500BestSquareRaw Oysters On The Half Shell @ Red Fish Grill

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The four blocks radiating from the corner of Boubon and Iberville deserves the nickname Oyster Square. Here is the densest concentration of oyster bars in the city, ranging from the ancient Acme and Felix’s to the more modern Bourbon House and Red Fish Grill. The latter is the least famous of the group, but my pick as the best. The Red Fish serves P&J oysters exclusively. Even during this time of stress caused indirectly by the oil spill of 2010, P&J has kept its standards up enough that it’s the best-known brand of oysters you can find. The cool weather brings better oysters still.

Red Fish Grill. French Quarter: 115 Bourbon. 504-598-1200.

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