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Acme Oyster House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in New Orleans
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724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-522-5973
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are always in N.O. and have never ate here. I think its because the line outside looks intimidating, but it went fast. Im glad we waited because it was pretty good. The menu seemed pretty basic but everything we ordered was great. The only downfall was the wait staff arguing a bit with each other but not a big... More 

Thank itsfitz
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get there around 4pm if you do not want to wait. However it is well worth the wait if you don't get there early. I had oysters on the half shell, fried oyster platter and Boo Fries. I have had raw oyster all over the Gulf Coast and the ones at this place are by the best i have ever... More 

Thank KyboshMurrell
Abita Springs, Louisiana
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delightful meal shared with out of town guests who enjoyed the medley of seafood dishes we ordered: Raw oysters, Shrimp PoBoy, Fish PoBoy, Gumbo, Corn Bisque, .... Our server was attentive and willing to thoroughly answer our questions with patience. Thank you, "Akisha" (spelling?), for your friendly smile as well. Although the line to wait for a table seemed quite... More 

Thank abitaahmeek
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK we got into NOLA late afternoon Sunday, and wandered down from our hotel to just past Bourbon Street. There was an expected line for our destination - ACME Oyster House - but we decided to risk is. The hostess's "30 minutes" was more like 45-50, but the food at the end was worth it. We opted for bar seating... More 

Thank MirajeMN
Bogart, Georgia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Usually there's a long line due to their reputation for seafood. Food is good but not necessarily better than other less known places, but their name draws lines. Tables are close and if there are just two of you, you will most likely be stuck in the back room unless you sit at the bar. Inside could use some updating... More 

Thank kitkatga13
Honolulu, Hawaii
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Uber driver recommended eating here, and she was right! It was 5:00, and there was already a line waiting. The wait wasn't bad. We were seated at the bar. The bartenders were friendly and helpful. My first experience eating crawfish, delicious! We also had the po boy peacemaker, sampler, and a side of sweetpotato fries. Everything was excellent! A... More 

Thank traci1986
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter raved about the meat breakfast skillet. It included: eggs, cheese, potatoes, Alligator meat, and sausage. My grandsons loved their waffles with the whipped cream topping, and my 2 egg breakfast was perfectly cooked. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Great food for reasonable prices.

Thank emilybeaird
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Line was fast. Bloody Mary was good. "Boo fries" were great. Shrimp PoBoy was ok. (Much better when we got up and got our own tarter sauce) Only complaints would be sharing a table with strangers, and the waitress being too busy to ask if we needed anything. Overall, pretty good. Once was enough though, not special enough to make... More 

Thank Dusty K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service. Great food. Worth the wait in line. Quality is consistent. Fun atmosphere. Especially liked the gumbo.

Thank auntieAHouston
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a long wait in the line to get in and the seating is very close together so if you are large in stature, be prepared to not be able to move your arms very much. Lucky for us, we weren't too crowded as both my mother and I went in had plenty of room but at the tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-5973

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