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The Ultimate Boston $1 Oyster Guide, Spring 2022

Where to find dollar oyster deals in and very close to 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 2022, here's the Eater Boston guide to dollar oysters in Boston (and very close by).

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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1. Karma Asia Fusion

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75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 365-0660
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; available in the bar area. Karma features Duxbury oysters, and this timeframe also includes other deals, such as $5 spicy salmon and tuna maki, $5 crab rangoon (six pieces), and more.

2. Yoki Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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62 Station Landing
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 381-6688
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Sunday. (Yoki rewards members can get them Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.)

3. The Independent

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75 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 440-6022
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Monday, starting at 5 p.m.

4. 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; Monday nights also feature rotating rosé and seafood specials throughout patio season.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Puritan & Company

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1166 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 615-6195
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Tuesday, from 5 p.m. until sell-out.

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 $1.50 with a maximum of 12 per person. After that, they’re $1 each.

9. Waypoint

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1030 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-2300
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; only available at the bar.

10. 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 p.m.

11. Viale

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502 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
(617) 576-1900
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (also available between 4 and 5 p.m. on Friday alongside other bar snacks).

12. Rabia's Dolce Fumo

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

13. Sterling’s

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60 State St
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 741-3400
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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

14. State Street Provisions

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255 State St
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 863-8363
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Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m.; a rotating selection of both East Coast and West Coast oysters.

15. Fin Point Oyster Bar & Grille

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89 Broad St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 348-1234
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Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m.

16. The Merchant

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60 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 482-6060
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Monday and Friday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

17. Black Lamb

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571 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 982-6330
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, until 5 p.m., and all day Monday.

18. Purple Shell

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11 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 989-9982
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Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

19. Brasserie

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560 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 451-0560
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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.; available at the bar. No limit. Rotating selection.

20. Atlántico

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600 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 233-2898
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m., featuring local picks.

21. Publico Street Bistro & Garden

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11 Dorchester St
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 622-5700
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Thursday, all night; available both at the bar and in the dining room.

22. Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

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412 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 917-5626
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Monday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

23. 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.

24. The Broadway

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726 E Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 307-6480
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Wednesday, all day.

25. Gray's Hall

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615 E Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-1001
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Tuesday, from 4 p.m. until sell-out.

26. 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.

27. Ashmont Grill

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555 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA
(617) 825-4300
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Thursday, from 5 p.m. until sell-out.

28. Lower Mills Tavern

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2269 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124
(857) 267-4461
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Monday, from 4 p.m. to sell-out.

29. 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 sell-out.

1. Karma Asia Fusion

75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; available in the bar area. Karma features Duxbury oysters, and this timeframe also includes other deals, such as $5 spicy salmon and tuna maki, $5 crab rangoon (six pieces), and more.

75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803

2. Yoki Japanese Restaurant & Bar

62 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155

Sunday. (Yoki rewards members can get them Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.)

62 Station Landing
Medford, MA 02155

3. The Independent

75 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

Monday, starting at 5 p.m.

75 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

4. Monument Restaurant & Tavern

251 Main St, Boston, MA 02129

Monday, from 4 p.m. until sell-out; Monday nights also feature rotating rosé and seafood specials throughout patio season.

251 Main St
Boston, MA 02129

5. Warren Tavern

2 Pleasant St, Boston, MA

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

2 Pleasant St
Boston, MA

6. 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.

14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA

7. Puritan & Company

1166 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

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

1166 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

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 $1.50 with a maximum of 12 per person. After that, they’re $1 each.

10 Eliot St
Cambridge, MA 02138

9. Waypoint

1030 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; only available at the bar.

1030 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

10. Prezza

24 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

24 Fleet St
Boston, MA 02113

11. Viale

502 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (also available between 4 and 5 p.m. on Friday alongside other bar snacks).

502 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

12. Rabia's Dolce Fumo

73 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, from 12 to 6 p.m.

73 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113

13. Sterling’s

60 State St, Boston, MA 02109

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

60 State St
Boston, MA 02109

14. State Street Provisions

255 State St, Boston, MA 02109

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m.; a rotating selection of both East Coast and West Coast oysters.

255 State St
Boston, MA 02109

15. Fin Point Oyster Bar & Grille

89 Broad St, Boston, MA 02110

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m.

89 Broad St
Boston, MA 02110

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16. The Merchant

60 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110

Monday and Friday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

60 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02110

17. Black Lamb

571 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, until 5 p.m., and all day Monday.

571 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118

18. Purple Shell

11 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

11 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

19. Brasserie

560 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.; available at the bar. No limit. Rotating selection.

560 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

20. Atlántico

600 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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

600 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

21. Publico Street Bistro & Garden

11 Dorchester St, Boston, MA 02127

Thursday, all night; available both at the bar and in the dining room.

11 Dorchester St
Boston, MA 02127

22. Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

412 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

Monday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

412 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

23. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

425 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

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

425 W Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127

24. The Broadway

726 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

Wednesday, all day.

726 E Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

25. Gray's Hall

615 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

Tuesday, from 4 p.m. until sell-out.

615 E Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

26. Savin Bar and Kitchen

116 Savin Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

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

116 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125

27. Ashmont Grill

555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA

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

555 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA

28. Lower Mills Tavern

2269 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124

Monday, from 4 p.m. to sell-out.

2269 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124

29. Rozafa Mediterranean Bistro

1089 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

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

1089 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169

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