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Acme Oyster House

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Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in New Orleans
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Quick Seafood

Had a wonderful brunch at Acme on our recent trip. Avoided the wait, which sometimes results in a line down the sidewalk outside, by choosing to sit at the bar. Had the charbroiled oysters, truly amazing. And the bloody Mary's were perfectly spicy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kristin S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful brunch at Acme on our recent trip. Avoided the wait, which sometimes results in a line down the sidewalk outside, by choosing to sit at the bar. Had the charbroiled oysters, truly amazing. And the bloody Mary's were perfectly spicy!

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Thank Kristin S
Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went early (@ 11:15) so there was no wait although the place filled up immediately. Quick service and a fun, quick joint atmosphere. I had the sampler and my hubby, the soft shell poorboy. Both were perfect. Worthy of the lines.

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Thank LinVA
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had not been here for 15yrs, n char grilled is an alternative, but theirs was the greasiest n over powered with garlic,you could not taste the oyster!

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Thank WiznWon
Yucca Valley, California
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had oysters on the half shell with the fixings and were fantastic others in party enjoyed their choosing shrimp creole gumbo clam chowder kids menu prices reasonable and service was very good for as crowed as it was

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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here for lunch and tried their grilled oysters which were very nice. I also tried the seafood gumbo which was extremely salty - I could only eat half the bowl and left the remainder. My fellow dining companions ate various rolls filled with different filling and they indicated it was great. Good place for a few cocktails too.... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food! Great place, especially for visiting New Orleans! The charbroiled oysters were amazing! The bread pudding is great too!

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Thank TravelTheWorldABC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there 4 Feb for dinner. There was a line everyday we passed it no matter the time. So we finally decides to wait the last night we were there. Had a wonderful time sitting at the Oyster bar. The gentleman there were polite and informative. The food was outstanding. We had the shrimp, fish and fries! There was... More 

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sat at the bar. Virtually no wait as we went early. Smells of the ocean and fresh oysters. Raws and a Shrimp/Oyster Po'boy.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Acme is the first place we go every time we visit New Orleans! And it never disappoints! Their shrimp po boys are wonderful, as are the red beans, rice, and andouille sausage! Now our new favorite thing is the char grilled oysters! Amazing!! I don't even like oysters, but their char grilled ones are delicious! Acme has been consistently good... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So we waited in the freezing cold for 30 minutes to enter this place. There was a long halfway down the road. We had a party of 4 and could sit at the bar for a shorter wait, so we opted for this. Bad choice, because then we couldn't talk to each other. However, there was a guy shucking oysters... More 

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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 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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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Central Business District
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