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Old 12-08-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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in a change of pace from the "neighborhood" and "what to do with 8 hours in NO?" threads, I thought I would ask about your favorite places for good oysters in and around town. I'm a fan of Pascal Manale's uptown, and Drago's of course...used to be ok at the bon temps and Cooters' uptown as well, but what have you got to recommend for the community? on the north shore, mid city, wherever...
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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Drago's ... love those charred oysters.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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Drago's ... love those charred oysters.

There used to be a place on Magazine, Uptown somewhere I think, that my Mother went to in 1915. They had the best oysters IMO. Not sure if it's still there.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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You're thinking of Casamento's right by Napoleon and Magazine, New Orleans institution for over a decade. You know if all you're after are cold, salty fresh raw oysters then yeah Casamento's is really legit. But for anything you may be a little disappointed, I'm pretty sure the only other things on the menu are shrimp/oyster "po boys" served on toast and gumbo I believe. Sadly I find a lot of "historic New Orleans institutions" to really miss the mark and people just go for the nostalgia and the name. I personally think Domilise's has the worst po-boys, especially for the absurd price, around. But somehow that's the place that Anthony Bourdain goes to, somehow that's the place that wins Food Wars on the Travel Channel...makes no sense, man..
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:26 PM
 
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Yes, Casimento's and all I ever had there were the raw oysters.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:28 AM
 
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You are right about that...Domilise's isn't all that its made out to be (Parkway however is the bees knees)
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:31 PM
 
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Parkway and Crabby Jack's are king! Believe it or not my #3 favorite shrimp po-boy in the entire city is Adams Street Market, just a nondescript "ghetto mart" run by Koreans in the Carrolton area. That place can cook circles around Domilise's.. and frankly I'd much rather pay $6 for a large shrimp dressed there instead of getting to sit down at Domilise's and just pay $12 for less quality.. and an oyster is $16!!! Who do they think we are!?
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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The old We Never Close on the Chef Hwy was a gem for seafood po'boys! Never been back to them since Katrina so don't know if still open. It was run out of a gas station convenience store.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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since I work in Gentilly now, I recently discovered Zimmer's; they make a good shrimp po-boy for sure

I just wanted to get a local thread going; should have been more specific that I was talking about raw mostly; haven't been to Casamento's in a while. actually had some good ones this week at Acme on the north shore (oysters are at their best this time of year, mmm)
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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in a change of pace from the "neighborhood" and "what to do with 8 hours in NO?" threads, I thought I would ask about your favorite places for good oysters in and around town. I'm a fan of Pascal Manale's uptown, and Drago's of course...used to be ok at the bon temps and Cooters' uptown as well, but what have you got to recommend for the community? on the north shore, mid city, wherever...
Cooter Browns is out, I was talking to the owner two weeks ago and he's been having a hard time getting them.

Acme has them bot raw and char grilled.

No matter where you go expect to pay $20 plus a dozen for them grilled.

I have 3 gallons in the freezer purchased before Thanksgiving along with some cleaned shells that I will be char grilling for Christmas eve.


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