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Where to get cheap oysters for National Oyster Day

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

Today is a very important food holiday—it's National Oyster Day. The city is riddled with places to get $1 oysters, but loosen your belts, kids, because today is a day to slurp down these briney bites and throw back some beers. We've rounded up the best spots for all-day oyster specials, so you can get your hands on these bivalves and celebrate.

Chop Shop: There's a one-dozen limit, but see how many $1 oysters you can grab all day long, washing them down with $5 slushies from 4–6pm.

Cold Storage: The popular happy hour spot will be serving up $1 oysters and $3 beers all day. For every 100th oyster ordered, Cold Storage will serve one golden oyster and comp your check (at the time of ordering) if you get it.

Frontier: Oysters and rosé on Frontier's patio from 5–9pm sounds like an evening to us. Grab $1 raw oysters, $2 grilled oysters and $5 glasses of rosé and rosé slushies for the night.

GT Fish & Oyster: Guests will enjoy half-off oysters all day long for $1.50–$2 per shell.

Honey's: Love rosé? Honey's will serve up three chef's choice oysters with cucumber, melon, apple vinegar, macadamia and basil with a class of txakoli rosé for $15.

Hubbard Inn: Grab $1 oysters all day long in addition to raw bar specials like the $2 shrimp cocktail from 3–6pm.

Smack Shack: All day long, Smack Shack is offering $1 chef's selection oysters.

But how did Time Out Chicago celebrate? By seeing just how many oysters the team could devour in one minute, plus other games as part of the inaugural Time Out Oysterlympics. Check out the results here.

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