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Broadway Oyster Bar

4.6
4.6
221 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 46 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 221 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 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

    Best Value

  • Downtown

    Hot Spot

  • Downtown

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Downtown

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sharon24

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service.
  2. R

    Rick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The music was awesome. The Blue Crab Cakes are always good. The food specials have been outstanding, but the Crawfish Mona is always my favorite, and you must try the Bread Pudding covered in butter bourbon cream sauce top with whip cream, seriously it’s the best.
  3. MS

    MichelleS

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The jambalaya is really good. Would highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food selection, price, quality and overall value was outstanding. Unique menu items. We will be back as too many items we wanted to try and couldn’t. Ambiance was fun. Can’t wait to go back
  5. M

    Maddie

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We love this place and will be back. Thank goodness they take reservations now. We love it during the day when All Roostered Up is playing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was Amazing ⭐️
  7. RB

    RitaB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Eclectic atmosphere …high energy and noise level. Had a combo baked oyster platter as appetizer but too much cheese. I had mahi mahi with crab. Tasty but too much. My friend had stuffed swordfish which was good. Fun place to visit.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing meals!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was great! We sat inside away from the music, and it was perfect for our family of 6!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant ever. I always make it a point to go every time I’m in St. Louis. The oysters are to die for. So is the Cajun food. And you always end up with way more food than you can ever finish. Love the vibes. Service is great. Clean. Lovely place to eat!
  11. B

    Brighter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was so good. We had oysters and crawfish and it was all very good. Would eat here again.
  12. c

    chrish

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Have eaten here many times on trips to St Louis so I know how good the food can be. The oysters were very very small. Definitely not worth full price. The shrimp was overcooked, hard to peel, and rubbery to the bite. Gumbo was good as was the shrimp tacos. Still a go-to each time I'm in the city and will overlook these few disappointments.
  13. K

    Karen

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hannah is the most amazing server! Food top notch. Can’t go wrong !!
  14. EB

    EricB

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in before a Cards game and were so glad we did! The food was awesome - very authentic cajun! The atmosphere was very energetic and upbeat. We really enjoyed it!
  15. C

    Chuck

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was game night. Decent crowd. Cardinals game was on the big screen. The food is good and affordable.
  16. d

    dougve

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service in a very relaxing atmosphere
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A St. Louis treasure, from the mosaics to the music to the food to the delightful staff. Went for my bday, took the dog, sat on the patio, had great service, and even had something on the kid menu for a picky kid. If you can "leave your attitude at home" (see their shirts), and you enjoy music, a place with tons of character, and some fabulous NOLA-style food, you will be sitting pretty. Alligator cheesecake, shrimp and grits, bread pudding, crawfish bisque, and the best basil vinaigrette around.
  18. KL

    KimberlyL

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early for our reservation, but was seated right away. Our table was right by the kitchen door, but it wasn't loud or annoying like it would be in some places. The cocktail I ordered was good, but not sure there really was much alcohol in it for the price. The Voodoo shrimp was amazing (I could have just had that as my meal)I also ordered the shrimp and grits, which were also amazing. My husband had the BBQ shrimp, but he thought the Voodoo were much better. Our friend had the Jambalaya, he thought it was good, but only had a few small pieces of shrimp. The one thing they don't tell you before you place your order, is that they will not split the bill. So, if you go with another couple like we did, only one couple can pay. If you pay with a credit card, make sure your limit will allow lol.
  19. t

    ters

    St. Louis

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Appetizer and Entrees were delicious. Waiter was good. I don't know what happened to our bread pudding, but we had it removed from our bill, paid, and left.
  20. JS

    JulieS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our late lunch. Our waitress was very attentive and recommended some dishes for us to try. For an appetizer we got the Alligator Sausage & Shrimp Cheesecake. It was definitely addictive! We also shared an order of the Charbroiled Oysters.
  21. GR

    GeorgeR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great restaurant. Arrived 7:30 and people were fighting outside the place next door. Maybe not so great an area for kids…at least for dinner.
  22. CI

    CrisI

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was very good but just a little more flat than usual. Could be because it was not a weekend.
  23. TS

    TimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding, the service, food and environment.
  24. KK

    KKaren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like to visit local establishments when we travel...not where all the tourists go and this place did not disappoint! We were actually recommended to go here from our waiter from a "touristy" restaurant the night before...a place he likes to go. Great Service with our waiter Keith??(I apologize for not remembering his name!) The best oysters we have ever had!!! Awesome food, drinks, atmosphere, live music!! Interesting decor inside and out and the smallest bathrooms you may ever see! We highly recommend...Enjoy!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!!!
  26. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The song selection of the music was good, ‘70s-‘80s, but was so ridiculously LOUD that I couldn’t talk to my friends. My suggestion is for non-amplified acoustic instruments only!
  27. SA

    SANTIAGOL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the atmosphere and the food are excellent the music of the best and the attention by the staff is very good I recommend it
  28. WO

    WayneO

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. So good. Crab cakes delicious. Crawfish etouffee some of best I’ve had. Waitress great. Wonderful experience
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Broadway oyster bar is probably one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis and every time I go there to St. Louis I go to this restaurant it’s got a very catchy southern theme to it the food is amazing you have to try the crawdad enchiladas I would highly recommend going at least once if you ever have the opportunity yeah that’s located so close to Busch Stadium it’s literally a five minute walk
  30. B

    Brookie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was amazing, table inside was cramped. We would have loved to sit outside but it was pouring. Fun atmosphere for sure!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place has a great feel to it and the Cajun inspired dishes were good. Fun place.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freaking amazing food!
  33. JF

    JaniceF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We made a reservation but had to wait about 25 minutes, anyway. Food was tasty, our server was attentive. We were seated by an old fireplace. All of a sudden I hear a loud snap, like something fell. Looked under the table to find a big plastic mouse trap! The mouse got away but it made my stomach queasy, to say the least. The building is very old, cluttered and not the cleanest. Would not go back. Too bad because food was tasty …
  34. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Waitress treated my husband and I as second class citizens while being overly friendly with the other tables. When asked if everything was “alright” she bustled off before we could answer.
  35. KC

    KimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. Our waitress was great, ambience was so cool and food was amazing.
  36. JA

    JamesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pre-game hangs! Alligator cheesecake and softshell crab tacos were the bomb.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were in town and staying in Saint Louis. We are oyster bar junkies and thought we would try the Broadway Oyster Bar. We made reservations for inside with no issues and arrived about 5 minutes before reservations time. No issues, was sitting immediately and server was very attentive and informative about his favorite food on the menu. I order the shrimp and wild mushroom linguine! Oh my this was delicious, not something the server recommended but I love wild mushrooms. I highly recommend it, very filling and yummy. My husband ordered the red snapper with fried shrimp. He stated shrimp was much flavorful then the red snapper. He actually liked my dish better. We would definitely go back! I need that pasta recipe!👍🏼
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the alligator cheese cake!
  39. JH

    JohnH

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Broadway Oyster Bar. The ambience as great as was the food We had crab cakes and shrimp and grits, just awesome
  40. TK

    TimothyK

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and music were great. Don't expect any sort of fine dining experience - not that kind of place. We'd go back in a heartbeat?

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 4.6 stars by 221 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 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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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