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The Ultimate Twin Cities Oyster Happy Hour Guide

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French poet Léon-Paul Fargue said that eating an oyster is "like kissing the sea on the lips." Well, pucker up and take your happy hour to the next level by making it an oyster happy hour with our Ultimate Twin Cities Oyster Happy Hour Guide, presenting 10 wallet-friendly spots to get your bivalve fix. These restaurants offer the perfect pairing of slurpy goodness and libations for less, from .69 cent oysters to deals on a half-dozen.

Did we miss your favorite spot to get an oyster deal? Let us know in the comments.


Lindsay Abraham

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Barbette

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1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 827-5710
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This eclectic Uptown bistro features responsibly-sourced seafood including a happy hour deal of three raw oysters for $5. Pair the bivalves with a $3 PBR or $4 glass of bubbly. Happy hour runs Monday-Friday 3-6pm and Sunday-Thursday 10pm-1am.

2. Stella's Fish Cafe and Prestige Oyster Bar

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1400 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 824-8862
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Get $1 oysters and two-for-one tap beer, rail drinks, and house wine Monday-Friday 3-6pm, Sunday-Thursday 9pm-midnight, and Saturday and Sunday noon-5pm (indoor only). Better still? Oysters are $0.69 each during the Friday afternoon (3-6pm) happy hour.

3. Nightingale

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2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 354-7060
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This Whittier neighborhood food and cocktail lounge offers oysters for $2 each to pair with drink specials. Happy hour runs daily 4-6pm and 11pm-1am.

4. The Lowry

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2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 341-2112
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During happy hour, this urban diner in Uptown serves three Blue Point oysters for $5 with a side of grilled lemon, cocktail sauce, Saltines, and Tabasco. Happy Hour is every day 4-7pm and 10pm- close.

5. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

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731 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 455-6690
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Order the day's selection oysters on the half shell for $3 each during Union's version of happy hour (called "social network hour") which runs daily 2-6pm in the main and rooftop bars.

6. The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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50 S 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 333-2277
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This classic downtown restaurant serves a trio of house selected, freshly shucked oysters with mignonette for $6 in the bar and patio during happy hour. Plus, Surly taps are $4. Monday-Friday 4-7pm, Monday-Thursday 9pm-close, and Sunday 8pm-close.

7. Smack Shack

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603 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 259-7288
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Keep it coastal and order up Blue Point oysters for $1 each and a $7 Hurricane from Smack Shack's new happy hour menu. Deals are available Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm and 10pm-Midnight in the bar only.

8. Salut Bar Americain

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917 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 917-2345
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During happy hour, Grand Ave's Salut has chef's choice oysters on the half shell, two for $3. They're served with mignonette and cocktail sauce and also your choice of $4 tap beers, well drinks, and house wine, or a $5 specialty martini. The deals run daily 3-6pm, plus Friday and Saturday 10pm-midnight.

9. Meritage, a Brasserie

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410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
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During happy hour, visit the oyster bar, dining room, or the patio for chef selected oysters, two oysters for $4. And be sure to get a side of $5 pomme frites with béarnaise. Tuesday-Friday, 3-6pm.

10. Kincaid's

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380 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 602-9000
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Enjoy the view of Landmark Plaza in downtown St. Paul with half a dozen fresh, seasonal oysters for $7.95 during Kincaid's happy hour. Select wines and all draft beers are $4. Deals run daily 4pm-6pm, 9pm-close, and all day Sundays.

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1. Barbette

1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
This eclectic Uptown bistro features responsibly-sourced seafood including a happy hour deal of three raw oysters for $5. Pair the bivalves with a $3 PBR or $4 glass of bubbly. Happy hour runs Monday-Friday 3-6pm and Sunday-Thursday 10pm-1am.
1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

2. Stella's Fish Cafe and Prestige Oyster Bar

1400 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Get $1 oysters and two-for-one tap beer, rail drinks, and house wine Monday-Friday 3-6pm, Sunday-Thursday 9pm-midnight, and Saturday and Sunday noon-5pm (indoor only). Better still? Oysters are $0.69 each during the Friday afternoon (3-6pm) happy hour.
1400 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

3. Nightingale

2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
This Whittier neighborhood food and cocktail lounge offers oysters for $2 each to pair with drink specials. Happy hour runs daily 4-6pm and 11pm-1am.
2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

4. The Lowry

2112 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
During happy hour, this urban diner in Uptown serves three Blue Point oysters for $5 with a side of grilled lemon, cocktail sauce, Saltines, and Tabasco. Happy Hour is every day 4-7pm and 10pm- close.
2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405

5. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Order the day's selection oysters on the half shell for $3 each during Union's version of happy hour (called "social network hour") which runs daily 2-6pm in the main and rooftop bars.
731 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

6. The Oceanaire Seafood Room

50 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
This classic downtown restaurant serves a trio of house selected, freshly shucked oysters with mignonette for $6 in the bar and patio during happy hour. Plus, Surly taps are $4. Monday-Friday 4-7pm, Monday-Thursday 9pm-close, and Sunday 8pm-close.
50 S 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

7. Smack Shack

603 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Keep it coastal and order up Blue Point oysters for $1 each and a $7 Hurricane from Smack Shack's new happy hour menu. Deals are available Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm and 10pm-Midnight in the bar only.
603 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

8. Salut Bar Americain

917 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
During happy hour, Grand Ave's Salut has chef's choice oysters on the half shell, two for $3. They're served with mignonette and cocktail sauce and also your choice of $4 tap beers, well drinks, and house wine, or a $5 specialty martini. The deals run daily 3-6pm, plus Friday and Saturday 10pm-midnight.
917 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

9. Meritage, a Brasserie

410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
During happy hour, visit the oyster bar, dining room, or the patio for chef selected oysters, two oysters for $4. And be sure to get a side of $5 pomme frites with béarnaise. Tuesday-Friday, 3-6pm.
410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102

10. Kincaid's

380 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Enjoy the view of Landmark Plaza in downtown St. Paul with half a dozen fresh, seasonal oysters for $7.95 during Kincaid's happy hour. Select wines and all draft beers are $4. Deals run daily 4pm-6pm, 9pm-close, and all day Sundays.
380 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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