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Broadway Oyster Bar, St. Louis, MO

Broadway Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
681 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

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Creole, Southern
  • 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. We also offer a free shuttle service to and from all Blues hockey home games.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 681 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Hot spot

  • St. Louis

    Great for outdoor dining

  • St. Louis

    Lively

  • Downtown

    Best Food

  • Downtown

    Best Value

  • Downtown

    Kid-friendly

  • Downtown

    Hot spot

  • Downtown

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown

    Lively

  • Downtown

    Most Booked

681 Reviews
  1. ErikaV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food for a spicy food lover like me! Super friendly service & an absolutely terrific venue with tons of character!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    How many times can I say amazing? It’s always super good.

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  3. michellef

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little place with tons of character! Service was great and the food is spicy! Would definitely recommend it. It’s the start of their crawfish season, so lots of specials. Try the seafood cheesecake appetizer- SO good!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Didn’t like you couldn’t do separate checks. We needed different receipts.

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  5. williama

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, people were all very friendly. Very good experience.

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  6. janandpaul

    Memphis/West TN

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My oyster po boy was as good as any I've had in NOLA. Hubby got the sampler and all was good but the red beans and rice was outstanding! Corn bread was very good.

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  7. Ronnie

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Born and raised in the Lou and try to add a Monday night excursion for the band when we plan any trips back to the Lou. Living in Chicago I miss the NOLA food theme and this amazing band. Although our server was good, we continue to have our cards ran for the wrong table on our visits. With us not living here and intermittently visiting specific on Monday nights it is intriguing. Granted there were some new faces on the floor and behind the bar compared to last time. Overall, still love the place and a must when ever we are in town. Food is always amazingly consistently good.

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  8. Lola

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chargrilled oysters were the smallest that I’ve ever seen - barely anything there. Caesar salad was great. Love this place for the ambiance!!

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  9. Shawn

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Still a nice place to go. Wings were a little over done and chewy. Fish tacos and peel and eat were great. Service was a little relaxed. Won’t keep us from returning. Still one of our go to’s.

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  10. CDawg

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Drinks were some of the worst I’ve had. Which is sad because a couple years back we came in town and had incredible drinks with our meal.

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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 681 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Creole, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    We are located 2 blocks from Busch Stadium transit stop. We also offer a free shuttle service to and from all Blues hockey home games.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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