Cheaper by the Dozen: The Top 10 Oyster Deals in Houston
With oyster season in full swing, many of our readers have asked where to get great oyster deals around town. After all, the chief allure of Gulf oysters aside from their plump sweetness is the low cost. (God, we are so tremendously spoiled down here.)
Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Happy hour prices on oysters are available Monday through Thursday at Pappadeaux.
I called around to some of my favorite oyster-shucking spots in Houston and found 10 great oysters-by-the-dozen deals that run the gamut from happy hour pricing to everyday steals. Even better, these spots are scattered all over town (check out the map below), so there's a platter of half-shells waiting out there for everybody.
Here they are, listed in order of most expensive to least:
Oysters shucked as you watch at Captain Benny's.
Cost: $9.99 a dozen
When: 3 to 7 p.m. every day
Denis' Seafood House
Cost: $7.99 a dozen
When: 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (during happy hour; only available at the bar)
Ragin Cajun (all locations)
Cost: $7 a dozen
When: 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
BB's Cafe (all locations)
Cost: $6.95 a dozen
Cost: $5.99 a dozen
When: 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays (during happy hour)