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Broadway Oyster Bar

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736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
314-621-8811
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 269
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Awesome oysters on the half shell and cold drinks.

Oh BOB, you get all the stars. I always have nothing short of a blast when I go to this place. Whether I'm drinking, eating, watching live music, or all of the above, it's seriously so much fun and I'm never ready to leave. Definitely be ready for a wait if you stop by for dinner on a weekend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
timmyjimmy5150
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Highland, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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423 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Highland, Illinois
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Oh BOB, you get all the stars. I always have nothing short of a blast when I go to this place. Whether I'm drinking, eating, watching live music, or all of the above, it's seriously so much fun and I'm never ready to leave. Definitely be ready for a wait if you stop by for dinner on a weekend, but... More 

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New Orleans
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Everything I've tried is great here, a couple of my favorites are the alligator bites and the crawfish poor boy. Oysters are very good as well and they have a variety of ways they are done if that's your thing. Drinks are pretty cheap as well and service is usually good as well. Great place to eat lunch if you... More 

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

Thanks for the amazing review. I never gets old hearing from guests and travelling bands from Louisiana tell us how much they enjoyed their experience with us. We look forward to your return trip for either lunch or dinner. John More 

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not only does this restaurant capture the flavor of the New Orleans Cuisine, it also captures the flavor of the atmosphere. If you love Cajun, you will love Broadway Oyster Bar. It not much to look at driving by, but that is a great part of the character. Stop by, you won't regret it.

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

We are very proud reading your review tonight. The flavor of the food and the atmosphere of the music and surroundings are two things we take a lot of pride in. Thank you for noticing and for taking the time to pass on your feelings to others. We appreciate your outstanding review and look forward to many return trips. John More 

Hot Springs
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been coming to this place for years but the last couple of times the prices were high and the food was mediocre. Great place to hang in the courtyard when the weathers nice though.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I bought a living social coupon and went with friends! The crawfish enchiladas are the BEST!!! I would suggest either calling ahead on busy event nights or making sure your party is all with you. They fill up fast! Really neat inside!

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

Thank you for the tremendously kind words. Your advice to other guests is also spot on. Please call ahead for preferred seating on Friday and Saturday nights or whenever you think we will be busy.The crawfish enchiladas are probably our #1 selling dish. Very glad you enjoyed them as much as you did. We hope to see you again. John More 

San Diego, California
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What an awesome place. Yeah, they like to put lots of cheese on their oysters, but this is St Louis, get real man, do you really expect fresh oysters???. There are so many other great things to eat, the atmosphere is so comfortable. Jumbalya was good. Everywhere you look there is something cool hanging on the wall or ceiling. Even... More 

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

Thanks for the awesome review. I especially like the part when you described us as a "happy place with happy people, happy food and great tunes". Now that's what we're talking about! You sir,get it! And you are correct in saying that if you like us in the dead of winter, you will absolutely LOVE US when the weather warms... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My family stopped by the Broadway Oyster Bar as our last night in town because it was within walking distance of our hotel and was well received on the Trip Advisor reviews. After checking in on a sunday night without reservations after our hockey game, I was told we would have about a 45-50 minute wait. There was a wooden... More 

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

Thanks for visiting us before your trip home and for providing an outstanding review. Hopefully, you saved the best for last! We are always especially happy when a family with kids can come in and everyone enjoys their meal. Don't worry, we will have those oysters ready for you when you come back to town. Hope to see you soon.... More 

Vandalia, Illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Okay, here is my review. I gave it an average mainly because i was really let down on the oysters. I mean lighten up on the cheese guys, i came to eat oysters no cheddar cheese, I'll go to chuckee's for that. Just get that shucked raw or for one good flavor get the nola's. They just have a little... More 

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

Very happy you liked the service, old school atmosphere, live music and most of the food. As for the cheese on some of the oyster dishes, keep in mind that all of our food is cooked to order. We can adjust to your taste by adding less cheese to the cooked oysters. Just ask and we will be happy to... More 

Roodhouse
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We had some friends tell us about this place. It's kind of a dive on the inside but the food was good.we waited 10 mins for the table as the hostess said she would be right back, then stood and watched her go table to table lighting candles. Obviously seating customers wasn't her priority! We finally sat at the bar... More 

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

What do you mean, "kind of a dive"? We ARE a dive but, as you also said, we do have good food. Thank you for the review and the feedback. We are always striving to be better and will use your feedback to try to do just that. We encourage you to try some new items on your return visit.We... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great food for a whole in the wall. Met a nice couple there who shared a table with us which cut our wait in half! Would definitely recommend it.

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

Thanks for the great review. Meeting and befriending strangers and leaving as friends is part of the mistique at BOB. Happens all the time instead of everyone watching television. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you soon. John 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: 314-621-8811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?