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Acme Oyster House

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Central Business District
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724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
504-522-5973
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 1901
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    Very good
  • 418
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  • 110
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood Lunch

Wanted to try Acme Oyster because of the good reviews and glad we waited in line. The wait for a table was long so we opted for bar service. Didn't mind that as we just wanted to eat. The bartender was super and friendly. We ordered the chargrilled oyster, boiled crawfish, crab cake and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Boston
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Wanted to try Acme Oyster because of the good reviews and glad we waited in line. The wait for a table was long so we opted for bar service. Didn't mind that as we just wanted to eat. The bartender was super and friendly. We ordered the chargrilled oyster, boiled crawfish, crab cake and a shrimp ettoufee. Delicious...

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Ok, if you go to NOLA, this is one of the staples. Yes, there is usually a line, but it tends to move fast. Sit at the bar for a casual experience, and sometimes you can get in faster as well. I usually don't like cooked oysters but the grilled ones here are to die for. The etoufee and gumbo... More 

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OH-IO
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41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

There is almost always a line to get in, but there is a reason for that: Some of the most delicious food in NOLA! The oysters were good every way the were served. The crayfish were seasoned just right, and an ample serving was offered up. Cole slaw is delish, and drinks were good as well. Service was fun, speedy,... More 

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milam, texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

perfect oysters, busy and fun place. enjoyed it very much. Waitstaff was very positive and helpful. Didn't mind standing in the rain to get in a bit...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Char-grilled oysters are to die for! We went there twice on our trip for oysters (raw and char-grilled) and crawfish boil. Both times the food was great and the servers was friendly. Be prepared to stay in line as this place does not take reservations and is always packed, but the line moves fairly quickly. The first time we went... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

After telling some horrified local friends I'd never eaten an oyster, they enthusiastically suggested (demanded?) I head to Acme to give them a shot. I have always been disturbed by the prospect of raw oysters, but the chargrilled oysters at Acme made me a believer. Very rich & tasty, served with fresh bread and plenty of hot sauce. We also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Acme for years and always enjoyed the place. Last year I went by only to find a long line outside. Good for them, bad for me. I can't wait in a line for a half hour or more to eat in a restaurant that is surrounded by dozens of fantastic restaurants. So we ended up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Spouse loved the chargrilled oysters. Had the boom boom shrimp. Very good. So was seafood gumbo. Have to try the breadpudding.

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Bethesda, MD
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I eat at the Acme everytime I go to NoLa. It was our first stop on our recent Spring Break trip, and we got in just before the lunchtime crush. If you can get there before the lines start - which is not easy - it's fantastic. Nothing fancy here, just great raw oysters, washed down with cold Abitas and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is a 5* staff is a 3* so I split it and gave them a 4* Best oysters I've ever had, but the staff seemed rushed and not overly friendly. The atmosphere is neat. We had no wait to get in. I would go back for the food, not the staff.

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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 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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