What You'll Get
One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon to Dan & Louis Oyster Bar. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get $35 worth of dinner and drinks.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch and drinks.
Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, a 104-year-old Portland landmark handed down from fish-loving father to sea-faring son for five generations, boasts extensive menus of locally sourced seafood, a full bar, and an inviting, authentic atmosphere adorned with historical artifacts. Ancient ship wheels, old-timey nautical articles, fading photos, and sexy fishing photos from Davy Jones's high school locker surround diners as they munch on myriad undersea selections.
Emanate power over oceanic empires with the oysters rockefeller—its slurpable shell-dwellers baked with spinach, shallots, bacon, cream, gruyere, and sambuca ($16.50)—or let your dinner emanate heat with the steamed clams, simmering in leeks, onions, and white wine ($16.50 for 1 lb.). Cioppino, the house specialty, throws a house party for seasonal fish, crab, mussels, clams, prawns, and calamari that bathe languidly in a tomato-based fish broth while debating the accuracy of shellfish portrayal in the media ($15.50+). Dig into a Dungeness Crab Louis salad (market price), or eschew ocean inhabitants with a caesar salad ($8.50 or $10.50 with chicken).
The Old Shucking Room, Dan & Louis's full-service bar, meanwhile, concludes a hard day singing sea shanties with liquid relief in the form of beer ($4.50/pint, $3.25/glass), wine ($6+ by the glass), and liquor selections.
Jaunted named Dan & Louis Oyster Bar one of the best raw bars in Portland. Fifty-seven Yelpers give the restaurant an average of 3.5 stars and 86% of Urbanspooners recommend it. Reviewers are mixed on the service and food but praise the oysters.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Dinner reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour. Not valid on Mother's or Father's day. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.