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Acme Oyster House

724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #73 of 1,638 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $25
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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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
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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Went on a Thursday night, not worth standing in line when you can go to Red Fish for Oyster Happy Hour. If you want better Gumbo Cross over to Felix. Wait staff was mediocre at best.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a must on any trip to New Orleans. Chargrilled oysters to die for. Soft shelled crab the best we have ever had. Be prepared to stand in line, but it is worth it. Don't turn down a seat at the shucking bar. Those guys are a hoot.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is the place with the long lines in front of it. They serve oysters on the half shell, charbroiled oysters and po-boys. Very good but we were fans of Felix across the street. Still, probably worth it to go once to see what it's about and so that you can make your own comparison!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is frequented by the locals for the really low prices. The char-grilled oyster were really very good. I now think frying crawfish is a waste. The breading ends up being nearly half the meal. They do specialize in oysters at a great price.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I loved the hustle and bustle of Acme Oyster House. Typically NOLA, there were long lines but the food was great. We got the char-grilled oysters and shrimp po boys. Perfect place for a lunch break. Also, the bartender was cute and flirty :)

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Colleyville, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Always lively and if you go at peak meal times, be prepared to wait in line - outside. Fun atmosphere with decent food - took first time visitor here who really liked it. No bargain, but prices are ok. We got seafood gumbo - crab and shrimp - could've been more generous on those ingredients, but flavor was good. Broiled... More 

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Austin, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The char-grilled oysters can not be missed! We go at least once every time we are in NOLA, they have The Best oysters. There is much more to wet your appetite, but if you find you still want more, order some more oysters for dessert, we did.

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Redondo Beach, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Me and my family of husband and 3 grown sons went to New Orleans for the week of Thanksgiving and were asking about a great oyster place. Multiple people told us about Acme. We ended up eating there 3 times that week and had more dozens of oysters than I can count. My boys can eat and the oysters were... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

When you arrive don't be put off by the line outside. It goes very very fast. Once inside it's mostly family style seating but comfortable. Nothing fancy. The grilled oysters are out of this world. And honestly I do not eat them anywhere else.

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Yukon, OK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Our group consisted of 13. We waited in line outside for 30-40 minutes. Having been there before, we knew we would have to wait. I tell you the wait is worth it. Our waitress was energetic and polite. Great service! I had the sampler plate (gumbo, jambalaya, re beans & rice). It was the best of anywhere in the French... More 

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Additional Information about Acme Oyster House

Address: 724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-522-5973
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

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