Best Seafood Restaurants in New Orleans – Hook & Reel Charters
New Orleans is a place that is known around the world for both rich culture and a vast selection of not just good but great food. Being located along the Mississippi River, New Orleans has a long, deep history as a major port of the United Sates. The city was always seen as valuable as it traded possession between France and Spain before the U.S. finally purchased it as part of the Louisiana Purchase. From Mardi Gras to watching the Saints at the Superdome, New Orleans has something for you!
With many oyster houses and bars in New Orleans, it is extremely hard for one to really stand out, but Acme Oyster House does the job. From a neon lit interior to the plaid tables, Acme definitely stands out. Try some chargrilled garlic and buttery oysters at your table or try the bar. Sitting at the bar takes your experience to the next level. With this seating choice, you get to see the professionals shucking oysters at a rate only possible with a lifetime of experience.
Crabby Jacks is located off of Jefferson Highway, and it is home to some of the best po’boys in the crescent city. With a Cajun spiced seafood platter that features fried shrimp, catfish, and oysters, to name a few, Crabby Jack’s takes it to the next level by pairing it with onion rings, potato salad, and coleslaw. If you’re looking for a beer in the bottle kind of place with some of the best po’boys around and a seafood platter that makes you feel like you belong, Crabby Jack’s is a place you cannot pass up.
If tourist traps and partying is something for you to get away from, this seafood grill will act as an amazing destination on your trip. Located in the warehouse district, Pêche in an industrial chic atmosphere with raw, unpolished woods and fish heads on display. Get your afternoon started with a metal tray of oysters served alongside saltine crackers. If oysters aren’t your thing, try out the whole grilled drum or maybe the swordfish steak. The staff goes above and beyond when it comes to a friendly, helping atmosphere, so if the style of food is new to you, ask them. They will be more than happy to help you.
If you are a fan of oysters, and you have a Saints game to attend, Borgne is an amazing oyster bar with an affordable oyster happy hour from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. An atmosphere of oyster shell pillars to bright coral crab claw diptychs engulfs you in the culture of New Orleans for a dining experience you will always remember. Oysters are a local favorite, especially with horseradish, but things like shrimp n grits, crab chowder, fried catfish, and blackened tuna sandwiches all live on the menu to give everyone a chance to enjoy something more their style.
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