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Acme Oyster House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in New Orleans
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724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-522-5973
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Several people recommended the grilled oysters at Acme. We went here at 3:00 p.m. on a weekday. We had to wait in line for a good 20 minutes. Then when we were seated, we waited another 20 minutes for a server to engage with us. The first round of oysters arrived 15 minutes after we ordered them. They were delicious.... More 

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Marin County, CA
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The constant line will tell you there's food worth eating inside. Sit at the bar and watch the staff shuck oyster after oyster after oyster. Good thing the ocean's big, because they go through a lot of shellfish at this place.

Thank mistereks
Kingston, Jamaica
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is great here.. people are lined up to eat here.. my friend and I saw this long line and was wondering what was happening. The people said, "cause the food is good". So we try it and I have to admit, the food is really good.

Thank Tasha B
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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207 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is an oyster paradise. If you like oysters this place is a must do visit..!! Excellent service, excellent and fresh oysters. The charbroil oysters are excellents. This is a must do visit. The cocktail sauce is excellent at least you wanna drink it!!!

Thank Arqssp
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A co worker wanted something authentic and I thought this would be a good choice. Short wait of less then 5 minutes and we were in. Had a couple of dozen oysters that were fabulous. Excellent PoBoy's and Red Beans and Rice. Nice cold Abita to wash it down. Doesn't really get any better then this....

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Houston, Texas
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187 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The line outside should tell you it's a good place to eat. Basic fried or raw seafood available. I had the fried shrimp and catfish and it was delicious. The cocktail sauce was the star for me. It has a lot of horseradish, and each bite sent a burn through your nasal cavity, but it is so addicting I just... More 

Thank travelingfifties
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband loves oysters & Acme is one of his favorite places to find them. He loves the chargrilled oysters - with cheese! I'm not an oyster person, but really enjoyed the Boom Boom Shrimp - you get plenty for a meal despite it being an appetizer. I really liked the soup of the day, a corn & crab chowder.... More 

Thank Kori B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The chargrilled oysters are absolutely amazing and this is from someone who doesn't eat oysters! Great service. Also had the fried soft shell crab also very good. To full to try the bread pudding.

Thank Jennifer F
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you don't mind waiting 20 to 30 minutes to be seated for dinner, this is the place for you. Had the charbroiled oysters and they were delicious, great flavor that melted in your mouth. Also had fried fish platter, which included fried fish fried shrimp and oysters. Me and my girl couldn't finish it because it was so much... More 

Thank buddhastattoos
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived in the afternoon around 2 hoping to walk right in, but we still had a short wait (better than our 1 1/2 hr wait last time). They split our group up and my husband and I ended up at the bar which is actually the best place to be seated. We had great service,our food was delivered quickly,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 504-522-5973

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