Get ready to shuck, slurp and shoot. National Oyster Day is on August 5th, it only seems right to share some “pearls of wisdom” about where to find the best oysters and deals in San Diego!
Sally’s Fish House & Bar at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, is celebrating National Oyster Day (August 5) with a “shellfie” promotion right on the water. Guests who share a “shellfie” at Sally’s on their public Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts using the hashtag #sallysfishhouse can enjoy $1 oysters all day long in celebration of the holiday. Experience waterfront dining at its finest either outside on the restaurant’s recently expanded deck, which also features warm fire pits, or from inside the dining room and bar, which features floor to ceiling windows for unobstructed panoramic views of the San Diego Bay and beyond.
The Duck Dive, on Mission Blvd in Pacific Beach, is offering shuckin’ good Oyster Day Shooters to celebrate. Toast to the holiday with their flight of shooters made up of The Michelada, Classic Shooter, Verdita Shooter and Fixin’s. If you’re still craving more, order the Baja Oysters Rockefeller. Enjoy broiled oysters topped with chopped shrimp, spinach, chipotle, pepper jack cheese and bread crumbs. Duck Dive sure knows how to celebrate National Oyster Day!
Pull up a stool to the bar at Bellamy’s, a hidden gem in Escondido offering California modern cuisine with French influences. Listed under chef Jonathan’s Favorites on the bar menu are the Oysters AQ, served with Mignonette sauce. On August 5th, you can enjoy the oysters while you take in the sultry sounds of blues and soul singer James Ian during their Live Entertainment series.
If you plan on spending the day at Mission Beach, grab a group of friends and stop in Miss B’s Coconut Club. They serve their Oysters dish with chimichurri, house cocktail sauce, horseradish and fresh lemon. You’ll love the addition of the chimichurri, which is a piquant sauce most often made with parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and flakes of chili pepper.
Elegant and sophisticated Osetra Seafood & Steaks is your go-to for oysters in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter. Join them in their cocktail lounge and bar for daily happy hour, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. On the happy hour menu are bothOyster on the ½ Shell and 10 Oysters & Bottle of Select Wine, either of which would prove a great way to celebrate National Oyster Day.
Pacific Beach Fish Shop and Encinitas Fish Shop will get you hooked on some of the freshest seafood east of the beach. Hangout on the patio, bring your own wine and order the Fish Shop Oyster Shooter made spicy or non-spicy, served with a beer chaser and garnished with a poached shrimp. But who says oysters should only be appreciated once a year? The Fish Shops offer Oyster Night Thursdays, every Thursday evening beginning at 4:00 p.m. With a variety of oysters to choose from for only $1 each and Pacifico pint and pitcher specials, you can enjoy oysters all year long.
As your day is winding down, head to Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill, located in the heart of Mission Beach. Kick back and relax while watching a San Diego famous sunset from the exclusive Sky Bar. The Sandbar’s Classic Oyster Shooter,consisting of oyster, house cocktail sauce and horseradish is an appetizer that can’t be beat. With the option to add Skyy Vodka for an additional charge, this shooter will leave you satisfied.