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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
| Tony Mandola’s [Official Photo]

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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Captain Benny's

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10896 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77092
(713) 680-1828
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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.

2. La Lucha

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1801 N Shepherd Dr #A
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 955-4765
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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

3. Field & Tides

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705 E 11th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-6143
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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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4. Julep

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1919 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 869-4383
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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.)

5. Tony Mandola's

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1212 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 528-3474
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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.

6. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

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4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-1010
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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.

7. State of Grace

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1002, 3258 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 942-5080
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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]

8. Eunice

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3737 Buffalo Speedway Suite 100 Located on the southeast corner of Richmond Ave & Buffalo Speedway. The entrance on Richmond Ave leads to the restaurant where complementary valet parking is available
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 491-1717
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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

1. Captain Benny's

10896 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77092

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.

10896 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77092

2. La Lucha

1801 N Shepherd Dr #A, Houston, TX 77008
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.

1801 N Shepherd Dr #A
Houston, TX 77008

3. Field & Tides

705 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77008
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,

705 E 11th St
Houston, TX 77008

4. Julep

1919 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

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.)

1919 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

5. Tony Mandola's

1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019

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.

1212 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77019

6. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

4224 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027

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.

4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027

7. State of Grace

1002, 3258 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
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.

1002, 3258 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

8. Eunice

3737 Buffalo Speedway Suite 100 Located on the southeast corner of Richmond Ave & Buffalo Speedway. The entrance on Richmond Ave leads to the restaurant where complementary valet parking is available, Houston, TX 77098
Courtesy Eunice

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.

3737 Buffalo Speedway Suite 100 Located on the southeast corner of Richmond Ave & Buffalo Speedway. The entrance on Richmond Ave leads to the restaurant where complementary valet parking is available
Houston, TX 77098

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