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Jul 17, 2013 07:53 AM

Oyster happy hour in Seattle?

I like 'em cheap. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    1. re: Gizmo56

      You beat me to it. Elliott's is the place for happy hour oysters in Seattle.

      1. re: jpc8015

        Have you guys been recently?
        It's definitely not what it used to be. Too crowded for my taste (and it's not like they're offering up unique oysters or anything). Maybe if I'm running solo and can sit at the oyster bar, but otherwise there are better places to go.

        Blueacre has a good happy hour price ($1 or $1.50 I think)

        And oysters at the Taylor Shellfish spot in the Melrose market are always a good price because they're mor of a retail operation (and I think they waive their shucking fee at happy hour times)

        I saw something about The Innkeeper in Belltown doing $1 Kumamotos when then opened up a while ago, but haven't had a chance to check that out.

        1. re: GreenYoshi

          Yes, Blueacre offers Pacific oysters at $1 during happy hour. So, after 4, it becomes the better deal. Also IMO the better environment, and unquestionably a much better destination if one stays for dinner.

          But since the OP's only stated criteria was "cheap," the 3 pm opportunity at Elliot's remains on top.

    2. Elliott's ... but get there a little before 3pm - sit at the bar - order a drink - order oysters for .75/per at 3pm - enjoy.

      1. Taylor Shellfish is definitely the cheapest (and they grow them themelves...). But you can find them so many places on HH. Boat Street, Walrus and Carpenter, Ballard Annex, the Brooklyn...

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        1. re: christy319

          $1.50 at Ballard Annex and the Brooklyn during HH.

          I'm not sure that either W&C or Boat Street have happy hour menus, their oysters will be on the pricier side, but certainly excellent.

        2. Anchovies and Olives on Capitol Hill does an "Oyster Power Hour" with $1 oysters (looks like they select which kind). I've never been, tho', so can't speak from personal experience.

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          1. re: Bax

            I am not local and so have no idea if these places are good but this list was posted yesterday on Eater Seattle and might be useful: