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Jul 16, 2012 11:48 AM

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Just returned from Normandy, and require an infusion of oysters...lots & lots of oysters. Anywhere semi-affordable to fulfill our need?

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  1. Go to La Mer and purchase a variety of oysters and a couple of oyster knives? That's pretty cheap.

    La mer
    1840 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est Montreal, QC H2K 4P1
    (514) 522-3003

    Otherwise, there's Lawrence. Even cheaper but less flexible. They offer oysters at $1 dollar each from 5:30 to 7pm. They usually have one or two kinds of oysters to offer. So cheap but not a lot of variety. Check their FB page for the daily menu:

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    1. re: TheSnowpea

      I've also recently mentioned that the fish store at JTM has a raw bar with a decent selection of oysters. I wouldn't recommend their other offerings (except the lobster) e.g., calamari, fried fish and french fries because they do not know how to work the fryer.

      1. re: catroast

        There is actually now an oyster bar at JTM called la boite aux huitres (oysterbox), they usually offer a buck a shuck over the weekend and have a good variety of oysters -- Also they are knowledgeable and able to help you pick out oysters according to your tastes which is nice :)

        I am definitely there slurping down oysters every Saturday :D

        1. re: secwilson

          Oh boy, the French version of the site is a cornucopia of bad literal translations. It's almost as bad as the Ettinger's site.

      2. re: TheSnowpea

        Does La Mer have Jumbo Shrimp for sale?