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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Peacock oiseau de nuit

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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.

La Bêtise (multiple locations)

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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.

Stella Pizzeria (multiple locations)

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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.

Labarake

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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.

The MTL Bistro + Bar

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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.

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.

Lucille's Oyster Dive (multiple locations)

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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.

Restaurant Tadhana

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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.

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.

Vandale par Le Speakeasy

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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.  

Bar Palco

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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.

Peacock oiseau de nuit

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.

La Bêtise (multiple locations)

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.

Stella Pizzeria (multiple locations)

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.

Labarake

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.

The MTL Bistro + Bar

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.

Keela

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.

Lucille's Oyster Dive (multiple locations)

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.

Restaurant Tadhana

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.

Flyjin

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.

Vandale par Le Speakeasy

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.  

Bar Palco

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.

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