Oyster Happy Hour

Down by the (Miami) River resides a cozy yet sophisticated bar that has the best selection of raw seafood I’ve ever had. Their specialty oysters range from California to Massachusetts, and are full-bodied, creamy, sea gems that left me wanting more and more. Luckily, you can enjoy them at $1.50 a piece during happy hour at The River Seafood Oyster Bar. Of course I had to order a dozen for myself! If raw oysters aren’t your thing, you can enjoy a variety of “bar snacks” that aren’t what you expect from a seafood restaurant, but will definitely lure you in.

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Duck Tacos

The duck tacos were my favorite bar snack. It did seem a little out of place, but the extremely succulent and tender duck was incredible. Topped with pickled radishes, cotija cheese, and cilantro, these simple ingredients complimented the juicy poultry perfectly.

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Fried Oyster Buns

So, Bar Snacks are small portions, which if you can’t decide which to try, just try them all!  We continued with the fried oyster buns. It was a new take on the typical pork bun which included pickled veggies, spicy mayo, in a fluffy bread like bun but, with a piece of fried oyster instead. This definitely had a kick to it, and added great flavored to the crispy oyster.

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Grilled Octopus

For the main dish I chose the Octopus. It had a very unique flavor that was smokey, as if they threw it right on a BBQ. The potato salad was refreshing and reminisced of a summer cookout.

Don’t let the river part fool you! The River Oyster and Seafood Bar has a vast seafood menu with a modern take on dishes that include local and organic ingredients. I’d say it’s definitely a great catch!

Tastefully yours,



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