Six Pack: Dollar Oysters

Whether they’re from the Jersey shore to British Columbia, Philadelphia loves slurping down oysters. And we’re particularly excited to eat them for buck-a-shuck oyster happy hours.

Here are six spots where dollar oysters happen just about every day.

Oyster House Offer Six Days of Dollar Oysters

Buck-a-Shuck Happy Hours run weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m and on Saturday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. The deals at Oyster House don’t stop there, all happy hours include a $3 draft, $3 oyster shooter and $5 cocktail.

Oyster House (Center City West)
1516 Sansom Street
215-567-7683
Dollar Oyster Happy Hour: Weekdays 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. 

Slurp Oysters Near Independence Hall

Admire the soaring space that is Union Trust as you enjoy dollar oysters from 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

Union Trust (Center City East)
717 Chestnut Street
215-925-6000
Dollar Oyster Happy Hour: Weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m.  

Dollar Oyster Happy Hour Twice a Day at Devon Seafood Grill

Rittenhouse Square’s Devon Seafood Grill offers two chances for dollar oysters six days a week. Devon’s oyster special runs Saturday throughFriday from 4 to 7 p.m. and again between 9 and 11 p.m.

Devon Seafood Grill (Rittenhouse Square)
225 S 18th Street
215-546-5940
Dollar Oyster Happy Hour:  Saturday through Friday,  4 to 7 p.m and 9 to 11 p.m.

Happy Hour Means Dollar Oysters at Pub & Kitchen

A glass of Pub & Kitchen’s Pabbit labeled white wine plus a dozen dollar oysters is a good way to end any work day. Pub & Kitchen offers happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Pub & Kitchen (Graduate Hospital)
1946 Lombard Street
215- 545-0350
Dollar Oyster Happy Hour: Weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. 

99¢ Is an Even Better Deal Than Dollar Oysters

Mike Stollenwerk’s Fish offers 99¢ oysters, $3 select craft beers, $5 wines and $6 cocktails Monday through Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Fish (Midtown Village)
1234 Locust Street
215-545-9600
Dollar Oyster Happy Hour: Weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m.  

Snockey’s Offers the Cheapest Oysters in Philadelphia

Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House has been a Philadelphia institution for more than 100 years. On weekdays the South Philadelphia institution offers 83¢ oysters from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House (Queen Village)
1020 S 2nd Street
215-339-9578
Less Than a Dollar Oyster Happy Hour: Weekdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

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  • Mike

    Makes me wish I was actually home from work before 7. Doesn’t Fish have a weekend late night happy hour also?

  • ai

    Seafood Unlimited (20th/Spruce) has $1 oysters for “happy hour” — which is from 5pm til close. Clams on the half-shell, too, I think.

  • Sarah Christiansen

    UnionTrust offers buck-a-shuck Sunday-Friday from 5-9pm. Happy hour specials from 5-7pm.

  • LP

    You forgot Stateside. Every day from 5-7.

  • Austin

    Snockey’s (on 2nd street just above Washington Ave) does 75 cent raw and fried oysters – Monday through Friday 4pm to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 4pm.

    Johnny Brenda’s has a 1/2 price raw bar M-F, 4-6pm, and that means $1.25 oysters.

    McCormick and Schmick’s also does $1 oysters, but only on Tuesday nights.

  • Austin

    Oh you already had Snockey’s. Oops.

  • Tim

    East Girard Gastropub also has dollar oysters for happy hour (5-7 I think)

  • http://FooBooz PPABootsquadVinnie

    It’s never been easy in this town actually Finding a decent/affordable raw bar. The Oyster House was a Great bargain before they refurbished the joint. Now it’s got no character and Way too bright for a bar. Snockey’s is like a trip back in time, but I don’t know how there freshness matches those other places.
    What I’d like to know-Why do these bars all have Happy Hour specials when Everybody I know is still at work? Make it 5 to 8 pm, or somehow work it between PLCB HH regulations.

    Don’t be afraid to throw out some more Softshell Crab sitings around town. And How ’bout those Flyers?

  • A Server

    never had a problem with Snockey’s raw bar selection or freshness. Won’t win any aesthetic awards though.

  • Jay

    Does anyone know if Route 6 has an oyster special?