Acme Oyster House

Acme was the common restaurant mentioned by everyone who has visited New Orleans. It seems to be more famous for cooked oysters than raw, although I wasn’t interested in having either. It’s also famous for having long lines. I fortunately arrived between meals, and since they serve non-stop, I got seated within 5 minutes.

Acme Oyster House - Exterior

Though the menu was fairly compact, almost every dish was its own enticement. I wanted to try one of their gumbos in addition to a main dish. I had a cup of seafood gumbo, which was perfectly seasoned and delicious. The main dish was a Half and Half Poboy, with shrimp on one side and a fish filet on the other. I finally discovered what McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish was trying to be, though it fails miserably!

I was so hungry for the Poboy that I forgot to take a picture until the sandwich was already half-devoured.  Even the picture of the gumbo below had a preliminary “spoon dunk”.  Sometimes discipline goes right out the window when you are so hungry and the food is so good!

Acme Oyster House - Seafood Gumbo

The décor is pretty sparse, and the meal is served efficiently to get you fed and on your way, to allow others to do the same. I did not feel rushed by any of the staff, but it’s not the place where you would feel comfortable to linger.

Acme is famous for a reason, and any time a restaurant has been open for over 100 years, they have to be doing a lot of things right.

Rating 4.5/5.0 – Really liked it

Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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