Despite its significant distance from both coasts, oyster specials in recent years have become a happy hour staple for seafood-hungry Chicagoans. The raw bar scene took a hit (alongside the rest of the hospitality industry) during the first years of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many local offers have now returned — albeit with some slightly higher prices due to inflation, staffing issues, and a variety of other increased expenses.
Below, find an updated list of Chicago restaurants that offer $1 to $3 oyster deals — yes, inflation is affecting meal deals. Most are happy hour specials, which usually means discounts on drinks, too. Hours and prices are subject to change, so diners would be wise to double-check before making plans.
Do you know of any $1 - $3 oyster deals that we didn't mention? Let us know via the tipline.
For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may still pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More