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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.

See also: Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille Is the Best Restaurant on Las Olas


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.

G&B Oyster Bar

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.).

Southport Oyster Bar

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.

City Oyster

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).

Wild Sea Oyster Bar

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!

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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