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For good oysters..............

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  1. Oysters: For raw ones it depends on what kind of atmosphere you're looking for, really. Most of the places serve P&J oysters. I've heard that some are able to taste a difference in the P&J oysters from one area of South Louisiana to another area of South Louisiana, but I have not found this to be the case for me personally. So when it comes down to choosing a place for raw oysters I base my decision on a combination of the shuckers, the atmosphere, and the price. I go to Luke's HH for raw oysters, Drago's for the chargrilled ones, and Casamento's for their fried oyster loaf.

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    Casamento's Restaurant
    4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

    1. Acme for raw and Drago's for chargrilled. Luke also tends to have excellent raw.

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      1. re: latasche

        If you're considering Drago's Metairie loc., consider Bozo's for both raw/fried; no char-grilled, however.

        1. re: brucec

          Bozo's has chargrilled as a special sometimes, but last time I had them they were really expensive - $25/dozen, IIRC, although that was during Jazz Fest last year.

          1. re: brucec

            Bozos for fried. Their raw are/were good however, their horseradish is not. My preference for raw is Felix's, at the bar w/ an amber draught although, it's hard to beat Luke's HH for raw.

        2. For chargrilled, which would be your vote? And I'm asking about the Drago's in the Hilton and Acme in FQ? Are both the same with the chargrilled - butter & cheese? I've never eaten chargrilled oysters before, so I would like to try this. I have had Oysters Rockefeller, and types of the same though...

          1. Acme is a tourist trap.
            Go next door to the Bourbon House

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            Bourbon House
            144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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            1. re: ruiman

              Acme can be a tourist trap, I agree. But it is still my boyfriend's favorite place for raw oysters and the best place for chargrilled for both of us. Thought Drago's chargrilled were way overrated, not to mention gritty. At least at the one in the Hilton.

              1. re: ruiman

                Bourbon House is far more of a tourist trap, IMO. Acme is touristy, sure, but locals still eat there. Bourbon House, on the other hand, is equivalent to places like red fish grill, where locals would seldom be found.

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                Bourbon House
                144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130