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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
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Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
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Creative Cuisine (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 17, 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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·Dined on November 11, 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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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 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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·Dined on October 21, 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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·Dined on October 17, 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 10, 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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·Dined on October 9, 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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·Dined on October 8, 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 2, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Large portions but we shared and enjoyed!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 3, 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 29, 2017

Delicious Food!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on July 24, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The place was clean and we were seated right away (off peak time at 3:30). Our meals were given to us at separate times instead of all at once. I ordered the crab cake appetizer and couldn't eat it as it was mostly breading and not even spicy, tasty breading. I also had the clam chowder which was good but a little on the salty side and the Bloody Mary I ordered was light on the alcohol but they did make it spicy like I asked.

Service wasn't great. We were tossed our drinks and food and ignored. We were also seated on the back (DO NOT SIT IN THE BACK) where they seat their large parties. So, there we were, a party of 3 surrounded by THREE large, loud groups. Waitstaff and guests coming back and forth. We also sat next to a man who had had quite a few drinks and felt the need to talk to us during our meal.

We had reservations and should have been seated at a booth or asked if we'd like to wait if one wasn't available (which there was). So ask for a booth if you are 4 or less.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Food was very good and great value. I was unable to finish the jambalaya. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Everyone was super friendly from the hostess to our waitress .. food was great and brought in a timely matter ...

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Service was prompt and helpful. We enjoyed gumbo and a seafood wrap. My husband had an interesting drink. It was 6 shooters: 5 tomato juice and one vodka; each with an oyster! Very good!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Recommend the Boston clam chowder...thick and creamy with just a hint of sherry. My oysters Rockefeller were juicy and plump but my crab legs tasted frozen and were disappointing.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 31, 2017

This was one of the worst dining experiences of my life. At least in the Top Ten worst ever. Food was horrible. Service was crappy. I should have refuse to pay for this bad experience although I did and grudgingly gave a 15% gratuity. We are at the Orleans at least once a week but this place will never get any more of my money ever again

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Food was great - however being asked "is that everything" and then handed a bill while we were only partway through our meals, was odd and felt like we were being rushed out. There was still plenty of seating available at that time, so not sure why our waitress basically asked us to leave.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Great food.

Tags: Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2017

WE LIKED IT BECAUSE THERE WAS A VARIETY OF DISHES AND MANY NOT SPICY LIKE OTHER OYSTER BARS HERE.

Tags: Casual
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