The people of New Orleans take their oysters seriously. If you dream of Oysters on the Half Shell, Oyster Rockefeller, Oyster Pie, Fried Oysters and Oyster Po-boys, then there is no better place for you than New Orleans. Satisfy your desires; stay at a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast and feast on oysters for a weekend or a week.
June 4 and 5, 2011, was the New Orleans Oyster Festival. Folks watched a Largest Oyster Contest, rolled up their sleeves for an Oyster Shucking Contest, and sat down to an Oyster Eating Contest. They nibbled their way from one food booth to the next, and burned calories dancing to a variety of local bands. It was great fun for all who participated, and folks are already looking forward to the 2012 New Orleans Oyster Festival.
The Oyster Festival may be over, but oysters are still abundant in New Orleans. Read on to learn where guests of New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts eat oysters:
- Acme Oyster House: the oldest Oyster Bar in the French Quarter, it’s noisy, crowded, and good. Stand at the bar and shoot a dozen freshly shucked oysters, and wash them down with beer.
- Felix’s: bring your belly to this fantastic oyster bar in the French Quarter. Enjoy a free draft beer with every dozen oysters on the half shell Wednesday evenings.
- Galatoires: the grand dame of New Orleans serves tasty Oysters en Brochette and Oysters Rockefeeler.
- Drago’s: this family restaurant has been serving the finest, freshest oysters since 1969. The Charbroiled oysters must be tried.
- Johnny’s Po-Boys: Generous portions, fair prices, and delicious food. Bring cash and expect a line.
It’s always a good idea to ask the innkeepers of your Bed and Breakfast New Orleans where they find their oysters. If you like your New Orleans lodging, you’ll probably like the oyster recommendations, as well.