Best Oyster Bars in New Orleans
To those who won’t even try raw oysters we say, “More for us!” Oysters from the Gulf of Mexico are the best in the world. Cold and salty. Fresh, fresh, fresh. We’re talking heaven on the half shell. And you’ll find the best of the best oyster bars in New Orleans right here.
Know what goes great with beer? Oysters! Crescent City Brewhouse on Decatur Street offers them ice cold and shucked to order. If someone in your group just can’t do raw, we suggest Baked Oysters Three Ways – crab & saffron, spinach and andouille gratin. Plus, this oyster bar gets our vote for the coolest sign.
The menu at the French Market Restaurant and Bar reads, “Eat Oysters, Love Longer.” While oysters may or may not have anything to do with virility, they are delicious and that’s good enough for us. This 80-ish year-old restaurant offers Oysters on the Half Shell, Garlic and Herb Char-Grilled Oysters and Creole Char-Grilled Oysters. They only purchase from people they know and trust.
If you enjoy comfortable booths and long, wide marble counters to eat your oysters on, you’ll love Grand Isle Restaurant on Convention Center Boulevard. On Mondays through Fridays they offer 75¢ oysters on the half shell, boiled shrimp with corn, potatoes, mushrooms, garlic for sausage at just $7 for a half pound. On select days, they also offer Redfish on the Half Shell.
Along with freshy shucked Louisiana oysters on the half shell, Oceana’s menu features Oysters Rockefeller (done their way) and Oceana’s Famous Oysters on the half-shell, chargrilled over and open flame, smothered with a zesty garlic and cream herb Cajun sauce, and finished with a fresh blend of parmesan and Romano cheeses. We can’t lie: You’re going to waddling on out of there.