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Oyster selection at Henrietta Red
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A Dozen of the Best Oyster Happy Hours in Nashville

Twelve places serving up daily oysters deals

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Oyster selection at Henrietta Red
| Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Once a rarity in Nashville, oysters are now a mainstay on menus around this land-locked town. An order of a dozen oysters doesn’t come cheap — unless it’s happy hour. Seafood-serving eateries around town dedicate a few hours each day to delivering oysters that are both fresh and affordable. If you have an appreciation for oysters and a good deal, dive into these happy hours.

*Note that maps are not ranked, but are sorted geographically.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 55 South

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403 Main St
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 538-6001
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Named for the stretch of highway that runs between Memphis and New Orleans, Jason McConnell’s Franklin restaurant features Southern flavors — and fresh oysters. A dozen ice-cold Gulf oysters are $5-off Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during happy hour. If you can slurp down more than 10 dozen oysters in less than 30 minutes, you might earn your place on the 55 Oyster Wall of Fame.

Chargrilled oysters at 55 South
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2. Puckett’s Boat House

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94 E Main St
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-2309
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Gulf Coast oysters are the oysters of choice at this laid-back getaway in Franklin. On Sunday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. oysters (and appetizers) are $2-off. Order your oysters Rockefeller, Nola-style, roasted with chimichurri, grilled, or raw on the half shell.

3. Saltine Restaurant

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1918 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-4410
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Southern-sensibilities inform the Gulf Coast menu at this approachable seafood restaurant. Seafood-centric dishes tempt diners with fresh fish that is fried and grilled but don’t overlook oysters on the hall-shell. Saltine specializes in Gulf oysters and on weekdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends, opening to 6 p.m., oysters are $1.50 each and snacks, wines, oyster shooters, daiquiris and punch are $5.

4. Henrietta Red

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1200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 490-8042
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Within this Germantown hotspot, oysters are raw, wood-roasted, and fried. From your seat at the marble-topped raw bar, watch shuckers shuck premium oysters that hail from the East, West and Gulf Coasts. Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m., enjoy select oysters for $2 and pair a dozen with a $5 glass of cava or the daily drink special.  

Raw selections at Henrietta Red
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5. Saint Stephen

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1300 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 974-0121
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The newly opened Germantown restaurant Saint Stephen entices diners and drinkers with two daily happy hours. The early crowd comes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $1.50 oysters, $4 cocktails, drafts, and wine, and specials on house-made charcuterie. The same deals are offered again from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., for late-nighters.

6. Marsh House

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401 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 262-6001
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Situated on the ground floor of the Thompson Nashville, this stylish restaurant and bar deserves the title of the best oyster deal in town. Twelve George Washingtons will get you a dozen oysters, which are $1 a piece during happy hour. There are also deals on beer, cocktails, wine and even a “chambong” during happy hour, which runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

Raw oysters at Marsh House
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7. Ellington's Mid Way Bar & Grill

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401 Union St
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 988-7333
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This restaurant in the Fairlane Hotel is a mid-century inspired eatery on the hotel’s fourth floor, with an outdoor terrace and sweeping views of the city. During the week, diners can treat themselves to $2 East and West Coast oysters during happy hour (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.). You can also score two-for-one drinks and $5 apps. 

Oysters on the half shell
Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill

8. The Southern Steak & Oyster

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150 3rd Ave S #110
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 724-1762
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This long-standing restaurant was one of the first in town to serve a premium selection of freshly, shucked oysters. The downtown favorite offers specials on select raw oysters every day between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, drinks specials and $5 fried green tomatoes are offered, as well.

Raw oysters at The Southern
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9. Liberty Common

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207 1st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 649-8900
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A new-school brasserie, Liberty Common’s selection of oysters are sourced from the East and West Coasts, and during a daily happy hour, they are sold by the dozen at a discounted price of $18. Seven days a week, you can eat, drink and slurp oysters like Parisians. In addition to oysters, find frozen drinks, highball and spritz cocktails, and wine on the happy hour menu, available on weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Raw selections at Liberty Common
Liberty Common

10. Batter'd & Fried

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1008A Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 226-9283
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New England-style seafood shares the menu with sushi, fresh oysters, and burgers at Batter’d and Fried, an unassuming East Nashville seafood house design to please every palate. If it’s oysters you’re after, swing by on Tuesdays for a two-for-one deal on fresh oysters on the half shell. 

11. The Treehouse Restaurant

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1011 Clearview Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 454-4201
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Known for an unmatched atmosphere and vibrant, composed dishes, Treehouse recently became known for oysters, as well. During the hour-long oyster happy hour the East Nashville restaurant launched last winter, oysters ring in at $1.50 and are served alongside grilled squid tacos, potato fritters, chicken wings and $5 wines and $8 cocktails (Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

12. Rudie's Seafood and Sausage

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1402 McGavock Pk
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 645-5167
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A neighborhood seafood joint in Riverside Village, Rudie’s is family-owned and family friendly. Find a rotating selection of oysters at the raw bar; thanks to nightly oyster specials, you can try them for a fraction of the price. Happy hour starts at 4 p.m. and deals are available until 6 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on weekends.

