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Acme Oyster House

Acme Oyster House

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Central Business District, New Orleans
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  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonOctober 20, 2015
    After crushing a dozen of their famed, hot, crispy, buttery Char-Grilled Oysters, I've deemed the reputation entirely well-deserved. Read all about this French Quarter classic on WinstonWanders below! Read more
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchMay 16, 2017
    This popular seafood chain lives up to its buzz and is worth the wait. We slurped down enormous fresh oysters and inhaled shrimp po’boys. It’s a classic must-visit for lunch before all that drinking. Read more
  • Maggie V.
    Maggie VasquezMay 31, 2017
    Best grilled oysters I've ever had. Amazing! Try it and you will be back very soon. For dessert I ordered the pecan cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Very good. Service is always good. ❤️
  • Bogdana B.
    Bogdana BJune 8, 2017
    Yummy chargrilled oysters, decent gumbo, tasty jambalaya! The line seems long but you get in quick so don't let that deter you. Didn't particularly like the reddish, dim lighting but the place is cool
  • Christine K.
    Christine KelFebruary 4, 2014
    4 people or less and you get in faster-worth the wait! Best oysters I've had! Sit at the bar and watch them shuck em and great convos with the shuck masters!
  • Leah
    LeahSeptember 17, 2014
    Am not an oyster lover but I guess their chargrilled oyster is the best. Just ate 2 dozen hehehe! Service is fast and attentive with our needs. Andrea is good and diligent. It made my stay great!
  • Susan C.
    Susan ClaxtonAugust 17, 2014
    We tried the charbroiled oysters at drago's and acme and acme won hands down. The crawfish puppies were also naughty and delicious. Solid Bloody Mary. Great for a quick casual snack or lunch.
  • candice w.
    candice wellsOctober 13, 2015
    This is the best place for char-grilled oysters no mater how they try to downplay it.Get the grilled oysters,the catfish; but have the corn and crab chowder first while you wait... Definitely worth it
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurDecember 24, 2014
    Order a dozen raw and char grilled oysters. Its cheaper and you won't be able to stop at half a dozen each anyway. Strike a conversation with the master shucker Mr.Hollywood and have a wonderful time.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CMay 5, 2015
    There's a reason there always a line outside Acme (don't worry the line moves quick). Start with the Charbroiled Oysters and Fried Crab Legs, and for your entree, the 1/2 Shrimp & 1/2 Fish Platter.
  • Katie H.
    Katie H.August 13, 2016
    Pretty much enjoyed everything I've had on their menu, but go to orders rotate between the raw oysters, shrimp etouffee, and peacemaker po' boy (fried oysters and shrimp). Line but usually moves fast.
  • Gaby D.
    Gaby DuEñasSeptember 18, 2014
    I want to marry this place. The chargrilled oysters are to die for. The place is not expensive at all and service is very quick. if you have to wait before getting a table, it will be worth it.
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GarrardMarch 22, 2015
    The wait was long, more than one hour of standing in line on a Saturday night, but it was so worth it! The Oyster Rockefeller Soup was one of the most amazing things I have ever eaten. Bravo!
  • Denette
    DenetteJuly 28, 2015
    This place ALWAYS has a line so be prepared! Worth the wait! Sit at the oyster bar! Had oysters, oyster shooters, po boy, and étouffée, yummy!
  • Sean N.
    Sean NortonNovember 8, 2014
    Unbelievable! Great atmosphere. Great music. Food is orgasmic. Wish they had a better beer selection. Chargrilled oysters#1. This is oysters Rockefeller soup
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkApril 8, 2013
    Everyone comes here for the oysters but their selection of poboys and their savory crawfish are amazing too! Try them and you won't be disappointed. They are some of the best in town!
  • Gabrielle G.
    Gabrielle GregorieOctober 25, 2017
    The oysters are well worth the trip! Very busy, loud atmosphere, but the servers are pros at handling the large crowds and provide fantastic, speedy service.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BlamJuly 28, 2013
    Delicious! It's possible to get a table when it's pretty busy, although we were there on a weekday. Can't go wrong with chargrilled or raw oysters & the soft shell crab platter. Yum!
  • Kathleen V.
    Kathleen VargasNovember 11, 2016
    Please!!!!!! Get their chargrilled oysters and their gumbo. I'm telling you it's amazing 😍 for dessert get their bread pudding. I'm coming back before I leave for sure!!
  • Violet V.
    Violet ValeOctober 23, 2013
    Get the oyster poboy--earthy, meaty, & so stuffed with oysters that they almost tumble out. Or if indecisive get the Peacemaker (but you'll wish you had more of the oyster side ;))
  • Mike
    MikeAugust 29, 2015
    Not sure why this is more popular than Felix's across the street which is also excellent. Acme is crowded but good food. Expect a line.
    Upvoted Oct 18, 2017
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa GeigerMay 11, 2015
    Boom boom shrimp, raw and charbroiled oysters, jambalaya, gumbo, étouffée, all fabulous. We got there at 6 and waited about 20 minutes. Any later and we could have easily waited more than an hour.
  • Bill H.
