There’s an old saying that oysters are best during the months that end with “r.” And while it’s true oysters tend to be larger in the winter months when the weather is colder, these days, it really is just a saying – you can find fresh oysters any time of year in the greater New Orleans area (the “r” saying harks back to the days before suitable refrigeration and food storage). There are so many fantastic options for oysters in River Ridge, Harahan, Jefferson, Metairie, and Kenner. Who’s hungry?
Acme Oyster House — 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie
A delicious local chain bursting with Cajun-Creole classics. Order the fried oysters and the Oyster Rockefeller soup, with a hint of Herbsaint.
Drago’s Seafood — 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie
This family-run restaurant is famous for its charbroiled oysters. They also have an extensive, separate gluten-free menu perfect for folks with food allergies.
Charles Seafood — 8311 Jefferson Highway, Harahan
Try the oyster platter with your choice of side. We’ll be choosing the jambalaya grits.
Jaeger’s Seafood and Beer Garden — 901 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans
Order the salted raw oysters or try their signature style, Oysters Jaeger. With interesting sides like stuffed Creole eggplant and stuffed mirliton, this restaurant lets you pick and choose a memorable meal.
Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar and Fish House — 3117 21st St., Metairie
The fried oysters are somewhat of a specialty here, although you can order ‘em charbroiled and raw as well.
Deanie’s Seafood — 1713 Lake Ave, Metairie
Crowd-pleasing seafood in Bucktown – and it’s just around the corner from R&O’s if you get a po-boy craving.
The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar — 7900 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans
Another Bucktown favorite with a beautiful waterfront location. Try the oysters on the half shell (though we also recommend the fried crab claw appetizer).
Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar — 3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner
Head straight to the raw oyster bar at this low-key spot on Williams Boulevard… but if you’re feeling brave, you can order the swamp platter, too, with alligator, frog, and turtle.
Dockside Seafood & Oyster Bar — 1820 Dickory Ave. Suite A, Harahan
Big, succulent charbroiled oysters are one of many excellent options at this Harahan site, offering generous portions of fresh Gulf seafood.