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Where to Find $1 Oysters in Chicago

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Why shell out your warm-weather budget on full-priced seafood when you can splurge on oysters for just $1 each? Restaurants around Chicago are offering money-saving deals on the always-trendy mollusk. So put away your 20s, fish out your ones, and check out the map to see where the $1 oyster deals are available now.


Know of any $1 oyster deals we didn't mention? Let us know in the comments or the tipline. This story has been updated to include more restaurants offering deals.

Eater Chicago intern Aimee Gasior contributed to this story.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Paramount Room

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415 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 829-6300
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Paramount Room offers a $1 oyster and bacon happy hour from 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

2. The Bedford

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1612 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-8800
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The Bedford hosts its "oysters and bubbles" night every Thursday. Oysters on the half shell are only $1 each and champagne and sparkling wines are half price per glass or bottle.

3. Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

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230 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 662-4888
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Union Sushi serves $1 oysters Monday through Saturday from 5-6:30 p.m.

4. Tortoise Club

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350 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 755-1700
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Tortoise Club showcases $1 oysters at the bar from 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday through Friday.

5. Devon Seafood Grill

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39 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-8660
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Served not once but twice, Devon Seafood and Grill offers its oysters on the half shell at both of its happy hours: 4-7 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 4-10 p.m. on Sundays.

6. Bow & Stern Oyster Bar

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1371 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 988-0644
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Opened last year, this sea-specialty bar and restaurant offers a rotating selection of oysters daily for $1 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

7. Frontier

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1072 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 772-4322
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This summer, stop by Frontier on Mondays for its $1 oysters or on Wednesdays for a $15 dozen of a Half Acre oyster boil.

8. La Sardine

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111 N Carpenter St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 421-2800
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Swing by this French bistro on a Friday evening and take advantage of the $1 oysters during dinner service -- but only at the bar.

9. Tavernita

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151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 274-1111
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Calling its everyday oyster deal "buck a shuck," Tavernita's $1 oysters special runs from 5-7 p.m.

10. Vera

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1023 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-9770
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Visit this Spanish spot on Mondays for their six for $6 oyster special. And don't miss out on the sherry.

11. Roka Akor | Chicago

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456 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 477-7652
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Roka Akor offers oysters for a buck on Tuesdays in the bar/lounge area only.

12. RM Champagne Salon

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116 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-1199
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At RM Champagne Salon, go through the alley behind Nellcote on Tuesdays between 5 and 8 p.m. for $1 oysters.

13. Sushi Dokku

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823 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 455-8238
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Head to Sushi Dokku any day of the week between 5 and 7 p.m. for oyster happy hour, which features oysters for a buck.

14. New England Seafood Company

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3341 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 871-3474
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Head to New England Seafood Company every Wednesday night from 5-9 p.m. for its $1 shucked oysters night.

15. Fish Bar

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2956 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 687-8177
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There's $1 oysters at Fish Bar after 9 p.m. from Sundays through Thursdays.

16. Browntrout

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4111 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 472-4111
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Oysters are only a buck everyday between 5 and 7 p.m. at Browntrout.

17. Dusek's

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1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3851
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Pair $1 oysters with $3 beers and $8 sparkling wine glasses every first Monday at Dusek's.

18. Oceanique

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505 Main St
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 864-3435
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Head to Oceanique every Tuesday for $1 oysters.

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1. Paramount Room

415 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Paramount Room offers a $1 oyster and bacon happy hour from 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
415 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

2. The Bedford

1612 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
The Bedford hosts its "oysters and bubbles" night every Thursday. Oysters on the half shell are only $1 each and champagne and sparkling wines are half price per glass or bottle.
1612 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

3. Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

230 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Union Sushi serves $1 oysters Monday through Saturday from 5-6:30 p.m.
230 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60654

4. Tortoise Club

350 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Tortoise Club showcases $1 oysters at the bar from 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday through Friday.
350 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

5. Devon Seafood Grill

39 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Served not once but twice, Devon Seafood and Grill offers its oysters on the half shell at both of its happy hours: 4-7 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 4-10 p.m. on Sundays.
39 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

6. Bow & Stern Oyster Bar

1371 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Opened last year, this sea-specialty bar and restaurant offers a rotating selection of oysters daily for $1 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
1371 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

7. Frontier

1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
This summer, stop by Frontier on Mondays for its $1 oysters or on Wednesdays for a $15 dozen of a Half Acre oyster boil.
1072 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

8. La Sardine

111 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607
Swing by this French bistro on a Friday evening and take advantage of the $1 oysters during dinner service -- but only at the bar.
111 N Carpenter St
Chicago, IL 60607

9. Tavernita

151 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Calling its everyday oyster deal "buck a shuck," Tavernita's $1 oysters special runs from 5-7 p.m.
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60654

10. Vera

1023 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607
Visit this Spanish spot on Mondays for their six for $6 oyster special. And don't miss out on the sherry.
1023 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607

11. Roka Akor | Chicago

456 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Roka Akor offers oysters for a buck on Tuesdays in the bar/lounge area only.
456 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

12. RM Champagne Salon

116 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
At RM Champagne Salon, go through the alley behind Nellcote on Tuesdays between 5 and 8 p.m. for $1 oysters.
116 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607

13. Sushi Dokku

823 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Head to Sushi Dokku any day of the week between 5 and 7 p.m. for oyster happy hour, which features oysters for a buck.
823 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

14. New England Seafood Company

3341 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Head to New England Seafood Company every Wednesday night from 5-9 p.m. for its $1 shucked oysters night.
3341 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

15. Fish Bar

2956 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
There's $1 oysters at Fish Bar after 9 p.m. from Sundays through Thursdays.
2956 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

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16. Browntrout

4111 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Oysters are only a buck everyday between 5 and 7 p.m. at Browntrout.
4111 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

17. Dusek's

1227 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Pair $1 oysters with $3 beers and $8 sparkling wine glasses every first Monday at Dusek's.
1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

18. Oceanique

505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202
Head to Oceanique every Tuesday for $1 oysters.
505 Main St
Evanston, IL 60202

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