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Where to Do Dollar Oysters in Montreal

Buck-a-shuck options for the budget-conscious

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In 2022, anything you can buy for only a dollar, food or otherwise, is a steal. Oysters in particular can cost a pretty penny (and with good reason, quality certainly matters), so finding them at reputable spots for only $1 is a big win.

While those “buck-a shuck” specials used to be a dime a dozen, they are getting harder and harder to come by. Yet, there are still a handful of Montreal restaurants and bars serving them. Some keep it to one night a week, while others feature them as a regular 5 à 7 special — either way, there are multiple options available for whenever an oyster craving hits.

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1. Peacock oiseau de nuit

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6714 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C7, Canada
(438) 375-7375
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Dollar oysters are served up nightly from 5 to 8 p.m. with the purchase of one of the expertly poured cocktails at this sleek, yet rustic spot in Little Italy. The rest of the menu is market-driven and changes with the seasons.

2. La Bêtise (multiple locations)

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6015 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2S 2L8, Canada
(514) 274-8288
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All three locations of this sophisticated spot are offering oysters for a dollar (Rosemont on Monday and Wednesday, Verdun on Tuesday and Thursday, and St-Bruno on Monday and Wednesday), alongside creative cocktails and lengthy wine list.

3. Stella Pizzeria (multiple locations)

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1327 Avenue Laurier E, Montréal
QC H2J 1H4, Canada
(514) 903-9448
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Enjoy $1 oysters every Tuesday (Laurier location) and Wednesday (Belanger location) in chic, modern surrounds at these Italian spots. As the name implies, the menu also features Neapolitan pizzas plus pastas, salads, and antipasti.

4. Labarake

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3165 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H1W 1A3, Canada
(514) 521-0777
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Slurp oysters for $1 every evening from Sunday to Wednesday at this trendy choice set in a converted fire station by the Angus shops. Follow them up with French-leaning plates and signature cocktails.

5. The MTL Bistro + Bar

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4051 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2L 4A7, Canada
(514) 598-7764
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They’re shucking oysters for $1 each on Tuesdays at this cool Plateau hangout known for its use of regional ingredients and seasonal plates. Pair the briney bites with a cocktail — the menu features exclusively Quebecois ingredients — or a beer. They’re all local too.

6. Keela

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1237 R. Atateken, Montréal
QC H2L 3K9, Canada
(514) 528-7617
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Tuesdays are oyster night at this cozy bistro in the Village shucking them up for just a dollar alongside seasonal plates of grilled meats, seafood, and pasta. The bar is also known for a wide variety of private import wines and bespoke cocktails.

7. Lucille's Oyster Dive (multiple locations)

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5669 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4A 1E3, Canada
(514) 482-1471
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If the name wasn’t already a giveaway, oysters reign supreme at Lucille’s. Offering their “Lucille’s Pearls” oysters for $1 at all times, every day, at all locations, there’s no bad time to slurp a few back. Expect to enjoy cocktail size, briny oysters from PEI.

8. Restaurant Tadhana

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4 Av. Somerville, Westmount
QC H3Z 1J2, Canada
(438) 380-5887
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Modern Filipino cuisine is the draw at this hip Westmount newcomer with a speakeasy-style bar in the basement complete with custom cocktails and a live DJ. For $1 oysters, check it out on Wednesdays, all day long.

9. Flyjin

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417 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal
QC H2Y 2M4, Canada
(514) 564-8881
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While it’s less of a restaurant and more of a club, for those looking for a night out on the town, Flyjin offers $1 oysters every Wednesday between 7 and 9 p.m. Various other raw and cooked seafood items are also on the menu.

10. Vandale par Le Speakeasy

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120 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada
(514) 903-7710
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This happening spot in the heart of Old Montreal brought to you by the Le Speakeasy team offers 12 oysters for $12, plus drink specials every Thursday between 5 and 9 p.m. Go for the oysters and drinks, but stay for the “vandalized” decor highlighting the work of various Montreal street artists.  

