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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 52
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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
Come out of your shell

Went here twice during our visit to the city. We are used to Chesapeake Bay oysters and compared to those, these Gulf oysters are huge and plump. A dozen of the Acme grilled oysters can make a true meal. Of course, I had two dozen one of which was raw and one grilled. With a side of red beans... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Pete S
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Went here twice during our visit to the city. We are used to Chesapeake Bay oysters and compared to those, these Gulf oysters are huge and plump. A dozen of the Acme grilled oysters can make a true meal. Of course, I had two dozen one of which was raw and one grilled. With a side of red beans and... More 

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NJ
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143 reviews 143 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We went mid-afternoon on a Mon, no lines. Oysters were HUGE, we ordered both raw and char-grilled types. Friendly staff, and patrons (since most tables are shared it's easy to chat and compare orders and where visitors were from). Prices reasonable, and the only downside was the loud music, but we understand that it's that kind of informal & festive... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Because of the sheer popularity and access to quick information websites like Tripadvisor have made some once inconspicuous restaurants now destinations for throngs of travellers seeking new culinary experiences. I'm not sure if Acme Oyster House falls into this category, but the long line of people out front early on a Tuesday evening would be a good indication (lines which... More 

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northern california-east bay
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of people standing in line outside waiting to get in for lunch and dinner. We got in around 4pm without waiting and so glad we did because the food would not have been worth waiting for. Same price as most other oyster bars -- tried out the Bourbon House next door and think their oysters are much better.

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Howell, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Been to this location and the one inside Harrah's Casino. Oysters raw, grilled, fried, all are delicious. So fresh and no grit. Staff is excellent and lots of fun. Thanks for the great meal and good time.

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Minonk, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were walking through through the Quarter and saw the Acme, remembered it from Road Food Good Food and thought it was worth a try. There was a line, but we were not in it very long because we were willing to sit at the bar. We had boiled cray fish for an appetizer and soft crabs for our main... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

First night in town and looking for Oysters! This place is fun, loud, great service and experience that is a must! If you are looking for quite, romantic, and $$$ this is not the place! Line out the door and when. you're seated you will be sharing the table. You can watch oysters on the grill! The service is spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to 2 different Acme Oyster Houses (Florida and Louisiana) and 1 thing is consistent, the raw oysters are the best. You can find cheaper ones but the key word here is cheaper. This place has fresh, mouthwatering oysters that are only found in the best of restaurants. And this is one of the best when it comes to... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Be sure to get chargrilled oysters as appetizer. PoBoys are typical fare, fried shrimp and/or oysters and/or fish. Tomatoes are bland and not ripe, but spicy romalaude is great accent to the seafood. Dark, loud and not much seating, but quick turnover.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We walked by this place and noticed a long line outside, while the other places around it were not as

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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, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?