With Boston nestled right on the coastline, it’s easy to see that this city is known for its seafood, specifically oysters. We’ve collected a few must-visit restaurants and oyster deals in all areas of the city for you to check out this summer.

Citizen’s Public House & Oyster BarFenway

This cozy restaurant located down the street from Fenway Park is dimly lit and inviting. While their rawbar and oyster selection is impressive, they’re also known for their whisky selection. Check out the “Whisky & Oyster” option on the menu for $19, which is three ice-cold oysters and a glass of Compass Box Peat Monster whisky.

Select Oyster Bar, Back Bay

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Open daily for lunch and dinner, Select Oyster Bar is a cozy spot in the heart of Boston with a selection of oyster plates. If you’re going with a couple of friends and are craving seafood, check out The Gloucester plate for $105, which features six Island Creek Oysters, four shrimp cocktail, blue crab salad, dressed Maine lobster and salmon crudo.

Union Oyster House, Faneuil Hall

Believe it or not, this historic spot is the oldest restaurant in Boston. With 1/2 dozen freshly shucked oysters for $18.95, this is a must-stop while on your Freedom Trail stroll.

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, South Boston

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A trendy spot in Southie with tacos, tequila, and oysters. This restaurant gets pretty crowded on the weekends, so make sure to stop by on a Monday from 11 AM – 10PM, where they have $1 oysters. 

Neptune Oyster, The North End

While Neptune Oyster may be teeny-tiny, their oyster selection certainly is not. In addition to their amazing raw selection, Neputne Oyster also serve “piggybacks” which are Berkshire pulled pork, blueberry mostarda, and maple butter all in an oyster.

Island Creek Oyster Farm, Duxbury

While south of the city, if you can get to the Raw Bar Island Creek’s Oyster Farm, it’s absolutely worth it. Located on a scenic patio overlooking Duxbury Bay, the oyster farm lets you grab craft beer or wine, and enjoy their oysters in the location that they’re farmed.


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Eventide, Fenway

The sibling restaurant to the famed Maine-based Eventide, the Fenway location offers freshly shucked oysters from all around the East Coast. Keep an eye out on their social media pages – oftentimes, $1 oyster nights are promoted.


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