Blue point specials

Discounted oysters abound, especially for early shuckers

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Bow & Stern

The staff prepares the day's oyster bar at Bow & Stern. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune / March 24, 2014)

You need never pay full price for oysters, provided you're willing to eat early enough or late enough or on the right day. Hint: It really helps to be in the mood for oysters on a Monday.

Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits. $1 oysters (while supplies last) Friday. 6727 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, 708-775-8122

The Bedford. $1 oysters and half-price bottles of sparkling wine available Thursday. 1612 W. Division St., 773-235-8800

The Bluebird. $1 oysters (supplies limited) from 5-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday. 1749 N. Damen Ave., 773-486-2473

Bow & Stern Oyster Bar. Orders of three or six oysters for half price before 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. 1371 W. Chicago Ave., 312-988-0644

Chicago Oyster House. Blue point oysters $1.50 Monday; selected oysters $1.50 from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 1933 S. Indiana Ave., 312-225-8833

Fish Bar. $1 oysters after 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday. 2956 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-687-8177

Frontier. Selected oysters $1 from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; chef's-choice oysters $10 per dozen Thursday. 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-772-4322

The Grid. Oysters are $1 Monday. 351 W. Hubbard St., 312-321-1351

Pearl Tavern. Buy a half-dozen oysters, get a half-dozen free, 4-7 p.m. Monday. 180 N. Wacker Drive, 312-629-1030

Pops for Champagne. $1 oysters from 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. 601 N. State St., 312-266-7677

Shaw's Crab House. In the oyster bar, half-price oysters (one East Coast, one West Coast variety selected) 4-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday. In addition, the Schaumburg location offers 50-cent oysters for one hour on selected dates; call or check online for details. 21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722; 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, 847-517-2722

Tavernita. "Buck-a-shuck" oysters 5-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday in the main bar and in Barcito lounge. 151 W. Erie St., 312-274-1111

Tin Fish. Happy hour menu (other appetizers also available) includes six oysters for $12 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 18201 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, 708-532-0200

Vera. Oysters are six for $6 Monday while supplies last (arrive early). 1023 W. Lake St., 312-243-9770

pvettel@tribune.com

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