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Ah, Shucks: 24 Ways to Slurp Down Oysters in Vegas

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Legend has it that Casanova started his day with 50 oysters, perhaps for their aphrodisiac properties, maybe because he just like briny bivalves. While tradition has it that oysters should only be eaten in months that end in R, refrigeration makes that old wive's tale obsolete. Here, a look at 24 restaurants in Vegas that serve up these mollusks and some of the deals they have in honor of National Oyster Day.

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AquaKnox

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Look for sake-ponzu oyster shooters as well as a Champagne mignonette sauce served with a plate of raw oysters.

Big Al's Oyster Bar

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The chefs prepare your meal on the spot, right in front of you at this oyster bar at the Orleans. In August, look for 18 oysters for $18.99 Thursdays through Sundays.

Big Sur Oyster Bar

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South Point’s Big Sur Oyster Bar features half-price oysters and clams on the half shell. Guests can slurp down plump Louisiana Gold Seal Oysters as the chefs freshly shuck oysters in an open kitchen every Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. Other dishes include bloody Mary oyster shooter ($6), pan-fried oysters ($14), oysters Rockefeller ($15) and more.

Bouchon Bistro

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Head for the raw bar at Bouchon for bloody Marys paired with oysters, some of the best in town.

Brand Steakhouse & Lounge

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Brand at the Monte Carlo has oysters on the half shell with a house made selection of sauces for $4.

Comme Ça

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Not only will Comme Ca be offering $1.50 oysters all night in the lounge area in honor of National Oyster Day today, but the restaurant also has a raw bar with Island Creek oysters, grown in Duxbury Bay near Boston. During the restaurant’s daily happy hour, oysters are available for $1.50 each. Happy hour runs Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Culinary Dropout

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Culinary Dropout features a raw bar with a selection of oysters, King crab legs and white shrimp.

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

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Emeril's New Orleans Fish House offers oysters by the half shell for $1.50 during happy hour.

Fix Restaurant & Bar

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Raw market oysters from the East Coast and West Coast go for $5 per piece.

Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis

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One of the menu highlights at this Green Valley Ranch staple is its oysters on the half shell. Only serving the best in season, the oysters served may vary by night. Accompaniments include sherry mignonette, cucumber and gin sorbet, fresh horseradish and cocktail sauce.

Make your oyster spicy with the bloody Mary oyster shooters at Heraea. Nab three or six oysters served in a shooter glass submerged in a bloody Mary mix. Of age guests can add vodka to their shooters as well for an extra kick.

Lakeside

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Located on the picturesque Lake of Dreams at Wynn Las Vegas, Lakeside offers a daily happy hour in the bar and lounge from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with mix and match oysters for $1.95 each.

Lavo Italian Restaurant & Nightclub

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Lavo Italian Restaurant offers oysters on the half shell for $18. The six fresh oysters are part of the raw bar that includes clams, jumbo shrimp, lobster and seafood platters as well as crabmeat salad and tuna ceviche.

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro

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Morels works with Santa Monica Seafood for farmed shellfish, such as oysters and mussels. Come September, the restaurant runs Oysterpalooza with oysters for $3.50 each.

Oyster Bar at Palace Station

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The Oyster Bar at Palace Station is a Vegas institution. With only 18 seats at the bar, guests will wait an hour or more for a coveted seat. A menu of classic oyster dishes includes everything from the oysters on the half shell to the shooters and on to the pan roasts and cioppino. You can order your dishes on a heat level from 1-10. Oyster shooters run $4/shooter or three for $10. Shooters come with an oyster, bloody Mary mix and with tequila, vodka or virgin. Feel free to order all the same or mix it up with the $10 special.

The Oyster Bar at Sunset Station

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Fresh oysters on the half shell are just one of the Louisiana-style seafood dishes at Sunset Station’s Oyster Bar.

P.J. Clarke’s

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P.J. Clarke’s raw bar offers a fresh daily selection of East and West Coast oysters for $16 a half dozen and $28 for a dozen. Today oysters go for $1 each.

R Steak & Seafood

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Oysters on the half shell are $5 during happy hour.

RM Seafood

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The raw bar at Rick Moonen’s offers an oyster sampler appetizer so diners can try six different varieties in one sitting.

Stack Restaurant & Bar

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Stack at the Mirage has butter-roasted Kushi oysters with chili garlic butter crunch and lemon for $21.

Strip House

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Strip House offers a half dozen oysters on the half shell for $19. On Aug. 5 only, the restaurant will be serving a half dozen Oysters Rockefeller for $24 in honor of National Oyster Day. The dish is not on the regular menu.

Tender Steak & Seafood

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Tender at the Luxor offers oysters on the half shell, a six-piece choice, priced at $22. Look for Raspberry Point, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Bluepoint, Long Island Sound, Connecticut; and Quonset Point, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.

Texas Star Oyster Bar

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Look for oyster shooters or a basket of fried oysters for just $9.99 served with hushpuppies, French fries and coleslaw. The Texas Star Oyster Bar also offers a private room accommodating up to 15.

Tides Oyster Bar

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Head to Green Valley Ranch’s Tides Oyster Bar for an extensive raw bar that includes oysters on the half shell.

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AquaKnox

Look for sake-ponzu oyster shooters as well as a Champagne mignonette sauce served with a plate of raw oysters.

Big Al's Oyster Bar

The chefs prepare your meal on the spot, right in front of you at this oyster bar at the Orleans. In August, look for 18 oysters for $18.99 Thursdays through Sundays.

Big Sur Oyster Bar

South Point’s Big Sur Oyster Bar features half-price oysters and clams on the half shell. Guests can slurp down plump Louisiana Gold Seal Oysters as the chefs freshly shuck oysters in an open kitchen every Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. Other dishes include bloody Mary oyster shooter ($6), pan-fried oysters ($14), oysters Rockefeller ($15) and more.

Bouchon Bistro

Head for the raw bar at Bouchon for bloody Marys paired with oysters, some of the best in town.

Brand Steakhouse & Lounge

Brand at the Monte Carlo has oysters on the half shell with a house made selection of sauces for $4.

Comme Ça

Not only will Comme Ca be offering $1.50 oysters all night in the lounge area in honor of National Oyster Day today, but the restaurant also has a raw bar with Island Creek oysters, grown in Duxbury Bay near Boston. During the restaurant’s daily happy hour, oysters are available for $1.50 each. Happy hour runs Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Culinary Dropout

Culinary Dropout features a raw bar with a selection of oysters, King crab legs and white shrimp.

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House offers oysters by the half shell for $1.50 during happy hour.

Fix Restaurant & Bar

Raw market oysters from the East Coast and West Coast go for $5 per piece.

Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis

One of the menu highlights at this Green Valley Ranch staple is its oysters on the half shell. Only serving the best in season, the oysters served may vary by night. Accompaniments include sherry mignonette, cucumber and gin sorbet, fresh horseradish and cocktail sauce.

Heraea

Make your oyster spicy with the bloody Mary oyster shooters at Heraea. Nab three or six oysters served in a shooter glass submerged in a bloody Mary mix. Of age guests can add vodka to their shooters as well for an extra kick.

Lakeside