Philadelphia, PA - With summer at its peak, we’re all looking for the perfect healthy, refreshing options to keep us calm, cool, and collected. This dining season, it’s all about oysters – and what better day to indulge in the oceanic gems than on August 5th for National Oyster Day!
Where to Get Oysters in Philly
The Olde Bar and Village Whiskey, celebrate, Garces contemporary oyster saloon, The Olde Bar, is pleased to offer Buck a Shuck oysters throughout dinner service, from 55 pm- 11pm. Additionally, Garces Rittenhouse hotspot Village Whiskey is delighted to offer Buck a Shuck all day long, from 11:30am—10:30pm.
Ocean Prime, Center City’s most gorgeous seafood restaurant and steakhouse, is offering Oyster Granita for half-off on National Oyster Day. Guests can enjoy six succulent oysters topped with a lemon and Tabasco frozen granita, for $11.50 on National Oyster Day, as well as Fridays from 4:30 to 6 pm. During the rest of the week, the Oyster Granita is $23. 124 South 15th St. | 215-563-0163 | https://ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/philadelphia/menus
Royal Boucherie, Old City’s lively American brasserie from award-winning chef Nicolas Elmi, is celebrating the day with a trio of specials sure to please any oyster-lover. A dozen oysters and split of Domaine Laurier Methode Champenoise for $30. Bucket of six, 12oz bottles of Miller High Life with a dozen oysters for $30 or Five oysters covered in crunchy cornmeal (GF) with house-made remoulade for $6, available at the bar starting at 5pm 52 South 2nd St | 267-606-6313 | www.royalboucherie.com
Townsend, the eponymous French restaurant from Chef Townsend Wentz, is offering Sweet Jesus Oysters on the half-shell with Champagne Mignonette at $3 per oyster, up to a dozen, as well as Fried Oyster Basquaise at $4.50 per oyster. Guests can pair their oysters with a glass of Victorine De Chastenay Crémant De Bourgogne at half price ($7.50). 1623 East Passyunk Ave | 267-639-3203 | https://www.townsendphl.com
Urban Farmer, the modern American steakhouse located off Logan Square, is offering East Coast and West Coast Oysters on the half-shell for $3.75 each with lemon and mignonette. The East Coast Oysters are from Topping, Virginia and are a deep cup, mineral-rich oysters with a slight salinity and sweet and buttery meat. The West Coast Oysters are from Hadlock, Washington, and are fed on cold waters welled up from deep in the Pacific, giving a sweet, but very briny, flavor profile. 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215-963-2788 | https://urbanfarmerrestaurant.com/philadelphia/