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Craving Oysters on the Half Shell? Look to Any One of These Local Establishments in Houston

Houston is a true oyster lover’s paradise. Not only does the city have access to the freshest raw oysters right from their own backyard – ahem, the Gulf of Mexico – but the deep sea delicacy can also be purchased at a fairly reasonable price. If you’re particularly adventurous, you can try oysters from around the country and beyond, including some of the best and brightest East Coast bivalves available. Add to that a truly impressive number of preparation styles — fried, chargrilled, or even topped with blue crab or marinated in garlicky butter, and there really is something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking out an oyster Happy Hour with a dive bar vibe or a classy, luxe fine dining environment, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of these 3 Houston dining establishments.

Captain Tom’s Seafood & Oyster Bar – 10501 FM 1960, Houston, Texas 77070

Have you ever been to a restaurant shaped like a boat? Well, if you haven’t, now, you have your chance with Captain Tom’s Seafood & Oyster Bar! This kitschy boat-shaped restaurant has one of the best deals on oysters in the Bayou City, with prices at around 8-bucks for a dozen oysters on the half shell year-round. Oysters also come fried or on a seafood platter with catfish filets, stuffed crab, and shrimp. Captain Tom’s also serves other seafood delicacies, such as seafood gumbo, crawfish tails, crab fingers, and even frog legs! It’s definitely easy to broaden your palate at this H-Town favorite!

State of Grace – 3258 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77098

If you’re looking for a step up from that boat life, give Houston’s State of Grace a try. Their gorgeous art-deco dining room offers $1.50 oysters during Happy Hour, which runs Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM, and includes Bayou Pearls from Port Sulfer, LA, Triple X from Bayou La Batre, AL, Point Aux Pins from Grand Bay, AL, and Murder Point from Portersville, AL. The entire oyster menu is completely impressive, and there are also Fair Market Oysters available, sourced from Maine and Rhode Island to Canada. You can even order seafood towers, complete with oysters, octopus, shrimp, lobster, and more!

1751 Sea and Bar – 191 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77007

There’s no shame in wanting to keep your dinner within the fine dining spectrum, and 1751 Sea and Bar can help you do just that! This Houston fine dining establishment also features its very own ice bar. The selection of fresh oysters at 1751 changes daily, with prices starting at 2 bucks a pop, which are discounted during their Happy Hour at 1-dollar for Gulf, 2-dollars for Select, and 3-dollars for Premium. Don’t forget that Happy Hour is every Tuesday through Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM! And, you won’t want to miss their famous Caviar Oyster, a premium oyster topped with black pepper strawberry and barerii caviar.

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