There’s nothing quite like ordering a dish of oysters. Whether you choose to eat them fried or raw, or with a glass of beer or white wine, you know that it’s going to be a somewhat fancy evening. Yeah - fancy is possible in Las Vegas!
Some people eat oysters for the taste, others do it for their aphrodisiac properties. Whatever reason you choose to eat oysters is up to you.
Las Vegas is all about good food. If you’re in the area and looking for a restaurant that makes the tastiest oyster dishes, we’ve got you covered with this extensive list and guide to the best oysters in Las Vegas.
Harrah’s oysters are as fresh as they get. Caught from the docks and then made to order, you can order grilled, half-shelled, or Rockefeller oysters alongside a variety of other seafood.
The shucked-to-order oyster menu includes samplers of all of their oysters, jumbo oysters, grilled oysters in garlic-parmesan butter, and half-shelled oysters.
The standout feature on the menu is the Rockefeller oysters, which come with spinach, parmesan cheese, hollandaise sauce, and bacon. Ideal for the meat lovers!
Harrah’s Oyster Bar also offers a variety of cocktails, wines, and beers for the adults, along with an abundance of other food options.
This includes a variety of entreés (such as grilled steak and fish n’ chips for those who aren’t interested in oysters), starters, salads, and steamers that feature an array of seafood.
Whilst you can order virtually anything you’re craving, the clue is in the name of this restaurant as the oysters are the true standout feature.
This restaurant was voted Best Seafood in 2015 by the Las Vegas Review Journal. It resides on 3475 Boulevard South in Las Vegas, open Thursday through Sunday.
Harrah’s Oyster Bar is said to be a hidden and underrated gem, filled with delicious fresh seafood and excellent service.
Big Al’s Oyster Bar is the ideal restaurant for people who like to watch how their food is cooked.
If you sit alongside the bar, you are seated facing into the kitchen in a very unique experience where you can watch the chefs do their magic.
You might even get to ask them questions about their food and give direct compliments if they have time to spare!
This restaurant is known for its freshly caught and shucked seafood and oysters, cooked with a distinctive and unique cajun or creole flare.
They also do delectable steamed clams, pasta dishes, bouillabaisse, pan roasts, and other entreés.
The standout section of the menu is Big Al’s Specials, where you can order a jumbo crawfish or the namesake Big Al’s Special that features Alaskan crab legs, clam chowder, and a house beer or wine.
For the adults, you can match your meal with a drink from a range of cocktails, wines, and beers available.
You can also finish your meal nicely with an array of dessert options. As for the price, this is an affordable oyster restaurant with most meals averaging $18-$20.
This restaurant is usually open every day - though make sure to check this before you arrive - and resides in The Orleans Hotel and Casino.
If you’re wanting a coveted and hidden gem of a restaurant in Las Vegas, look no further. The Oyster Bar at Palace Station is a 24-hour, award-winning restaurant that offers an incredible selection of seafood dishes.
This restaurant is about as fancy as it gets. There are limited seats that all circle around the bar, so you have to get in line quickly.
The bar resides right in the middle of the casino floor, so you’re surrounded by action and entertainment wherever you look.
As you are seated facing the bar, you can watch the chefs cook your oysters and seafood and mingle with other guests at the same time.
This also means you can choose your level of spiciness by talking directly to the chef, which means each meal is personalized to each customer.
This Oyster Bar offers half shell Gulf oysters, half shell clams, shrimp and crab cocktails, steamers, starters, pan roasts, gumbos, pasta, and lots of other delicious options.
Just make sure to get in line quickly, as it’s a first come first serve basis with only 18 seats available.
Located on 3500 Boulevard South, Joe’s Seafood is a great restaurant for families who all want a taste of everything.
The kids want a burger, your partner wants steak, and you’re desperate for oysters. Luckily for you, Joe’s Seafood has got it all.
This restaurant started over 100 years ago when the namesake Joe served people on tables outside his own home, after which the fine-dining experience came into fruition in Las Vegas.
It is most famous around the world for its delicious seafood options, including an array of oysters from across the country to crab dishes from Florida. They also offer burgers, entreés, appetizers, and sides.
As for drinks and desserts, Joe’s Seafood is famous for its range of pies and wide range of alcoholic beverages - including cocktails, draft beers, wines, and every spirit imaginable.
You can choose any dessert from a key lime pie to a Boston cream pie to round off your dinner perfectly.
This is a fine dining experience, so the prices can be slightly on the high side, with half a dozen oysters costing $19.95 and entreés ranging from $48 to $90.
It’s clear that the majority of brilliant oyster restaurants in Las Vegas reside in hotels and gambling halls, and this Oyster Bar is no exception!
This restaurant is open every day and specializes in - you guessed it - oysters, alongside gumbos and pan roasts. It’s the ideal comfort food place.
This restaurant is all about providing soul food. The gumbos are inviting, the pan roasts are filling, and the oysters are flavorsome.
They also offer a range of other entreés including New Orleans jambalaya, French bouillabaisse, Cajun etoufée, and more.
Residing in North Vegas, this is a great restaurant for families, couples, and friends alike. The standout feature of this restaurant is their Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter, which is ideal for washing down your oyster meal.
Get a taste of Californian cuisine at the Herringbone in Las Vegas, residing at 3730 Boulevard South. This restaurant is all about Southern Californian coastal dining, as they specialize in fresh seafood.
Here, you can choose from an array of oyster dishes, including West or East coast oysters served with tabasco, cocktail sauce, apple mignonette, lemon, and kimchi salsa.
Other meals include seafood such as jumbo shrimp, Maine lobster, and Alaskan King crab.
This is one of the most comfortable restaurants you can go to, as it features a lovely mix of live music and fine, relaxed dining.
Whether you choose to book a table for a meal or simply come for cocktails and live music is up to you.
This is a great option for tourists who want to get a taste of California in Las Vegas, or locals who want a brief holiday to a different state for an evening.
The Hush Puppy is a hidden gem that celebrates the wonderful cooking in the south.
The owners are originally from Arkansas, Texas, Virginia, and Charles, which led them to bring a taste of the deep south into the heart of Las Vegas.
This restaurant serves some of the finest southern-inspired seafood, from catfish from Mississippi to New Orleans fried oysters.
It’s an ideal choice for tourists who want to experience a taste of southern American cuisine without having to hop on a plane to a different state.
The Hush Puppy is slightly out of the center of Las Vegas, residing at 7185 West Charleston Boulevard and 1820 North Nellis Boulevard.
If you want to venture further into Las Vegas, Pier 215 is a gorgeous Japanese seafood restaurant in south Durango Dr in Spring Valley.
They offer a delectable raw bar of oysters from Pacific oysters, Kumamoto oysters, Kusshi oysters, and Fanny Bay oysters.
To top it off, customers can choose between a cocktail sauce or wasabi salsa to go with their oysters.
If you want to explore Asian seafood a bit more, Pier 215 also offers seafood ceviche, the chef’s sushi selection, Korean short ribs, Jumbo prawn risotto, or spicy rock shrimp amongst other meals.
The standout dish is the oyster shooter, consisting of a raw oyster with a quail egg and ponzu sauce. Delicious!
What’s more, this restaurant also offers a range of sake and wine, and is run by the talented Chef Ted Jung who has left his Asian-cuisine-based mark on Las Vegas.
This is an ideal date night venue, or for celebrating anniversaries and other events.
Whilst Las Vegas might not seem like your first choice for an oyster restaurant due to the lack of coast, this state has certainly made up for it with an abundance of restaurants and oyster bars.