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Broadway Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
174 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Broadway Oyster Bar is a locally owned and operated establishment and has been for over 35 years. The Oyster Bar is widely regarded as the premier New Orleans' style restaurant, bar and music venue in the Midwest. BOB, as it is affectionately known by its many fans and friends, is housed in a building that was built in the mid 1840's and is one of the oldest buildings still in daily use within the city of St. Louis. During its colorful history, our building has had many functions including a family home, a boarding house, a Chinese laundry, a record store and a bordello to name a few. These walls have heard and seen it all. Some people feel that the building is haunted by spirits who, occasionally late at night, play good hearted jokes on the staff such as doors suddenly opening or closing or lights going on or off as if by magic. Then again, it just could be because the building is over 170 years old. However, our historic building has just gone through a renovation so we now have two outdoor patios that are covered and heated during cold or rainy weather and an expanded kitchen to better serve you. Our food has won numerous awards and readers' polls for excellence and features some of the most sustainable seafood available such as fresh Gulf and Blue Point oysters, Louisiana crawfish and shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels, scallops and crabs. Our Cajun and Creole dishes are our versions of many of the traditional Louisiana favorites. If you love New Orleans, you will feel right at home at BOB. BOB offers live music twice a day every night of the week except on Friday when we feature one act for the evening. We present the best local and national touring acts representing a variety of musical genres such as rock, reggae, bluegrass, blues, funk, R&B, roots, and jam, and weshowcase a wide variety of bands visiting from New Orleans. The live music is free up to 8 times per a week. However, for some of the more popular and well known acts, we do charge a cover which typically goes to the bands in order to keep attracting them to the BOB. Broadway Oyster Bar has been referred to by many as a staple of St. Louis and was recently honored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association as the 2015 Restaurant of the Year. BOB is a great choice for a relaxing dinner, a celebratory party or an opportunity to dance to a great band. As well known food writer, the late Joe Pollack, once wrote, "There is, quite simply, nothing in St. Louis quite like the Broadway Oyster Bar". That line was written over 30 years ago, but it is as true today as it was then. Welcome to the Broadway Oyster Bar Family.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 53 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 621-8811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For catering please contact the restaurant for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events please contact the restaurant for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Louis

  • Cross street

    Gratiot

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    We are located 2 blocks from Busch Stadium transit stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 174 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • St. Louis

    Hot Spot

  • St. Louis

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Downtown

    Hot Spot

  • Downtown

    Great for Lunch

  • Downtown

    Outdoor Dining

  • Downtown

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Downtown

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alligator and Shrimp Cheescake could be the single greatest creation on earth.
  2. PT

    PaulT

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food, good music. Will be back for sure.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I went here to celebrate his bday/date night. We always have a great time at the Oyster Bar. The food is always tasty and timely
  4. EF

    EricF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A really cool joint! We will be back when we visit St louis again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went there to celebrate my birthday. Was after a cardinals game so a few patrons were a little more full than others. Was a bit loud with the live band. But overall would recommend again.
  6. SW

    SandraW

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We arrived just as the Cardinals' game ended and yet our reservation was honored. We made our reservation recognizing that the Cardinals had a game but we made it late enough, so we thought, so as to not have a conflict. However, it just so happened they played the longest game of the year and we encountered the post-game crowd. The food was excellent. My wife is from New Orleans (55 years ago) and we were celebrating our grandson's 25th birthday. Everyone enjoyed the appetizer and our entrees. Our waitress was congenial and helpful.
  7. NB

    NatalieB

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always soooo good. Food came out fast and was hot
  8. DH

    DollyH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It was a game day so it was crowded. Food was good. Love the rustic building but the temperature was boiling hot. Hostess service was terrible and Even though we had a reservation they would seat people who just walked in in front of us until I complained.
  9. AM

    AnnaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place…the food, the service, the ambiance! It’s a place you must check out when in town…you will not be disappointed!
  10. DK

    DevinK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our visit to this establishment. It was my first time there for my 27th bday and the food and service was absolutely fantastic
  11. MI

    MICHAEN

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The restaurant was full when we arrived but cleared out as we waited well over 30 minutes for our food. One entree didn't arrive until after everyone else had finished their meal--even eating slowly hoping it would arrive. At first we were told we would still have to pay for the entree when it was delivered and everyone was finished, but when the bill came the waiter had removed it. We never even saw the waiter in the room the whole time we were waiting for the entree. We love the food so this was very disappointing.
  12. JC

