Is it worth the wait, you ask, eyeing the block-long line-up? They’re Gulf oysters, people, and this is the oldest oyster bar in the French Quarter. In other words, yes (unless you’re famished—then just go across the street to Felix’). The oysters are tastiest when you’re standing at the bar, talking tourist trash with the shucker, piling up shells to be tallied later, knocking back some oyster shooters (chilled vodka, cocktail sauce, erster, gullet). But if you sit at a checked-cloth-covered table, you can also order a dozen or two of the garlicky charbroiled oysters, which may change your life. There are po’ boys and other Creole standbys (jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and sausage, and so on), good enough for those who do not partake of the pearlmaker. It’s boisterous and there’s much scurrying about of waiters, so things do move fast once you’re inside. No reservations.
New Orleans› Restaurant
Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St
Our Rating Neighborhood French Quarter Hours Sun–Thurs 10:30am–10pm, Fri–Sat 10:30am–11pm Phone 504/522-5973 Prices Oysters $15.50/dozen raw or $20 charbroiled, po’ boys & platters $10–$24, entrees $10–$24 Cuisine Type Seafood/Light Fare Web site Acme Oyster House
Map724 Iberville St New Orleans
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