1. 55 South

403 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064
Chargrilled oysters at 55 South
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Named for the stretch of highway that runs between Memphis and New Orleans, Jason McConnell’s Franklin restaurant features Southern flavors — and fresh oysters. A dozen ice-cold Gulf oysters are $5-off Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during happy hour. If you can slurp down more than 10 dozen oysters in less than 30 minutes, you might earn your place on the 55 Oyster Wall of Fame.

403 Main St
Franklin, TN 37064

2. Puckett’s Boat House

94 E Main St, Franklin, TN 37064

Gulf Coast oysters are the oysters of choice at this laid-back getaway in Franklin. On Sunday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. oysters (and appetizers) are $2-off. Order your oysters Rockefeller, Nola-style, roasted with chimichurri, grilled, or raw on the half shell.

94 E Main St
Franklin, TN 37064

3. Saltine Restaurant

1918 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Southern-sensibilities inform the Gulf Coast menu at this approachable seafood restaurant. Seafood-centric dishes tempt diners with fresh fish that is fried and grilled but don’t overlook oysters on the hall-shell. Saltine specializes in Gulf oysters and on weekdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends, opening to 6 p.m., oysters are $1.50 each and snacks, wines, oyster shooters, daiquiris and punch are $5.

1918 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

4. Henrietta Red

1200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Raw selections at Henrietta Red
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Within this Germantown hotspot, oysters are raw, wood-roasted, and fried. From your seat at the marble-topped raw bar, watch shuckers shuck premium oysters that hail from the East, West and Gulf Coasts. Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m., enjoy select oysters for $2 and pair a dozen with a $5 glass of cava or the daily drink special.  

1200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

5. Saint Stephen

1300 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

The newly opened Germantown restaurant Saint Stephen entices diners and drinkers with two daily happy hours. The early crowd comes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $1.50 oysters, $4 cocktails, drafts, and wine, and specials on house-made charcuterie. The same deals are offered again from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., for late-nighters.

1300 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

6. Marsh House

401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Raw oysters at Marsh House
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Situated on the ground floor of the Thompson Nashville, this stylish restaurant and bar deserves the title of the best oyster deal in town. Twelve George Washingtons will get you a dozen oysters, which are $1 a piece during happy hour. There are also deals on beer, cocktails, wine and even a “chambong” during happy hour, which runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

401 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

7. Ellington's Mid Way Bar & Grill

401 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219
Oysters on the half shell
Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill

This restaurant in the Fairlane Hotel is a mid-century inspired eatery on the hotel’s fourth floor, with an outdoor terrace and sweeping views of the city. During the week, diners can treat themselves to $2 East and West Coast oysters during happy hour (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.). You can also score two-for-one drinks and $5 apps. 

401 Union St
Nashville, TN 37219

8. The Southern Steak & Oyster

150 3rd Ave S #110, Nashville, TN 37201
Raw oysters at The Southern
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

This long-standing restaurant was one of the first in town to serve a premium selection of freshly, shucked oysters. The downtown favorite offers specials on select raw oysters every day between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, drinks specials and $5 fried green tomatoes are offered, as well.

150 3rd Ave S #110
Nashville, TN 37201

9. Liberty Common

207 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201
Raw selections at Liberty Common
Liberty Common

A new-school brasserie, Liberty Common’s selection of oysters are sourced from the East and West Coasts, and during a daily happy hour, they are sold by the dozen at a discounted price of $18. Seven days a week, you can eat, drink and slurp oysters like Parisians. In addition to oysters, find frozen drinks, highball and spritz cocktails, and wine on the happy hour menu, available on weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

207 1st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

10. Batter'd & Fried

1008A Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

New England-style seafood shares the menu with sushi, fresh oysters, and burgers at Batter’d and Fried, an unassuming East Nashville seafood house design to please every palate. If it’s oysters you’re after, swing by on Tuesdays for a two-for-one deal on fresh oysters on the half shell. 

1008A Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

11. The Treehouse Restaurant

1011 Clearview Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

Known for an unmatched atmosphere and vibrant, composed dishes, Treehouse recently became known for oysters, as well. During the hour-long oyster happy hour the East Nashville restaurant launched last winter, oysters ring in at $1.50 and are served alongside grilled squid tacos, potato fritters, chicken wings and $5 wines and $8 cocktails (Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

1011 Clearview Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

12. Rudie's Seafood and Sausage

1402 McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN 37216

A neighborhood seafood joint in Riverside Village, Rudie’s is family-owned and family friendly. Find a rotating selection of oysters at the raw bar; thanks to nightly oyster specials, you can try them for a fraction of the price. Happy hour starts at 4 p.m. and deals are available until 6 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on weekends.

1402 McGavock Pk
Nashville, TN 37216

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