National Oyster Day 2017: Best Discounts, Deals & Specials


National Oyster Day falls on Saturday August 5, 2017 and that means that restaurants and bars in cities all over the United States are offering specials and discounts of the bivalves.

Establishments in many American cities are offering $1 oyster deals.

“Nearly two billion pounds of these bivalve mollusks are eaten every year. From 1990 to 1995, Americans ate about fifty million pounds of oysters,” reports. The best way to celebrate National Oyster Day is the obvious one: “Make or order a dish that uses oyster as one of its main ingredients. Use #NationalOysterDay to post on social media,” the site advises.

Here are some major cities with National Oyster Day discounts:


In Miami, restaurants are offering an “array” of specials, according to The Miami New Times. You can see a list of them here.

They range from $1 oysters at Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits to half price oysters at The Dutch.


Westword lists six spots that are “going out of their way” for National Oyster Day. You can see the list of specials here.

The specials include 99 cent oysters at Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood and free oysters at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar.


The Chicago Tribune has a list for you of oyster specials in the Windy City. You can read it here.

Chicago specials run the gamut from $1.50 oysters at Oyster Bah to $1 oysters at Frontier.


Baltimore restaurants are “rolling out specials and fundraisers,” according to The Baltimore Sun. You can see the newspaper’s round up here.

Baltimore specials include $1 oysters at Grand Cru to restaurants that are donating a portion of their Saturday proceeds to oyster recovery efforts.

New York City

New York City, with its plethora of restaurants, also has a plethora of oyster-related deals on National Oyster Day. Gothamist has the list. It’s possible to find $1 oysters in the city.


Various Atlanta establishments are also offering half-off or $1 oysters on National Oyster Day. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the list of where to go here.


Metro offers things to do in Boston on National Oyster Day including an oyster block party, an oyster food truck, and oyster discounts.


BillyPenn has the list of the best Philly National Oyster Day deals. And, yes, you can find $1 oysters there too.