Big Al's Oyster Bar @ The Orleans

4.3
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern

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Big Al’s Oyster Bar Serving freshly shucked oysters and clams or choose from steamed clams, pan roasts, bouillabaisse and pasta dishes all served with an authentic Creole/Cajun flair.
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4.3
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DanO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The menu selection is very good. Food is downright yummy. The service is good. We will be back for the food.

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Queenbee
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered from the appetizer menu, food was good. Looking forward to ordering from the entree menu on my next visit.

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vipFrancineW
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing!
Service stellar and atmosphere awesome!
Went after movies.

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sushi
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always visit Big Al's when we're in Vegas, great food

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JoeyC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We love the food here. Everything is always fantastic! Service could be better but regardless, we'll be back!

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vipBrieD
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Tried the Louisiana Gumbo twice within a week and was excellent both times. The service could be better but the food made up for it.

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CruisinCarrie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty and there was something for everyone from pre-teens to senior citizens.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Clam Linguini. The portions and the amount of clams are great. Service was excellent, I can’t wait to go back and try the other dishes they have.

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DarleneP
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar salad was flavorful and very fresh. Bowl of New England style clam chowder was outstanding. Large portions; next time will have a cup of chowder with salad. Bread was fresh, hot, crunchy on the outside, soft and warm and tasty. Would highly recommend this place for seafood.
Staff was friendly and helpful.

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HeatherO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nothing fancy, but great food, reasonably priced. Wine list was like 10 choices, nothing over 30$. I like to consider myself a foodie and I love ambiance but for the price and what you get, I highly recommend it.

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vickys
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A gastronomic delight just like always -
I recommend the crab cakes.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Large portions

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nuttssK
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best never a problem with the quality of the food

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vipBobH
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Big servings. Nice atmosphere fair price and great service

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VegasChuck
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food at BIG AL’S is so good we Always have to get a few more orders to go. They Also have Wheelchair Accessibility

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TJLVNV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on a Saturday night. Since it was the Christmas and New Years holidays, the people in the hotel/casino and restaurant area were all in good moods celebrating. When people are having a good time, the noise level goes up naturally. The noise level was not obnoxious, but it was elevated. The restaurant staff were very attentive and the food was great. I would definitely return to this restaurant.

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TERRYW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Choppino was excellent. Bread very good. Mussels were not very good.

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RogerM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been here many times. If you like a predominantly shellfish menu. you will love this menu. On this visit, my wife and I shared an appetizer of a dozen oysters on the half shell. Large oysters without a bit of grit or sand. They smelled of the ocean and were as fresh as could be asked for. My wife had the jambalaya pasta and it was more than she could finish. I had the Xmas special of a cup of Manhattan clam chowder, lobster ravioli with crab sauce and a slice of the yule log for dessert. Everything was great. The only downside was that the cooks were so busy, it took longer than expected to get our food. The manager was very apologetic and comped my wife's cocktail to make amends. In all, a wonderful experience.

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MilesS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, great fresh seafood and cold beer!
Ordered a few appetizers, soups, salads and entrees, courses came out overlapping one another.

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CherylU1
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Big Al’s
A place to stop by when you go to Vegas

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YolandaG
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Excellent service. Clam chowder was amazing.

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VegasChuck
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Fast and Friendly Service. Gumbo is so good we had to take some Home

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vipHarold
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, prices are reasonable. At one point my wife said she counted 7 restaurant workers visibly not working; they were talking or watching tv. They were friendly, when they did come around. I would go back again.

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tommy
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The portions were very large. The crab roast and jumbo was very tasty and enjoyed it very much. People were very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful time the food was hot and very delicious.
I will be coming back in the future.

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Lona
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great time at Big Al’s! It made my birthday very special!!!

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best place in Vegas for seafood and price and a really great place to stay

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MoniqueC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve eaten at the oyster bars at the station casinos and figured this one would be similar. First walking up is a VERY STRONG FISH ODOR. Which I ignored and chalked it up to it being because it’s a fish house. I ordered a dozen oysters and should have known better when I didn’t have a choice of what type of oysters to choose from. They were small, had no juices with them and weren’t cleaned properly or shucked properly. So much grit and broken shell, NOT good eats. Then I had some clam chowder...let’s just say pretty sure they forgot the clams. I will never eat here again.

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VegasChuck
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great Food...Gumbo so Good had to take 2 Orders Home

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vipAnnaK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, but the food was delicious. First time I've seen a combination of Boston and New England clam chowder (called fish stew on the menu). It was fabulous - chock full of seafood! The oysters were tasty and cold and the horseradish was STRONG!! Loved it.

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Niche
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best clam chowder I have ever had! Large portions for the price.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Sat promptly and served drinks and told our server would be with us shortly. Had to ask a manager to send server over. It wasn’t busy either. Brought oysters and never explained what kind of oysters. Never asked us once how was our food, can I get you anything else. Just some of the poorest service I have received in ages.

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TonyW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Placed our order. Received it quickly, but the server never came around to ask how we are doing, also no refreshing our our drinks

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vipTexasgirl
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Large portions. I suggest sharing unless you want to bring home leftovers

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CindeL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our family ordered and rated the following...
-Oysters on the half shell = 4
-Crab Legs = 3
-Boston Chowder = 3
-Louisiana Gumbo = 4.5

The gumbo was amazing, and for $16, the amount was enormous! It easily can be shared between 2 people. Chicken, smoked ham, sausage, shrimp on top of rice....very tasty!

We noticed a lot of cioppino and bouilabaisse being delivered, and they looked delicious.

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nuttssK
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steamed clams I've found in town and a great price.

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Helen
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We ate here last year and had a great experience. This time we invited friends to try it. So disappointed. Two orders of bacon wrapped shrimp were subpar. Bacon under cooked, shrimp over cooked. Our server was terrible. He took our order and never came back. Other staff brought our food, picked up dishes etc, but no one ever asked us if we wanted more drinks or anything else. We should have ordered the crab boil as we enjoyed that last year. May come back as it’s unlikely we will have a lousy server next year.

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vipMichaelM
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Looking for a quick meal before a show, we have very good food, with large portions

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JaneR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I ordered the Seafood Stew in a bread bowl. The size was very disappointing. You are better off ordering the bowl. You get much more this way, and the bread bowl was $2 extra. The service was just so so.

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