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Acme Oyster House

A New Orleans legend, Acme Oyster House has shucked millions of delicious oysters to the delight of locals and visitors from all over the world. Acme’s easy ambiance invites you in, offering icy beer, fresh oysters, and a chance to get to know the restaurant’s personable lightning-fast shuckers.

For over one hundred years, Acme has offered fresh Louisiana seafood in a fun, casual location on Royal and Bourbon Streets. A long line at lunch may dismay some diners, but don’t be deterred; the line moves quickly, and Acme’s oyster dishes are worth it.

Acme Oyster House is available for private events with guests numbering from 25-350.


One block from Canal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter, Acme Oyster House offers a taste of the freshest Louisiana seafood and Gulf oysters. In a two-story location between Bourbon and Royal Streets, lunch or dinner at Acme places diners at a prime spot to explore the Quarter.

History

The original Acme Oyster House was known as Acme Cafe. The cafe resided at 117 Royal Street next door to the Cosmopolitan Hotel (known for being “the scene of the making and breaking of New Orleans politicians” for over fifty years).

Unfortunately, fire destroyed the three-story Acme Saloon building in 1924, even causing the evacuation of Cosmopolitan Hotel guests. Acme Cafe reestablished itself at 724 Iberville Street, becoming Acme Oyster House.

The second floor of Acme Oyster House has been renovated and refurbished, harking back to the restaurant’s original grandeur, and providing an elegant, entertaining space for parties, receptions and private functions.

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