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Acme Oyster House

724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #58 of 1,577 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Metairie, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Really? The restaurant must pay tour buses to drop people off at this very mediocre fried seafood place. Lines are always long, and the place in the Quarter has become one only for the tourists. But, the oysters are always good!

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Allen, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

we sat at the bar so we can get in faster. the service is the same... always friendly staff. and you can witness how they shuck oyster when you're at the bar.

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Brandon Mb.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

There is always a line up here, so you know its good, we didn't have to wait too long to get in and it was worth the wait.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The oysters are sumptuous and melt in your mouth, the jambalaya is seasoned to perfection, and the etouffee is cajun goodness on a spoon. Service is punctual, but you will need to get in line early to be seated in this popular eatery.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Lunch time stop - short wait but worth it. Great staff so friendly. The food was great. I had 1/2 dozen raw oysters which were yummy. Next I had a bowl of Crab and Corn Chowder which was rich and tasty. Finally, a Crawfish Po Boy - wow! It was out of this world. My partner had the Roast Beef... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were seated immediately for a late lunch. In addition to the oysters, we had boiled crawfish and seafood gumbo. They were both very good. The server was fast and patient with our questions. Awesome lunch!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

All of the reviews and tour guides told me- Acme Oyster House was a must when in New Orleans. They are all right. My party of 9 stood in line for 40 minutes during rain (fortunately we had umbrellas and a covered alleyway provided some protection) to get in and after the first bite of the Char Grilled Oysters any... More

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New Orleans, LA
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Acme Oyster House is a terrific spot for locals and tourists alike to imbibe in great New Orleans cuisine. It is unpretentious, affordable, and convenient. There are also multiple locations scattered across the metro area. Just a quick Google search will allow one to see where other Acmes are located. Beware, the French Quarter Acme is often extremely crowded. A... More

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New Orleans
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154 reviews 154 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of those pocket reviews TripAdvisor presses you to do. I've been to Acme (2 locations now) many times across my life, though not in some months at this point. They have a good oyster bar, and their fried seafood ranges from pretty good to very good. The French Quarter (Iberville Street) location is often quite crowded.

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los angeles
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Oysters, oysters, oysters, they are the best! We never have the nerve to try the "Boo Fries" but if you like fries with cheese and gravy go for it. Their bread pudding is as good as any other restaurant and maybe better.

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