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Cove, one of Houston's newest spots for oyster lovers
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12 Restaurants for Eating Raw Oysters, Mapped

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Texas is one of the few places in the world that still has public oyster reefs, which makes oyster season, which began November 1, something to be treasured. Whether they're served with the traditional cocktail sauce and horseradish or something a little more adventurous, sitting down to a couple dozen fat, Texas oysters is highly pleasant dining experience. Don't worry, there's a few places serving Pacific oysters on this map, too. What they lack in size, they make up for with intense flavor.

Grand Prize Bar isn't on this map, but owner Ryan Rouse is a known oyster lover. Expect the bar to replicate the occasional oyster feasts seen at his other establishment, Big Star Bar.

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The Pass and Provisions

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In keeping with chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan's plan to make Provisions a restaurant they'd like to hang out at, the restaurant serves Pacific oysters, one of their favorite snacks. At half a dozen for $24, they aren't cheap, but the yuzu vinaigrette adds a great kick.

Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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The restaurant serves both Gulf and Pacific oysters at market prices. They pair well with the Karbach beers on taps.

Danton's

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On Mondays from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., Danton's serves their Gulf oysters at half price. As of today, that's $5.50 a dozen. It's a freaking steal.
Reef chef Bryan Caswell has been among the leaders in embracing Gulf oysters labeled with their appellation reef. That means his restaurant serves some of the best oysters anywhere.

Captain Tom's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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Alright, East-siders, here you go. The gulf oysters are $6 per dozen, the gumbo is first-rate and the fried seafood is crispy and not greasy. Michelada's are pretty essential, too.
Yes, most people will be trying the new raw bar inside Haven for Philippe Gaston's work with fish in the form of ceviches, crudos and more. Still, there are oysters here, and his sauces for them are not to be missed.

Monument Inn

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A true Texas classic when it comes to Gulf coast seafood, Monument Inn may be known for its all you can eat option, which includes oysters, but the regular portions are plenty for all but the heartiest appetites.

Brasserie 19

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Brasserie 19 serves as many as seven different varieties of oysters everyday, including Gulf and East coast offerings. They pair well with their wines, including the city's best price on Veuve Clicquot.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

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Each of these restaurants can be a mob scene, but the oysters are worth the crowd. They offer Gulf and Blue Points served simply with cocktail sauce and horseradish. There are usually discounts at happy hour.

Goode Company Seafood - Westpark

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Another restaurant that's embraced Gulf appellation oysters. Look for happy hour specials as the season picks up.

Gilhooley's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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No kids allowed, the service can be charitably described as languid, and a recent report shows that prices are up over a couple years ago. None of that matters as long as Gilhooley's gets the best specimens from processor Misho's Oysters, located right down the street.

Sam's Boat

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Sitting on the massive patio, eating oysters a dozen at a time and splitting a couple buckets of domestic lager with friends - well, that's about the greatest thing in the whole world.

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The Pass and Provisions

In keeping with chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan's plan to make Provisions a restaurant they'd like to hang out at, the restaurant serves Pacific oysters, one of their favorite snacks. At half a dozen for $24, they aren't cheap, but the yuzu vinaigrette adds a great kick.

Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

The restaurant serves both Gulf and Pacific oysters at market prices. They pair well with the Karbach beers on taps.

Danton's

On Mondays from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., Danton's serves their Gulf oysters at half price. As of today, that's $5.50 a dozen. It's a freaking steal.

Reef

Reef chef Bryan Caswell has been among the leaders in embracing Gulf oysters labeled with their appellation reef. That means his restaurant serves some of the best oysters anywhere.

Captain Tom's Seafood and Oyster Bar

Alright, East-siders, here you go. The gulf oysters are $6 per dozen, the gumbo is first-rate and the fried seafood is crispy and not greasy. Michelada's are pretty essential, too.

Cove

Yes, most people will be trying the new raw bar inside Haven for Philippe Gaston's work with fish in the form of ceviches, crudos and more. Still, there are oysters here, and his sauces for them are not to be missed.

Monument Inn

A true Texas classic when it comes to Gulf coast seafood, Monument Inn may be known for its all you can eat option, which includes oysters, but the regular portions are plenty for all but the heartiest appetites.

Brasserie 19

Brasserie 19 serves as many as seven different varieties of oysters everyday, including Gulf and East coast offerings. They pair well with their wines, including the city's best price on Veuve Clicquot.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Each of these restaurants can be a mob scene, but the oysters are worth the crowd. They offer Gulf and Blue Points served simply with cocktail sauce and horseradish. There are usually discounts at happy hour.

Goode Company Seafood - Westpark

Another restaurant that's embraced Gulf appellation oysters. Look for happy hour specials as the season picks up.

Gilhooley's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

No kids allowed, the service can be charitably described as languid, and a recent report shows that prices are up over a couple years ago. None of that matters as long as Gilhooley's gets the best specimens from processor Misho's Oysters, located right down the street.

Sam's Boat

Sitting on the massive patio, eating oysters a dozen at a time and splitting a couple buckets of domestic lager with friends - well, that's about the greatest thing in the whole world.

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