11. Bar Palco

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4019 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1V6, Canada
(514) 303-1345
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Dollar oysters are available every weeknight from 5 to 8 p.m. at this chic Verdun option. Pair them with a variety of inventive cocktails (plus several creative mocktails, too), wines by the glass or bottle, and beer. Still hungry? The menu features a variety of snacks like nachos, a charcuterie board, and a plate of spreads.

1. Peacock oiseau de nuit

6714 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C7, Canada

Dollar oysters are served up nightly from 5 to 8 p.m. with the purchase of one of the expertly poured cocktails at this sleek, yet rustic spot in Little Italy. The rest of the menu is market-driven and changes with the seasons.

6714 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C7, Canada

2. La Bêtise (multiple locations)

6015 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2S 2L8, Canada

All three locations of this sophisticated spot are offering oysters for a dollar (Rosemont on Monday and Wednesday, Verdun on Tuesday and Thursday, and St-Bruno on Monday and Wednesday), alongside creative cocktails and lengthy wine list.

6015 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2S 2L8, Canada

3. Stella Pizzeria (multiple locations)

1327 Avenue Laurier E, Montréal, QC H2J 1H4, Canada

Enjoy $1 oysters every Tuesday (Laurier location) and Wednesday (Belanger location) in chic, modern surrounds at these Italian spots. As the name implies, the menu also features Neapolitan pizzas plus pastas, salads, and antipasti.

1327 Avenue Laurier E, Montréal
QC H2J 1H4, Canada

4. Labarake

3165 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H1W 1A3, Canada

Slurp oysters for $1 every evening from Sunday to Wednesday at this trendy choice set in a converted fire station by the Angus shops. Follow them up with French-leaning plates and signature cocktails.

3165 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H1W 1A3, Canada

5. The MTL Bistro + Bar

4051 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2L 4A7, Canada

They’re shucking oysters for $1 each on Tuesdays at this cool Plateau hangout known for its use of regional ingredients and seasonal plates. Pair the briney bites with a cocktail — the menu features exclusively Quebecois ingredients — or a beer. They’re all local too.

4051 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2L 4A7, Canada

6. Keela

1237 R. Atateken, Montréal, QC H2L 3K9, Canada

Tuesdays are oyster night at this cozy bistro in the Village shucking them up for just a dollar alongside seasonal plates of grilled meats, seafood, and pasta. The bar is also known for a wide variety of private import wines and bespoke cocktails.

1237 R. Atateken, Montréal
QC H2L 3K9, Canada

7. Lucille's Oyster Dive (multiple locations)

5669 Av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E3, Canada

If the name wasn’t already a giveaway, oysters reign supreme at Lucille’s. Offering their “Lucille’s Pearls” oysters for $1 at all times, every day, at all locations, there’s no bad time to slurp a few back. Expect to enjoy cocktail size, briny oysters from PEI.

5669 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4A 1E3, Canada

8. Restaurant Tadhana

4 Av. Somerville, Westmount, QC H3Z 1J2, Canada

Modern Filipino cuisine is the draw at this hip Westmount newcomer with a speakeasy-style bar in the basement complete with custom cocktails and a live DJ. For $1 oysters, check it out on Wednesdays, all day long.

4 Av. Somerville, Westmount
QC H3Z 1J2, Canada

9. Flyjin

417 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M4, Canada

While it’s less of a restaurant and more of a club, for those looking for a night out on the town, Flyjin offers $1 oysters every Wednesday between 7 and 9 p.m. Various other raw and cooked seafood items are also on the menu.

417 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal
QC H2Y 2M4, Canada

10. Vandale par Le Speakeasy

120 Rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

This happening spot in the heart of Old Montreal brought to you by the Le Speakeasy team offers 12 oysters for $12, plus drink specials every Thursday between 5 and 9 p.m. Go for the oysters and drinks, but stay for the “vandalized” decor highlighting the work of various Montreal street artists.  

120 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

11. Bar Palco

4019 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1V6, Canada

Dollar oysters are available every weeknight from 5 to 8 p.m. at this chic Verdun option. Pair them with a variety of inventive cocktails (plus several creative mocktails, too), wines by the glass or bottle, and beer. Still hungry? The menu features a variety of snacks like nachos, a charcuterie board, and a plate of spreads.

4019 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1V6, Canada

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