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About Big Al's Oyster Bar @ The Orleans

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.

4500 West Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Arville

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(702) 365-7111

Website:
http://www.orleanscasino.com/dine/big-als-oyster-bar

Parking Details:
Parking garage and lots

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Big Al's Oyster Bar @ The Orleans Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Cozy (1)
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Good for a Date (1)
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Healthy (1)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

First I have frequented this place for quite a while. The food is really amazing. However taking my wife there on Valentine’s Day for oysters salmon and other’s, we as always had an amazing experience with the manager on duty. She is always amazing. Our issue on Valentine’s Day which has sealed the deal not to return was While eating the bread where they have the oil and vinegar mixture we were indulging in it. My wife pointed and asked what is that? How did the vinegar bottle were fruit flies so God knows how many pieces were consumed. The failure was that there was absolutely zero guest recovery attempt when brought to managements attention. Very sad because it makes you wonder as a manager I would have been in shock. That makes me feel that despite of my previous visits this is a norm

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Pleasantly surprised by the quiet settings (Tuesday night). Able to hear across the table! Half dozen oysters fresh, Manhattan clam chowder not quite right, but jambalaya good. Will go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

overall a good experience. waitstaff was awesome.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Good authentic seafood dishes, including fresh oysters. Simple decor, not at all fancy. Friendly service. Not upscale, but good value. Reasonable prices, large portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great for Cajun food! The clams and gumbo were wonderful. Food is filled with spice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Authentic, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the build your build your own Bloody Mary! I had king crab, bacon and olives!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The oysters were ok? The server was very nice but our beer was really flat and the glasses smelled funny? I thought the oysters were over priced and not very good however the chowder was delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were transferred from the California Hotel to Orleans due to a water problem??? My wife wasn't very happy as she prefers staying at the "Cal" since it is so convenient to visit other casinos , restaurants and viewing the Fremont show. I was hungry for some fresh seafood and remembered the fine seafood we ate here a few years ago, especially the clam chowder, clams and oysters on a half shell and the wonderful seafood salad. Mrs ordered soup and salad, daughter shrimp scampi w/pasta, and I ordered the pound of king crab ($29). Well, I was disappointed since the crab was split lengthwise, was dry and very difficult to eat...the clam chowder though was delicious. Mrs enjoyed the soup as well, but the bread on the sandwich was hard and tasteless, same with the shrimp. Sometimes it's best to order the same item you enjoyed in the past rather than try something new. New time (?) I order the chowder, oysters/clams on a half shell and the seafood salad.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great Food. Just like going to New Orleans. Love the GUMBO. Always get 4 bowles to go.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our favorite place to eat Boston Clam Chowder, creamy deliciousness!!! A must every trip we make to Vegas!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

An accident happened (a server accidentally dropped the soup on us, two people were slightly injured, and food splashed on the clothes ), but the restaurant manager did not handle it well. Showed up 15 mins after the incident and she offered us subtract two soups on the bill, we feel insulted.
At the end , casino shift manager came over to improve the handling of this incident.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

In my opinion, they have the best oysters in Las Vegas. The clam chowder is also terrific and if you like seafood gumbo it is fantastic but be prepared to take some home because the amount of gumbo is too much for me to eat at one sitting. They also have fresh salads that are large, the service is fantastic and all the employees are friendly. Our waitress Gariella was friendly and attentive. Manager Lisa Kray was pleasant as she helped her employees provide service to all all the patrons. Eat there regularly. Will continue to do so.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

extremely unhappy with the seafood soup. Oyster prices were extremely high!!!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Good restaurant if you like seafood. If you don't, not a good choice.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was good and the clams on the half shell were big ,clean and meatee . really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

All of the seating is a bit "hectic". No relaxing atmosphere. In the back where we were seated you have an ample view of the kitchen entry/exit and big screen TV with sports.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I have come to the.Orleans hotel for last 7 years. I always look forward to the good food and good service. The King Crab legs were cold but they were still good. Service has always been excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I was a little hesitant to go to an Oyster Bar in the desert, since it is quite some distance to water where oysters (or any fresh seafood) come from. This restaurant is in the middle of the Orleans Hotel and Casino, therefore the open plan (no walls between smokey/loud casino) was not very conducive to peaceful eating or business discussions.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was really outstanding. Started the meal with an order of ceviche, it was perfect. Then had the Clam linguine.....wow, it was out of this world and a HUGE portion. So happy with the meal at Big Al's, cant wait to return!

