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Where to Get $1 Oysters in LA, 2018 Edition

Affordable places to find oysters, but make sure to check the hours

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Oysters at Herringbone, Santa Monica
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Few things are as satisfying as slurping down a freshly shucked oyster, an experience that is made all the better when it only costs one buck. While the delicacy can be found at a whole slew or restaurants across the city, the true gems offer the briny bivalves for only one buck. Here now, a list of LA restaurants that sling $1 to $1.50 oysters, organized by night of the week.

Removed: Oystars, Le Petit Paris, Terra Cotta, Baleen Kitchen, Faith & Flower, Ace Hotel, Harlowe, Hungry Cat

Added: Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Umi by Hamasaku, Springside at Spring, Church & State

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sawyer: Daily

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3709 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 641-3709
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There are few more pleasant places to throw back a half dozen oysters than Sawyer's lush patio. Thankfully, the Silver Lake eatery offers a $14 happy hour deal from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily that includes six oysters with pickled shallot-cucumber sorbet, horseradish-sambal cocktail sauce, and a draft beer or glass of wine

oysters sawyer
Oysters at Sawyer
Crystal Coser

2. EMC Seafood & Raw Bar: Daily

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3500 W 6th St #101
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 351-9988
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Koreatown’s EMC Seafood & Raw Bar has a lengthy $1.50 oyster special, running Sunday to Thursday from 10 p.m. to close and on weekends from 11 p.m. to close. Also on offer during the regular happy hour is $6 draft beers and house wine.

3. Herringbone: Daily

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1755 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 971-4460
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Slurp freshly shucked oysters cost just $1 right by the sea with Herringbone's weekday happy hour deal from 4 to 7 p.m. Add on $6 sparkling wine or $8 cocktails, and you truly will have the happiest of hours.

Herringbone Herringbone

4. Bar10: Daily

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8933 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 332-6445
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West Hollywood's Bar10 serves up their $1 oyster special daily from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Be sure to snag a table on the outdoor patio.

5. Pearl's Sunset Strip: Daily

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8909 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-6800
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Pearl’s on Sunset offers a daily $1 oyster special during happy from 6 to 7 p.m. There is nothing quite like slurping up a generous plate in its "secret garden" patio that looks right over the Sunset Strip.

6. Barbrix on Mondays

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2442 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 662-2442
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This intimate eatery helmed by All’Acqua chef Don Dickman serves up three varieties of $1 oysters at the bar to quickly get rid of a case of the Mondays.

7. The Rockefeller on Mondays

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422 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 372-8467
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Both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach locations of South Bay gastropub The Rockefeller offer $1 mix and match oysters among three seasonal varieties. Available Mondays 5 p.m. to close.

8. Cliff's Edge on Thursdays

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3626 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 666-6116
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This Silver Lake staple has recently extended its longstanding happy hour every Thursday. The deal is now offered between 6 and 8 p.m., and all night at the bar. Major bonus points for the gorgeous patio that makes slurping oysters all the more enjoyable.

Cliff’s Edge, a restaurant in Silver Lake, shown with its leafy patio in daytime. Cliff’s Edge

9. Umi by Hamasaku on Weekend Afternoons

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860 S Sepulveda Blvd #116
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 524-9980
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This sleek El Segundo sushi restaurant offers a weekend oyster happy hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, with $1 oysters shucked to order. They’ve also got $3 mimosas and draft beers, to help enjoy the oysters out on the patio.

Umi by Hamasaku, El Segundo
Umi by Hamasaku, El Segundo
Wonho Frank Lee

10. Springside on Weekdays

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257 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 372-5189
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Tuesday to Friday, Spring’s sister restaurant facing the street serves $1 oysters from 5 to 7 p.m. making it one of the only places in Downtown to indulge in the affordable shellfish.

Springside, Downtown LA
Springside, Downtown LA
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11. Rappahannock Oyster Bar on Weekdays

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787 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(323) 435-4004
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This delightful new oyster bar and restaurant with seasoned chef Nick Erven at the helm serves $1.50 oysters Monday to Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. If oysters aren’t enough, they’ve got a cheesy mess of a burger that should help quell any hunger pangs.

