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Acme Oyster & Seafood House

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3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005-3027
(504) 835-6410
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Acme Oyster & Seafood House

Patron of the Acme for 50+ years largely for the fresh halshell cuisine finding one of the top in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Covington, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here because we wanted seafood and a restaurant close to our hotel. My family members thought the food was good. The one issue I had is there was no variety of fish options, they only had catfish and I am not a big catfish eater. I ordered the shrimp étouffée for my entree which was pretty good but... More 

Thank yolandal204
Covington, Louisiana
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Patron of the Acme for 50+ years largely for the fresh halshell cuisine finding one of the top in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Thank TG S
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Char broiled oysters are awesome! Seafood gumbo was good, but I don't have much of a comparison base for gumbo. That's all I have to say about that. 😉

Thank Kevin W
Jacksonville, Florida
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always go to the Acme every time we visit New Orleans and get the absolute best service and fresh cold or steamed Huge oysters! A must do when visiting New Orleans! Great seafood menu, service and food...suc um up!

Thank Rick M
Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, I've been reading about the Acme Oyster house, but didn't want to stumble into the "tourist traps"... found this one in Metairie so figured we would give it a try... SO GLAD we did! The fried "anything" is great, the batter is crisp and the meat underneath moist, my husband had the fried fish and shrimp platter and was... More 

Thank amy f
Southaven, Mississippi
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food,the best waitress ever...great atmosphere.prices are a bit much,but high quality food!And I loved watching the shucking of the oysters.Thanks Trudy!!

Thank Claudia Sistabi... C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat on porch with no wait time. Courteous staff & excellent food. We ordered chargrilled oysters & seafood entrees. Fresh & well seasoned. Well-priced. Music was a little loud but when we mentioned this our waiter turned volum down & everyone around us clapped. Easy parking. Easy access.

Thank Constance C
Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had fried fish and enjoyed it. Nice environment. Sitting at the bar is uncomfortable, you re right where employees are opening the oysters.

Thank Laura C
Queenstown, Maryland
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184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We at at the bar and were entertained by two hard working bartenders and Monday Night football. The service was outstanding and the first order of oysters on the half shell were excellent. Then came the BBQ 'd Oysters. They were good but very small, about the size of a grape. The crawfish balls were really good and the beer... More 

Thank Denver7889
Buffalo, New York
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know, you go to New Orleans, you are supposed to have a fabulous meal downtown. Well, we were tired and hot from sight-seeing, and my tastes run to the simple side anyway. So based on Internet advice, we came here. The locals seemed to like it, and it was close to our hotel. It was quite crowded on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005-3027
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: (504) 835-6410

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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