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Broadway Oyster Bar

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736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
+1 314-621-8811
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

My wife and I were skeptical about a New Orleans-themed menu in St. Louis, but the food was great -- gulf oysters, a spicy lobster po-boy, and crawfish etouffee were all very good. Nice beer selection, too. Maybe best of all, the place has great atmosphere, especially in the late afternoon before a Cardinals game. Definitely not a chain restaurant.... More 

Thank Scott P
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are also very glad that you sought out and found BOB! Thank you for the visit and for the terrific review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the food, local craft beer selection and the cool, laid back and friendly atmosphere. As you said, we are "Definately not a chain restaurant". No chain restaurant is crazy enough... More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

A block or so away from Busch Stadium, the Broadway Oyster Bar is the perfect pregame or post game place to drink and eat. A great patio and the best Cajun food in St. Louis. This place has a very authentic feel to it and often has cool live music.

Thank Matthew H
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Very nice review. We like being "perfect" for eating and drinking before or after Cards' games. We are thankful that you think we have the best Cajun/Creole food in the St. Louis plus an authentic feel with cool live music offered 7 nights a week. Thank you for the visit and the wonderful review. We hope to see you again.... More 

United States
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for fancy, this place isn't for you. As the sign on the front door says, leave your attitude at the door. However, if you're looking for good food and a fun, laid back atmosphere, you'll love this place. The shrimp & grits, raw oysters and pulled pork sliders were all delicious. Definitely try some local draft beers.... More 

1 Thank kenscoff
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Yes we are both eclectic and funky but defnately not fancy and we try to offer you "comfort" and fun with our food and friendly service. Thank you for the visit as well as the outstanding review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you have many more positive experiences with us. John More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Wow...I have to say, the first thing that may come to mind is a dive! I mean that in the sense that it is an old "joint"...old school, everything with the exception of the kitchen. It is brand spanking new. The atmosphere is soooo cool. You just want to hang out all night. The place is clean. The staff was... More 

Thank Jenine617
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

"NOLA in the LOU! We like it. We are also very happy to be called a dive or a joint because, as you noted, we are very old school except for the kitchen. You are yet another example of a person who gets what we do and we love you for that. Thank you so much for the visit and... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Stopped in after Cardinals game with family. It was the first time for all 6 of us. Great experience !!! We tried various types of oysters and we not disappointed by any of them. Although we agreed that the oysters Rockefeller were our favorite. Two members of our group tried a burger and the fish tacos, again, both were more... More 

Thank steffens808
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us for the first time and for taking the time to write about it. Delighted to read that you all had a great experience and were not disappointed by any of the dishes or the live music that we feature 7 nights a week. We will look forward to that return visit you spoke of. John More 

Frisco, Texas
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

It is perfectly located across the street from the baseball stadium. It is in wonderful old looking house. It has a nice patio too. The menu is full of great gulf style seafood. We ordered a cheesecake they had as an appetizer. You wil love it.

Thank Eddie C
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write an awesome review. We are honored to read that you consider us to be "perhaps best food in St. Louis". The cheesecake is savory, not sweet, and contains alligator sausage and shrimp along with a combination of cheeses. We are glad that you love it. We have two... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

The atmosphere is always electric and makes it a must visit for anyone passing through town. The service is warm and the food does not disappoint. I don't want to spoil the bathrooms but they capture the humour and essence of the establishment. The Broadway Oyster Bar is all about fun and high quality soul food. My only complaint is... More 

Thank Ross H
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We simply love your review as we do all reviews by guests who really "get" what we are all about, just like you obviously do. As you said, we are all about a warm, friendly, casual atmosphere and good food and drink to go along with live music seven nights a week and most of all, FUN! Thank you for... More 

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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding!!! Was in town for business and met some friends for dinner. The menu has something for everyone. I tried a alligator sausage cheese cake (sounds gross but was delicious) for our appetizer and had the lobster, mushroom pasta for my dinner and have to say it was delicious!!!!

Thank Tracy G
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are very glad that you found everything to be delicious and outstanding. Our menu is pretty extensive plus we can offer some off the menu specials for both adults and kids. Glad you enjoyed the cheesecake and the lobster pasta, two of our most popular dishes. Hope we see you again if you are ever in town. John More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 30, 2016

This restaurant was referred to us. After the Arch tour we walked up the street to the BOB. Had to try the alligator as a appetizer to go with my Pimms, both soooo good. I wanted to try crawfish, so I ordered the Crawfish Enchiladas, it came with a white sauce, it was so delicious. It was my favorite of... More 

Thank Bridget S
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you to whoever referred you to us. We get great support from all of the local hotels, cabbies, horse drawn carriages, other bars and restaurants and from random citizens all over town. That is how we wanted to build our business, through word of mouth and personal references. Seems to be working! Thank you for visiting and for writing... More 

New Palestine, IN
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Great variety of food and beer! Seafood, Cajun, Mexican, and fresh oysters of course!!! Eclectic, cool. A very short walk from the Stadium

Thank newpal
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and the support. We are delighted to read that you enjoy our mashup of Cajun, Creole, Mexican, seafood, Louisiana and good, local craft beer! We like it too! We love that you think we are eclectic and cool. Must make you eclectic and cool as well! Hope to see you again. John More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 314-621-8811
Casual French Quarter style restaurant, bar and music venue specializing in award winning Cajun, Creole and Seafood cuisines.
Live music 7 nights per week and twice on almost everyday except Friday. Some music is free and some requires a cover charge. Music style includes blues, rock, reggae, funk, New Orleans, R&B, soul, jam, outlaw country and whatever else we hear and like.
Open till 3AM with full menu served till 10PM Sunday- Thursday and 11PM on Friday and Saturday and after Cardinal home night games. Late night food till 2 AM on Friday and Saturday night.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?