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Feb 23, 2010 12:32 PM

Best Fried Oysters

Will be in NOLA in May for a week. Please give me restaurant recommendations for fried oysters. Thanks

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  1. I think the fried oysters at Dick and Jenny's are outstanding

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    1. re: roro1831

      I agree with roro. Dick & Jenny's fried oysters are the benchmark against which I judge all others. They have been my favorite ones in town since the first one I ate 9 years ago. Through owner and chef changes, the oysters have remained a constant there.

    2. Casamento's are good. The oyster loaf is made on thick bread, not a po-boy type bun that others use. I like that. But I'm going for the soft shelled crab next visit.

      1. Casamento's is my hands-down favorite (for raw and fried oysters), and you'll be visiting just before the restaurant closes for the summer (from June through August).

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        1. re: BrooksNYC

          +1 on Casamento's. Get there early so you don't wait outside.

        2. I like Jack Dempsey's oysters--wonderful coating. Also the Village Inn inHarahan does good fried oysters.

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          1. re: underworld gourmet

            agree on Village Inn. they were at least 3-4" in length last week. the raw are $0.25 each on Tues/Wed. get there early.

          2. Gotta go with Casamento's. All their fried stuff is really good.

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            1. re: N.O.Food

              Another vote for Casamento's. They come out piping hot and when you bite into them they explode with oyster goodness in your mouth. Galatoire's oysters en brochette is pretty delicious too. Another option for good oysters, especially on the half shell is Bozo's in Metairie.

              1. re: mimadeli

                I liked Bozo's fried oysters too. It's been awhile since I've been there, pre-K. I tried to eat there on the way out of town evacuating the Saturday before K hit but they were closed. I don't think I even knew they were reopened. Or maybe I'd just forgotten about them since it had been so long.

                1. re: texasredtop

                  I've spent a considerable amount of time in Metairie the past year and have been trying quite a few different places to eat while in town. I'll have to say that Bozo's was the biggest dissapointment of all the local restaurants. I'll have to stick with Cassemento for fried oysters.

                    1. re: stvtunlvzn

                      really? i recently tried Bozo's fried erster poboy and thought it was delicious - salty and sweet at the same time, loved it.