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Back to the 80s party includes food and drink deals, costume contest, awesome prizes, and 80s cover bands at all locations for one day only

What’s the big whoop? Aw Shucks and Big Shucks Oyster Bar will be bringing back awesome memories as they celebrate their 40th celebration on Throwback Thursday, September 28, at its five locations in Dallas, Richardson, Lewisville, and Frisco. The totally tubular 80s party includes food and drink specials (all day) and jamming to 80s cover bands at all locations (from 5pm-9pm). Break out the legwarmers and tease the big hair for a chance to win gnarly prizes including t-shirts, Aw Shucks Gift Cards, and a 40” smart flat screen TV at each location. Don’t have a cow, man, there’s fun for everyone!

The most excellent specials include:

  • $19.83 throwback platter that includes 1/2 Lb. Dungeness crab, ½ Lb. shrimp, with sausage, corn, and potatoes
  • $19.83 dozen fresh oysters
  • $3.83 The Dirty Bob (a special cocktail for ONE DAY only; includes pineapple juice, peach liqueur, Jäegermeister, and a slice of peach served over ice)
  • $3.83 margaritas
  • $2.83 draft beer
  • FREE Slice of key lime pie for those born in 1983 (I.D. required)

What’s in a name? Aw Shucks was founded by two righteous dudes, Bob Peterson and Scott Holyfield. These former executives from America’s most colorful airline, Braniff International, chose the name of “Aw Shucks” because it was just a fun play on words that they felt would work - and it DID! Bob had a favorite seafood concept from the south coast and modeled his beloved Shucks after it. When Bob and Scott were initially developing the Aw Shucks menu in 1983, they offered only a few items: catfish, shrimp, oysters, and all combinations thereof so that there was no more than a total of 9-10 items on the original menu. Bob’s theory was to do it simply and do it awesomely. That’s how Aw Shucks was born!

Since 1983, Aw Shucks and Big Shucks Oyster Bar have been the best places in North Texas to veg out and enjoy raw oysters, shrimp, catfish, crab legs, po'boy boy sandwiches, a nice cold beer, and tasty crawfish when in season. With its wicked seafood shack atmosphere, guests are guaranteed to have an outrageous time. For more information on Aw Shucks and Big Shucks, visit awshucksdallas.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and promotions. #shucksdallas

ABOUT PETERSON MANAGEMENT GROUP

Peterson Management Group is a family-owned and operated restaurant management company with 12 restaurants located across North Texas. Founded by Bob Peterson and Scott Holyfield, two guys with larger-than-life personalities, it all started in 1983 with eclectic seafood shack restaurants, Aw Shucks and Big Shucks Oyster Bar. They are the best places in North Texas to get raw oysters, shrimp, catfish, crab legs, po'boy boy sandwiches, a nice cold beer, and some tasty crawfish when in season. In addition to Aw Shucks and Big Shucks, Peterson Management Group opened Blue Goose Cantina in 1984, where fantastic made-from-scratch Mexican food, legendary cocktails, top-notch service, a fun atmosphere and a kick-ass attitude come together. The restaurant chain has repeatedly been voted the best in North Texas for its winning combination of food, fun, and signature margaritas. Today, Nick Peterson, son of Bob, leads the family business, serving as its CEO. For more information, visit PetersonManagementGroup.net.

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