Elm Square Oyster Co.
With oysters in the name, you know this spot takes its bivalves seriously. A rotating array of more than three dozen, sourced almost exclusively from New England, is always incredibly fresh and served up with executive chef Michael Sherman’s inventive house-made sauces. Stop in for daily Oyster Happy Hour—chef’s selection for only $1.49 a piece, it’s the best deal around.
2 Elm Square, Andover, 978-470-2228, elmsquareoysterco.com
Sea Level Oyster Bar
It’s hard to imagine a better spot to slurp down a dozen oysters than Sea Level, when the glass garage doors are rolled open to expansive views of Salem Harbor. Enjoy with their signature roasted red pepper cocktail sauce and a craft brew.
94 Wharf St., Salem, 978-741-0555, sealeveloysterbar.com