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Water Grill might be new, but its oyster game is on point
Water Grill might be new, but its oyster game is on point
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Where To Slurp The Freshest, Most Delicious Oysters In Dallas

Whether East Coast, West or Gulf oysters are your fave, these spots have you covered

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Water Grill might be new, but its oyster game is on point
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Whether or not you're a newbie or an experienced slurper, Dallas has a surprisingly impressive lineup of oyster bars for a totally land-locked city.

But where do you find the city's best oysters? Whether you're looking for a well-curated selection of the finest shucked beauties from the East and West Coasts, or just looking to chow down on a few dozen fruits of the Gulf, Dallas has plenty of options. Ranging from casual eateries to white tablecloth hotspots, this map offers a spot to suit those who don't know much about oysters just as well as those who obsessively search out the best.

For casual, roll up your sleeves and chow down style oysters, check out Shell Shack or Pier 247 for budget-friendly bivalves in a casual setting. For more of a red carpet shellfish experience, try Rapscallion or Boulevardier. Or if you're a night owl, head over to Gemma for their late night $2 oyster happy hour. If you'd like to brush up on your oyster knowledge before you hit up these spots, check out these expert tips from TJ's Seafood Market's owner and local oyster geek, Jon Alexis.

Did we miss your favorite shucking spot? Let us know in the comments.

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Rapscallion

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Greenville Ave's Rapscallion is known for it’s modern take on classic southern food. But pro tip — head to Rapscallion Tuesdays through Sundays from 3 - 6 P.M. for $2 cold water east coast oysters and $5 cocktails.
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Water Grill

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Water Grill’s oyster menu is nothing less than impressive. The Uptown Dallas location of this recent import offers 15 kinds of oysters, and if you can’t just pick one, they’ll make a sampler platter for you.
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TJ's Seafood Market

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The O.G. of Dallas' seafood scene, T.J.'s still offers one of the city's best selections of oysters. Stay awhile and enjoy an expertly-curated platter of bivalves from around the country, or chat with the knowledgeable fish professionals behind the counter and have them shuck some oysters for you to take to go.
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Shell Shack - Uptown

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Aluminum chairs and paper napkins are more the style of DFW mini chain Shell Shack. They’re best known for their flavorful boils, but definitely order a dozen oysters before digging into all that crawfish.
With its "Napa meets The Hamptons" vibe, Gemma is the perfect setting for an oyster feast. This modern, coastally-inspired eatery is open until 1 AM, and from 10:30 p.m. to close, oysters are only $2 a pop. That may very well be the best oyster deal in town.
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S & D Oyster Company

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S&D has been around since the early 1970s (and the building itself was built in the late 1800s), so it is safe to say that S&D Oyster Co. is a Dallas classic. They’ve recently added a NOLA style courtyard and a fireplace nook, so get cozy while plowing through a dozen bivalves.

Aw Shucks

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Aw Shucks and its sister concept, Big Shucks, currently have six locations in the DFW area. This no-frills oyster joint has a killer happy hour, with half priced oysters every Monday – Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

20 Feet Seafood Joint

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Don’t let the low key vibes fool you — 20 Feet Seafood Joint treats their oysters with serious care. A half-dozen order of Blue Point oysters is just $11.

Boulevardier

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There are few restaurants with an oyster bar as beautiful as Boulevardier’s. This Bishop Arts stalwart offers both a rotational and standard oyster menu, and during Friday happy hour, cold water oysters are $1 off each.

Montlake Cut

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This seafood spot has classic, traditionally prepared dishes, featuring a solid selection of oysters, especially offerings from the West Coast. Expect expertly-shucked and ridiculously fresh bivalves that are worth every single damn penny.
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Pier 247 Dallas

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If you’d prefer something a little more casual (and cheaper), Pier 247 is another excellent choice in Bishop Arts. You can snag a dozen gulf oysters on the half shell for $7.50 at this relaxed seafood joint.
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La Calle Doce

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La Calle Doce is your spot for oysters with a ton of Mexican flair. They’ve got fresh Gulf oysters available as well as bivalves served "pereparados," or topped with pico and avocado.

Rapscallion

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Greenville Ave's Rapscallion is known for it’s modern take on classic southern food. But pro tip — head to Rapscallion Tuesdays through Sundays from 3 - 6 P.M. for $2 cold water east coast oysters and $5 cocktails.
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Water Grill

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Water Grill’s oyster menu is nothing less than impressive. The Uptown Dallas location of this recent import offers 15 kinds of oysters, and if you can’t just pick one, they’ll make a sampler platter for you.
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TJ's Seafood Market

Kyla Davidson/EDFW
The O.G. of Dallas' seafood scene, T.J.'s still offers one of the city's best selections of oysters. Stay awhile and enjoy an expertly-curated platter of bivalves from around the country, or chat with the knowledgeable fish professionals behind the counter and have them shuck some oysters for you to take to go.
Kyla Davidson/EDFW

Shell Shack - Uptown

Aluminum chairs and paper napkins are more the style of DFW mini chain Shell Shack. They’re best known for their flavorful boils, but definitely order a dozen oysters before digging into all that crawfish.

Gemma

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With its "Napa meets The Hamptons" vibe, Gemma is the perfect setting for an oyster feast. This modern, coastally-inspired eatery is open until 1 AM, and from 10:30 p.m. to close, oysters are only $2 a pop. That may very well be the best oyster deal in town.
Gemma/Facebook

S & D Oyster Company

S&D has been around since the early 1970s (and the building itself was built in the late 1800s), so it is safe to say that S&D Oyster Co. is a Dallas classic. They’ve recently added a NOLA style courtyard and a fireplace nook, so get cozy while plowing through a dozen bivalves.

Aw Shucks

Aw Shucks and its sister concept, Big Shucks, currently have six locations in the DFW area. This no-frills oyster joint has a killer happy hour, with half priced oysters every Monday – Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

20 Feet Seafood Joint

Don’t let the low key vibes fool you — 20 Feet Seafood Joint treats their oysters with serious care. A half-dozen order of Blue Point oysters is just $11.

Boulevardier

There are few restaurants with an oyster bar as beautiful as Boulevardier’s. This Bishop Arts stalwart offers both a rotational and standard oyster menu, and during Friday happy hour, cold water oysters are $1 off each.

Montlake Cut

Alex H./Yelp
This seafood spot has classic, traditionally prepared dishes, featuring a solid selection of oysters, especially offerings from the West Coast. Expect expertly-shucked and ridiculously fresh bivalves that are worth every single damn penny.
Alex H./Yelp

Pier 247 Dallas

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If you’d prefer something a little more casual (and cheaper), Pier 247 is another excellent choice in Bishop Arts. You can snag a dozen gulf oysters on the half shell for $7.50 at this relaxed seafood joint.
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La Calle Doce

La Calle Doce is your spot for oysters with a ton of Mexican flair. They’ve got fresh Gulf oysters available as well as bivalves served "pereparados," or topped with pico and avocado.

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