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Best Places For Oysters In Los Angeles

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Restaurants around the city offer these delicious and tasty seafood treats throughout the year. With August 5th comes National Oyster Day, so, we've scoured this great city to find the best oysters in LA. Whether you like oyster happy hours or top-notch restaurants, we've got you covered.

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Blue Plate Oysterette
1355 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-3474

With locations in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, Blue Plate Oysterette offers oysters on half with homemade cocktail sauce as well as a pickled shallot mignonette. In addition, try their oysters ceviche style with red onions, chilies, lime and cilantro to a twist on the classic seafood treat. With a fresh and delicious variety of areas of which these oysters come from, you can't go wrong.

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Connie & Teds
8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722

If Connie & Teds knows anything, it's certainly how to cook and deliver the best seafood around. Dine on delicious fresh raw oysters served with horseradish and mignonette sauce at this eatery, where you'll also enjoy top dishes ranging from scallops, fish & chips and fried clams to lobster, and fish stew. Want a twist on your typical oyster fare? Try the Fried Pacific Oyster sandwich with cole slaw and spicy mayo.

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Faith & Flower
705 W 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 239-0642

Located in Downtown LA, Faith & Flower offers a daily selection of CF & DZ oysters with a pink peppercorn mignonette. Serving up $1 oysters during social hour (Sunday - Thursday from 5pm - 6:30pm), Faith & Flower mixes up a scenic Roaring 20's scene with delicious specialty cocktails by mixologist Michael Lay and tasty food from Executive Chef Michael Hung (formerly of San Francisco's Michelin-starred La Folie).

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L&E Oyster Bar
1637 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 660-2255

This hip Silverlake outpost might not be close to the ocean, but it sure delivers in terms of fresh tasty oysters as well as other fish daily from both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. With a huge and extensive oyster menu, guests are treated to oysters from all over the world (literally). Harvested daily and sent directly to L&E Oyster Bar from such places as Casco Bay / Penobscot Bay, Martha's Vineyard, The Chesapeake Bay, Rhode Island, Long Island as well as on the Pacific coast, L&E certainly delivers.

The Hungry Cat
100 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 459-3337

Known for its high quality seafood, The Hungry Cat offers some of LA's top fish, and oysters. In fact, The Hungry Cat is all about its raw bar and oysters. With oyster shooters like their oyster blue ice vodka, lemon, tobasco and Maryland spice to their oysters with tequila, lime tabasco and salt, you wont be disappointed at any of their locations. Born in Maryland, Chef Lentz brings his seafood experience to LA and offers a delicious raw bar including, of course, oysters, clams, mussels, lobster, crab and more. You can get raw oysters by the 1/2 dozen or by the dozen here.

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4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-6377

This Los Feliz eatery offers a oyster bar and raw food featuring a daily selection of oysters from around the world. Featuring ultra-fresh oysters, you can also count on Messhall Kitchen for tasty cocktails, sandwiches, burgers and more. Dine on oysters on the half shell with a smoked cocktail and horseradish, and make sure to see their blackboard for the days offerings.

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Fishing With Dynamite
1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 893-6299

Explore this Manhattan Beach outpost to find some of the best oysters in the area. Offering up oysters served chilled and on the half shell from New Zealand, Morroe Bay (CA) as well as Long Island (NY) and other areas around the world, enjoy with horseradish, lemon and your choice of other sauces including mignoette, cocktail, ponzu and pico de gallo.

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EMC Seafood & Raw Bar
3500 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 351-9988

Opened in 2003, EMC quickly became a popular eatery for fresh seafood for Los Angelenos offering a tasty raw bar. With Raw Bar in its name, you can be assured that EMC Seafood & Raw Bar knows what they're doing. Delivering Eastern oysters with a spicy mignonette and cocktail sauce with wasabi, this Koreatown seafood spot offers a late night happy hour (10pm to close) with $1.25 oysters, $5 draft beers and $5 house wine. Don't want to be out that late? Try their regular happy hour from 4pm to 7pm daily offering oysters for just $1 along with $5 draft beers and $5 house wine.

What are your favorite oysters in LA? Share in the comments below!
Article by Jordan Winston, editor for CBSLA's "Best Of" sections.


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