Celebrate World Oyster Day in Vancouver, Friday, August 5


Oysters-3-Ways from Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

Yep. It’s a thing! Around the globe, fans of the pearl-producing mollusk gather to enjoy them in their favourite oyster bars on this special day. In Vancouver, we never need an annual reason to raise a glass (or in this case a shell) to our much-loved seafood, but here are some local hotspots offering up special deals and dishes, just for International Oyster Day.

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar, new on Cambie Street, are doing oyster specials and donating 10 per cent of restaurant sales to the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. Oysters Three Ways (casino, fried and Rockefeller; $12); Angels on Horseback (bacon-wrapped oysters on crostini; wilted spinach, $12); plus $1 Fanny Bay oysters, half-price Pan-Fried Oysters and $5 BRB Fanny Bay Oyster Stout on tap. fannybayoysters.com


Beach Bay Cafe fresh oysters

Beach Bay Cafe and Patio – just steps away from English Bay, is offering Cornmeal Fried Oysters (with charred shallot, compressed apple and Tabasco) on Friday’s fresh sheet during both happy hour and dinner service. beachbaycafe.com


Ancora’s oysters on the half shell

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio, Peruvian-inspired restaurant overlooking beautiful False Creek, will feature $2 buck-a-shuck oysters during cocktail hour on Friday, 3:30-5 pm. ancoradining.com


Oysters and bubbles at Cibo and Uva

Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar (located side-by-side in the Moda Hotel) offer the timeless pairing of oysters and bubbly. For $25, half dozen freshly shucked oysters come with a flute of Blue Mountain ‘Gold Label’. cibotrattoria.com uvavancouver.com

joe fortes

Joe Fortes, decades of shucking them right

Joe Fortes Every day is oyster day at this classic Vancouver oyster bar. Buck a shuck from 4-6pm during happy hour. joefortes.ca


The freshest on ice at Coast

Glowbal, Coast,  Black+Blue and The Roof have $1.50 oysters from 2:30pm -5:30pm. The Fish Shack is offering buck-a-shuck oysters from 2:30pm – 6pm. glowbalgroup.com


A fine selection at Chewies

Chewies, with two locations – Coal Harbour and Kitsilano, these eateries are offering happy hour and buck a shuck, as usual. chewies.ca

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