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were going to see a show and needed a quick meal. Very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very good food and great service what else do you need!

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 (Brazil)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Large portions but we shared and enjoyed!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food and service was great. Servers and host were very helpful and pleasant. Ambiance was soothing despite beging located in a casino.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Delicious Food!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food and great service! Everyone was very attentive👍🏻

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on July 23, 2017

As always first class service , extremely welcoming and great quality food cooked fresh highly recommend especially if you get Mercedes as your server best in Vegas . Would highly recommend this establishment.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This is a great restaurant with great food , casual dinning at fair prices , food is always of a high quality.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We didn't really have a great experience . We made a reservation and showed up 5 minutes before our reservation time just so we we're not late. There is a little desk in the front with one person helping we're you check in and people we're payingso it was a little crowded and confusing. Anyway we checked on and sat down. He was a very nice gentalman. A waitress can over and took our drinks she was also very nice and bubbly. A different waitress came over and took our order. She was not as nice. She had a bit of an attitude, didn't really answer questions about the menu, and kept rushing us. Well we finally ordered . Our food didn't come out at the same time 35 min before my daughters food came out 15 min later my wife's food 10 min later my food came out. Keep in mind me and my wife ordered the exact same thing. We I did not like my food and asked to send it back and order something else. The waitress kept asking what was wrong with the food, I should just eat it, and try it with pasta instead of rice. Well the point was I did not like the sauce so switching to pasta really wasn't going to make a difference. She buffed and took the food and I ordered a salad. The there was plastic in my daughters food. We asked to speak to the manager. He came over we told him what happened gave him the plastic and he went to the kitchen. He came back with more plastic and told us it was probably the crab that was wrapped in the plastic there probably wasn't washed off good and said at least it wasn't dangerous. Are you kidding me possibly and swallowed is dangerous this was not a small piece of plastic. He did comp my daughter's meal. Needless to say we will not be back to this restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

When I'm in Vegas I always find time to visit Big Al's Oyster Bar. The food is always excellent and is reasonably priced. The salmon and the shrimp and scallop rosa are 2 of my favorites. Special recognition should be given to their servers who are always pleasant and attentive. Mercedes, Abbey and Manny are excellent and are quick to service your every needs. You won't be disappointed giving Big Al's a try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We stopped here before the Air Supply show and we were not disappointed. We were served more than enough food, and it was quite tasty. Pasta was not dry. Seafood was tender, moist and fresh. Would go back again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Not the same it used to be!! Pre open oysters before the order makes them not cold enough, oysters shots not a chilled belvedere..

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Service was great! Manager was great! For a Cajun/Creole food lover it wasn't what I expected. I would have to go somewhere else for real Cajun. The portions are big . Would recommend sharing and ordering more if still hungry. Recommend Gumbo and Shrimp Po-boy. Good recommendation if seeing a show and want to eat before the show! They surprised my Mom with Cheesecake and song for her Birthday too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 6, 2017

The Boston and Manhattan clam chowder are rich and creamy. They go well with the complimentary french bread. The blue crab appetizer is like a fritter served with a mixed salad. More like a meal.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Service wasn't great - oysters came before the beers, as did the entrée. Tip: Sit at the bar if you can stand the smell of the steam burners and the pre-made roux they make their dishes with - you will get better service. Oysters were decent. Clam chowder was luke warm. Fish on my wife's salmon Caesar was excellent. Perhaps the grilled fish options are best here.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I promise to come back and visit every trip ! Food was delicious and the service was great. The crab legs were beyond what i expected.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Outstanding Value, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Big Al's Oyster Bar was a great Twist on the southern Cuisine soft shell crab jambalaya anything you order there you're going to be delightfully pleased with.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Shrimp Scampi was tasteless. Boil was not seasoned.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 16, 2017

missed communication with regard to ordering beer and although large glass ordered were not told that they were not available and there was a mixup in what was finally delivered to the table.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 10, 2017

3 of us ate here.was ok.not the greatest food.ya got big portions but that was it.wouldn't go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Food is always good here. The service can be spotty but last night it was very good. Try the Boston clam chowder! It is amazing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual
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