    Bill HendrixAugust 4, 2017
    seems like they have been there forever. Usually a line out the door in the relatively small space. Food is great--had the crab and shrimp bisque and small po-boy. Great food!
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NixonNovember 20, 2016
    Love oyster shooters and the chargrilled oysters are phenomenal. A bit of a wait, but with all the crowds off bourbon that's expected.
  • Shameika H.
    Shameika HarrellJuly 9, 2013
    Chargrilled Oysters and the Bananas Foster Cheesecake are to die for! They also have some of the best hurricanes around! Love this place, can't wait to go back!
  • Dena
    DenaMarch 15, 2013
    The Boo Fries are amazing, as is the Peace Maker po' boy. Sit at the bar if you can and watch them shuck the oysters!
  • Vincent S.
    Vincent ScottoJuly 12, 2016
    The shrimp po boy is phenomenal. Party of 9 didn't wait more than 20 minutes at one of the most popular places in town. Excellent food and a great atmosphere.
  • Susan R.
    Susan RiceNovember 11, 2015
    The oysters were fantastic we had them raw and grilled with garlic butter they were wonderful. The place is very loud and if there is a sign saying private party expect an hour+ wait
  • Manu N.
    Manu NairJanuary 22, 2014
    Eat there early. Lines get ridiculous . Oysters are worth it though. Usually don't get raw but from this place I will. Chargrilled oysters are the best I've ever had!
  • Anthony I.
    Anthony IntravaiaOctober 26, 2014
    Went for the grilled oysters they were very good, I asked the locals? who serves good grilled oysters, was told Dragos in the Hilton guys once we had them we can't go anywhere else.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMay 12, 2015
    The best place in NOLA! Order the chargrilled oysters and soft shell crab! The wait to get in might be a minute.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PetrocelliMarch 24, 2015
    In town for business and had the chargrilled oysters. They were absolutely amazing!!! Casual place to get some oysters at the bar for happy hour also.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Want to get in quickly? Go solo and sit at the bar. Can't go wrong with chargrilled oysters, gumbo and half a po'boy. Don't forget some Abita beer.
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria U.June 25, 2016
    Grilled oysters. Full stop. Ok also any po' boy- the food is fresh and delis opus and served with a Smile.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WMay 14, 2016
    Amazing chargrilled oysters! I'm not an oyster fan but these were incredible. The line for a table can be daunting but it moves pretty quickly.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinFebruary 21, 2013
    chargrilled oysters, po boys, red beans & rice, new orleans sampler, peach cobbler, boo fries with roast beef gravy and cheese, étouffée, lines move quickly
  • Sarah
    SarahJanuary 3, 2017
    My visit was quick. Raw oysters, grilled oysters & an oyster shooter. You can not go wrong with this place & service
  • T.Dog
    T.DogJune 15, 2014
    Try coming just b4 they close and u'll get a seat quick. They also have a spot inside harrahs casino.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BarberFebruary 15, 2015
    The best Chargrilled oysters I've ever had. Don't let the line out the door fool you, if you have a small party you'll get in quickly.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 7, 2011
    Are you up for the challenge? If you finish 15 dozen oysters in under an hour… you will have conquered the Acme Oyster House Challenge. As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation.
  • Billy L.
    Billy LewisAugust 30, 2014
    Oyster shooters were good! The grilled oysters were amazing! Nothing we ordered in our group of six were not happy!
  • Marlene L.
    Marlene LAugust 14, 2013
    I'm in am Oyster House & refuse to order Oysters, despite all of the glowing recommendations. I know, boo me! Anyway, I'm here to let you all know that the craw puppies are amazing!
  • Susan F.
    Susan FetscherJuly 24, 2015
    I was happy to find gluten free foods marked on the menu including the jambalaya. Delicious!
  • Josie S.
    Josie SNovember 7, 2011
    There are only 3 two top tables in the place and on weekends they won't seat parties of 2 at a four top. Parties of two cut your wait down and sit at the bar. You won't regret it.
  • Ravey B.
    Ravey BabySeptember 20, 2016
    Sampled several things here; seafood étouffée, jambalaya, and shrimp/oyster po boy. Food is good money but the wait is hell 😰
  • Emily A.
    Emily AndinoMarch 9, 2015
    Chargrilled oysters gave me chills, they were so good! Seafood étouffée also highly recommended. If you like seafood, Acme is a must!
  • Alyssa J.
    Alyssa JulianAugust 24, 2015
    Chargrilled oysters are a MUST! Seafood étouffée is also great, the small is plenty of food and adding the crawfish tails is worth it!
  • Gowowogo
    GowowogoApril 1, 2012
    Yes, definitely get the grilled oysters. Slap it in a saltine, add cocktail and a shot of Tabasco, damn! Follow immediately with Abita Restoration Ale.
  • Loriah P.
    Loriah PopeSeptember 24, 2017
    Try the Peacemaker! Gumbo is fantastic also! Wait is pretty long but definitely worth it!
  • Sirus O.
    Sirus OrndoffOctober 16, 2014
    Food is great: grilled oysters, poboys, gumbo. Drinks not great: just order a coke or water. Spend your alcohol budget somewhere else. $9 specialty cocktails = 4 oz plastic cups.
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