    JamesC

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Shrimp Po-Boys - Excellent Chargrilled Oysters a little on the small side
  13. SR

    ShawnR

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great atmosphere funky place I love it
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and beer! Awesome Nawlins ambiance
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG the alligator cheesecake and the chargrilled oysters NOLA were amazing!! So glad we picked there to eat before the Cardinals/ Yankees game.
  16. C

    Cory

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local spot. The atmosphere is fantastic and food was spot on. Service was great. Exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend.
  17. AM

    AmandaM

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    BBQ shrimp on the appetizer menu was good. Etouffe was not great. Won’t order that again. We sat outside in the patio area and we wanted to sit a while and have some drinks but we felt like we were being pushed out. The table next to us was saying the same thing. The kicker was when dust/fuz blew off of the fan onto the table and in our water. Gross!
  18. KS

    KevinS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite restaurants. Once again, the food was excellent and the service was very good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great time having good food in a comfortable environment. Alec our waiter was attentive without invading our space. The mussels we ordered had over half not open. The restaurant accepted responsibility and competed us with a free reorder. Again excellent service by Alec and the food was excellent. We will definitely return.
  20. DL

    DianaL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 27th anniversary dinner, the food and drinks were fantastic, the staff was amazing, helpful and on top of their service. We will definitely be back!
  21. MJ

    MaggieJ

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The band was fantastic! Sam Price and the True Believers made the evening for us!
  22. m

    marilyn

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food with large menu choices. Great music from the band. Wonderful wait staff with good service. I recommend this restaurant and will go again when I am back in St. Louis.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The catfish po boy was outstanding. Our server was wonderful.
  24. GE

    GaryE

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Stephanie was awesome! The garlic Parmesan fries are outstanding. Loved the sampler platter. Great, funky, joint.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The manager was so rude! The food was awful! There was no A/C! DO NOT recommend!
  26. LT

    LindaT

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Well done all around. Only reason for downgrade on ambience is because we were seated by a very busy swinging door.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff was attentive and courteous!
  28. e

    eddieee

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too good 2b true. Atmosphere is amazing, food and refreshments outstanding. Probably the freshest oysters this far inland you can find!!
  29. EP

    EllenP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food! Waiter was very attentive and overall cost of the meal was surprisingly reasonable. Would recommend to anyone!
  30. EA

    EllenA

    St. Louis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the restaurant. The servers are fun, the food is always great and we love the ambience--although we always finish before the live music because that's not our thing!! Have been for both shrimp and crab fest and love that we can now make reservations in advance.
  31. s

    steveg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great BBQ shrimp was the favorite
  32. BN

    BernieN

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, great service and great food We will go back soon
  33. K

    Kenzi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the food and atmosphere! The staff is awesome! Especially Kim!~
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Make sure and save room for the bread pudding. It is amazing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible! Delicious food and drinks and a really fun atmosphere!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. We make sure to come here whenever we visit St. Louis.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This continues to be the best restaurant in St.Louis!
  38. SG

    SuzG

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Negative: They do NOT provide separate checks; parking is NOT as advertised - this is especially important on game days, the lot shown on their website was $25 (not $10) and few "available" metered/street parking was mostly blocked off by red cones. Positive: Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Other: The building extremely old, hard to keep clean; very cramped and loud; prices a little high (as expected.) I will not return but my friends will.
  39. GE

    GEfoodie

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing as always. We enjoyed Oysters Rockefeller prepared perfectly with melts cheese and lots of spinach. For entrees we each chose peel & eat shrimp. They offer chilled or hot. The shrimp are jumbo, seasoned well and served with a homemade cocktail sauce. We also enjoyed salads with a fresh made basil vinaigrette. So good! We dined on the patio where a live band was playing. Enjoyable evening. The restaurant offers a good selection of beers as well as specialty mixed drinks.
  40. ND

    NeilD

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place has great music, great drinks and AMAZING Cajun food. The oysters Rockefeller were soft and incredibly flavored. The alligator bites were the softest, most moist and flavorful I have ever had. The jambalaya should be in the hall of fame! We were recently in New Orleans and couldn’t get food this good!! And they honor their reservations.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Broadway Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. Broadway Oyster Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Broadway Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 621-8811.

Broadway Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Broadway Oyster Bar

736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gratiot

  • Neighborhood

    St. Louis

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    We are located 2 blocks from Busch Stadium transit stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (314) 621-8811

  • Catering

    For catering please contact the restaurant for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events please contact the restaurant for more information.

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