Where to get buck-a-shuck oysters in Toronto

You’ve heard about wing deals and drink deals, but how about oyster deals? Toronto: meet buck-a-shuck oysters. There are specials in the city every day of the week (though some are limited to happy hour) so you never have to pay more than 1$ for oysters ever again.

Bar Neon

1226 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N3

Looking for a casual but hip place on Bloor to hang with your friends and enjoy some happy hour snacks and libations? Bar Neon does Toronto the solid of hosting buck-a-shuck oysters every day of the week. Order ‘em up before 7 pm to score the sweet deal, and while you’re there, try something from the substantial cocktail menu or help yourself to a glass of the city-praised sangria.


980 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1

This lovely husband-and-wife-owned restaurant is a wonderful change of pace from the typical rushed Queen Street scene. Sit down on Sunday at the airy, modern spot to enjoy some buck-a-shuck oysters from 5 to 10 pm. They also offer $5 beer and $7 bubbly if you need a little something to wet your whistle.

The Hole in the Wall

2867A Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9

Enjoy some great live music and a craft cocktail at this impossibly compact, entirely charming watering hole in the Junction. From 6 pm onwards on Tuesdays, this intimate place is a great location to hang with some friends or take a date for a little buck-a-shuck action – without breaking the bank.

Temple Bar

489 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

If the Irish pub is your home away from home, you’re going to want to check out Finn’s on a Friday. Not only do they offer great live music and $3 domestic pints, but they generously feature a complimentary oyster bar from 6 pm onwards while supplies last. That’s right, free oysters.

Biff's Bistro

4 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1G4

When you find yourself in the downtown core, make your way over to Biff’s Bistro, an upscale Oliver & Bonacini eatery specializing in French fare and fresh seafood. If you’re watching your wallet but keen to try out the Front Street resto, stop in for a cocktail and some buck-a-shuck oysters on Saturdays and Tuesdays (you can also get your shuck on every other day of the week for just $2).

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