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Dec 20, 2011 11:57 AM

Oysters in NOLA..............

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  1. Just added that to my 'save to profile' for trip in January, thanks

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    1. re: Delucacheesemonger

      Where are you staying in NOLA? What kind of dining is your preference. Here's some great po boy joints. Bozo's has good oyster po boy.

      Johnny's Po Boys @ 511 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 8129.
      Napoleon House Bar & Cafe @ 500 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 524 - 9752.
      Rampart Food Store @ 1700 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 944 - 7777. POBOYS.
      Stanley @ 547 St. Ann St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 593 - 0006.
      Felix's Oyster Bar @ 739 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 4440.
      Mena's Palace @ 200 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 0217.
      Joey K's Restaurant @ 3001 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 891 - 0997.
      The Grocery @ 2854 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 504 - 895 - 9524.
      Tracey's Restaurant @ 2533 Constance St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 899 - 2054.
      Mahoney's Po Boy Shop @ 3454 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 899 - 3374.
      Short Stop Po Boy's @ 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, LA 504 - 885 - 4572.
      Parkway Bakery & Tavern @ 538 Hagan Ave., New Orleans, LA 504 - 482 - 3047.
      Bozo's Restaurant @ 3117 21st St., Metairie, LA 504 - 831 - 8666.
      Mandina's Restaurant @ 3800 Canal St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 482 - 9179.
      Crabby Jacks @ 428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, LA. 504 - 833 - 2722.
      Domilise's Po Boy's @ 5240 Annunciation St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 899 - 9126.
      Joe Sepie's Cafe @ 4402 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, LA. 504 - 324 - 5613.
      Liuzza's by the Tracks @ 1518 North Lopez Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 218 - 7888.
      Verti Marte Deli @ 1201 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 4767.
      Ignatius Eatery @ 4200 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 504

      1. re: Littleman

        Thanks for list. As of now, going to Commander's Palace, Luke's, Mosca's, Casamento's, Drago's, Morning Call, Cafe du Monde, and maybe Wilie Mae's if time permits. Anything open Sunday lunch, not fussy just good.

        1. re: Delucacheesemonger

          Take the St Charles line to the end. It stops at Cooter Browns. Huge,sweet,briny Gulf oysters for $12/dz, horseradish that will clear your sinuses for a month and a hugeselection of excellent beers on draft. Been there 3 times already (in two days!), as I'm staying uptown with a friend. They open at 1pm on Sunday. You will not be disappointed if oysters are what you seek. Also, Squeal on Oak St will be open. Kick-ass BBQ!

          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Mosca's is out of the way. It's a great place to go though if you don't mind the drive. Here's a link to restaurants open on Sunday. Good luck.


              1. re: kukubura

                Gulp, yes, this curmudgeon decided not to post as most other than the beignets/coffee stands were adequate at best. Had oysters at 6 places and all were tasteless, small, and at three places so dirty with sand and dirt you wound up with a mouthful of dirt and shell. Casamento's was the worst of those three. Drago's raw were meh, but the charbroiled were excellent. Guess l have moved on somehow, different from what l remember or what l search out, doubt they have changed, guess l have. Beignets and chicory coffee still one of my five favorite things on earth, foodwise.

                1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                  Huh, when we were at Drago's in December they were very small as well but the oysters we had elsewhere (Commander's, Green Goddess, Galatoire's) were plump and lovely. What happened at non-oyster meals (I only replied in this thread because it popped up first.)

                  1. re: kukubura

                    Really do not want to be negative on N.O., but we were told the water got warmer that week and thus the oysters changed. Comm Palace with great service had boring food, Luke's was very friendly but food was amateurish. Mosca's was the same as previous visits but the amount of fat used was so extreme the food suffered.

                    1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                      :( Sorry to hear all that. At least the beignets and coffee were good!

                  2. re: Delucacheesemonger

                    I'm so sorry to hear of your experience. We were staying at the Royal Sonesta and stopped for a dozen oysters on the half-shell at some just-above-a-chain restaurant called Olde N'awlin's Cookery during a moment of, um, questionable judgement on my part, but they were fabulous. I prefer a medium size oyster (hate, hate hate the huge ones), and these were perfect, tasted like the ocean, and were gone entirely too soon. My only gripe was one bit of shell, which can happen.

              2. re: Littleman

                I had a chicken liver/cole slaw poboy at Mahoney's last week. It was wonderful - if you like fried chicken livers. Hubby had the large shrimp poboy and he said it was better than Johnny's but not as good as Parkway. I had a small poboy, he had a large with the large shrimp, we had onion rings and fries and two sodas and our bill was $50! But it was really good, we'll do it again.