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The Ultimate $1 Oyster Guide, Spring 2021

Where to find dollar oyster deals in and around Boston

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Nothing says warm weather quite like devouring oysters while drinking something refreshing and lounging on a patio. Updated for spring 2021, here's the Eater Boston guide to dollar oysters in the Boston area, nearly all of which are available for outdoor consumption.

A few notes:

  • While this map is kept as up-to-date as possible, there are no guarantees in the world of dollar oysters; restaurants might change their offerings at any time, and readers are encouraged to confirm with a restaurant directly before making a special trip for the sole purpose of eating dollar oysters. Please email boston@eater.com if a deal needs to be updated or removed from this map.
  • Each listing includes every day of the week that the deal is available, written out fully ("Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday" rather than "Monday through Wednesday"), so if you're on a computer, you can hit control-F or command-F, depending on your system, to quickly scan through all the listings for a particular day of the week.
  • Feel free to head over to the Eater Boston Facebook group to discuss all things oyster and clue other readers in on your favorite deals.

A version of this map first appeared in 2012 and has been updated periodically since then. The date of the latest major update appears above; smaller updates occur frequently during the spring and summer and less frequently during the rest of the year.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Row 34 (Burlington location)

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300 District Ave
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 761-6500
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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., available indoors and outdoors.

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2. The Blue Ox

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191 Oxford St
Lynn, MA 01901
(781) 780-5722
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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m., available in the bar and booth areas only.

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3. Foundry On Elm

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255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 628-9999
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Sunday, all day, available indoors and outdoors.

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4. Saloon

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255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 628-4444
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Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., indoors only.

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5. Monument Restaurant & Tavern

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251 Main St
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 337-5191
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Monday, from 4 p.m. until sell-out (usually around 6 or 6:30), available indoors and on the patio, with lots of rosé bottles and frosé available for pairing.

Dinner reservations are available from 5 to 6 p.m. with all other hours just for walk-ins; view reservation policies and reserve a table here.

6. Warren Tavern

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2 Pleasant St
Boston, MA
(617) 241-8142
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., available indoors and on the patio.

Call (617) 241-8142 to reserve a table.

7. Russell House Tavern

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14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA
(617) 500-6055
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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight, available indoors and on the patio, which is dog-friendly.

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8. Charlie's Kitchen

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10 Eliot St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-9646
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to last call; Island Creek oysters are two for a dollar with a minimum order of six and maximum of 12 per person. After that, they’re $1 each. Add a side of fries for $2. Available indoors and outdoors.

Reserve a table here for indoor dining; outdoor dining is first come, first served.

9. Waypoint

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1030 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-2300
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., indoors only (no outdoor seating). Limit of two dozen oysters.

Reserve a table here or call (617) 864-2300; walk-ins also welcome.

10. A&B Kitchen & Bar

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115 Beverly St
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 449-2251
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Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., available indoors and outdoors, with a rotating selection of champagnes by the glass to accompany them

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11. Prezza

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24 Fleet St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 227-1577
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., available everywhere with no restrictions (indoors, outdoors, and at the bar), alongside the full menu.

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12. Viale

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502 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
(617) 576-1900
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., available indoors and on the patio.

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13. Rabia's Dolce Fumo

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73 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 227-6637
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Wednesday and Thursday, from 12 to 6 p.m.

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14. State Street Provisions

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255 State St
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 863-8363
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m., available indoors and on the patio, which is dog-friendly.

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15. Fin Point Oyster Bar & Grille

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89 Broad St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 348-1234
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m., available indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).

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16. Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar

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96 Guest St
Boston, MA 02135
(617) 254-0044
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Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., available indoors and outdoors.

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17. Scorpion Bar

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58 Seaport Blvd STE 200
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 322-0200
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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., available in the dining room and on the patio

Reserve a table here, except for on Fridays and Saturdays, which are walk-in only.

18. Smith & Wollensky

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Atlantic Wharf, 294 Congress St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 778-2200
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., available at the bar only.

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19. The Glenville Stops

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87 Glenville Ave
Allston Village, MA
(617) 903-3638
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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., available indoors and outdoors.

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20. Black Lamb

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571 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 982-6330
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., available indoors and outdoors.

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21. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

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425 W Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 765-8636
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Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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22. The Broadway

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726 E Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 307-6480
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Friday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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23. 224 Boston St

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224 Boston St
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 265-1217
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Monday, from 5 p.m.

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24. Savin Bar and Kitchen

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116 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 288-7500
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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25. Ashmont Grill

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555 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA
(617) 825-4300
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First Thursday of the month, from 5 p.m. until sell-out. Ashmont Grill is featuring Duxbury Oyster Company this year.

26. Lower Mills Tavern

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2269 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124
(857) 267-4461
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Monday, from 4:30 p.m. to sell-out. These are currently only available indoors as the restaurant isn’t offering outdoor seating on Mondays at this time.

