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Acme Oyster House

724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
504-522-5973
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Ranked #51 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our way to Florida and loved this place so much we tried the one in Baton Rouge on the way home. Both places are fantastic. The one in New Orleans is more crowded, but worth the wait. Some of the best seafood on the planet! Both times ordered red beans and rice with andouille sausage too... More

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Houston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really disappointed in last visit. Was told the wait was 30 min but was over an hour. Oysters not shucked properly. Everyone had a piece of shell in them and was not cut away from the shell. Jambalaya was very skimpy on the sausage. We will be switching back to Felix when wanting oysters when in FQ.

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Bay City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Never thought I would like grilled oysters, but they were out of this world as they were grilled on the half shell in garlic and butter sauce. My wife really enjoyed her gumbo and crab cake. My Fried Peacemaker was overflowing with fried oysters and fried shrimp with a mayonnaise sauce infused with Tabasco sauce. There may be a line... More

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Rough and Ready
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have been in search of the best Bloody Mary for over a decade and Acme is definitely in the top 5 in the nation. They claim to add merlot, which is new to me. However they have done it, the Bloody Mary alone is worth the wait in the looooooong lines for dinner. And the food is very good,... More

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Decatur, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You'll have quite a wait, but this is a good place to eat. Finally a place with all the hot sauces, crackers, horseradish etc... to go with your meal. We sat at the bar and had very exceptional service. Chargrilled oysters were good as well as the crab bisque.

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Birmingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Me and my boyfriend ate here the first night while in New Orleans. The line was long but moved really fast. Really great chargrilled oysters but just a tad bit burned. They were still good. Had the seafood platter and it was good. Will return again

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Moundsville, West Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped by mid-afternoon on a Tuesday and the restaurant was pretty full however we were able to get nice seats. The service was good. We ordered a dozen natural oysters and an order of the fried crab claws. The food was excellent.

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Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Silly us... we went on a Saturday night when the line was around the block! But it was totally worth it! I loved this place for so many reasons! One being that even though its a popular place it felt like home. The Boo Fries are probably the best thing and I suggest if you have never had them to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great service. Very busy and they keep up. We sat up at the bar and our bartender was awesome. Told us all the good stuff to eat. We got the roast beef po boy and it was good. Not my favorite, but definitely good. Also got fried crawfish- great! Tried my first oyster there. It was their grilled one I... More

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Miami
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

WOw !!! yummie!! I have never ate oysters and actualy liked them! but I went to Acme with a friend and had grilled oysters! omg!!! delicious!!! I ended up ordering 24 more!! yes !!

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