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Where to find $1 oysters in Chicago

Don't shell out big bucks for the bivalve—here's where to get oysters for just a dollar apiece
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Oysters may be aphrodisiacs, but we don't love shelling out a fortune for a dozen bivalves. Luckily, lots of seafood restaurants (and other spots) are making it easy, offering day-long or happy-hour deals on oysters (and, in some cases, other seafood as well). Plus, you can use the money you saved to splurge on lobster rolls. Here's where to get oysters for just around $1 a pop. 

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Where to find $1 oysters

Restaurants, Seafood

Calumet Fisheries

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A half-dozen oysters cost $6.60 and a dozen cost $12.35, so oysters are just over a buck apiece any time you visit.

Cold Storage is a seafood restaurant within Swift & Sons.
Photograph: Courtesy Cold Storage
Restaurants, Seafood

Cold Storage

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Monday through Friday from 3 to 6pm, Cold Storage offers $1 oysters and $3 beer drafts.

Restaurants, Seafood

Fish Bar

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Oyster happy hour goes late night at Fish Bar, from 9 to 11pm Monday through Thursday, with oysters for just $1.

Photograph: Courtesy Hubbard Inn
Restaurants, Contemporary American

Hubbard Inn

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Monday through Friday from 3 to 6pm, enjoy a variety of seafood offerings including $1 oysters, $1 clams, $2 shrimp cocktail, $2 scallop crudo and $2 king crab leg.

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