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Acme Oyster House

724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #72 of 1,630 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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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We strategically planned our eating adventure to hit this place when it first opened its doors (the websites say it opens at 11am but we strolled in well before that... 10am maybe?) yep. oysters for breakfast... we've done worse. We decided to order: - chargrilled oysters (full dozen) $19.99. this comes with a side. we chose gumbo. the gumbo was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My love for oysters lead me to Acme. I sat at the bar after a 10 minute wait. We went on a Friday evening at about 5:30p. I enjoyed my oysters that were personally shucked by the master shucker himself, Michael "Hollywood" Broadway. His 32 years of shucking experience showed as there were no shell pieces or grit in my... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I will have to say that this restaurant changed my life four years ago, when we first visited. I used to LOATHE oysters. As a little whippersnapper, I'd sit on my grandfather's lap as he worked through a basket of raw oysters, knife in hand, beer at the ready. My first experience with oysters was not pleasant - fighting the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

THE place for oysters. Noisy but worth it. Red beans and rice were really good and don't like them! I had the grilled oysters which were excellent. No place like this one. If you go to NOLA you need to go here. Be prepared for a line at peak hours though. It usually moves quickly.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A friendly and busy place. You almost expect the waitress to call you "honey..." Much of the seating is communal. It isn't a place for a romantic evening, but the food is excellent.

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We always come here for some grilled oysters and a casual meal. We try to come off time so there's not a huge line. The Grilled Oysters are great. The PoBoys are good. It's loud, tight and crowded, but worth an annual visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

great atmosphere for grilled oysters ,freid soft shell crabs, we started with 3 oyster shooters yummi and then to the full generous plates of the best of the sea.dont miss the boom boom shrimps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This place has been on my list of places to eat for a while, so clearly it was the first place that I had to eat at on my trip to NOLA. I wasn’t planning on having a large meal here, just a few oysters, and then on to the next stop. I ended up ordering half a dozen raw... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Acme is one of our favorite restaurants. Ever. We visit NOLA every year for the past 20+ years. Acme has been our first stop on every trip. The food is just that good. Saturday December 13th, we waited on line for 45 minutes to be seated. We were first in line. We were cool with other parties being pulled from... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Very cool, basic place, right in the French Quarter, our introduction to New Orleans food, which is incredibly delicious. Great value. Don't be put off by the line outside, it moves quickly. Sample plate of gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice, and a cup of seafood gumbo to start. All were beautifully seasoned, just a bit of a kick,... 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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