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
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
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
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
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
Less Than a Dollar Oyster Happy Hour: Weekdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Around The Web

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • 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)

  • 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?