Massachusetts is undeniably home to some of the best seafood in the United States, and a classic New England summer bucket list includes getting your fill of crustaceans for the season. This summertime feat requires indulging in your fair share of oysters on the half shell, so we’ve gathered a list of restaurants you can visit this summer to get one-dollar oysters and fulfill your cravings for seafood.
Elm Square Oyster Company
If you can’t make it to Beverly on Wednesday evenings, try Elm Square Oyster Company in Andover for their Dollar Oyster Happy Hour. Happy Hour, on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays, is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., serving chef’s choice oysters on the half shell for $1.49. With your oysters you also receive three house-made sauces, a perfect fit for your midweek happy hour.
Where: 2 Elm Square, Andover
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Newly located on State Street in Newburyport, BRINE Steak and Oyster Bar has dollar oyster specials all year long. This summer, you can stop in and grab dollar oysters between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursdays. Their oysters come from across the country, East Coast to West Coast—and they’re all shucker’s choice. Pair your dollar oysters with their recommended french picpoult or brown ale and enjoy.
Where: 17 State Street, Newburyport
When: Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This summer at Sea Level in Salem with any Ford’s Gin or Ford’s Gin cocktail order, you will also receive two free oysters. With the special happening every day, there’s no better way to spend a few hours than to enjoy a nice relaxing cocktail, great waterfront views, and a couple free oysters to go along with it.
Where: 94 Wharf Street, Salem
When: This summer
The Blue Ox
The Blue Ox in Lynn is doing a dollar oyster special Wednesdays through Sundays this summer. On any of these days, stop by and grab a seat at the bar or in a booth to enjoy their dollar oyster deal from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ask your server about their suggested ciders, and The Blue Ox will fulfill all your oyster cravings.
Where: 191 Oxford Street, Lynn
When: Wednesdays through Sundays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Karma Asian Fusion
Newly opened Karma in downtown Burlington is the fourth culinary venture by first-generation Japanese American Iverson Guo. The chic new spot does dollar oysters Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the bar and lounge areas. And if you’re feeling a little peckish, you can add on other goodies like crab rangoons or maki rolls for just $5.
Where: 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington
When: Mondays through Fridays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“Buck-a-Shuck Tuesdays” are back at all Summer Shack locations. Whether you decide to visit their location in Back Bay, Cambridge, or take a trip to Mohegan Sun, you can find fresh dollar oysters all day on Tuesdays. Summer Shack features one of the largest oyster selections in New England, including oysters from near and far. Ask your server about the oysters being offered that day for information on taste, history, and other facts about the selection of the week.
Where: All Summer Shack Locations
Summer Shack, Boston: 50 Dalton St., Boston
Summer Shack, Cambridge: 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge
Summer Shack, Mohegan Sun: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT
When: Tuesdays this summer