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Acme Oyster House may get all the glory, but it’s Felix’s that is a local favorite in New Orleans. The restaurant and oyster bar has been feeding hungry visitors for over 70 years. The interior resembles more of a diner, but the bar is the perfect spot to sit with a plate of fresh oysters, an Abita and a Saints game.
Felix’s proudly orders from local fishermen and vendors as much as possible. Enjoy local dishes like red beans and rice, jambalaya, gumbo or ettouffee. Seafood lovers can also appreciate fried alligator, shrimp, fish, soft shell crab and their famous char-grilled oysters. You can get them Rockefeller or Bienville style. Those who don’t love seafood also have options like chicken, salads and po boys. Pair your meal with a local beer or Bloody Mary.
If You Go
Felix’s Restaurant is located at 739 Iberville Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. It’s right off the Canal Street streetcar line and on the south end of Bourbon Street. From Jackson Square, it’s a 10 minute walk down Decatur and Iberville. Felix’s is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm.