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11 Amazing Oyster Deals in Charleston


Shuckin’ good prices.

The Ordinary

Oysters on the half shell can get pretty pricey, but there are several Lowcountry restaurants offering steep discounts during happy hour. Mollusk lovers can find $1 varietals, and even a few selections under a dollar.

Note: Restaurants not ranked.

1 Pearlz Oyster Bar – West Ashley

With two locations, downtown and West Ashley, you have two chances to order a dozen oysters for $10.95 at Pearlz. The deal starts during happy hour, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., during the week. Go early, because tables tend to fill up as soon as the doors open.

9 Magnolia Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 573-2277

2 Oyster House and O-Bar

Newcomer Oyster House and O-Bar (formerly A.W. Shucks) offers half price oysters on the happy hour menu. When available, the seafood restaurant serves local selections, like Carolina Cups or Oak Island oysters.

35 S Market St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-1151

3 Blossom

Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., customers at downtown restaurant Blossom can order $1.25 local half-shells. Oyster shooters are just $5.

171 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-9200

4 Pearlz Oyster Bar

Order a dozen oysters for $10.95 during happy hour, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The downtown Pearlz always has a robust crowd for the discounted bivalves.

153 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5755

5 Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar

Saddle up to the bar at Amen Street for heavily discounted half shells during happy hour (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week). A dozen raw oysters will only set you back $9.95.

205 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-8600

6 Victor Social Club

Posh hangout Victor’s Social Club can shake up classic cocktails and offer deals on oysters. The discount on bivalves run all week long from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Enjoy oysters for $1.50 each, served with a trio of cocktail sauce, house mignonette, and hot sauce.

39-F John St.
Charleston, SC

7 Coast Bar & Grill

Saunter down Hutson Alley to find the Coast Bar & Grill happy hour deals. Monday through Thursday nights, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., enjoy a half dozen of raw, steamed, or fried oysters for just $7.

39 John St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-8838

8 Prohibition

Jazz Age-themed restaurant Prohibition offers $1 oysters during the week from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Have a few on the half shell and wash them down with a few fingers of whiskey from the bar’s extensive collection.

547 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-2964

9 The Darling Oyster Bar

The Darling Oyster Bar makes for a handsome happy hour stop on Upper King. Select oysters are only $1 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week. Sit at the front window and watch the world go by while enjoying the deal on bivalves.

513 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

10 The Ordinary

For 90 minutes, Tuesday through Friday, guests at seafood nobility The Ordinary can sup on oysters for half their normal price. Pick any variety from the list, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., and get a sharp discount. The impeccable presentation of the mollusks will make you think you paid full price.

544 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

11 Wood & Grain

From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, sample $2 oysters at Mount pleasant newcomer Wood & Grain. Martinis are $6 during happy hour too.

778 S Shelmore Blvd Ste 102
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 971-6070