water, i'd skip the oysters and try the cooked seafood specialties. theres also a sorta new place called cork and fin in gastown, if youre walking around there.