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Acme Oyster House Restaurant Review: 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. Quality oysters are served up in an atmosphere that’s somewhere between a saloon and a family restaurant. 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. If oysters are not for you, the 10 Napkin Roast Beef sandwich is juicy, messy and served on some of the crispiest French bread in town. For dessert, nothing beats Max’s Bananas Foster Cheesecake, although it may be time to treat yourself to an old-fashioned root beer float. While wines are available by the glass and bottle, your best bet to pair with the 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.