Acme Oyster House, Metairie
Citing very good gumbos and alternative seafood selections, readers admit it’s tough not to fill up on oysters when dining at the acme. This suburban location of the legendary New Orleans oyster house attracted more votes than the original French Quarter spot; 504/309- 4056 or acmeoyster.com.
For more than 75 years, patrons have enjoyed crispy fried catfish, plus spicy gumbo, fried shrimp, and fried oysters; 985/386-6666 or middendorfsrestaurant.com.
Tracey’s, New Orleans
The former staff and menu of famed sandwich spot Parasol’s have moved around the corner and now purvey the same great fried shrimp, oyster, catfish, and soft-shell crab po’boys here; 504/897-5413 or traceysnola.com.