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Oysters, oysters, and more oysters....

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Indyjaybird, Mar 24, 2014.

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  1. Indyjaybird

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    My husband is hooked on oysters since a trip to New Orleans last year. We will be hitting Vegas in early May. I know PJ Clarks in Ceasars has closed and they had oysters for happy hour.... anyone have suggestions for other places to try - on the strip, downtown, or not too far from either? Thanks for any suggestions! :beer:
     
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    I heard Big Al's in Orleans was pretty good...
     
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    We haven't been in about 5 years now, but Big Al's was always good. They also had a very tasty jambalaya.
     
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    We tried The Oyster Bar in Harrah's last trip.
    I had Oysters Royale. It was wasabi caviar and creme fraiche on the raw oysters. Man oh man, it was great! I had never had that green wasabi caviar/roe stuff before. It was perfect on those oysters.
     
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    That recent "Cheap Eats" article brought to my attention the fact that Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM has oysters on the half shell at the bar for $1.50 each from 2:00-6:00 pm. I'm hoping to try it out this weekend/early next week.
     
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    We discovered PJ Clark's last year ($1 per oyster) and were very disappointed to hear they closed. But Emeril's is good at $1.50 per oyster and we also love the Oyster Bar in Harrah's which has many other good dishes to try....also their grilled oysters are fantastic and a good way to start into oysters if you're afraid of trying raw oysters. Best advice, drink a lot then try oysters :) ......they also have oyster shooters that are good.
     
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    Very dissapointing to hear pj clarkes's closed. We enjoyed the $1 oysters the last two years. Will hit up emerils for 50% more. That would still be worth it.
     
  9. jackincols

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    While we're on the subject of oysters, any of those joints have them deep fried in batter/crumbs?
     
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    I have not seen that in any of the finer restaurants in Vegas.....the only places I have ever seen them (not Vegas) was some cheap places that did a lot of frying only foods. I did always enjoy them but haven't had deep fried oysters in many years.
     
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    Oyster bar at palace station. I don't think they have a happy hour but I believe they end up around $1.50 each if you get a dozen. They are very good but expect a long wait as there are only about 20 seats total.
    I always plan on hitting emeril's at mgm for their $1.50 happy hour but never seem to make it. A friend of mine has been there and says it is very good.
    Another place i havent tried but have heard good things about is todd's english pub in city center. They have a $2 happy hour
     
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    Does the Oyster Bar at Harrahs still have a happy hour? I didn't see anything on their website or Las Vegas happy hour website.
     
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    Not sure about happy hour at Harrah's but this is a must try spot. Between the 4 of us we tried...the clam chowder...scallops...risotto...crab legs...lobster tails...and pretty much all the ways they serve their oysters...the raw and the grilled are awesome....my mom loved the oysters casino and rockafeller. Had a few shooters. If I knew how to post my pictures I would. Moon was our waiter....very friendly and didn't write anything down...superb service. I will always make time to come back here during every trip from now on. I have said it before...but this IS a hidden gem.
     
  14. jackincols

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    Thanks. Same here. I can't remember having them since my mother made them. I'm not a fan of raw oysters or oyster stew, but used to love those fried oysters she made.
     
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    Zenshin at South Point has them on their happy hour menu from 2:00-6:00 pm. I tried them on my last trip. It was my first time having fried oysters and I didn't like them at all, but maybe that's how fried oysters always taste. It was the only thing I didn't like of all the items we sampled.
     
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    Love the Oyster bar at Harrahs! Always eat there a few times during our stay.
     
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    Great news. Comme Ca is considered one of the top 20 restaurants in town and I have yet to go. With this oysters special I don't have any excuses any more.
     
  20. jackincols

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    Thanks for the info, sonyhog. Funny thing....I've eaten at the Oyster Bar at Harrahs a couple of times and never noticed them. Always just glanced at the oyster section because I figured they were all raw.

    Staying at Harrahs in Apr. I'll have to try them.
     
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