Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Acme Oyster House

724 Iberville St. (Royal St.) Send to Phone
504-522-5973 | Menu
Acme has shucked oysters in New Orleans for over a century.


Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Acme Oyster House Restaurant Review

About the décor: That long line you’ll see all day and evening outside Acme Oyster House is there for a good reason. Since 1910, locals have relied on this place to offer up quality oysters in an atmosphere that’s somewhere between a saloon and a family restaurant. Vintage neon signs and whirring ceiling fans hover above black-and-white checkered tablecloths.

Likes: Fried seafood platters.
Dislikes: The long wait for a table.

Food & Drinks: The fried oyster appetizer with house-made rémoulade sauce is a singular wonder. 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 specialty. Acme also has 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 built with 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.

Retsina, Tetramythos

GAYOT's Wine of the Week is a certified organic white wine, produced in Peloponnese in Greece. Read the review of a Retsina.


GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.


The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

Read the review and see photos.