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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Pass and Provisions

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807 Taft
Houston, Tx 77015
(713) 628-9020
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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.

2. Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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1050 Studewood
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-0531
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The restaurant serves both Gulf and Pacific oysters at market prices. They pair well with the Karbach beers on taps.

3. Danton's

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4611 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX
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.

4. Reef

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2600 Travis St
Houston, TX
(713) 526-8282
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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.

5. Captain Tom's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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13955 East Fwy
Houston, Texas 77015
(713) 451-3700
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.

6. Cove

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2502 Algerian Way
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 581-6101
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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.

7. Monument Inn

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4406 Battleground Rd
Southeast Harris, Texas 77571
(281) 479-1521
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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.

8. Brasserie 19

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1919 W Gray
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 524-1919
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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.

9. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

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6015 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 782-6310
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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.

10. Goode Company Seafood - Westpark

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2621 Westpark Dr
Houston, TX
(713) 523-7154
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Another restaurant that's embraced Gulf appellation oysters. Look for happy hour specials as the season picks up.

11. Gilhooley's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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222 9th St
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 339-3813
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.

12. Sam's Boat

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5720 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77057
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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1. The Pass and Provisions

807 Taft, Houston, Tx 77015
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.
807 Taft
Houston, Tx 77015

2. Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

1050 Studewood, Houston, TX 77008
The restaurant serves both Gulf and Pacific oysters at market prices. They pair well with the Karbach beers on taps.
1050 Studewood
Houston, TX 77008

3. Danton's

4611 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX
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.
4611 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX

4. Reef

2600 Travis St, Houston, TX
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.
2600 Travis St
Houston, TX

5. Captain Tom's Seafood and Oyster Bar

13955 East Fwy, Houston, Texas 77015
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.
13955 East Fwy
Houston, Texas 77015

6. Cove

2502 Algerian Way, Houston, TX 77098
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.
2502 Algerian Way
Houston, TX 77098

7. Monument Inn

4406 Battleground Rd, Southeast Harris, Texas 77571
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.
4406 Battleground Rd
Southeast Harris, Texas 77571

8. Brasserie 19

1919 W Gray, Houston, Texas 77019
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.
1919 W Gray
Houston, Texas 77019

9. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

6015 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77057
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.
6015 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

10. Goode Company Seafood - Westpark

2621 Westpark Dr, Houston, TX
Another restaurant that's embraced Gulf appellation oysters. Look for happy hour specials as the season picks up.
2621 Westpark Dr
Houston, TX

11. Gilhooley's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

222 9th St, Dickinson, TX 77539
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.
222 9th St
Dickinson, TX 77539

12. Sam's Boat

5720 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057
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.
5720 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77057

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