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National Oyster Day Brings You Specials on the Half-shell

With National Oyster Day coming up on Aug. 5, you can depend on area restaurants to supply the specials. To drink with oysters: Sparkling wine or rose works, but my faves are viognier or vouvray. Those two white wines meld perfectly with oysters and leave you refreshed, too. Whatever you drink, enjoy the sea’s bounty!

Palm Beach County

City Oyster

Belly up to this restaurant on Aug. 5 for a dozen oysters, which will earn you a complimentary glass of house Champagne. A perfect pairing! 213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/272-0220;

City Oyster

PB Catch

Offering two-for-one oysters all night on Aug. 5. 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-5558;

Parched Pig

Hosting “Monday Night Raw: Royal Rumble” that has $1 oysters starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 5. Those who dress in professional wrestling gear (that’s where the event name comes from) will receive an endless supply of oysters on the house. Can you smell what the Parched Pig is cooking? 4580 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561/360-3063;

Café Centro

You can start celebrating a day early here, on Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with $5 Bloody Mary oyster shooters during brunch, and/or a half-dozen chargrilled oysters (pictured) with pancetta and garlic chili butter along with a split bottle of Valdo prosecco for $20. 2409 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561/514-4070;

Chargrilled oysters at Cafe Centro

Broward County

Burlock Coast

Offering $1 oysters during lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 5. Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/302-6460;


Offering $1 oysters all night from 4 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 5. 2200 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 754/900-4059;

Miami-Dade County

BLT Prime

Starting Aug. 5 and continuing through Aug. 9, stop in for a half-dozen oysters and a glass of Caprice de Clementine Rose for $20. Trump National Doral Miami, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Miami; 561/591-6606;

The Commodore

This bar venue will offer $1 oysters from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 5. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove; 305/400-0562;

Raw bar at Commodore (Photo by rmstudiocorp)

Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden

The restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Isabelle’s offers Oysters Rockefeller for $15 (five pieces). The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove; 305/400-0562;


Offering $1 oysters from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 5. Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Miami; 205/365-4186;


Lure Fishbar

Offering a flight of specialty oysters with a flute of Palmer & Co. Champagne for $20. The flight includes raw Kushi, wasabi & lemon-dressed blue point and a fried oyster with salsa cruda and caviar. Or try $1.50 raw oysters all night. Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1600 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/695-4550;

Rusty Pelican

Offers daylong special of East and West coast oysters for $2 each, or $10 for a half-dozen. 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne; 305/361-3818;


Offering two dinner specials on Aug. 5 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Oysters Rockefeller (half dozen) for $18, or Buffalo Oyster Sandy ($5 each) with Nashville hot sauce, celery dressing on a sesame seed bun. W South Beach Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/938-3112;

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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