Acme Oyster House (New Orleans, LA, USA)
Acme Oyster House, located in the heart of the French Quarter is a restaurant that can't be ignored. Reviewed by over 1800 on Yelp and liked by many on Urbanspoon, this touristy restaurant has seen both good days and bad. First opened in the 1920's, their claim to fame is - obviously, oysters. When we went, we had the chargrilled oysters as our appetizer, which was quite heavy (LOTS of butter)! Beware, those who can't take all the greasiness! What's worse is they provide bread to soak up all the butter... Three was definitely enough (while I can easily eat a dozen of raw ones of the same size). We also had the Fried Peace Maker Po-Boy, which is a fried oyster and shrimp sandwich with a tabasco mayo sauce. I was rather disappointed by the flavoring of this sandwich, even though I love oysters and shrimp! The oysters were alright, while the shrimp was lacking in freshness and...shrimp. It was mostly batter, and the flavor was just a bit flat. The po' boy as a whole just didn't look all that fresh, which was really disappointing! We also shared the Fried Fish Platter, which was just more fried food. We could have ordered something that wasn't fried - but in reality - almost everything on the menu is fried! The fried fish was hot and fresh and not at all fishy, though. The batter was crisp, and the fish fried to perfection on this occasion. This sounds a terrible, but the hush puppies and the fried fish may have been my favorite part of my experience at Acme.
Whether its raw or chargrilled oysters that fit your fancy, Acme will take care of ya, but at quite the price. The novelty of this place was enough to bring me here once, but probably not again. The terribly slow and rude service (I'm not the only one) combined with the price does not compel me to dine here twice.
Price: 20USD/person | $$
724 Iberville St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
#: (504) 522-5973