Aw Shucks! Where to Celebrate Oyster Day in L.A.

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This Saturday, August 5, is National Oyster Day 2017. Here is where to get some shucking good oysters in the City of Angels.
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Come see “The Oyster Whisperer” Chef Rigo Dugal—he can shuck 15 oysters in one minute!—at this seafood staple. Varieties range from Kumamotos to Sweet Petites.

Ayara Lūk
On National Oyster Day the popular Thai pop-up will be shucking oysters all day at their Oyster Social on their outdoor patio which will pair perfectly with glasses of wine and bubbly.Enjoy varieties like Thai-American Oysters in quantities of half dozen and a dozen. A full menu will also be available that day featuring Dungeness Crab Fried Rice, Clay Pot Baked Prawns, Roasted Duck Flatbread and Baked Whole Branzino along with wine and bubbly specials by the glass and bottle. Available while supplies last.

Captain Kidd’s Fish Market and Restaurant
In addition to being just steps away from the ocean, Captain Kidd’s oceanside hotspot will offer $1 oysters until they run out. Served with a lemon and hot sauce or choose to have them fried, every  oyster > is sourced from the best parts of the ocean ensure quality and consistency. Pair your meal with Rose, wine or indulge in one of Captain Kidd’s mixed cocktails – Coconut Mojito, Moscow Mule or Margarita – all made in-house and available on tap.

Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime

This modern-American seafood and steak-centric restaurant by Cameron Mitchell is offering a special Pemaquid Oyster, also known as the “Cadillac of Oysters” available at Beverly Hills and all locations. From the deep waters of Damariscotta River, Maine. Pemaquid Oysters are harvested from a point where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. Pemaquid Oysters have plump, very firm meat which is mildly sweet with a clean, lemon zest flavor and solid brininess. 

This West Hollywood hotspot located in the Mondrian hotel, is offering $2 oysters available during brunch (7:00am – 3:00pm).
Come to Thomas Keller’s Beverly Hills bistro for $2 happy hour oysters.
Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey’s fish meats field concept is offering $1 oysters all day (limit 2 dozen per table).
Dia de Campo
Hermosa Beach’s modern surf lodge courtesy of Tin Vuong serves up a variety of oysters served in a variety of ways: grilled, crispy, or raw with pico de gallo.
Fishing With Dynamite
You can have it all here, with oysters on the half shell ranging from Fanny Bay, Canada to Clevedon Coast, New Zealand to Mass. oysters from Cape Cod at David Lefevre’s fabulous seafood eatery in Manhattan Beach.
Morro Bay Pacific gold oysters, whipped bacon dashi, smoked salmon roe.
Morro Bay Pacific gold oysters, whipped bacon dashi, smoked salmon roe.

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L&E Oyster Bar
This Silver Lake staple offers an upstairs happy hour only from 5 to 7 p.m. weekdays only, which patrons can pair nicely with $4 beers and $10 plates of beet-cured salmon.
Every day is Oyster Day at Sawyer, where, with a $12 happy hour deal that lasts from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the daily, you’ll receive six oysters with pickled shallot-cucumber sorbet, horseradish-sambal cocktail sauce, and a draft beer or glass of wine.
Faith & Flower 
Oyster up at the downtown eatery’s Social Hour, where you can order $1 oysters with pink peppercorn mignonette.
Hungry Cat
Oyster Day might be Saturday, but celebrate a little late on Monday at Chef David Lentz’s Hollywood eatery, where $1 oysters are offered from 4 p.m. to closing time.