Rappahannock
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Wonho Frank Lee

12. Church & State Bistro on Weekdays

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1850 Industrial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 405-1434
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This classy French bistro in Arts District feels like a nice place to settle down on afternoons to slurp down cheap oysters. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, they’ll shuck $1 oysters during happy, and they happen to go great with some chilled white wine too.

Church & State
Church & State

1. Sawyer: Daily

3709 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
oysters sawyer
Oysters at Sawyer
Crystal Coser

There are few more pleasant places to throw back a half dozen oysters than Sawyer's lush patio. Thankfully, the Silver Lake eatery offers a $14 happy hour deal from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily that includes six oysters with pickled shallot-cucumber sorbet, horseradish-sambal cocktail sauce, and a draft beer or glass of wine

3709 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2. EMC Seafood & Raw Bar: Daily

3500 W 6th St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Koreatown’s EMC Seafood & Raw Bar has a lengthy $1.50 oyster special, running Sunday to Thursday from 10 p.m. to close and on weekends from 11 p.m. to close. Also on offer during the regular happy hour is $6 draft beers and house wine.

3500 W 6th St #101
Los Angeles, CA 90010

3. Herringbone: Daily

1755 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Herringbone Herringbone

Slurp freshly shucked oysters cost just $1 right by the sea with Herringbone's weekday happy hour deal from 4 to 7 p.m. Add on $6 sparkling wine or $8 cocktails, and you truly will have the happiest of hours.

1755 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

4. Bar10: Daily

8933 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

West Hollywood's Bar10 serves up their $1 oyster special daily from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Be sure to snag a table on the outdoor patio.

8933 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. Pearl's Sunset Strip: Daily

8909 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Pearl’s on Sunset offers a daily $1 oyster special during happy from 6 to 7 p.m. There is nothing quite like slurping up a generous plate in its "secret garden" patio that looks right over the Sunset Strip.

8909 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

6. Barbrix on Mondays

2442 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

This intimate eatery helmed by All’Acqua chef Don Dickman serves up three varieties of $1 oysters at the bar to quickly get rid of a case of the Mondays.

2442 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

7. The Rockefeller on Mondays

422 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach locations of South Bay gastropub The Rockefeller offer $1 mix and match oysters among three seasonal varieties. Available Mondays 5 p.m. to close.

422 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

8. Cliff's Edge on Thursdays

3626 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Cliff’s Edge, a restaurant in Silver Lake, shown with its leafy patio in daytime. Cliff’s Edge

This Silver Lake staple has recently extended its longstanding happy hour every Thursday. The deal is now offered between 6 and 8 p.m., and all night at the bar. Major bonus points for the gorgeous patio that makes slurping oysters all the more enjoyable.

3626 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

9. Umi by Hamasaku on Weekend Afternoons

860 S Sepulveda Blvd #116, El Segundo, CA 90245
Umi by Hamasaku, El Segundo
Umi by Hamasaku, El Segundo
Wonho Frank Lee

This sleek El Segundo sushi restaurant offers a weekend oyster happy hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, with $1 oysters shucked to order. They’ve also got $3 mimosas and draft beers, to help enjoy the oysters out on the patio.

860 S Sepulveda Blvd #116
El Segundo, CA 90245

10. Springside on Weekdays

257 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Springside, Downtown LA
Springside, Downtown LA
Springside [Official photo]

Tuesday to Friday, Spring’s sister restaurant facing the street serves $1 oysters from 5 to 7 p.m. making it one of the only places in Downtown to indulge in the affordable shellfish.

257 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

11. Rappahannock Oyster Bar on Weekdays

787 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Rappahannock
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Wonho Frank Lee

This delightful new oyster bar and restaurant with seasoned chef Nick Erven at the helm serves $1.50 oysters Monday to Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. If oysters aren’t enough, they’ve got a cheesy mess of a burger that should help quell any hunger pangs.

787 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

12. Church & State Bistro on Weekdays

1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Church & State
Church & State

This classy French bistro in Arts District feels like a nice place to settle down on afternoons to slurp down cheap oysters. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, they’ll shuck $1 oysters during happy, and they happen to go great with some chilled white wine too.

1850 Industrial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

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