My family and I visited Acme Oyster House’s Baton Rouge location Sunday afternoon. This is not a first bite for any of us, we all love Acme, so I don’t have any first bite photos to show. Lots of food photos though, so I’ll start with our one “usual”: chargrilled oysters.
I’d venture to say that Acme has some of the best chargrilled oysters in town. Mike Anderson’s comes to mind as a close contender, but I’d need a side-by-side comparison for that battle. Next up, entrees:
My mom and I both had fried catfish entrees, hers was a summer special, Catfish Tio, which I can’t find a description of but was covered in sort of a seafood gravy, and mine was the Catfish Pontchartrain (Catfish fillet lightly battered and fried, topped with fresh crabmeat, shrimp and butter cream sauce). Mom thoroughly enjoyed her plate, and I liked mine too, but, as at Dempsey’s, I would have liked some lump crab as a garnish instead of the slightly stringy stuff I got.
Dad and Spencer both had fried oysters on their plates:
Dad’s fried oyster salad kind of defeats the purpose of a salad if you ask me, but it was tasty nonetheless. I stole a fried oyster from Spencer’s 1/2 and 1/2 plate (choose from shrimp, oyster, and catfish), and while they seemed smaller than usual, they were still fried and seasoned to perfection.
Acme has been a New Orleans staple for nearly a century, and is a welcome addition to the Baton Rouge restaurant scene.