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Acme Oyster House

3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd. (Ridgelake Dr.) Send to Phone
504-309-4056 | Menu
Just like its French Quarter big brother, Acme Oyster House in the suburbs is irresistible.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Acme Oyster House Restaurant Review

About the décor: Metairie’s outpost of Acme Oyster House is brighter and more colorful than the French Quarter location, and the food is every bit as good. You can’t miss the neon sign that says “Waitress available sometimes.” Black-and-white checkered tablecloths and colorful lighting fixtures combine to create the whimsical atmosphere. Situated near a busy shopping district, the place provides an oasis after a full day of fighting the crowds.

Likes: Fried seafood platters.
Dislikes: It’s a little less 'earthy' than the original location.

Food & Drinks: Gumbo or red beans are served in a bread bowl, known here as the Poopa, a house specialty. Acme also offers one of the most generously portioned fried seafood platters in the city. For a hearty appetite, try the Peace Maker, a combination of fried oysters and fried shrimp on French bread; it was originally known as La Mediatrice, because 19th-century New Orleans husbands took it home to smooth things over with their wives after a night on the town. Finish your meal with Max’s Bananas Foster Cheesecake or a good old-fashioned root beer float. Locally produced suds, such as Abita, make the best quaffs with the food. Also located at 724 Iberville St., New Orleans, 504-522-5973; and 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-246-6155.


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