Fresh Oysters, poor boy sandwiches and a great atmosphere rounds out the experience you will have at ACME Oyster House. It is New Orleans Institution, the doors opened in 1910. In 1924, a fire caused the collapse of the three-story Acme Saloon building located in the French Quarter. It was then moved around the corner at 724 Iberville, where it still operates today.
The hand shucked Louisiana Oysters are the finest that New Orleans has to offer. I recommended the charbroiled oysters they were fabulous with garlic and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. If you want a kick add a dollop of Tabasco sauce. Tabasco sauce was developed in Louisiana so you know it has got to be good. The oysters were huge and meaty. The chefs shuck and clean the oysters to perfection.
This establishment also serves the traditional classics like red beans and rice, seafood gumbo and jambalaya. I recommend the Fried Peace Maker Po-Boy. It was voted #4 Top Ten Sandwiches – I do not know by who but it was good! It is a mix of fried oysters and shrimp on fresh baked French bread with Tabasco infused mayo. The batter is seasoned to perfection, light and crisp. Unlike other fried batters it was not doughy and did not fall apart when you bit into it. This batter is used on all the fried dishes so you can not go wrong ordering something else fried. The fish and chips can feed 2 hungry people so if want to share a plate I recommend it. The Fried Peace Maker Po-Boy is priced to sell at $12.99 and well worth every bite.
I have to give a nod to the Pecan Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. It was one of the best desserts I had in New Orleans. Emeril’s was good that I will not deny but the fresh pecans were spectacular. Topped off with vanilla bean ice cream and you had to roll me out the door.
ACME Oyster House has more than one location but I do recommend you give the one in the French Quarter a try. At night time this place is packed so reservations are recommended. Even at lunch if there is party more than 2 your wait could be up to 30 minutes. You just cannot visit New Orleans without experiencing the ACME Oyster House. The service was spot one. My waitress was helpful and always right there for a refill so feel free to pour on the Tabasco sauce. This place rates 4 Four Forks Up for service, price and experience. It may not be a 5 star restaurant but it does not pretend to be one.