Corner of Court & Elm Streets · 513-421-0110 in downtown Cincinnati

28th Annual Oyster Festival - March 28th thru May 3rd, 2014

A 40+ item, fresh oyster menu will be served, prepared by award-winning Chef and Owner, Jon Diebold. Smoked Oyster Salad, Fried Oyster Tacos, Oyster Stuffed Jalapenos, Oysters Mardi Gras, and Nantucket Oysters are just a sampling of Oyster Festival fare including, of course, the Platform’s famous fresh-shucked Oysters On The Half Shell.

See a copy of our Oyster Festival Menu.


Pearls of Wisdom

Oyster Festival patrons will be invited to provide nominal cash donations in exchange for participation in some "shellfish" fun, including the Platform's "Pearl Count" Contest, & the popular "Pearls Of Wisdom", giving customers the opportunity to win gift certificates, T-shirts and other valuable prizes. All special event/contest proceeds are to benefit the Saint Francis Soup Kitchen, Over the Rhine.


Big Red 28

Lucky patrons are also invited to check their oyster shells for a "Big Red 28" as part of their lunch, appetizer, or dinner order during the Oyster Festival. If found, the customer will receive $28.00 in Washington Platform gift certificates.

3 for 28

Hot and cold lunch and dinner specials will be served daily throughout the Oyster Festival. A special feature this year: the "3 for 28". Sample any three(3) dishes from the popular “Oyster Munchies” menu, for $28.00, after 5:00 pm. Monday – Thursday.

Buck A Shuck

Again at this year's Festival is the Washington Platform “BUCK-A-SHUCK”. Oyster Lovers can enjoy fresh shucked oysters, with all the trimmings for $1.00 each, along with Happy Hour drink prices, Monday - Friday, 4:00 pm.- 7:00 pm.