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Acme Oyster House

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724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
504-522-5973
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

If the line out the door says anything good about a restaurant, then this is your place. We had raw oysters, seafood gumbo, shrimp poor boy, fries and hush puppies. The food was fantastic and the price was very reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If the line out the door says anything good about a restaurant, then this is your place. We had raw oysters, seafood gumbo, shrimp poor boy, fries and hush puppies. The food was fantastic and the price was very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived right as they opened for lunch so we missed the line :-) You must get the chargrilled oysters they are one of the best things we had while in town.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We saved this for our last meal before leaving town. We should have went elsewhere. Service was ok. Food was salty and gumbo was awful! It tasted like something out of a can! Not very memorable to say the least. Will not be on our list of places to return on our next trip!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We started our trip on a Thursday at lunch at ACME. My wife loved the boo fries, quite the comfort food. I had raw oysters which were smaller than expected (comparing to Felix's which we tried the next day). Being an IPA lover, I was a little bummed that they did not have Abita Jockamo or Wrought Iron at least.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had heard from a friend we had to come to here while we were here. I am soooo glad we did! There was a slight wait but not too long. We had the charbroiled and the raw ones. AMAZING! We also had the Boo fries and the shrimp. OMG the boo fries were so yummy! We ate almost everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This little hole in the wall serves the best oysters, po boys, and gumbo in the city. It's a bit off the beaten track And a little spooky at night but don't let that stop you. There very friendly and there food is as fresh as it comes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We like to seat at the bar and watch the oyster being prepared with a cold beer. The oysters are why we go to Amce and so many years we have taken friends for a quick dozen or two and then head out. My advice is go when the tourist are not out. We adore out Amce oysters. Delicious and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Service at bar was pretty bad, but really you have to come here for the chargrilled oysters. You just have to. I don't like oysters usually but I mean, this was pure butter, Parmesan and breadcrumbs, not even sure there was an oyster in there as well! :) worth it because it is one of those NOLA things you must... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I would consider this place more of a tourist restaurant because there are many similar restaurants that as just as good (and cheaper) in the area. Having said that, Acme has a great location and fantastic food so I don't want to discredit them on that. The Boo Fries and jambalaya aren't really anything special in my opinion. The chargrilled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious Oysters. We sat at the bar and watched them prepare our oyster. We like our Oysters cooked so we ordered 6 of the cooked ones in every flavor. All had it's unique flavor and very delicious. Staff and wait time was superb.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 504-522-5973

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: French, American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?