Acme Oyster & Seafood House

restaurants / Seafood

Acme Oyster & Seafood House information

New Orleans , USA
Address
Street 724 Iberville St
Telephone
+1 504 522 5973
More information
www.acmeoyster.com
Prices
mains $7-21
Opening hours
11am-late
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Lonely Planet review

They still shuck oysters to order here, which is a beautiful thing, but when Acme gets busy – which is fairly often – it serves them up pre-shucked. This heresy encapsulates the dance with quality Acme engages in: trying to stay true to its roots as one of the Quarter’s oldest operating seafood joints, but within dangerous proximity of the undiscerning crowds from nearby chain resorts. It’ll even serve gumbo in a bread bowl – nice if you’re from California, but pure madness to local food purists. That said, when Acme is on, it’s on; for midrange solid seafood this is good stuff, but don’t expect the authentic Louisiana bounty of the Gulf you may have been promised.