If you aren’t an oyster enthusiast, you will never go back once you try them. Those little pieces of fresh, aphrodisiac delight will melt in your mouth, making you want more. An acquired taste, oysters are enjoyed by the most sophisticated palates in different presentations but are best enjoyed raw and with some equally delicious garnishes like sauces. As Miami continues growing its culinary scene, it’s not staying behind on oysters; indeed, the Magic City is very popular for this dish. So below, find some of the most decadent oysters in Miami to indulge in National Oyster Day on august 5 –or when you want.
1 Ocean Drive / Website
6 Oysters for $18 - All Day
Oysters On The Half Shell
St. Andrews Island oysters | topped with rocoto ceviche
The world is your oyster! Join Nikki Beach on National Oyster Day for freshly caught oysters on the half shell topped with rocoto ceviche. Our exceptional selection will feature St. Andrews Island oysters prepared with rocoto ceviche and served on a bed of ice.
252 NW 25th St. / Website
Uchi Miami, the modern Japanese restaurant that presents a non-traditional take through its delicately designed menu, is the perfect place to celebrate National Oyster Day with its delectable and unique oysters. Served on a bed of ice, the raw oysters are topped with spruce tip, finger lime and makrut oil for a burst of velvety citrus flavor. Chef de Cuisine, Dina Butterfield says, "We wanted something that was different and special. We found that by adding makrut oil to the oyster, the natural brininess of the oyster is balanced out".
127 NW 23rd St. / Website
Mayami’s new happy hour menu elevates the “happiest” of hours with delicious cuisines, including $1 Blue Point Oysters, Aji Amarillo Shrimp Ceviche, and more. The cocktail list includes twists on classics such as Smoky Margaritas and Mezcal Mules. Happy Hour is offered Monday - Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway / Website
During Happy Hour, Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., guests can enjoy stunning views and $2 oysters. Seasonal oysters from the Raw Bar, such as the Fire Island, Pink Moon, Fat Bastard, Burnt Black Pepper, and Red Wine Mignonette, will tantalize your taste buds.
Osaka Nikkei, Brickell's hotspot, offers a multi-sensory Nikkei experience. Osaka combines the millenary precision of Japanese techniques with the distinct flavors of Peruvian cuisine to create a variety of delectable Oyster-centric dishes, including the one-of-a-kind Brunch Omakase Platter and freshly shucked oysters served with their signature Nikkei sauces.
3101 NE 7th Ave / Website
Enjoy this luxurious take on oysters while taking in sweeping views of Biscayne Bay at Miami's Amara at Paraiso. Fresh Island Creek Oysters are served with mignonette, lemon, and cocktail sauce and are topped with caviar. During lunch, get a half dozen for $48 or a full dozen for $96 and $1 oysters.
9420 NW 41st St. / Website
Ella’s Oyster Bar, located in Shoma Bazaar, recently named Miami’s Best Food Hall, offers a variety of raw, roasted, and fried oysters to satisfy all palettes. Indulge in the classic, Oyster of the Day, or fan-favorite, Miami-Orleans Oyster - featuring sofrito butter, blackening spice, grana padano, and a side of truffle, garlic bread. Enjo $1.95 Oysters and $3 Oyster Shooters during their Daily Happy Hour, offered Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
9700 Collins Ave / Website
Le Zoo offers a range of tasteful options from West Coast Oysters for $24, East Coast Oysters for $22 and Kumamoto Oysters for $24. ½ Dozen per dish.
1 Washington Ave / Website
Wollensky and Smith Raw East Coast oysters on the half shell served with green apple mignonette, and incredible shellfish towers are available in Miami.
237 20th St. / Website
Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Company offers Baked oysters with garlic chili paste, butter, lemon zest, anchovies paste, salt, Parmesan, and butter breadcrumbs on their menu. It's a perfectly balanced dish where you can taste the meat and freshness of the oysters, the crispy texture of the breadcrumbs, the spice of the chili, and the umami of the anchovy paste.
Sweet Liberty’s Happy Hour also features $0.95 east coast oysters, $1.95 west coast oysters. They are offered daily from 4-8pm.
4 W Las Olas Blvd Ste. 120, Fort Lauderdale / Website
Rivertail, located along Fort Lauderdale's iconic New River, embodies a chic yet casual waterfront dining experience. The restaurant recently debuted new menus, which feature a variety of fresh seafood-driven dishes curated by five-time James Beard Award nominee chef Jose Mendin. Its "Get Reel Happy" happy hour special includes delicious oysters served on the half shell for just $0.99 each from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the bar top. While sipping on discounted cocktails, beers, and wines, guests can season these oysters with a variety of traditional sauces to complement their light, oceanic flavor. Rivertail also serves a daily selection of succulent and savory East and West Coast oysters, allowing oyster lovers to enjoy these salty snacks on National Oyster Day and beyond.
Photography by: Courtesy Nikki Beach, Uchi Miami, Mayami, Rusty Pelican, Osaka Nikkei Miami, Gather + Grow Inc, Shoma Bazaar, STARR Restaurants, Michael Pisarri, Breakwater Hospitality Group, Smith & Wollensky Miami