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Rodney's Oyster House Restaurant Review: Oysters, oysters, oysters --- that sums up the featured menu item at this popular Yaletown seafood spot. Rodney’s shucks up to a dozen varieties of oysters daily, and they’re served raw on ice, pan-fried or baked ‘Rockerfellah’ style. Young Yaletown professionals grab stools at the maritime-themed oyster bar in a restored century-old warehouse; they start with a dozen each of Pacific Northwesters and East Coasters followed by hearty bowls of creamy chowder or oyster stew and thick slices of sourdough. The motto here is “The lemon, the oyster, and your lips are all that’s required,” but you can choose from a raft of condiments and one of Rodney’s four sauces. Crab cakes, steamed mussels and clams, local Dungeness crab, coconut curry shrimp, plump Atlantic lobsters and even sirloin steak round out the menu. There are a few tables upstairs, but the bar is the hot spot for fun. Take advantage of the Low Tide menu between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to lighten the load on your wallet. Beer, wine and the signature ‘Zydeco Stew’ Caesar cocktail are the beverages of choice.