Yes, they have a special recognition day for almost everything and Friday is National Oyster Day. Here is a wonderful roundup of some of the best places to get those delectable delights.

Loch Bar 

4444 Westheimer Rd Suite G110
Houston, TX 77027

Photo credit: Duc Hoang

Loch Bar’s sprawling interiors boast a swanky raw bar gleaming with a fresh selection of seafood, including fresh oysters from the East Coast served during dinner and social hours. For National Oyster Day, the exclusive seafood tavern will be serving $2 oyster shooters all day long and dishing out $5 Vesper martinis with the purchase of a dozen oysters.

Take your pick between Grilled oysters topped with Maitre’d butter and parmesan cheese; Fried oysters served with old bay remoulade; and Oysters Rockefeller filled with creamed spinach, fennel, Pernod, and parmesan cheese (each dish is $9 for 2 pieces and $18 for 4 pieces). All Atlas Restaurant Group properties (Loch Bar, Ouzo Bay, Marmo) will be dishing out specials for National Oyster Day and expect to sell over 1,000 oysters on August 5. 

Ouzo Bay 

4444 Westheimer Rd Suite G130
Houston, TX 77027

Photo credit: Michael Anthony

The oceanic blue palette and the coastal accents of Ouzo Bay will transport you to the Mediterranean. Celebrate National Oyster Day at the Bay and get a glass of bubbles for $5 with the purchase of a Duo of Oysters – 3 watermelon mignonette and 3 horseradish espuma ($26). Atlas Restaurant Group is proud to support the Galveston Bay Foundation by making monthly oyster shell donations to help preserve and restore oyster habitats in the Gulf. 


888 Westheimer Rd Suite 109
Houston, TX 77006

Photo credit: Kirsten Gilliam

Head over to Marmo for one of Montrose’s best happy hour specials. The charming and chic eatery offers $2 East Coast Oysters served with Calabrian chili mignonette during happy hour, Sunday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Atlas Restaurant Group, made up of sister properties Loch Bar, Ouzo Bay, and Marmo estimate to sell over 1,000 oysters on National Oyster Day. 

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Back Table Kitchen and Bar 

2301 Millbend Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Photo credit: Raquel Fatiuk

Head over to Back Table Kitchen & Bar for southern-inspired fare and let Chef Jonathan Lestingi bring the taste of New Orleans to you on National Oyster Day. Indulge in their new Oyster Tower, which features oysters prepared in three mouthwatering ways: Oysters by the half shell with fresh lemon scallion and cane mignonette, Char Grilled Gulf Oysters with herb saint butter and grated Pecorino-Romano cheese, and Bourbon Street BBQ Fried Oysters with blue cheese crumbles and green onion ($30)


3737 Buffalo Speedway Suite 100
Houston, TX 77098

Cornmeal Crusted Oysters. Photo credit: Eunice

Visit Eunice on National Oyster Day for $1 prestige oysters on a half shell and half-off Cornmeal Crusted Oysters (regularly $18) during happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The modern Cajun-Creole eatery will also offer two all-day specials on Friday, August 5 – Garlic & Herb Chargrilled Oysters for $16.50 (5pc) and $5 “Simple” oyster shooters. 


807 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019

Photo credit: Michael Anthony

A seat at Bludorn continues to be one of the city’s most coveted reservations, but insiders know that one of the best ways to dine at Bludorn is tucked away at the restaurant’s intimate oyster bar. Located behind the buzzy main dining room, the oyster bar reserves five counter stools overlooking the action-packed kitchen and shucking station, providing chef’s table experience. Navigate your way through one of Houston’s’ most sophisticated oyster programs including Bludorn’s signature Oysters Everyway menu which includes raw, fried, and roasted preparations each with its own accompaniments; raw is served with house-made cocktail sauce, Bludorn’s signature Eight Zero Seven hot sauce and mignonette; Fried topped with gribiche and fresh caper berries and Roasted with melted cheese, watercress and hand-cut bacon. Understanding the importance of being a good steward to the environment to which he sources, Chef Bludorn proudly partners with the Galveston Bay Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling program. The organization’s efforts are focused on recycling shell from the restaurant back into the water in an effort to preserve the Bay’s ecosystem. 


401 Franklin St Suite A
Houston, TX 77201

Photo credit: Golfstrømmen

Golfstrømmen, the first American restaurant from Norwegian Chef Christopher Haatuft, created in partnership with James Beard Award-winner Paul Qui, boasts a fresh seafood menu with a Nordic flair along with a market solely devoted to sustainably and ethically sourced seafood. Every Monday, diners can enjoy $2 oysters and half off select bottles of wine from their thoughtful list of unique, sustainable wines.

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