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Broadway Oyster Bar

736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
+1 314-621-8811
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crawfish” (149 reviews)
“fried alligator” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (95 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited on a Friday night. Fried oysters were average at best. Service was poor. A very noisy environment. Beware of the tendency to spice up everything beyond reason. Even sweet potato fries were kicked up beyond reason and palatabiity. Will definitely not go back. Very...More

Thank pitch9mdk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were in St. Louis for the first time. Found this restaurant through Groupon. Unfortunately we missed the Groupon opportunity but still wanted to go try it out. My husband loves Cajun food and absolutely loved his meal. Said it was the...More

Thank Denae M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in St. Louis for a boat show. This place was so good and so fun I came back twice in one week. The atmosphere was amazing and the pricing for the food we had was even better! I ordered the Alligator Sausage &...More

Thank likens2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was invited to a work party that started at 5 pm.. 2 hrs later we were told we had to leave. We weren't ready to leave but too bad. Some people never had a chance to order their food and everybody was ready to...More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to read about your recent bad experience at BOB. I would like to present a bit of additional information concerning your experience. First of all, we do not offer reservations. The procedure that we use is called preferred seating which puts your group at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my first 6 months in St Louis, I've been to BOB three times - one of my favorite spots downtown. Historic building close to the Busch Stadium. A nice plan for a summer Friday/Saturday night is sitting on the casual back patio and having...More

Thank Javier P
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for becoming a regular at BOB during your first 6 months in St. Louis. We are honored to already be one of your favorite spots Downtown and would like to thank you for both finding us and for taking the time to write...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large menu with mostly fried food. Oysters, as well as other items are just average quality. I would visit other places if your looking for good seafood.More

Thank David R
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry that you did not find our seafood to be to your liking. I will mention that we do have grilled, sautéed, blackened, pan seared, poached, etc seafood here on a daily basis, normally served as a special. We offer much more than fried seafood....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visit for my wife and I to the B.O.B. On a pretty frigid evening in the Lou for a concert a few blocks down the road at The Old Rock House, we thought it was a perfect time to try it out. DDD...More

Thank TNT51
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making your first visit to BOB and for taking the time to write us a wonderful 5 star review. We are a bit of a dive and actually quite proud of it. Our buildings were built in 1843 and 1900 so we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was just ok, not really impressed. I ordered a burger and I would like to think I know what I like. I ordered it medium well and it came back very medium, when I asked to have it fixed I was told next time...More

Thank Richard B
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to see you were not impressed with dinner at BOB. Our burgers are usually pretty good but certainly not what we are known for. I am sure your server was just trying to help you with future orders on our burgers knowing our kitchen...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the grilled oysters. Would go back for them. The appetizers are very good. The wait can be awhile to be seatedMore

Thank Mmandpm
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted to know that you loved our char grilled oysters, invented at Drago's restaurant in New Orleans about 30 years ago. We are very happy to know you enjoyed some of our other appetizers as well and are looking forward to coming back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here more because it was a Cajun themed restaurant and one of my friends is from Louisiana. I tried fried alligator , and Oysters for my first time on both. Both were Excellent and can't wait to eat it again there. There was...More

1  Thank experimental208nd
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks to both you and your friend from Louisiana for coming to BOB and for taking the time to give us a terrific 5 star review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the Fried Alligator bites and our fresh oysters for the...More

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29 September 2017|
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Response from Jeremy B | Reviewed this property |
We had a party of eleven and we're sat as soon as we walked in. They do not do reservations, but if you call ahead, they will do preferred seating. Give that a shot before just showing us with that many.
2 June 2016|
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Response from punkinlr | Reviewed this property |
I think they are at any time of day, however I agree at night it's probably pretty rowdy.
Brent S
12 March 2016|
Response from JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_ | Property representative |
We do not accept traditional reservations but do offer call ahead seating which will put you at the top of a wait list as soon as you walk in the door if there is a wait for tables. We do recommend call ahead seating... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 314-621-8811
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Casual French Quarter style restaurant, bar and music venue specializing in award winning Cajun, Creole and Seafood cuisines. Live music 7 nights per week and twice on almost everyday except Friday. Some music is free and some requires a cover charge. Music style includes blues, rock, reggae, funk, New Orleans, R&B, soul, jam, outlaw country and whatever else we hear and like. Open till 3AM with full menu served till 10PM Sunday- Thursday and 11PM on Friday and Saturday and after Cardinal home night games. Late night food till 2 AM on Friday and Saturday night.
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