Fresh oysters must be live just prior to consumption or cooking, so New Orleans, located on the Louisiana Gulf, is the perfect place to enjoy them.
Nearly every restaurant in New Orleans that serves New Orleans food, will have New Orleans Oysters on the menu.
Here are 10 of the best places to eat oysters in New Orleans. After taking a tour of New Orleans, be sure to visit one.
- Desire Oyster Bar - A cozy, streetside bistro overlooking Bourbon Street. The historic oyster bar features entertaining oyster shuckers who open and serve fresh salty Louisiana oysters.
- Antoine's Restaurant - Established in 1840. Oysters Rockefeller were invented here.
- Cooter Brown's - Offering over 400 brands of domestic and imported beers, 40 beers on tap, an Oyster Bar, the city's Best Broiled Crawfish, and more.
- Acme Oyster House - Featuring fresh, hand-shucked oysters for more than 100 years. From Raw Oysters to Oyster Rockefeller Soup.
- Royal House - Great location in the French Quarter on Royal Street. Featuring a variety of options from Oyster Puff Pastries to Oyster Royale.
- Drago's Restaurant - "At Drago’s, oysters aren’t just oysters—they’re a way of life." Their Charbroiled Oysters are legendary.
- Remoulade - Family-friendly cafe on Bourbon Street with a fresh oyster bar.
- Casamento's - Located Uptown, they are world-famous for their Oyster Loaf.
- Red Fish Grill - Definitive seafood dining in a festive, hip decor. Serving their Signature BBQ Oysters, as well as the Traditional New Orleans Oyster Po-Boy.
- Bourbon House - They offer authentic New Orleans dishes in a lively atmosphere, with huge windows overlooking Bourbon Street. Oyster Bar and a wide selection of Bourbons.
Regardless of whatever items are on your agenda when you visit the fascinating city of New Orleans, be sure to include a stop for fresh oysters. Whether you're an oyster aficionado or venturing out to try your first one, from raw to fried, New Orleans has an oyster to please every palate.