Where to Eat on National Oyster Day
August 04, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News
August 5 is National Oyster Day, and these Miami restaurants are serving the summer delicacy just the way you like it: fresh, briny, and with a cocktail.
Devon Seafood + Steak: now serving oysters after work.
Just in time for National Oyster Day, Devon Seafood + Steak has added the One Buck Shuck to its weekday happy hour menu. Patrons can choose from six different oyster options handpicked nightly by Executive Chef Scott Barrow, with rotating selections like Hood Canals from Washington, Foley Blue Points from Long Island, and Fanny Bay Miyagis from British Columbia. 11715 Sherri Lane, Miami, 305-275-0226
Swing by the bar at Meat Market for all-day oyster specials on Tuesday. Go for the Drunken Oyster Shooter after work—it's a mix of Hangar 1 Vodka, cilantro, tomato, and jalapeño with truffle salt on the rim. Diners can also opt for oysters by the piece served with yuzu truffle mignonette, atomic horseradish, habanero cocktail sauce, or another creative topping. 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-532-0088
The Design District's Oak Tavern is toasting National Oyster Day with exclusively priced wood-roasted oysters all day, and hand-shucked oysters during happy hour. While you're there, try the restaurant's signature iced Kumamoto and Wellfleet oysters. 35 N.E. 40th St., Miami, 786-391-1818
Oyster sandwiches at The Dutch
One of The Dutch's signature snacks puts a Southern spin on oysters—inside sandwich sliders. Try one in honor of National Oyster Day; you won't regret your first bite into the brioche bun filled with fried oysters and pickled okra sauce. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111
At SHIKANY, oysters are paired with bacon in Chef Michael Shikany's panko-dusted fried oyster dish served on top of chili-ginger steak tartare with bacon tupelo honey gastrique and crispy chard. The sweet and spicy entrée is part of the three-course Miami Spice dinner menu, available Tuesday-Saturday. 251 N.W. 25th St., Miami, 305-573-0690
Stop at one of Midtown's favorite raw bars, SUGARCANE raw bar grill, for happy hour, when East and West Coast oysters, as well as pitchers of sangria, are available at special prices. If you miss happy hour, choose seasonal oysters from SUGARCANE's blackboard selection or get a true indulgence: the shellfish tower—it is a holiday, after all. 3252 N.E. First Ave., 786-369-0353
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