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Broadway Oyster Bar

736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602 (Downtown)
314-621-8811
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Ranked #7 of 2,525 restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

A dish that combined scallops and halibut was on special the night we went. Had to try it and glad I did! It was delish as were the roasted oysters we shared. Very casual atmosphere, live blues every night and a bit of Cajun flavor.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a fun place with loads of atmosphere, this is it. My husband was dying for some oysters and we decided to give this place a try. The downtown location can make parking a challenge, but it was worth it. Even though the day was overcast, we opted to sit outside. The patio area is surrounded... More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are very happy that you had fun when visiting us because that is our ultimate goal. The food, atmosphere, music and friendly service are all designed to work together to give you the feeling that you are at a party and having a great time. Thanks for the terrific review and we hope to see you at many "parties"... More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were on a BBQ road trip, but after a while you need something different. We were impressed with the Broadway Oyster Bar. It is a little rustic looking, but the place is packed, which is sure sign of a good place to eat. Our ratings for the items we had are: Voodoo Shrimp: 10/10 Jambalaya: 8/10 Red Beans &... More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific review. I think your evaluations are dead on. As for the host, we agree with you and are currently adding hosts so that we can greet people at the door and show them to a table on a more regular basis. Thanks for the input. John More

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Once again, Trip Advisor reviews were right on!! I had a craving for gulf oysters, so I gave this place a try. All I can say is "wow!". I ordered the Gulf oysters, crawfish bisque, and finished it with the Shrimp and Grits. The oysters were very fresh, reminded me of the time I spent in Houston. The bisque was... More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review and for the recommendation to others to visit. We are very glad you enjoyed your stop with us and the food was all good. We get oysters in everyday to ensure they are fresh and the crawfish bisque is our house soup so you made some excellent choices. Thanks again and we hope to see... More

Kirkwood mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lifelong St. Louis guy and crazy Cardinal fan but never went 'til last night. Maybe intimidated by the music but love cajun and seafood. Wandered over before sold out Dodger game last night with my daughter. It was packed but manager saw us forlornly looking for table and personally got us seated. What a menu to choose from. Shrimp po... More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

What DID take you so long? Probably the fact that from the outside we look like just another dive bar but on the inside, oh yeah, this stuff is good! Thanks for the tremendous review and for visiting us before a game. Be sure to try us when the Cards are out of town so that you can try the... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not only is the Broadway Oyster Bar (BOB) laid back & fun and the music always enjoyable (Funky Butt Brass Band especially) but they have the best seafood in STL. I would suggest trying some of the off menu seafood specials. They also have the tastiest & freshest oysters in town! Fresh or any of their creative grilled oysters. Now... More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Wow! You are obviously a very hip and cool person! Thank you so much for your awesome review which is the kind of review that picks us all up after a hard service and puts a smile on our face, knowing that another person out there "gets" what we are trying to do and enjoys our efforts. We will keep... More

Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a great place to eat with a great atomsphire. When you go get the savory cheesecake appetizer you won't be sorry!!

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Ah, Springfield Illinois. You would not believe how many of our great customers are from Central Illinois, especially Springfield. Thank you for the terrific review and being from Springfield, we expect and hope to see you many times in the future. John More

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were told this is one of the "best" places for NOLA food so we gave it a try. I ordered the BBQ shrimp, shrimp Po'boy, and fish n chips. The sauce on the BBQ shrimp was excellent , however the shrimp and the bread brought that excellence to a much lower level. The shrimps were frozen thus they were... More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Very sorry we are not your kind of place. Yes, we are a dive in much the same way that Jacques Imo's, Coops and Willie Mae's in New Orleans are divey. We are definitely not Emeril's or Commander's Palace but we feel that we are a spot in the Midwest for people who like those divey but good kinds of... More

Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a pile of oysters and crawfish, then I went for the crawfish enchiladas, which were recommended and did not disappoint, this little hole in the ground was only of the best meals we had in St. Louis, it was Amazing!

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We like hearing that we were one of your best meals in St. Louis! Thanks for the awesome review and thanks for visiting BOB. High praise coming from Toronto which has a lot of terrific restaurants. We hope to see you again. Come back when the snow starts to pile up and the wind is howling. John More

Iowaman1959
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped in for lunch last weekend due to positive Tripadvisor reviews and had an amazing experience that was the highlight of the day. Our server was one of the best we have encountered and the food runner (manager?) was a really friendly guy who checked several times to make sure we were ok. We tried several versions of the... More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Wow! Great review. Thanks for visiting us and really happy you had a great experience. Iowa is not that far away so we do hope to see you again. John More

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