Happy Hour on a Half Shell

They say oysters taste best in months that end in “r,” but nothing screams summer like a big plate of fresh seafood. The Long Island oyster market has been booming for years thanks in part to the famous Blue Point oysters from the Great South Bay, and local restaurants have been including the fish in their happy hour deals. As the weather warms, consider swapping heavy wings and mozzarella sticks for $1—yup, $1—oysters that pair perfectly with wines and tangy cocktails.

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Salt & Barrel, Bay Shore


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Ever since opening last year, Salt & Barrel has gained a reputation of providing great service and food that’s equally satisfying. The rock shrimp, lobster roll and Manhattan clam chowder are just some of the popular items at the latest venture from the Flynn family, the masterminds behind Flynn’s in Ocean Bay Park. But customers also can’t get enough of the oyster happy hour which includes $1.25 buck shuck and half price on select drinks, wines and taps. Indulge Monday-Thursday 5-7pm, Friday 4-7pm and Saturday 4-6pm. Click to Taste

Rockin Fish, Northport

This seafood spot, which opened in 2012, boasts about having some of the freshest oysters around. Several customers attest to that on Yelp saying they are “to die for” and “tasty.” What better time to experience them than during happy hour (4-6pm daily) when the Blue Point oysters are just $1? Click to Taste

Waterzooi, Garden City


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This Belgian bistro is known for its mussels served in a pot, but the oyster happy hour deal is also too good to pass up. From 4-7pm Monday through Friday, diners can order $1 Blue Point oysters at the bar along with complimentary mussels and French fries. Make the meal even better by pairing it with a drink special like a $7 glass of Chardonnay. Still not satisfied? Head over on Sundays from 12-4pm for some more $1 oysters. Click to Taste

The Brixton, Babylon

A newbie in Babylon, The Brixton is a new venture from the owners of Patchogue’s Public House 49. Since opening in January, it already has patrons returning for the specialty cocktails, especially the ones infused with whiskey. But the $1 oysters from 4-7pm Monday through Friday are another treat keeping customers completely satisfied. Click to Taste

Park Place, Floral Park

Park Place

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Grab a seat at the bar of this casual American restaurant for $1 Blue Point oysters every Monday through Friday (4-7pm). What’s even more exciting is the option to also order Little Neck clams for just 50 cents and half price drinks. Click to Taste

anna halkidis

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Anna Halkidis is a senior web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.