500BestSquareRaw Oysters On The Half Shell @ Acme Oyster House

The oldest oyster house in New Orleans passed its century birthday in 2010 with bigger crowds than ever it its history. And even though that was in the middle of the BP disaster, the three locations kept the oysters shucking, only occasionally using non-Louisiana bivalves. It’s safe to say that more New Orleanians had their first raw oysters at the Acme’s marble bars than anywhere else. Although more impressive raw oysters can be found, the Acme is always at least close to the top, and rarely disappoints. Their grilled oysters ere first-class, too.


In the shorter term, we have had an excellent oyster season all fall and winter, and so far spring looks great for us oyster eaters, too.

Acme Oyster House. French Quarter: 724 Iberville. 504-522-5973.

||Metairie: 3000 Veterans Blvd, 504-309-4056. ||Covington: 1202 US 190 (Causeway Blvd), 985-246-6155. This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.

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