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The Best Oyster Bars in New York City

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As the summer days fade, it can only mean one thing. Oysters are back in season! We are very excited and here are the best oyster bars in New York City. A dozen blue point oysters are awaiting us in the very near future!

Maison Premiere – 298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn
Maison Premiere
P.C.: yelp, Sourivone V.

Maison Premiere is a beautiful restaurant in Williamsburg and it has top notch oysters. Be on the lookout for their happy hour. It is very popular but you can’t beat their oysters, priced at about a dollar.

The Lobster Place – 75 9th Ave
Oysters Chelsea Market

The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market always has a huge selection of super fresh oysters. You can buy them with the shell or have them shucked to enjoy right there. It is actually our favorite spot for oysters.

Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar – 75 9th Ave
Cull and Pistol
P.C.: yelp, Yana R.

If you are looking for a quiet sit down restaurant in Chelsea Market to enjoy your oysters, next door to the Lobster Place market is Cull & Pistol. It is run by the same team so you know that the oysters here will be just as delicious. It is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the Chelsea Market.

The John Dory Oyster Bar – 1196 Broadway
John Dory
P.C.: yelp, Lauren S.

If you are craving oysters in the Penn Station or Herald Square area, The John Dory Oyster Bar is your best bet. It is just a short walk away and although it is a little pricier than some of the other options on this list, it is every seafood lovers’ dream.

Fish – 280 Bleecker St
Fish
P.C.: yelp, Molly T.

On the other hand, Fish is a small no- frills place but when it comes to oysters, you can get the best deals here. They also have an excellent menu, full of tempting seafood dishes like king crab legs, lobster rolls, catfish sandwiches and more.

The Mermaid Inn & Mermaid Oyster Bar– 570 Amsterdam Ave & Other Locations
Mermaid Inn
P.C.: yelp, Shelly L.

We had some of the freshest, most succulent oysters here at the Mermaid Inn. We really have learned a lot of about oysters here!

Lure Fishbar – 142 Mercer St
Lure
P.C.: yelp, John-Paul P.

Finally Lure Fishbar is a trendy restaurant in SoHo and they have an excellent raw bar. Blue points, kumanotos, beau soleils… we will take one of each!

What is your favorite oyster bar in New York City? Let us know in the comment section below.