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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.

Barbette

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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.

Stella's Fish Cafe and Prestige Oyster Bar

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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.

Nightingale

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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.

The Lowry

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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.

Union Restaurant & Rooftop

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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.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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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.

Smack Shack

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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.

Salut Bar Americain

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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.

Meritage, a Brasserie

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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.

Kincaid's

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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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Barbette

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.

Stella's Fish Cafe and Prestige Oyster Bar

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.

Nightingale

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.

The Lowry

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.

Union Restaurant & Rooftop

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.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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.

Smack Shack

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.

Salut Bar Americain

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.

Meritage, a Brasserie

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.

Kincaid's

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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