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Broadway Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
404 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 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 404 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Hot spot

  • St. Louis

    Lively

  • Downtown

    Best Overall

  • Downtown

    Best Food

  • Downtown

    Best Value

  • Downtown

    Good for groups

  • Downtown

    Hot spot

  • Downtown

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown

    Lively

  • Downtown

    Most Booked

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  1. MaureenT

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch at Broadway Oyster Bar. Food and service were great! Shrimp and Grits were amazing. The sauce was so good. Loved being able to book a reservation through Open Table. Not many placed were open on Monday, 5/29 due to it being a Monday as well as a Holiday. Open table helped us learn that there were open.
  2. DonB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    we ate outside and we were aware of 2 hour table limit but felt very rushed by our servers. otherwise, it was a good experience
  3. AaronB

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The food was very different, and the place has a fantastic vibe. If you are visiting St Louis this dinning experience is a must!
  4. MarthaH

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The place was very peculiar. Inside and outside areas are very comfortable and festive. Service was very slow. Our waitress could not recommend any dish because" she has not tried most of the food". We had to guess what to order. She forgot our drinks but was in a hurry to kick us out of the place. We did not even spend an hour sitting and eating.
  5. KATHERINE

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and will definitely be coming back again and again!!
  6. MattL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2 words! SHRIMP VOODOO! Its like tasting heaven.
  7. NickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place, good food Oysters are fresh and testy!
  8. damonf

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and have for 30 + years.
  9. richardw

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, shrimp po boy is fireeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  10. GailA

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp and grits were delicious, always a favorite. Hubs also loved the spicey shrimp tacos. Best Cajun in the Lou for sure and atmosphere too!
  11. therev558

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looks like a dive on the outside, but absolutely fantastic food! Fun place.
  12. NicoleB

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome crawfish boil! Loved that the doors and roof were open.
  13. CynthiaN

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. We had the crab cakes, fried shrimp and shrimp tacos. Everything was delicious!!!
  14. Melr

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I have been here several times and the food and oysters were amazing. This last time the food was terrible my steak was overcooked and the oysters were overcooked.
  15. RWood63026

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Cajun food outside of the deep south. This is our go to place for a special occasion.
  16. StephanieH

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were seated quickly but in a room without air conditioning, they did have fans, but it was still uncomfortable. The chairs aren't exactly comfortable either. The food was great, we had crawfish, oysters, lobster shrimp pasta special, and beans and rice. We also had the bread pudding which was fantastic. Overall, great meal and fun atmosphere, just wish it was a little cooler inside as I would have ordered a little more. Still recommended though!
  17. tomf

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must have reservations, and parking during a cardinals game is crazy. Don't miss out just cause of that. Pay to park and go get those oysters!!!
  18. Laura

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the shrimp tacos and my husband had the po’boy. Both were delicious! Great service and prices before a baseball game down the street. Highly recommend!
  19. arejay

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always great food and a chill atmosphere. Crab cakes and crawfish po boys are exceptional.
  20. Jeremy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Service wasn’t very good, but we all have our days. I’ll still be coming back!
  21. StephSul

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish all around. Cheesecake app and shrimp. Cajun fries beyond amazing. Fish tacos were on point and bread pudding rocked. Charbroiled oysters were sooo good too.
  22. KevinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The raw oysters were great, as were the gator tail tacos. The pound of shrimp and Caesar salad were great too. The place is awesome the people were great and the food excellent. The price was average to good for a great restaurant with great food. We will return. I highly recommend it.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual! We love this place and come every weekend
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food is always amazing! Was very accommodating to wheelchair accessibility. Wish they had more servers though. She forgot about us but was doing the best she could.
  25. Mitch

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can never say enough about the Broadway Oyster Bar! It's a staple for every trip we make to St. Louis!
  26. MaryB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! We stop in every time we are in St. Louis.
  27. Audrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing foods! We will come back for sure! Everything that we ordered was so so good!
  28. Ashlie

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, staff was friendly, entertainment was great, & the ambience made us feel like we were on vacation!
  29. MalloryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and from here on out we plan on always coming to Broadway Oyster Bar for our anniversary! We both got the Baseball Sirloin - BEST steak in STL! The seasoning is on point. We LOVE Broadway Oyster Bar!
  30. LeahS0415

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience for my birthday! Jeffrey our bartender/server was spectacular. He kept our drinks full and our food was delicious. The experience started our night off right and we will visit again the next time we are in town. 5 stars!
  31. MaryD

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Can’t go wrong with this place but need to make reservations!!
  32. JosephB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, great music , great food. The server was super friendly and helpful regarding menus choices and all were spot on! Will happily return next time in town for Cards game.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food and cool old STL building. One of our absolute favs!
  34. ToddL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Voodo Shrimp Tacos were tasty!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of our favorite spots! Fun atmosphere, beautifully eclectic clientele, warm friendly service and authentic LA food. Highly recommend!
  36. ddoright

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a Cardinals game, some of the patrons are the family with kids which takes the noise level up depending on where they are seated and what the family values are. Rest of the adult patrons are there to enjoy themselves and watch the TV or later the band. Bar areas are rather warm and if there was some air flow, would help to keep the temperature cooler. Great place to go for New Orleans type of food.
  37. GEfoodie

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The seafood at Broadway Oyster Bar is always fresh and so well prepared. We love their Oysters Rockefeller! The place is always lively, especially after a Cardinals baseball game. They offer indoor and outdoor seating. If you want really good food in a casual place, this is for you. I highly recommend reserving on Open Table, as he wait can be long without a reservation.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious as always! We come every weekend. Oysters are amazing
  39. Gypsyfisher

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It's a fun dive. Server was very slow getting to us initially and to bring our drinks but the food came out fast and was great!
  40. MichaelH

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, on the south side of Cardinals stadium. Highly recommend. The oysters are top notch, with great selection and options. We love the place and the service is always terrific. They will not seat until your whole party has arrived, and best to make 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 404 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 24 times today
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, 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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