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Dollar oysters await at Tony Mandola’s
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Where to Slurp $1 Oysters in Houston

A budget-friendly guide to the city’s best budget-friendly bivalves

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Dollar oysters await at Tony Mandola’s
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In Houston, there’s no shortage of restaurants serving quality oysters all year long, but seafood isn’t always cheap.

Fortunately, these eight restaurants and bars serve up oysters that are priced at (or around) $1 each, making a dozen chilled oysters both a budget-friendly meal and a cheap way to round out a few happy hour cocktails.

Go forth, and get ready to slurp.

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Captain Benny's

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This longstanding oyster house, open since 1967, serves a dozen oysters for $11.99 all day, every day. Pair with a michelada for the perfect summer meal.

La Lucha

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La Lucha offers up $1 oysters and $2 canned Lonestar beer during its daily happy hour. Two types of oyster varieties are on offer daily and rotate throughout the week. Snag the deals Monday through Friday 5 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.

Grilled oysters topped with chives and served in a skillet Courtesy La Lucha

Field & Tides

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At this Heights eatery, score a dozen oysters for $12 during happy hour, which takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday,

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On Mondays, sip fancy cocktails and slurp $1 oysters at this beloved cocktail den all day long. Even when they’re not on special, the $1.50 Gulf oysters or $3.50 East Coast oysters are the perfect companion to a well-mixed drink. (Bonus: happy hour is also on from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.)

Tony Mandola's

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Raw or grilled oysters are $1 each at this Houston icon during happy hour which runs Sunday through Friday 3 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 4 to 6:30 p.m. Upgrade to Rockefeller varieties with spinach and hollandaise for $3, or the Damian, which is deep-fried with pico de gallo on top for $2.50.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

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Of course this oyster-obsessed restaurant would offer an oyster-filled happy hour with $1 Gulf oysters and $1.75 East Coast oysters, but the offerings don’t stop there. Pair a dozen with a garlic shrimp tacos, clam chowder, and more light bites for under $3. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

State of Grace

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The oyster room at this River Oaks restaurant is always a solid destination for bivalves, especially during happy hour. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, a selection of quality bivalves from Galveston Bay and Alabama are only $1, they go back up to $3.50 after happy hour is over.

State of Grace's $1 oysters are one of the best deals in town.
State of Grace's $1 oysters are one of the best deals in town.
Katy Norris [EHOU]

Delectable bivalves are only $.75 during Eunice’s happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. Wash down the sweet deal with half-off beer, wine, and specialty cocktails like the signature St. Landry Sidecar with brandy, orange liqueur, lemon, egg white, and champagne. As an added bonus, more bar bites are also half off.

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Captain Benny's

This longstanding oyster house, open since 1967, serves a dozen oysters for $11.99 all day, every day. Pair with a michelada for the perfect summer meal.

La Lucha

Grilled oysters topped with chives and served in a skillet Courtesy La Lucha

La Lucha offers up $1 oysters and $2 canned Lonestar beer during its daily happy hour. Two types of oyster varieties are on offer daily and rotate throughout the week. Snag the deals Monday through Friday 5 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.

Grilled oysters topped with chives and served in a skillet Courtesy La Lucha

Field & Tides

Field & Tides [Official Photo]

At this Heights eatery, score a dozen oysters for $12 during happy hour, which takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday,

Field & Tides [Official Photo]

Julep

On Mondays, sip fancy cocktails and slurp $1 oysters at this beloved cocktail den all day long. Even when they’re not on special, the $1.50 Gulf oysters or $3.50 East Coast oysters are the perfect companion to a well-mixed drink. (Bonus: happy hour is also on from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.)

Tony Mandola's

Raw or grilled oysters are $1 each at this Houston icon during happy hour which runs Sunday through Friday 3 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 4 to 6:30 p.m. Upgrade to Rockefeller varieties with spinach and hollandaise for $3, or the Damian, which is deep-fried with pico de gallo on top for $2.50.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

Of course this oyster-obsessed restaurant would offer an oyster-filled happy hour with $1 Gulf oysters and $1.75 East Coast oysters, but the offerings don’t stop there. Pair a dozen with a garlic shrimp tacos, clam chowder, and more light bites for under $3. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

State of Grace

State of Grace's $1 oysters are one of the best deals in town.
State of Grace's $1 oysters are one of the best deals in town.
Katy Norris [EHOU]

The oyster room at this River Oaks restaurant is always a solid destination for bivalves, especially during happy hour. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, a selection of quality bivalves from Galveston Bay and Alabama are only $1, they go back up to $3.50 after happy hour is over.

State of Grace's $1 oysters are one of the best deals in town.
State of Grace's $1 oysters are one of the best deals in town.
Katy Norris [EHOU]

Eunice

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Delectable bivalves are only $.75 during Eunice’s happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. Wash down the sweet deal with half-off beer, wine, and specialty cocktails like the signature St. Landry Sidecar with brandy, orange liqueur, lemon, egg white, and champagne. As an added bonus, more bar bites are also half off.

Courtesy Eunice

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