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Eat Dollar Oysters On These Patios

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What's better than dollar oysters? Eating them on the cheap while dining al fresco. The rule of avoiding oysters during months without "r" in them is now outdated, so be sure to enjoy them all year long.

Luckily for D.C. residents, local restaurants have exceptional access to Chesapeake oysters, as well as varieties from waters around the country. Plus, dollar oysters happen to be one of the most popular and beloved happy hour promotions in town. But sometimes these deals are limited just to the bar or lounge areas.

So here's a guide to restaurants that let patrons take advantage of the reduced prices in their outdoor seating areas, too. Many also offer drink specials at the same time, so wash them down with sparkling wine, beer, or discounted cocktails. Here's every deal on Eater knows of at the moment. See something that's missing?Then let us know in the comments. Not a patio person? There are even more oyster happy hour deals for those willing to stay in the bar area.

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Brine's happy hour is $1 Rappahannock oysters from 3-7 p.m. even in the outdoor seating area.

Chasin' Tails

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This Cajun restaurant is now offering a dozen oysters for $12 on Wednesdays throughout the entire restaurant.

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Grillfish

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Grillfish has $1 oysters everyday from 4-6 p.m., available even at the sidewalk seating.

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McCormick & Schmick's (Multiple Locations)

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A few McCormick's locations in the area offer $1 oysters on a patio on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to close: this National Harbor location, Crystal City and K Street in D.C.

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Mussel Bar & Grille

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Mussel Bar has $1 chef choice oysters during happy hour (4-6 p.m. daily, late night 9:30 to close Sunday-Thursday, all day Monday).

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Open Road Grill & Icehouse

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This Falls Church roadhouse features $1 oysters on Tuesday nights starting at 4 p.m. Enjoy them at their outdoor seating.

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Orange Anchor

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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Enjoy oysters on this patio along 14th Street with 2 for 1 oysters during its Monday-Friday happy hour from 4-7 p.m..

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There are $1 oysters from 4-7 p.m. weekdays even in the restaurant's new enclosed patio.

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Pop's SeaBar

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Rappahanock Oyster Bar

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Find $1 oysters at this Union Market hot spot from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. There's no table service outside, but guests are welcome to order at the bar and take them out.

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Republic

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Republic has discounted oysters from Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and then late night after dinner service, so Sunday from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m; Monday-Thursday 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. During these hours, local Chesapeake Bay oysters are $1, including in the outdoor seating in the back.

Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar

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In the middle of pricey Georgetown, Sea Catch is a savior. Get $1 oysters and half price drinks during its happy hour (in the courtyard but not on the deck), which runs Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.

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The Wine Kitchen

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The Wine Kitchen has $1 oysters during happy hour (3-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday). Outdoor seating will open for the season starting next week.

Always ready with a great happy hour deal on its patio, Urbana offers a $1 oysters during happy hour Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m.

William Jeffrey's Tavern

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Tuesdays are dollar oyster night at this Arlington bar, which offers them from 4 p.m. to close through the premises. There are also other specials like $8 King crab clusters. They also offer a combo with three oysters, a King crab leg and spicy peel and eat shrimp for $10.

Brine

Brine's happy hour is $1 Rappahannock oysters from 3-7 p.m. even in the outdoor seating area.

Chasin' Tails

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This Cajun restaurant is now offering a dozen oysters for $12 on Wednesdays throughout the entire restaurant.

Official

Grillfish

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Grillfish has $1 oysters everyday from 4-6 p.m., available even at the sidewalk seating.

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McCormick & Schmick's (Multiple Locations)

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A few McCormick's locations in the area offer $1 oysters on a patio on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to close: this National Harbor location, Crystal City and K Street in D.C.

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Mussel Bar & Grille

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Mussel Bar has $1 chef choice oysters during happy hour (4-6 p.m. daily, late night 9:30 to close Sunday-Thursday, all day Monday).

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Open Road Grill & Icehouse

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This Falls Church roadhouse features $1 oysters on Tuesday nights starting at 4 p.m. Enjoy them at their outdoor seating.

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Orange Anchor

[Photo: R. Lopez]

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Enjoy oysters on this patio along 14th Street with 2 for 1 oysters during its Monday-Friday happy hour from 4-7 p.m..

Pennsylvania 6 DC

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There are $1 oysters from 4-7 p.m. weekdays even in the restaurant's new enclosed patio.

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Pop's SeaBar

[Photo: R. Lopez]

Rappahanock Oyster Bar

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Find $1 oysters at this Union Market hot spot from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. There's no table service outside, but guests are welcome to order at the bar and take them out.

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Republic

Republic has discounted oysters from Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and then late night after dinner service, so Sunday from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m; Monday-Thursday 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. During these hours, local Chesapeake Bay oysters are $1, including in the outdoor seating in the back.

Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar

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In the middle of pricey Georgetown, Sea Catch is a savior. Get $1 oysters and half price drinks during its happy hour (in the courtyard but not on the deck), which runs Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.