August 16, 2009
We love oysters and every local we knew had recommended Acme Oyster House, a casual and inexpensive restaurant. We were told that there would likely be a long wait since the restaurant does not take reservations, but we were lucky enough to walk right in (after a minute while they were cleaning a table for us).
Chargrilled oysters are constantly made to order.
Mojito ($6.25): Bacardi superior, mint, lime, and club soda
Killer Buzz ($6.75): Malibu coconut rum, Blue curacao, Sierra mist, and pineapple
Acme Sunset ($5.50): Bacardi superior, creme de banana, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cranberry juice.
Dozen Chargrilled Oysters ($16.99): Topped with butter and romano cheese, these were tasty and incredibly popular.
1/2 dozen oysters ($7.49): Fresh and creamy - at $1.25 a piece, they were a great value. These were easy oysters (not too minerally).
Bowl of Gumbo ($6.99)
Cup or bowl, we all decided to get gumbo with our meals.
New Orleans Medley ($11.99): A cup of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans & rice, and grilled smoked sausage. It was nice to have a sampling of all of the traditional New Orleans' dishes. The food was comforting, and with all of the rice, very filling.
Half Po-Boy and Gumbo ($11.99): Shrimp Po-Boy dressed with lettuce, tomato, and pickles.
This was definitely the spot for oysters! Now we know why this place is packed with tourists and locals.
Acme Oyster House is located at 724 Iberville Street in New Orleans, LA.