Whether you like your oysters plain or sauced, with or without lemon, from the East coast or the West coast, there's one thing every oyster-lover can agree on: they always taste better when they're buck-a-shuck.
And while cheap oyster nights may feel like few and far between, there are definitely enough spots across Toronto to keep your seafood spirits high. Our $1 every-day oyster list will keep seafood lovers feed all week.
Here's where you can find shuckin' good deals every day of the week:
Monday - The Chase Fish and Oyster
Where: 10 Temperance St, first floor // Toronto
What's better than $1 oysters? Unlimited oysters. Every Monday, The Chase Fish and Oyster shells out (get it?) unlimited oysters to its customers for a reasonable $40. For any oyster-hating friends that may tag along, the menu boasts incredible seafood alternatives like crispy cod tacos and tuna nachos. If you don't think you can whoof down 40 oysters to make up for your money spent, you can also try out Bar Neon, which has $1 oysters every day of the week until 7pm.
Tuesday - Boehmer
Where: 93 Ossington Ave (at Queen St W) // Toronto
Boehmer offers buck-a-shuck every Tuesday, and if that wasn't good enough already, they also have half price bottles of wine and $22 lobster on the same day. The rest of their menu isn't too shabby either, with a long list of meat-centric items like steak, lamb, duck and veal.
Wednesday - Nomé Izakaya
Where: 4848 Yonge St // North York
A Japanese-style tapas restaurant on the outskirts of central Toronto, Nomé Izakaya serves up innovative small plates with Japanese flavours. Come here on Wednesday for $1 oysters with tasty sauces. They also do buck-a-shuck on Tuesdays, too.
Thursday - La Société
Where: 131 Bloor St West // Yorkville
Mingle with Toronto's elite while keeping your bill budget-friendly. This petite piece of Paris in Yorkville offers buck-a-shuck à la française from 4pm-8pm in the lounge. Want to branch out from oysters? The menu's price isn't overwhelming, considering the location, and fan-favourites like nicoise salad, smoked salmon benedict and buttermilk pancakes are also on offer.
Friday - Montecito
Where: 299 Adelaide St West // Toronto
One dollar oysters and half priced champagne: does life get any better? This popular, upscale 400-seat joint serves up California-style dishes and highlights the very best in Canadian produce. Find this deal from 5pm to 9pm at Montecito's patio and brasserie.
Saturday - Hooked Inc.
Where: 888 Queen St East// Toronto
The interior may be simple, but the food is delicious. Hooked brings sustainable fish to Toronto, and on Saturdays and Sundays, they bring $1 oysters to you. Get their grab-and-go style buck-a-shuck at their Leslieville location.
Sunday - Skin + Bones
Where: 980 Queen St E// Toronto
Another restaurant serving up $1 oysters and half price bubbly, Skin + Bones is a rustic venue offering an open concept kitchen, a killer menu and 30 foot cocktail bar for all your booze-drinking needs. The restaurant also caters up to 140 guests for special occassions and cocktail parties.