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10 best places for buck-a-shuck oysters in Vancouver

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 14, 2017 12:59 pm 5,240

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Vancouver is blessed with some of the freshest oysters around, thanks in large part to the city’s close proximity to salt-laden waterways.

Oysters may be an acquired taste, but for those in Vancouver who simply can’t get enough of these salty, succulent, culinary pleasures there are a stack of restaurants across the city offering daily deals guaranteed to sate any oyster craving, for only a buck apiece. Now that’s a wallet-friendly deal.

Find buck-a-shuck oysters at the following Vancouver restaurants:

Joe Fortes

Photo courtesy Joe Fortes

Photo courtesy Joe Fortes

This beloved Vancouver institution serves up fresh buck-a-shuck oysters everyday, available during the restaurant’s Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm.

Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @joefortesvan

Kamei Baru

Head to this Japanese restaurant in downtown Vancouver to make the most of 99¢ oysters during their daily Happy Hour from 2 to 5:30 pm, and 9 pm to close.

Address: 990 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @kamei_baru

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar

Whether they’re steamed, stewed, or served nude, Chewies always has a wide range of fresh oysters on offer, from both the West and East Coasts. Thrifty diners looking for a great deal, should make a point to hit up Chewies’ Happy Hour, which runs in Kits from Monday to Friday from 5 to 7 pm and weekends from 4 to 7 pm, and at Coal Harbour Monday to Sunday from 3 to 6 pm.

Address: 110 – 1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Address: 2201 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Instagram: @chewiesoysterbar

Oyster Express

You can get $1.50 oysters during Happy Hour at Oyster Express on Tuesday from 4:30 to 9:30 pm, and Wednesday to Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Address: 296 Keefer Street, Vancouver

The Fish Shack

Photo courtesy Glowbal Restaurant Group

Photo courtesy Glowbal Restaurant Group

With a wide variety of West Coast and East Coast oysters, this nautical-themed restaurant on Granville Street offers buck-a-shuck oysters. Grab the restaurant’s $1 feature oyster, available all day, seven days a week.

Address: 1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @fishshackbyglowbal

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Located within the Sutton Place hotel, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar offers two-bucks-a-shuck oysters with shallot mignonette and fresh horseradish during their Happy Hour, which takes place daily from 3 to 6 pm.

Address: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @blvdyvr

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LIFT Bar & Grill

Situated on the waters of Vancouver Harbour, LIFT Bar & Grill offers diners stunning costal views as well as a range of fresh seafood focused selections, including buck-a-shuck West Coast oysters. Available seven days a week from 3 to 6 pm (at the bar only), LIFT Bar & Grill’s buck-a-shuck oysters are served on shaved ice, on the half shell with a raspberry mignonette, traditional cocktail sauce, and Siracha sauce.

Address: 333 Menchions Mews, Vancouver
Instagram: @liftbarandgrill

Bao Down Gastropub + Raw Bar

Bao Down Gastropub offers buck-a-shuck BC oysters for their Happy Hours on Thursday and Friday from 4 to 6 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 6 pm. Bao Down also offers buck-a-shuck oysters from 4 pm to close on Monday to Wednesday. Oysters served up for buck-a-shuck are of the Sawmill Bay, Fanny Bay, Royal Miyagi, and Golden Mantles varieties.

Address: 115 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Instagram: @baodowngastrobar


Is it happy hour yet…?

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Get raw oysters for $1.25 a piece at the Ebisu Robson location. There’s a maximum of 12 per person at this spot, all you need to do is head in during happy hour daily from 3 to 6 pm daily, and and 9 pm to close Sunday to Thursday to get this deal. At the Broadway location get 99¢ oysters Monday to Thursday from 8:30 pm to close and Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 6 pm.

Address: Multiple locations in Metro Vancouver

Rodney’s Oyster House

Rodney’s offers $1.50 oysters during their Happy Hour Monday to Saturday from 3 to 6 pm at both of their locations.

Address: Yaletown – 1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Address: Gastown – 52 Powell Street, Vancouver


With files from Jess Fleming.


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