On a recent trip to New Orleans, I set out on a mission to try as many Gulf oysters as possible in the span of one weekend. My goal: to sample them both raw and cooked, with visits to some of the city's historic and new-school oyster bars (and a touristy joint thrown in for good measure). Sadly, I missed a few of the classics on this trip due to timing and season, but I still found five that really knocked my socks off.
Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Our Tip Directly across the street from Acme, sharing a similar neon sign, Felix's is a bit less crowded, a touch less touristy and offers up fatty and fresh oysters on the half shell.