Shuck Daddy and his Half Shell Hotties

Shuck Daddy and his Half Shell Hotties
Photos by Robb Walsh

Shuck Daddy's is Houston's newest oyster bar, located in the former Mak Chin's location on Shepherd just south of I-10 near the Cadillac Bar. At first I thought they called the waitresses "Half Shell Hotties," but the provocative T-shirts are supposed to promote a menu item by the same name. The four hot oyster dishes are "Cajun casino," oysters cooked with bacon, scallions and cheese; Rock-Ur-Fella, a variation on oysters Rockefeller; Fiesta, oysters with chipotle peppers; and grilled oysters with garlic butter.

Shuck Daddy and his Half Shell Hotties

Each of the "Half Shell Hotties" come three to an order for five bucks. Raw oysters are going for seven bucks a dozen; fried oysters are 11 bucks a basket with fries; fried oyster poor boys are eight clams; and a "Vuelva a la Vida" Mexican seafood cocktail is ten dollars. Premium beers, including Saint Arnold's, go for $3.95, and a bottle of N.Z. Sauvignon Blanc is $24. You can also bring your own wine for a seven-dollar corkage fee. We are told that Shuck Daddy's is an Anglo-targeted concept developed by the Mambo Seafood folks, who operate several very popular Mexican ostionerías around town.


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