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Broadway Oyster Bar

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736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
+1 314-621-8811
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Casual French Quarter style restaurant, bar and music venue specializing in...
Casual French Quarter style restaurant, bar and music venue specializing in award winning Cajun, Creole and Seafood cuisines.
Live music 7 nights per week and twice on almost everyday except Friday. Some music is free and some requires a cover charge. Music style includes blues, rock, reggae, funk, New Orleans, R&B, soul, jam, outlaw country and whatever else we hear and like.
Open till 3AM with full menu served till 10PM Sunday- Thursday and 11PM on Friday and Saturday and after Cardinal home night games. Late night food till 2 AM on Friday and Saturday night.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beginners luck

Great place for the first stop in Saint Louis. Great food, service, and atmosphere. My wife and I felt right at home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bruce M
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Crossville
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Crossville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for the first stop in Saint Louis. Great food, service, and atmosphere. My wife and I felt right at home.

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Thank Bruce M
Athens, Illinois
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great lunch...very NOLA-like...wind chill is single digits, ate on the covered (tent) patio with several heaters...food and service were both great!

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Thank 681GregC
Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have had the pleasure of dining here four times, not only is their food good but the atmosphere is also wonderful. Sometimes you have to wait for a little while but well worth it. sometimes they have a band performing for your entertainment. They run specials every day and now they are opening one at Grafton Illinois where you... More 

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Thank illinidodoo
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this restaurant & atmosphere before a Cardinal game or anytime of year for a late evening filled with excellent music acts!

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Thank Stephanie H
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for writing a great review. We are always thrilled to read positive views such as yours, especially after a long or difficult day. We are glad to read that you enjoy BOB both before Cardinal games as well as at other times of year. We will anxiously await your next visit. John More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had visitors from Florida during the fall and wanted to take them to an authentic STL jazz/blues place. We chose well when we chose BOB. We first had dinner inside and loaded up on fresh seafood that was amazing. Then we went out on the patio to enjoy the music. The staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive, but not... More 

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Thank Diane C
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We had a great time reading your review! It always means a lot to us when guests like you and your friends from Florida enjoy our seafood here in landlocked St. Louis. We are very appreciative of your mentioning our live music which is an integral part of BOB. Every good party has good food, good drinks and great music... More 

St. Louis
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the dessert and the food! The Bread Pudding is simply outstanding. Every entree is seasoned perfectly. Food is consistently great!

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

Thank you for visiting and for the wonderful review. We do get a lot of very positive comments about our bread pudding, which is very simple but pretty darned delicious! Glad to read you agree. We hope to see you often in the future and hope you continue to enjoy your visits with us. John More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Broadway Oyster Bar clearly has a long history. The atmosphere is fantastic, and they often have live music. The food is excellent! The space is small but comfortable. I went on a date here and we were seated at the table in front of the fireplace. Very cool. All of their food is good, but I HIGHLY recommend the crawfish... More 

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Thank Gretchen H
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

.Awesome review! Thank you for saying so many nice things about us. As I often say, no one ever gets tired of hearing how good looking they are! We have been in business for over 35 years so that gives us a lot of time to at least get a few things right! A lot of guests tell us that... More 

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrive on the trolley during Taste of Soulard . The atmosphere was great, nice music playing, good food and music. Very nice staff. I will be back to revisit.

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Thank Beth E
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Very glad to read that you enjoyed your visit during Taste of Soulard and that you are planning to return in the future. Great atmosphere, nice music, good food and nice staff sounds like a pretty complete experience to me and we hope you continue to have a great time whenever you visit again. John More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Broadway Oyster Bar (BOB) is a terrific spot for a casual lunch or dinner, AND a great venue for live music in the evening. Service is very friendly. Food (mostly Cajun or creole) is authentic, appropriately seasoned and delicious. Portions are generous. The atmosphere is fun and very casual. If it is warm enough, the covered patio is a great... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting us and for writing a tremendous review. We are very glad to read that you enjoyed the authentic food, the friendly service, the generous portions, the fun atmosphere and the live music. We do offer live music seven nights a week and twice on every day except Friday. We typically charge a cover for... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've gone here when it has been quiet and when it has been very busy. Both visits were outstanding. The food is tasty and reasonably priced. They usually have live music too!

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

Thank you for visiting and experiencing BOB when we are both busy and when we are quiet. The two experiences are quite different as you know and we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed both experiences. We do provide a lot of live music for our guests, with live music 7 nights a week and twice a day everyday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 314-621-8811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Casual French Quarter style restaurant, bar and music venue specializing in award winning Cajun, Creole and Seafood cuisines.
Live music 7 nights per week and twice on almost everyday except Friday. Some music is free and some requires a cover charge. Music style includes blues, rock, reggae, funk, New Orleans, R&B, soul, jam, outlaw country and whatever else we hear and like.
Open till 3AM with full menu served till 10PM Sunday- Thursday and 11PM on Friday and Saturday and after Cardinal home night games. Late night food till 2 AM on Friday and Saturday night.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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