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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
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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Acme Oyster House was recommended to us for the good food and certainly didn't disappoint. No reservations are taken so be prepared to wait in line upon arrival. The food was terrific as expected, especially the fish gumbo, crab cakes and chargrilled otters covered with cheese. The atmosphere is cafeteria style

Thank Wayne C
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate here twice when we visited NOLA last summer. The chargrilled oysters were delicious!! They're served with bread to dip in the buttery sauce....SO good. There's usually a line but we didn't wait longer than 5-10 minutes. Must try!

Thank KatLady4
Clear Lake Shores, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We happened on this place because it was near a hotel we were staying at and it had a line of people standing outside waiting so we figured it must be good. We googled it read the reviews and decided we'd hit it about 330 pm before the crowds showed up, but there was still a line. We got a... More 

Thank Kent L
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We heard of their legendary wait lines and it just worked out that our ghost tour ended much later then we thought. We came literally 5 minutes before closing time. We ordered their famous chargrilled oysters and had our kids (who don't like oysters) order another one. I had a bowl of the gumbo, which I liked better then one... More 

Thank Marcyne
Columbus, OH
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41 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We waited 35 minutes in a line out the door to get in. I think the place is more hype than food. It was our first time trying oysters so that was fun. I'm gluten free so I got one of my 2 choices - red beans and rice. It tasted like mush- not impressed. There was no kids menu... More 

Thank m4ney
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I fell for it. Stood in line for half an hour because other travelers said it was worth the wait. It's not, unless you like mediocre tourist food. Just because a place has been around a long time does not make it good!

Thank Mah_Murrini
Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the oysters and hot cocktail sauce. The coleslaw was one of the best..sweet and creamy. I enjoyed the bread pudding. Would recommend Acme highly. There was a line when we arrived however moved quickly. The air conditioning was delightful.

Thank norchase
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost managed to convince my husband to attempt to beat the record for the most oysters eaten in a sitting but thankfully walked out after our 2 dozen. There was a bit of a line when we showed up but it moved quickly and the beer helped with the wait. Super friendly service and the bar seats were great. The... More 

Thank Shannon F
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the restaurant with a private party. Our experience may not be relevant to others as we had different service and menu. Nonetheless, I can tell you my observations. First, they do not take reservations and they are busy. So, plan on standing in line outside for 30 minutes or more ( our group didn't have to wait because... More 

Thank Brian G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a big fan of oysters but, OH MY GOSH! The chargrilled oysters are THE BEST I've ever had!!! This place is great for so many reasons - the French Quarter can be a turn off for a many reasons, funky smells on the street/alley ways (I won't go into details), drunk people, etc., but this place stands out... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.