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Nola's Best Oyster Spots, According to Brett Anderson

With a few surprises.

The raw bar at Peche.
The raw bar at Peche.

Not only is New Orleans fully immersed in seafood-centric Lenten dining right now, but as Times-Pic critic Brett Anderson reports, this also happens to be the best season for  oysters. Here now are his 16 picks for eating raw (and a few chargrilled) oysters in Nola.

  • Peche
  • MeMe's Bar & Grill (in Chalmette): "Chef Lincoln Owens chargrills oysters a bunch of different ways" including a 'Bangkok' version with sweet chile and sambal sauce, at 712 W. Judge Perez
  • Pascal's Manale
  • Bourbon House
  • Kenner Seafood: "There is a seafood restaurant tucked behind this retail shop" at 3140 Loyola Drive.
  • Kenton's
  • Mr. Ed's
  • Buster's Place (in Covington)
  • Curious Oyster Co: You "don't want to miss the smoked oysters, cooked on a wood grill out back" at this Central City oyster bar inside Dryades Market, 1307 O.C. Haley.
  • Casamento's
  • Drago's
  • Borgne
  • Grand Isle