27. Rozafa Mediterranean Bistro

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1089 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 657-5111
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Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until sellout.

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28. 4th & Cherry

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59 Washington St
Weymouth, MA 02188
(781) 660-4222
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Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until sell-out

1. Row 34 (Burlington location)

300 District Ave, Burlington, MA 01803

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., available indoors and outdoors.

Reserve a table here.

300 District Ave
Burlington, MA 01803

2. The Blue Ox

191 Oxford St, Lynn, MA 01901

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m., available in the bar and booth areas only.

Reserve a table here.

191 Oxford St
Lynn, MA 01901

3. Foundry On Elm

255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

Sunday, all day, available indoors and outdoors.

Reserve a table here.

255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

4. Saloon

255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., indoors only.

Reserve a table here.

255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

5. Monument Restaurant & Tavern

251 Main St, Boston, MA 02129

Monday, from 4 p.m. until sell-out (usually around 6 or 6:30), available indoors and on the patio, with lots of rosé bottles and frosé available for pairing.

Dinner reservations are available from 5 to 6 p.m. with all other hours just for walk-ins; view reservation policies and reserve a table here.

251 Main St
Boston, MA 02129

6. Warren Tavern

2 Pleasant St, Boston, MA

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., available indoors and on the patio.

Call (617) 241-8142 to reserve a table.

2 Pleasant St
Boston, MA

7. Russell House Tavern

14 JFK St, Cambridge, MA

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight, available indoors and on the patio, which is dog-friendly.

Reserve a table here.

14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA

8. Charlie's Kitchen

10 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to last call; Island Creek oysters are two for a dollar with a minimum order of six and maximum of 12 per person. After that, they’re $1 each. Add a side of fries for $2. Available indoors and outdoors.

Reserve a table here for indoor dining; outdoor dining is first come, first served.

10 Eliot St
Cambridge, MA 02138

9. Waypoint

1030 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., indoors only (no outdoor seating). Limit of two dozen oysters.

Reserve a table here or call (617) 864-2300; walk-ins also welcome.

1030 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

10. A&B Kitchen & Bar

115 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114

Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., available indoors and outdoors, with a rotating selection of champagnes by the glass to accompany them

Reserve a table here.

115 Beverly St
Boston, MA 02114

11. Prezza

24 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., available everywhere with no restrictions (indoors, outdoors, and at the bar), alongside the full menu.

Reserve a table here.

24 Fleet St
Boston, MA 02113

12. Viale

502 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., available indoors and on the patio.

Reserve a table here.

502 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

13. Rabia's Dolce Fumo

73 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

Wednesday and Thursday, from 12 to 6 p.m.

Reserve a table here.

73 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113

14. State Street Provisions

255 State St, Boston, MA 02109

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m., available indoors and on the patio, which is dog-friendly.

Reserve a table here.

255 State St
Boston, MA 02109

15. Fin Point Oyster Bar & Grille

89 Broad St, Boston, MA 02110

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m., available indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).

Reserve a table here.

89 Broad St
Boston, MA 02110

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16. Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar

96 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135

Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., available indoors and outdoors.

Reserve a table here.

96 Guest St
Boston, MA 02135

17. Scorpion Bar

58 Seaport Blvd STE 200, Boston, MA 02210

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., available in the dining room and on the patio

Reserve a table here, except for on Fridays and Saturdays, which are walk-in only.

58 Seaport Blvd STE 200
Boston, MA 02210

18. Smith & Wollensky

Atlantic Wharf, 294 Congress St, Boston, MA 02110

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., available at the bar only.

Reserve a table here.

Atlantic Wharf, 294 Congress St
Boston, MA 02110

19. The Glenville Stops

87 Glenville Ave, Allston Village, MA

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., available indoors and outdoors.

Reserve a table here.

87 Glenville Ave
Allston Village, MA

20. Black Lamb

571 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., available indoors and outdoors.

Reserve a table here.

571 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118

21. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

425 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Reserve a table here.

425 W Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127

22. The Broadway

726 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

Friday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Reserve a table here.

726 E Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

23. 224 Boston St

224 Boston St, Dorchester, MA 02125

Monday, from 5 p.m.

Reserve a table here.

224 Boston St
Dorchester, MA 02125

24. Savin Bar and Kitchen

116 Savin Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Reserve a table here.

116 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125

25. Ashmont Grill

555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA

First Thursday of the month, from 5 p.m. until sell-out. Ashmont Grill is featuring Duxbury Oyster Company this year.

555 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA

26. Lower Mills Tavern

2269 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124

Monday, from 4:30 p.m. to sell-out. These are currently only available indoors as the restaurant isn’t offering outdoor seating on Mondays at this time.

2269 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124

27. Rozafa Mediterranean Bistro

1089 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until sellout.

Reserve a table here.

1089 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169

28. 4th & Cherry

59 Washington St, Weymouth, MA 02188

Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until sell-out

59 Washington St
Weymouth, MA 02188

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