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Gilhooley's in San Leon
Gilhooley's in San Leon
Gary R Wise

Where to Find Oysters Now, Mapped

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Gilhooley's in San Leon
| Gary R Wise

Since oyster season started last week and because the weather is already lending itself to cooler water temps and plumper bivalves, we've assembled a map of great places to find oysters. Classic raw bars, fancier establishments, laid-back seafood joints and everything in between are on the map. The emphasis is on great oysters, good prices and the occasional michelada. The season should peak in March, but it's starting now. Here are the places to go for an extensive beer list or a nice wine pairing with your raw oysters.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pappas Seafood House (Lil Pap)

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3001 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-4595
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Blue Point oysters are $6.95 per dozen right now. Hard to beat that price, in this area, with their selection of craft beer.

2. Captain Tom's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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13955 East Fwy
Houston, Texas 77015
(713) 451-3700
Cheap oysters, micheladas and a kitschy boat building: This is a fun spot for good Gulf oysters.

3. Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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1050 Studewood
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-0531
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Gulf and Pacific oysters are on the menu at this Heights-area spot. Its upscale sister location might have just opened in the Galleria area, but this original location is slightly cheaper and much more casual for oysters and fried-oyster-topped gumbo.

4. Christie's Seafood & Steaks

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6029 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 978-6563
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It's (arguably) the oldest family-owned Houston seafood spot, and one with fantastic Gulf oysters. They've been around long enough to know what they're doing.

5. Gilhooley's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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222 9th St
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 339-3813
Misho's Oysters just down the road from this famous oyster bar supplies the bar with the finest, fattest Gulf bivalves. Gilhooley's is practically synonymous with great oysters.

6. Danton's

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4611 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX
Well-priced oysters pair well with the best gumbo in town at this Museum District classic.

7. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

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6015 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 782-6310
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Blue Point oysters and cheap drinks at happy hour offer up a great value. Plus the desserts here will make sure you leave full and satisfied.

8. Goode Company Seafood - Westpark

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2621 Westpark Dr
Houston, TX
(713) 523-7154
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With an emphasis on Gulf oysters, you'll be having the plumper bivalves at this laid-back Houston classic.

9. Brasserie 19

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1919 W Gray
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 524-1919
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This stunning River Oaks restaurant serves up oysters from the Gulf and the Pacific coasts and has an extensive wine list to pair well with your dozen.

10. Cove

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2502 Algerian Way
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 581-6101
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Of course the highlight of Philippe Gaston's menu here is the lionfish and other delicate sea specimens, so some might be surprised to know that it also stocks up on fat Gulf oysters. Head to this raw bar inside of Haven for a treat with great cocktails to boot.

11. Monument Inn

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4406 Battleground Rd
Southeast Harris, Texas 77571
(281) 479-1521
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This La Porte classic offers up an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes oysters. Plus, they serve alligator regularly.

12. Moon Tower Inn

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3004 Canal St
Houston, TX 77003
(832) 266-0105
Moon Tower has the occasional oyster hours, so you'll want to make sure they're on sale before heading there. Certain Sundays they will offer free oysters; look them up on Facebook for hours. Head here when you want a hard-to-find brew with your bivalves.

1. Pappas Seafood House (Lil Pap)

3001 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Blue Point oysters are $6.95 per dozen right now. Hard to beat that price, in this area, with their selection of craft beer.
3001 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098

2. Captain Tom's Seafood and Oyster Bar

13955 East Fwy, Houston, Texas 77015
Cheap oysters, micheladas and a kitschy boat building: This is a fun spot for good Gulf oysters.
13955 East Fwy
Houston, Texas 77015

3. Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

1050 Studewood, Houston, TX 77008
Gulf and Pacific oysters are on the menu at this Heights-area spot. Its upscale sister location might have just opened in the Galleria area, but this original location is slightly cheaper and much more casual for oysters and fried-oyster-topped gumbo.
1050 Studewood
Houston, TX 77008

4. Christie's Seafood & Steaks

6029 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
It's (arguably) the oldest family-owned Houston seafood spot, and one with fantastic Gulf oysters. They've been around long enough to know what they're doing.
6029 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

5. Gilhooley's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

222 9th St, Dickinson, TX 77539
Misho's Oysters just down the road from this famous oyster bar supplies the bar with the finest, fattest Gulf bivalves. Gilhooley's is practically synonymous with great oysters.
222 9th St
Dickinson, TX 77539

6. Danton's

4611 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX
Well-priced oysters pair well with the best gumbo in town at this Museum District classic.
4611 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX

7. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

6015 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77057
Blue Point oysters and cheap drinks at happy hour offer up a great value. Plus the desserts here will make sure you leave full and satisfied.
6015 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

8. Goode Company Seafood - Westpark

2621 Westpark Dr, Houston, TX
With an emphasis on Gulf oysters, you'll be having the plumper bivalves at this laid-back Houston classic.
2621 Westpark Dr
Houston, TX

9. Brasserie 19

1919 W Gray, Houston, Texas 77019
This stunning River Oaks restaurant serves up oysters from the Gulf and the Pacific coasts and has an extensive wine list to pair well with your dozen.
1919 W Gray
Houston, Texas 77019

10. Cove

2502 Algerian Way, Houston, TX 77098
Of course the highlight of Philippe Gaston's menu here is the lionfish and other delicate sea specimens, so some might be surprised to know that it also stocks up on fat Gulf oysters. Head to this raw bar inside of Haven for a treat with great cocktails to boot.
2502 Algerian Way
Houston, TX 77098

11. Monument Inn

4406 Battleground Rd, Southeast Harris, Texas 77571
This La Porte classic offers up an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes oysters. Plus, they serve alligator regularly.
4406 Battleground Rd
Southeast Harris, Texas 77571

12. Moon Tower Inn

3004 Canal St, Houston, TX 77003
Moon Tower has the occasional oyster hours, so you'll want to make sure they're on sale before heading there. Certain Sundays they will offer free oysters; look them up on Facebook for hours. Head here when you want a hard-to-find brew with your bivalves.
3004 Canal St
Houston, TX 77003

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