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

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgLegend 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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. AquaKnox

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-3772
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Look for sake-ponzu oyster shooters as well as a Champagne mignonette sauce served with a plate of raw oysters.

2. Big Al's Oyster Bar

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4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 365-7111
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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.

3. Big Sur Oyster Bar

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9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 796-7111
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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.

4. Bouchon Bistro

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-6200
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Head for the raw bar at Bouchon for bloody Marys paired with oysters, some of the best in town.

5. Brand Steakhouse & Lounge

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3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-8300
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Brand at the Monte Carlo has oysters on the half shell with a house made selection of sauces for $4.

6. Comme Ça

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7910
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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.

7. Culinary Dropout

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4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 522-8100
Culinary Dropout features a raw bar with a selection of oysters, King crab legs and white shrimp.

8. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

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3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7374
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Emeril's New Orleans Fish House offers oysters by the half shell for $1.50 during happy hour.

9. Fix Restaurant & Bar

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3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-8300
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Raw market oysters from the East Coast and West Coast go for $5 per piece.

10. Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis

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2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 617-7075
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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.

11. Heraea

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4321 W. Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 701-0201
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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.

12. Lakeside

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3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(888) 320-7110
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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.

13. Lavo Italian Restaurant & Nightclub

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 791-1800
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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.

14. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-6333
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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.

15. Oyster Bar at Palace Station

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2411 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 367-2411
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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.

16. The Oyster Bar at Sunset Station

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1301 W. Sunset Road
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 547-7777
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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.

17. P.J. Clarke’s

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3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 434-7900
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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.

18. R Steak & Seafood

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2901 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Oysters on the half shell are $5 during happy hour.

19. RM Seafood

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3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-9300
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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.

20. Stack Restaurant & Bar

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3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-8300
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Stack at the Mirage has butter-roasted Kushi oysters with chili garlic butter crunch and lemon for $21.

21. Strip House

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3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 737-5200
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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.

22. Tender Steak & Seafood

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3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 262-4778
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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.

23. Texas Star Oyster Bar

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2101 Texas Star Lane
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 631-1000
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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.

24. Tides Oyster Bar

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2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89052
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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1. AquaKnox

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Look for sake-ponzu oyster shooters as well as a Champagne mignonette sauce served with a plate of raw oysters.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2. Big Al's Oyster Bar

4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103
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.
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

3. Big Sur Oyster Bar

9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183
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.
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89183

4. Bouchon Bistro

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Head for the raw bar at Bouchon for bloody Marys paired with oysters, some of the best in town.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Brand Steakhouse & Lounge

3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Brand at the Monte Carlo has oysters on the half shell with a house made selection of sauces for $4.
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. Comme Ça

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
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.
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Culinary Dropout

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Culinary Dropout features a raw bar with a selection of oysters, King crab legs and white shrimp.
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

8. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House offers oysters by the half shell for $1.50 during happy hour.
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Fix Restaurant & Bar

3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Raw market oysters from the East Coast and West Coast go for $5 per piece.
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis

2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052
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.
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89052

11. Heraea

4321 W. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
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.
4321 W. Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

12. Lakeside

3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
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.
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

13. Lavo Italian Restaurant & Nightclub

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
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.
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

14. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
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.
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

15. Oyster Bar at Palace Station

2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102
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.
2411 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102

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16. The Oyster Bar at Sunset Station

1301 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV 89014
Fresh oysters on the half shell are just one of the Louisiana-style seafood dishes at Sunset Station’s Oyster Bar.
1301 W. Sunset Road
Henderson, NV 89014

17. P.J. Clarke’s

3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
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.
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

18. R Steak & Seafood

2901 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Oysters on the half shell are $5 during happy hour.
2901 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

19. RM Seafood

3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119
The raw bar at Rick Moonen’s offers an oyster sampler appetizer so diners can try six different varieties in one sitting.
3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

20. Stack Restaurant & Bar

3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Stack at the Mirage has butter-roasted Kushi oysters with chili garlic butter crunch and lemon for $21.
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

21. Strip House

3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109