11 of our favorite raw oyster happy hours and deals in the Triangle

The USS Nimitz towers above the table with its three tiers of lobster, oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, crab claws, king crab, ceviche, tartare and smoked fish dip at Saint James Seafood in Durham. Casey Toth

A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, we dig up some bargain bivalves at area oyster bars.

42nd Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

508 W. Jones St., Raleigh

919-831-2811

42ndstoysterbar.com

The deal: Monday-Friday 4: 30 p.m. to 7 p.m. oysters $1 in the cocktail lounge

Blu Seafood & Bar

2002 Hillsborough Road, Durham

919-286-9777

bluseafoodandbar.com

The deal: Daily 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. oysters $1

The Cortez

413 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

919-342-8227

cortezraleigh.com

The deal: Tuesday-Sunday 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $1 oysters

Full Moon Oyster Bar

1600 Village Market Place, Morrisville

919-378-9524

fullmoonoysterbar.com

The deal: Monday oysters (raw or steamed) 85 cents each

McCormick & Schmick’s

4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

919-881-7848

mccormickandschmicks.com

The deal: Wednesday oysters $1 each

Postal Fish Company

75 W. Salisbury St., Pittsboro

919-704-8612

postalfishcompany.com

The deal: Wednesday N.C. oysters $1 each

Saint James

806 W. Main St., Durham

984-219-7900

saintjamesseafood.com

The deal: Tuesday-Friday 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. chef’s choice oysters half-price

St. Roch

223 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh

919-322-0359

strochraleigh.com

The deal: All day Tuesday and Wednesday-Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m. oysters $1; Saturday brunch oysters half-price

Shuckers

3309 Rogers Road, Suite 245, Wake Forest

919-453-1593

shuckersgrill.com

The deal: Daily from 2 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. until closing oysters 75 cents at the oyster bar

Shuckin’ Shack

Two Cary locations: 4214 NW Cary Parkway, and 1010 Tryon Village Drive, Suite 705

919-377-2283 (Cary Parkway); 984-232-8463

theshuckinshack.com

The deal: All day Monday, all you can eat steamed oysters (you shuck) $24.99; Monday-Friday 4 to 6 p.m. oysters (raw or steamed) $1

Squid’s

1201 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill

919-942-8757

squidsrestaurant.com

The deal: Every day 4 to 6 p.m. oysters half-price

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