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Acme Oyster House

724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA - (504) 522-5973
Posted By Anne Ritchings on 3/22/2010 4:30:00 PM
The first evening we were in New Orleans we made a beeline for the Acme Oyster House. Both of us love oysters and fresh Gulf oysters are among the finest of nature's creations. If you can find room at the bar, that is the place to sit so you can watch the shuckers at work. These guys are so experienced that they don't even have to look at the oysters. It's pretty amazing to watch.

We ordered oysters on the half-shell and char-grilled oysters, which are cooked in garlic butter with a bit of parmesan cheese. Outstanding! Then Kay had another half-dozen oysters on the half-shell while I had one of the best fried soft-shell crabs I have ever eaten. Add a glass of Abita Amber beer to your meal and you will leave here very, very happy.

We liked this place so much that we returned on our last day to have lunch. After all, the memory of these oysters are going to have to last a long time.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Oysters on the Halfshell
Fried Softshell Crab Platter
Chargrilled Oysters
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Like the walrus and the carpenter, we ate every one.
"Like the walrus and the carpenter, we ate every one."
Anne Ritchings





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I've never had a better soft-shell crab--ever, anywhere!
"I've never had a better soft-shell crab--ever, anywhere!"
Anne Ritchings


Don't try this at home.
"Don't try this at home."
Anne Ritchings


Unspeakably awesome.
"Unspeakably awesome."
just4roo


There are two main dining rooms, which are spacious and can seat lots of hungry people.
"There are two main dining rooms, which are spacious and can seat lots of hungry people."
Anne Ritchings


Actually the service is very efficient and friendly.
"Actually the service is very efficient and friendly."
Anne Ritchings


This lets you know that you have found paradise.
"This lets you know that you have found paradise."
Anne Ritchings



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