Massachusetts is undeniably home to some of the best seafood in the United States, and a classic New England summer bucket list includes stocking up on shellfish for the season. This summer performance requires that you treat yourself to your fair share of oysters on the half-shell. So we’ve put together a list of restaurants you can visit this summer to get one dollar oysters and satisfy your seafood cravings.
If you’re in the Beverly area on Wednesdays between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, this summer be sure to stop by FRANK on Rantoul Street. The oysters come from a variety of locations, but the most common ones come from the Lucky Lips Oyster Farm in Wellfleet, known as one of the best on Cape Cod. FRANK has a large selection of wines that go well with their oysters, including Domaine Adele Rouze and Quincy Blanc 2020, so be sure to ask the staff for their suggestions.
Where: 112 Rantoul Street, Beverly
When: Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Elm Square Oyster Company
If you can’t make it to Beverly Wednesday night, try the Elm Square Oyster Company’s Dollar Oyster Happy Hour in Andover. Happy hour runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and serves oysters of the chef’s choice on the half-shell for $ 1.49. Your oysters also come with three homemade sauces that are perfect for your weekday happy hour.
Where: 2 Elm Square, Andover
When: Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Newly located on State Street in Newburyport, the BRINE Steak and Oyster Bar offers specialty oysters in dollars all year round. This summer, you can snap up dollar oysters between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Their oysters come from all over the country, from the east coast to the west coast – and they’re all Shucker’s choice. Pair your dollar oysters with the recommended French picpoult or brown ale and enjoy.
Where: 17 State Street, Newburyport
When: This summer from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This summer at sea level in Salem, you get two free oysters with every Ford’s Gin or Ford’s Gin Cocktail order. With a special event happening every day, there’s no better way to spend a few hours than enjoying a nice relaxing cocktail, great views of the water, and a few complimentary oysters with it.
Where: 94 Wharf Street, Salem
When: This summer
The blue ox
The Blue Ox in Lynn is holding a dollar oyster special Wednesday through Sunday this summer. Stop by these days and take a seat at the bar or in an alcove from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to enjoy the dollar oyster offerings.
Where: 191 Oxford Street, Lynn
When: Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm to 6pm from
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 offers one of the largest selections of oysters in New England, including oysters from near and far. Ask your server about the oysters on offer that day for information on their taste, history, and other facts about choosing the week.
Where: All Summer Shack locations
Summer Shack, Boston: 50 Dalton Street, Boston
Summer Hut, Cambridge: 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge
Summer Cabin, Mohegan Sun: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT
When: Tuesdays this summer