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Broadway Oyster Bar

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736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1602
+1 314-621-8811
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11:00 - 03:00
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Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted oysters and checked around and this came up so I figured I'd give it a try. First sort of confusing as to where you enter if you haven't ever been. Second, if you sit at the bar there seems to be 'this is for locals' feel??? ... Third, the prices were a bit high even for a land... More 

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting BOB and for sharing your feedback. Sorry to read that you feel that our bar has a "this is for locals feel" to it. We do have a lot of local regulars but they are all extremely welcoming and happy to talk to and include new guests who want to be included. That is why we... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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140 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great service, food, and drinks! The Alligator Sausage & Shrimp Cheesecake, Crawfish Mona, Shrimp Po Boy, and Bread Pudding were all extremely delicious. We had a couple of their signature drinks, which were great, as well. One tip, becareful of the rich, spicy, and overeating of food that you can do here. We paid for it later, but... More 

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to BOB and for the terrific review. We are very happy that you enjoyed our food, service and speciality drinks. Our food is inspired by the Cajun, Creole and seafood of Louisiana so most of our dishes are rich and full of flavor, just like the food of New Orleans. It can be a little bit... More 

Broomfield, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local family suggested eating there and enjoyed the oysters and live music......many beers on tap for those who like different brews....had lobster por boy sandwich, simply amazing cuisine.

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and for the wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the fresh oysters as well as the live music that we offer 7 nights a week and twice on every day other than Friday. As you noted, we like to feature local craft beers and beers from Louisiana on draft but carry about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place on Yelp because of 900+ reviews with average of 4.5. My friend and I were not disappointed. I've never had grilled oysters before and had to try them after the waitress commented it was her favorite oyster dish on the menu. Char-Grilled oysters smothered in garlic butter, creole spices, and grated parmesan cheese...yummy! We also had the... More 

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the visit and the wonderful review! We are thrilled to read that you found us on Yelp and were impressed enough with our reviews and ratings to give us a try. Speaking of char grilled oysters, we were recently looking at some numbers and discovered that we have sold almost 16,000 orders of char grilled oysters... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at this place for the first time earlier this year, and can't get enough of their delicious food. The lobster roll is like no other I've had. The fried lobster is seasoned to perfection. Their pasta and other Cajun dishes are simply amazing.

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are delighted to read that you find our food delicious and that you cannot get enough of it, especially the lobster PO boy, pasta and other Cajun style dishes. We appreciate your support. Thank you for visiting us and for writing a terrific review. We hope to see you again. John More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to go to eat and drink. Staff very friendly. I woukd recommend trying it. Dowtown St Louis

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are delighted to read that you had fun here while eating and drinking. Fun is our middle name! Our friendly staff is no accident. We hire staff based on their people skills and love of working with people rather than their experience as a server or bartender. We can train new hires to serve or bartend but we cannot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the privilege of finding my way to this place for dinner, drinks and music. The food was amazing. Crawdad enchiladas and alligator pie. The owner was there saying hello and meeting guests. He is a very nice guy. I felt like I had been a life long friend of the family by the time I left. If you... More 

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

And we had the privilege of meeting and serving you! We are delighted to read that you felt that the food was "amazing" and that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Meeting guests such as yourself and providing them a wonderful meal and a fun experience is one of the highlights of owning a restaurant. My entire family works... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was o.k. Guess I was expecting a higher quality for the price. Atmosphere is very open literally with roof opening up. Also has a Louisiana cajun type feel.

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Sorry to read that we were just "OK" for you. Our goals are much higher than that. We do have a roof that opens or closes depending on the weather and we attempt to have a Louisiana Cajun fish shack kind of vibe. Thank you for giving us a try and for sharing your feedback with us. John More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Off in an odd corner of town but well worth the effort. Barbeque oysters are killer. Tuna fajitas excellent and a blues band vibe.

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting BOB and for declaring us to be "worth seeking out". We are located at 736 S. Broadway in Downtown St. Louis, 2 blocks south of Busch Stadium where the Cardinals play. We are delighted to read that your barbecue oysters were "killer" and the tuna fajitas were "excellent". We feature live music 7 nights a week... More 

McKinleyville, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Make it a point any time in St. Louis to visit, eat and drink at the Broadway Oyster Bar and have been doing so for years . Authentic originals like appetizers of - Bucket of Crawdads, Voodoo Shirmp, Oysters Cardinale. Great main plates of Crawfish Ettouffee, Gumbo Ya Ya, Jumbalaya to name but a few. Excellent cocktails and beer also.... More 

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Broadway Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your many visits to BOB over the years and for the outstanding review you took the time to write. We are delighted to read that you find our food, speciality cocktails and craft beer selection to be satisfying and a fun experience along with our live music offered 7 nights a week. We hope to continue to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Cajun & Creole
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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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