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10 Places for $10 or Less Oysters on the Half Shell

By Amber Ambrose | January 9, 2014 By Amber Ambrose  |  January 9, 2014

Ever since the season began in November, we have yet to eat our fill of oysters. To make that a little lighter on the pocket book, we've researched the best places to find them on the half shell (notice, that does not necessarily mean raw) for $10 or less. We ran a post last week illuminating some of the most well-known cheap options to find raw ones by the dozen, but there were more deals just waiting to be uncovered. Here are a few pearls to visit if you're jonesin' for a fix.

LA Bar and Ragin' Cajun
What to order: A half dozen or full dozen raw oysters
How much: $6/$10
When: 3-7 PM on weekdays

Caracol 
What to order: A half dozen wood-roasted Gulf oysters with chipotle butter or a dozen oysters on the half shell (raw) with salsa bruja and lime
How much: $7/$7.50
When: 3-7 PM on weekdays and anytime before 5 PM on Saturdays

Captain Tom's 
What to order: A dozen oysters on the half shell
How much: $6.95
When: All day, every day

Cove Cold Bar (inside Haven)
What to order: 4 oysters on the half shell with condiments
How much: $6
When: Monday through Saturday, 4-7 PM

Goode Co. Seafood (Katy Fwy. location only)
What to order: A dozen raw oysters
How much: $5.95
When: Thursdays 4-10 PM

Sam's Boat 
What to order: Half dozen oysters on the half shell
How much: $4.99
When: Monday through Friday, 3-7 PM

Blue Water Seafood 
What to order: Raw or grilled oysters
How much: Raw oysters are $7.99 a dozen, grilled start at $5.99 and go up depending on the amount and topping
When: Raw oysters are available at all times, grilled are only available on Wednesdays after 5 PM

The Oceanaire 
What to order: The fresh oyster trio served with mignonette (they may not be Gulf oysters, just so you know) or oysters Rockefeller
How much: $6 for either
When: Monday through Friday, 4-7 PM; Monday through Thursday 9 PM to close; Sunday 8 PM to close

Snapper Jack's 
What to order: A dozen raw oysters
How much: $9.99
When: All day, every day

Places Mentioned

Ragin Cajun Restaurant

CajunGreenway Plaza Area
Food21 Decor17 Service19 Cost$24

Goode Company Seafood

SeafoodMemorial
Food24 Decor20 Service23 Cost$33

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

SeafoodGalleria
Food24 Decor25 Service23 Cost$53

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