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6 Great Places to Eat Oysters in NYC Right Now

By Travel Savvy

Is there anything better than a dozen oysters and a cold tap beer? Actually, we prefer to chase our raw bar platters with champagne, but really anything with bubbles will work. When you're looking for a dozen crustaceans in Manhattan, the world is literally your oyster. Check out these 6 Travel Savvy favorites and get slurping! 

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Photo Credit: The Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Facebook

The Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant

Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal 

89 East 42nd St

Monday - Saturday 11:30AM - 9:30PM 


A staple in NYC history, the Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant is an absolute must. It has been around since 1913, but was totally revamped in 1974 and has since crawled its way back into the hearts of true New Yorkers. You'll quickly become a regular when you try some of the 25-30 varieties of oysters carried fresh daily. Stop by their Happy Hour Monday - Wednesday from 4:30 - 7:00PM or Saturday from 1:00 - 5:00PM and see why locals flock to this NYC classic. 

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The Ten Bells

247 Broome St

Monday - Friday 5:00PM - 2:00AM; Saturday - Sunday 3:00PM - 2:00AM 


Home of "The Best $1 Oyster Happy Hour in NYC," The Ten Bells is like a trendy wine bar that's having a long-term love affair with oysters. Don't let the idea that inexpensive means low quality stop you, as these are some of the best NYC has to offer. Their everyday Happy Hour is open 'til 7:00PM. 

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Photo Credit: Grand Banks

Grand Banks

Pier 25 Hudson River Park

Monday & Tuesday 4:00PM - Midnight; Wednesday - Friday 12:00PM - Midnight; Saturday & Sunday 11:00AM - Midnight (Brunch 11:00AM - 2:00PM) 


What's more fun than eating oysters on a boat? We, along with the rest of New York, say nothing's better than that, and that's why we wait all season for the opening of Grand Banks, located aboard a historic wooden sailboat at Pier 25. Open from May 3rd to October 15th, the ship features sustainably harvested oysters and nautically inspired cocktails, all accompanied by spectacular views of the water and the surrounding city. 

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Weather Up

159 Duane St

Monday - Saturday 5:00PM - "Late"


This classy cocktail den in Tribeca is a beacon for hip locals looking to imbibe delicious liberations all evening long. In-the-know locals also hit Weather Up for an excellent oyster Happy Hour that's one of the best deals in the city. Enjoy $1 oysters Monday - Friday from 5:00 - 7:00PM. 

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Crave Fishbar

Upper West Side: 428 Amsterdam Ave

Monday - Friday 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Saturday & Sunday 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Midtown: 945 Second Ave

Monday - Sunday 5:00PM - 7:00PM 


Home of the insta-famous #Oystergram Happy Hour, Crave Fishbar pairs sustainability with a hip vibe in their UWS and Midtown locations. The restaurant prides itself on being eco-conscious and uses seasonal ingredients that showcase their commitment to the environment. There are about a dozen varieties of bivalves from both the East and West coast, and you can enjoy $1 oysters with drink specials during Happy  Hour! 

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Photo Credit: The Smith Restaurant

The Smith

East Village: 55 Third Ave

Monday - Wednesday 8:00AM - Midnight; Thursday & Friday 8:00AM - 1:00AM; Saturday 9:30AM - 1:00AM; Sunday 9:30AM - Midnight


With four locations in NYC alone, The Smith has been making a name for itself when it comes to oysters since 2007. Their East Village location was the first, and since its birth it has been a hub for seafood craving locals. Enjoy their responsibly sourced oysters from Long Island and Massachusetts during their Saturday and Sunday brunch. 


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