National Oyster Day is Today: Five Places Get Your Bivalve Fix
Today is National Oyster Day and, according to the official website, there are over 100 different varieties and over a million different ways of enjoying them.
Not only do these fruits from the sea taste delicious, they're rich in amino acids, which are vital for a healthy sex life, which may be the basis for the oysters claim as a powerful aphrodisiac.
Whether you like them fried, baked with some cheese, in a shooter, or just slurped out of the shell with a touch of hot sauce, here are some of our favorite places to enjoy our favorite bivalves.
Celebrate the big day with buck-a-shuck oysters. Both Racks Downtown Eatery & Tavern in Delray and Racks Fish House & Oyster Bar in Boca Raton are offering oysters for only one dollar each. Best of all? The offer is good through Thursday, August 7, so you can really get your fill of shellfish.
There are so many ways to eat oysters at G&B, we almost feel like Forrest's friend Bubba. There's grilled oysters ($13); oyster stew ($12); fried oysters ($9); and oysters on the half shell (which are only $7 for a half dozen from 4 - 6 p.m.).
In honor of this special day, Southport is offering a special broiled oyster sampler platter. Six oysters inclusing a parmesan oyster, and their famous oysters Southport is only $9.95.
If you're looking for a retro oyster experience, try the oysters casino ($17) or oysters Rockefeller ($17), or go for the grand plateau, which features eight oysters and all his friends including six Littleneck clams, six cocktail shrimp, jumbo lump crab meat, and an entire chilled lobster ($72).
Celebrate at this gorgeous Las Olas location and enjoy half-priced drinks and Blue Point oysters from 5 - 7 p.m. In addition, if you instagram your meal and hashtag #WildSeaLasOlas, you'll get a cocktail or dessert half-off, too!
620 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
213 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
1536 Cordova Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Mizner Park, 402 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Get the Dining Newsletter
The week's top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips, and a peek at our print review.