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5 National Oyster Day Musts!

BY Germaine Benson | July 28, 2016 | Feature Features

Foodie alert! National Oyster Day is Aug. 5. Here are five restaurants where they do right by those delicious shells.
Those precious shells are calling your name at Izzy's Fish & Oyster.

1. Novelties From the North
Well-known for offering New England fare in South Beach, Izzy’s Fish & Oyster never disappoints. Upon arrival, diners are presented with an oyster card on which they can choose from six different types, all from various parts of Massachusetts. Each can be ordered in increments of one ($3.50), half a dozen ($20) or a dozen ($38). Trying them all is absolutely encouraged. 423 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.397.8843

2. Coast to Coast
Fresh fish, a world-class sushi bar and a rotating oyster menu are just part of the appeal at Lure Fishbar. The upscale seafood spot features oysters from both the East and West Coasts with all the bells and whistles you’ve come to expect. Our suggestion: the Kusshi variety ($17) with jalapeno ponzu sauce. Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.695.4550

3. Neighborhood Gem
As the quaint seafood haven locals flock to for fresh crustaceans, Midtown Oyster Bar boasts an impressive menu with oyster selections that change daily. In honor of National Oyster Day on Aug. 5, the eatery is offering unlimited oysters for $25 per person from 5 to 7pm. Come one, come all! 3301 NE First Ave., Miami, 786.220.2070

4. Polished Pearl
An instant favorite since it opened, Mignonette is a cozy spot with constantly revolving oyster selections that range based on the time of year. If on-the-shell is not your thing, try the baked oysters Rockefeller ($19) or the oysters Frank ($19) topped with manchego and smoked bacon, which are available all year round. 210 NE 18th St., Miami, 305.374.4635

5. Shuck It, Baby!
Hand-shucked cold-water oysters at The River Oyster Bar are plentiful. At this Brickell favorite, guests can indulge in fresh seafood specialties as well as a wide variety of the aforementioned aphrodisiac. Expect to find specialty oysters ($3 per piece) from Prince Edward Island, California, Massachusetts and Maine. 650 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.530.1915

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