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Broadway Oyster Bar

736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
+1 314-621-8811
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice New Orleans feel and good food. It is a nice place to have a drink and get some food during the day, and then a good place for music at night.More

Thank sheremike
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We love New Orleans so any positive comparison to NOLA always really makes us happy! We love that New Orleans' feel and we are very pleased to read that you enjoy our food, drink and live music. Thanks for your support and we will look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first walked up to this restaurant I was a bit skeptical based on what I judged as not the most aesthetically appealing restaurant. However, once the food arrived, it was as great as the service! Don't miss an opportunity to visit what has...More

Thank Kemper4
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for not judging us solely on our exterior appearance. Our theme is Louisiana Fish Shack so our look is actually on purpose! We love to surprise guests like you who find their way inside and are delighted to see that you had a 5...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jamie behind the bar at broadway is so amazing! He had a positive attitude and has awesome customer service! He puts the guests first! We were unable to order food at the bar at first and then we spoke to Jamie and he hooked us...More

Thank Rachel N
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Both Jamie and I want to thank you for coming to BOB and for writing an awesome review. We are delighted to read that you had a great experience at BOB and in particular with Jamie at the bar. Our entire staff has been in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dinner by the ballpark! We sat outside and it was awesome! Service was fast, food was really good with big portions, and the beer was cold! A definite must visit while in St. Louis. Arch isn't too far either. Can't wait to go back!More

Thank JenniferB71
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to BOB and for writing an outstanding review. We are delighted to read that you had an "awesome" experience with us and that you enjoyed our food, portion sizes, friendly and fast service and our cold local craft beers. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had my doubts going in....but the oysters were fresh and very tasty. They were so good we never tried anything else. I recommend you try these, you will not be disappointed.More

Thank 1991KEB
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are not the only one who has had doubts coming in! We hear that all of the time. We actually love surprising guests who come in with low expectations and leave with a great experience of food, live music and friendly service. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in St. Louis to see the Arch and visit some colleges. We don't know the area very well and were a little wary of walking from the Arch, but it wasn't too bad at all. We arrived for lunch at about 11:30 and...More

Thank Michael H
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are not quite NOLA but then again, what is? NOLA is unique. Thank you for visiting BOB while looking at colleges in St. Louis and for taking the time to write a terrific review. We are delighted to read that you got a relaxed,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always satisfying to find quality in an area that is better known for mass produced grub. Broadway Oyster Bar may have the look of a dive bar near the Ballpark, but step inside and you will find friendly, efficient service coupled with an excellent...More

Thank cedric09
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We like your headline of "Bayou by the Ballpark" a lot! We always describe our atmosphere as "Louisiana fish shack" but we may use bayou by the ballpark as well. Thank you for coming to BOB and for taking the time to write a wonderful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't been to Broadway Oyster Bar for 20 years, and after visiting again, we're sorry we stayed away so long! We stopped for lunch before a Cards game, and were happy to see the decor hasn't changed a bit. We ordered the soft shell...More

Thank ShamrockGlade
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for returning to BOB after a "brief" layoff and for writing a wonderful review. We are just entering our 20th year of ownership so you may have been making your first visit under my ownership. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Cajun/Creole Cuisine. I had the Blue Point Raw Oysters and they tasted just like they had been fished out of the ocean that day. The Crawfish Etouffe and Jambalya are to die for. smooth tasting and very flavorful and spicy without being too hot...More

Thank MustangV6
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to BOB and for the amazing review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our Blue Point Oysters as well as our Crawfish Etoufee and Jambalaya. Unfortunately, even though we would love to we simply cannot issue separate checks here...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went Saturday June 3. We called ahead for preferred seating, since we had read the wait time could be really long. We arrived and really only waited about ten minutes to get our table versus an hour and half. The oysters...More

Thank HBWR03
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very pleased to read that you chose to come to BOB and you felt that our fresh oysters were "great" and our crab cakes were "amazing". We do have a funky atmosphere (think Louisiana fish shack) with a casual, laid back feel. Thank...More

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Emckillop88
Are you kid friendly?
2 June 2016|
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Response from punkinlr | Reviewed this property |
I think they are at any time of day, however I agree at night it's probably pretty rowdy.
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Brent S
Do you recommend reservations? Friday Night 18 March?
12 March 2016|
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Response from JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_ | Property representative |
We do not accept traditional reservations but do offer call ahead seating which will put you at the top of a wait list as soon as you walk in the door if there is a wait for tables. We do recommend call ahead seating... More
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Wagues3
Hi, We will be in St. Louis soon and was wondering if there is a city transit/trolly that has a route from the Busch Stadium area to the Broadway Oyster Bar area. Looking forward to coming there for a good meal
27 July 2015|
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Response from JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_ | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest. There is no public transportation between Busch Staduim and Broadway Oyster Bar because we are only about 2.5 blocks away from Busch Stadium and everyone walks. Hope that helps and we look... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 03:00
Monday
11:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 314-621-8811
  • E-mail
Description
Casual French Quarter style restaurant, bar and music venue specializing in award winning Cajun, Creole and Seafood cuisines.
Live music 7 nights per week and twice on almost everyday except Friday. Some music is free and some requires a cover charge. Music style includes blues, rock, reggae, funk, New Orleans, R&B, soul, jam, outlaw country and whatever else we hear and like.
Open till 3AM with full menu served till 10PM Sunday- Thursday and 11PM on Friday and Saturday and after Cardinal home night games. Late night food till 2 AM on Friday and Saturday night.
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