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Eleven of Atlanta's Best Oyster 'Happy Hour' Specials

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Kimball House.
| Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee

Happy hour in the traditional sense is illegal in Atlanta— see here and here— so while other Eater sites are rounding up the best bets for post-work drinks in their respective cities, we're going to focus on seafood instead. Here, now, 11 of ATL's top oyster deals. Feel free to leave others in the comments.


—Special thanks to Angela Hansberger, who helped research for this map.
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1. One Eared Stag

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1029 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-4479
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Monday through Friday, enjoy $1 oysters and $1 beers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at this Inman Park spot. The oysters served rotate depending on what's interesting and fresh. [Photo]

2. Kimball House

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303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-3502
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Kimball House's happy hour see its regular menu of oysters— normally $2 to $3.50 apiece— priced between $1 and $1.50 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

3. Seven Lamps

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3400 Around Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 467-8950
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There are $1 oysters from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every weekday at Seven Lamps, but there are also two new $5 cocktails, crafted by bartender Kevin Bragg. The Smoked Derby has smoked bourbon, honey, grapefruit, and angostura bitters, and Pandora's Box has rosemary-infused vodka, toasted wild rice syrup, lemon, and soda.

4. Holy Taco

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1314 Glenwood Ave SE
East Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 230-6177
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There are $1 oysters and $1 beers at Holy Taco every Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Head in today and get $5 special cocktails, too. [Photo]

5. MAR Coastal

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314 East Howard Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Decatur's coastal seafood spot, Mar, offers $1.50 oysters from 5 p.m. until close every Monday through Thurdsay.

6. Ink & Elm

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1577 N. Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 244-1541
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Ink & Elm's new weekday happy hour includes a 6 for $10 or 12 for $20 oyster deal. That's raw oysters for $1.66 apiece. The bar's serving up $5 cocktails too; get all of this from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the tavern.

7. Fontaine's Oyster House

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1026 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-0869
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On Tuesdays at Fontaine's, get a dozen house oysters for $5 ($.41 each). Regularly, house oysters on the half shell are served with lemon, cocktail sauce, and horseradish for $1.50 apiece of $16 a dozen. [Photo]

8. Hammocks Trading Company

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7285 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(770) 395-9592
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There are half-priced oysters on the half shell every Monday at Hammocks Trading Co. The restaurant is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; the oysters are 6 for $5 or 12 for $9.50. [Photo]

9. The Family Dog

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1402 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 249-0180
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Fat Tuesdays at The Family Dog bring $.50 gulf oysters on the half shell. Get 'em starting at 4 p.m. [Photo]

10. Atlanta Grill

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181 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 659-0400
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Try $.50 New England oysters at Atlanta Grill in the Ritz-Carlton every Monday evening starting at 5:30 p.m. [Photo]

11. Parish Foods & Goods

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240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 681-4434
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On Sundays, Parish offers $1 East Coast oysters and $2 pints after 5:30 p.m. They're shucked at the bar, but you can eat them upstairs or in the market below. [Photo]

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1. One Eared Stag

1029 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Monday through Friday, enjoy $1 oysters and $1 beers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at this Inman Park spot. The oysters served rotate depending on what's interesting and fresh. [Photo]
1029 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

2. Kimball House

303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Kimball House's happy hour see its regular menu of oysters— normally $2 to $3.50 apiece— priced between $1 and $1.50 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

3. Seven Lamps

3400 Around Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
There are $1 oysters from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every weekday at Seven Lamps, but there are also two new $5 cocktails, crafted by bartender Kevin Bragg. The Smoked Derby has smoked bourbon, honey, grapefruit, and angostura bitters, and Pandora's Box has rosemary-infused vodka, toasted wild rice syrup, lemon, and soda.
3400 Around Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

4. Holy Taco

1314 Glenwood Ave SE, East Atlanta, GA 30316
There are $1 oysters and $1 beers at Holy Taco every Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Head in today and get $5 special cocktails, too. [Photo]
1314 Glenwood Ave SE
East Atlanta, GA 30316

5. MAR Coastal

314 East Howard Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
Decatur's coastal seafood spot, Mar, offers $1.50 oysters from 5 p.m. until close every Monday through Thurdsay.
314 East Howard Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

6. Ink & Elm

1577 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307
Ink & Elm's new weekday happy hour includes a 6 for $10 or 12 for $20 oyster deal. That's raw oysters for $1.66 apiece. The bar's serving up $5 cocktails too; get all of this from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the tavern.
1577 N. Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30307

7. Fontaine's Oyster House

1026 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
On Tuesdays at Fontaine's, get a dozen house oysters for $5 ($.41 each). Regularly, house oysters on the half shell are served with lemon, cocktail sauce, and horseradish for $1.50 apiece of $16 a dozen. [Photo]
1026 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

8. Hammocks Trading Company

7285 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
There are half-priced oysters on the half shell every Monday at Hammocks Trading Co. The restaurant is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; the oysters are 6 for $5 or 12 for $9.50. [Photo]
7285 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

9. The Family Dog

1402 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Fat Tuesdays at The Family Dog bring $.50 gulf oysters on the half shell. Get 'em starting at 4 p.m. [Photo]
1402 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

10. Atlanta Grill

181 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Try $.50 New England oysters at Atlanta Grill in the Ritz-Carlton every Monday evening starting at 5:30 p.m. [Photo]
181 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

11. Parish Foods & Goods

240 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
On Sundays, Parish offers $1 East Coast oysters and $2 pints after 5:30 p.m. They're shucked at the bar, but you can eat them upstairs or in the market below. [Photo]
240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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