* Click here for rating key
Acme Oyster House Restaurant Review: Acme Oyster House is a favorite tourist haunt, but it speaks well for the place that locals frequent it on a regular basis. Quality oysters are served up in an atmosphere that’s somewhere between a saloon and a family restaurant. Located right on the doorstep of the French Quarter, Acme commonly gets customers lined up outside on the sidewalk waiting for a table or a coveted spot at the small, marble-topped oyster bar. In addition to the oysters, the menu of casual New Orleans classics emphasizes fried seafood and po’ boys. Gumbo or red beans served in a bread bowl, known here as the “Poopa,” is a house specialty. Acme also offers one of the most generously portioned fried seafood platters in the city. For dessert, nothing beats Max’s Bananas Foster Cheesecake. While there are wines available by the glass and bottle, your best bet to pair with this fare is a cold local brew, such as Abita. Also located at 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-309-4056; and 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-246-6155.