Best Spots for Oysters in Hoboken, Jersey City + Beyond

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Living in Hudson County means plenty of opportunities to sit by the water, soak in the sun, and sip on chilled rosé. And there’s no better way to complement your summer day than with a plate full of delicious oysters. An acquired taste for some but loved by many, these salty, brine-y mollusks are wonderfully bite-sized {so feel free to indulge} and perfect to share with a crowd. If you’re looking for prime oyster slurping all day long, we’ve got all of the places to get your seafood on in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond — but first, a little oyster education:

Most restaurants will usually feature a combination of both West Coast and East Coast oysters {or just feature what’s in season}, and some will get more specific, providing the name of the oyster which can help to define the taste palate and region that it is from. West Coast oysters tend to be meatier and sweeter and have more of a fluted edge with a deeper shell, while East Coast oysters are defined as chewier, smaller and have more of a salty taste. Now let’s dig in:


Halifax {225 River Street}

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Offering East and West Coast oysters {take our advice and go there to celebrate National Oyster Day on August 5th}, this scenic waterside eatery is a prime place for delightful bites and sparkly bubblies.

Stingray Lounge {1210 Washington Street}

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Offering 50% off oysters + sparkling drinks Sunday through Tuesday from 4:00PM-8:00PM, the raw bar at Stingray is the envy of any mollusk lover, with selections changing weekly and up to 12 {!} different types of oysters on the menu, ranging from East Coast to West Coast.

Court Street {61 6th Street}

Delectable surf + turf here include oysters Rockefeller or ½ dozen oysters on the half shell. While here, we recommend pairing your brine-y delicacies with an oaky Pinot Grigio for a full-on savory meal.

The Ainsworth {310 Sinatra Drive}

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Get a half or full dozen plate of oysters here and maybe some candied bacon on the side and indulge in a spicy cocktail like the Mr. Moore — the smokiness of the bourbon and sweetness of the blackberry will nicely offset a silky and buttery East Coast oyster.

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Elysian Café {1001 Washington Street}

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The oyster selection at Elysian includes the oysters of the day as well as Blue Point and Kumamoto oysters to start off a winning brunch on Sunday Funday.

Grand Vin {500 Grand Street}

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Although one of Hoboken’s top wine bars, Grand Vin also offers oysters. On Thursdays, the locale boasts a $12 blind tasting paired with $1 oysters all evening long.

The Madison Bar and Grill {1316 Washington Street}

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The Madison has just launched a seafood menu that is available on weekends only and the oysters are second to none. Make your weekend outdoor dining res and make sure the oysters are on your radar.

Jersey City

Hooked {467 Communipaw Avenue}

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This casual dining spot on Communipaw Ave. has no shortage of fresh seafood options {more on that here} including fresh catch fried oysters in a po’boy sandwich, served on a platter or made as a salad, with a variety of tasty dipping sauces {and might as well get some honey-jalapeño hushpuppies on the side}.

Just BeClaws {280 1st Street}

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This place doesn’t take reservations but trust, it’s well worth the wait for either raw or fried oysters as well as oyster po’boys. Pick up a bottle of your favorite bubbly {BYO is always a plus}, slap on a bib, and dig in.

Liberty House {76 Audrey Zapp Drive}


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The raw bar at Liberty House has a wide range of oyster options, featuring Hood Canal {a variety of flavorful oysters from Washington State}, Blue Points {locally sourced with a mild flavor}, Beausoleil {Canadian based with a meaty flavor} and Kumamoto oysters, often called the “Chardonnay of oysters” due to its sweet taste.

Hamilton Inn {708 Jersey Avenue}

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The raw bar at Hamilton Inn features Blue Point oysters along with spicy tuna tartare, as well as Kumamoto oysters from Washington State. Pair them all with a Sauvignon Blanc and you’re good to go.

Dullboy {364 Grove Street}

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This JC restaurant offers $1 on Blue Point oysters on Tuesdays for diners’ slurping pleasure. Be sure to check out the Last Word {gin, lime, green chartreuse, maraschino}, a drink with citrus notes that is perfect to pair with endless oysters {and maybe get some brisket mac + cheese on the side}.

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Light Horse Tavern {199 Washington Street}

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Check out the impressive raw bar here with a choice of four different types of oysters including Blue Point, Island Creek {a Massachusetts oyster with a butter and brine flavor}, Wellfleet {Cape Cod oysters with a mild, sweet flavor} or Glidden Point {meaty oysters from Maine with a crisp, complex flavor}, or if you’re feeling aggressive, get the raw bar platter with oysters, clams, poached mussels and shrimp cocktail.

Honshu {95 Green Street} 

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At Honshu, diners will find traditionally served oysters and oysters with a twist. Order the classically served mollusks off of the a la carte menu, or opt the kaki-fry from the appetizer menu, which consists of deep-fried oysters served with a tonkatsu sauce.

Fire and Oak {479 Washington Boulevard}

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The raw bar at Fire and Oak offers oysters as well as lobster, shrimp, little neck clams, and more. Of the oyster selection, fans of the brine-y delicacies can enjoy beusoleil, blue point, or the featured oyster is at the time of dining.


Molos {1 Pershing Road}

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Beautiful waterfront dining and wonderfully dry rosé pairs well with the raw bar, featuring both Blue Point and Moonstone oysters {Rhode Island-based with a mineral, umami taste} as well as the seafood plateau, featuring lobsters, crab meat, shrimp, oysters, and clams.

Chart House {1700 Harbor Boulevard}

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The picturesque dining along the Hudson here never gets old, and the seafood selections include ½ dozen oysters, tuna tartare, and a variety of fresh fish topped or prepared however you like it.


Haven Riverfront Restaurant and Bar {2 Main Street}

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This tucked away restaurant always offers lots of fresh and tempting meal options for a nice night out as well as Atlantic oysters, Pacific oysters, Kumamoto oysters or an “Around the World” tasting with the option to try all three {the perfect mix of briny, sweet, and fresh, if you ask us}.

The Yacht Club {541 River Road, Edgewater}

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The Yacht club is new to the scene with a huge indoor and outdoor space nestled along the Hudson River. The decor is modern and chic, perfect for any celebration. The restaurant serves up fresh seafood dishes like lobster rolls, crab cakes, and of course, oysters. Patrons can order a half a dozen oysters in the option of Blue Point, Beausoleil, Wellfleet, Raspberry Point, Malpeque, and Fannie Bay.

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Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.