Superior Seafood

4.6
2972 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar is located in historic Uptown New Orleans, and is known for its authentic Louisiana seafood and Creole-inspired dishes at an affordable price.

Situated directly on the St. Charles streetcar line (stop number 24), on the corner of St. Charles and Napoleon Avenues, the restaurant offers a front row seat to all the beautiful sights and sounds New Orleans has to offer. The menu offers something for every taste, with items ranging from po-boys to seared scallops, and many in between.
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great restaurant the food was exceptional and our waitress was amazing.

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KimL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary - we felt well taken care of! Great staff! Delicious food! Awesome service! It made our evening wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my brother’s birthday dinner. Rebecca was our server. She gave us excellent service. We ordered so much food to share between our party of three and entrees on top of that. She staggered them out perfectly for us and we were able to relax and really enjoy our time there together. It was my brothers first time and he already can’t wait to go back. 10/10 will be dining again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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Gabrielleb
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite cuisine in the heart of New Orleans. Can’t wait to return

SJ
vipSJ2651
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, classic New Orleans. The lunch portions are perfect and food was fresh! Service excellent. Jazz band was definitely a nice touch. Frozen monitor was my favorite!

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vipnolamannc
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very popular location on St. Charles Ave. There was a live piano performer but the noise level was so high it was hard to hear him. The service was excellent. We were greeted as soon as we entered and called to our table before we expected it to be ready. The menu is varied. We ordered an appetizer of the grilled oysters. They were OK, could have used more butter sauce. My Entree was the fish almondine, speckled trout. I found it cooked a little dry. Would have preferred it to be a little less cooked. Dessert was OK - a very large piece of carrot cake about 6 in a square with cream cheese icing. I would have preferred more icing on the cake. The cake was warm which was a nice touch. Overall I will be going back to try other things but compared to other New Orleans restaurants it was just OK.

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chrisM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and good service. The only issue we had is they had someone playing the piano right next to the bar who was singing and it was loud. It made everyone else talk at a high level so the noise was high enough you could not have reasonable conservation with the person sitting next to you. I have been a few times the last couple weeks (not on Friday) and this wasn't an issue

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DivaAlex
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful romantic lunch date with hubby.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious and our waitress was great; however the kitchen and bar service was a bit slow and disorganized. Our drinks took forever to come out . We ordered grilled and raw oysters which came out at separate times so those who didn’t want grilled had to watch while the others ate until the raw order came out which wasn’t until the grilled had been consumed . Also, salads and soups came at separate times for the table so no one was eating at the same time. The entrees did make it out all together. The atmosphere was extremely loud and hot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service & good food!

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ThomasA
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a regular and local is easy to write another great review! The service is always wonderful and the food outstanding.

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catlady
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Out of town family visiting

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing and the waitress we had was the sweetest person ever(she had pinkish hair can’t quite remeber her name) but overal it was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Normally our experience at superior

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vipDLEqui
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Only our 2nd visit to Superior Seafood in the last 6 years. Our visit of long ago was disappointing, and so was our visit of yesterday.

We both ordered the grouper, which was overcooked to the point of being mushy with none of the firmness of a properly cooked grouper. The side dishes were OK, but nothing noteworthy. This was essentially a repeat of our experience of long ago.

We sat in the main dining area, which we found nice, but a bit noisy. Not a place for a quiet dinner. The bar scene was popular and lively.

We decided to give it more more try in a few weeks, but try to sit at the bar and stay away from fish and instead try the shellfish.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was timely and absolutely delicious! BEST PLACE EVER!!

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Isaac
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was very slow at the start but everything else was excellent.

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jimM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service
Rather noisy for a nice dinner
All good but staff hit us with a table while setting up next to us- ouch

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vipJenniferR
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites for the amazing oysters. Since COVID I’ve noticed most restaurants are struggling to get competent staff. Not here - Leslie D provided unparalleled service! We will be back and hope to get her as our server again!

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RoyM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish!! excellent bar and a party atmosphere on St Charles!

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Madzy
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waitress was very considerate and knowledgeable

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. Great server and food

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MiaL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

ordered alot of apps. all was bland. my fiancé ordered the flounder. definitely not what we expected. it looked like a porkchop, the potatoes looks instant and the spinach taste like it was straight out of a can. i ordered the risotto. I can taste the herbs which was a good thing but both of our plates did not look appetizing. the waiter also gave us the wrong bill. we didnt notice until we left. but overall I dont think we will return.

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vipGreat
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect! Five girlfriends for dinner. We had the watermelon salad (yummy), shrimp po boy, pasta and catch of the day. Great food, service, and our server Nathan was a gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food, but very slow service, crowded and extremely noisy - couldn’t hear table companion

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was overcooked and dry

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Bamavin
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Like all restaurants, they are short staffed. The servers are going as hard as they can.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

it was great! shoutout to our server nathan for recommending a great bottle of pinot noir

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DionneC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was my anniversary and was advised when I made reservations that no special accommodations would be made on my behave. Waitress was rude and un-attentive. Food was not edible. Order 8oz filet med well...received a well done steak that would not cut through with a steak knife, then was advised there was no steak sauce in the entire restaurant. Overall experience to say this was my first and needless to say LAST visit to the ultimate OVERRATED Superior Seafood House on the prestigious St. Charles Avenue location was HORRIBLE.

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KristieR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing. The main drawback was that it took a long time to get our appetizers and then our main entrees came before we could finish them. So we ended up giving up some of our appetizers to make room for our entree and didn’t get to enjoy them in their entirety.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Took my family here for Sunday brunch. Our waitress was great, super attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The ambiance was chic. Food was yummy. Will be returning with friends to see what happy hour is about!

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JuanC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were treated to dinner here back in December of 2013. Prior to July of 2021, we hadn't been to New Orleans since.

When booking our hotel room, it was pre-determined that we were INDEED going back to Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar. We specifically wanted the Char-grilled Oysters. We had them (for the first time ever) on our initial visit. They were everything (and more) we remembered.

The other thing which stood out: We made reservations for 8:00pm on a busy Saturday night. We arrived about 5 minutes prior to our reserved time. It took them all of 2 minutes to be seated. Our server was polite, attentive and kept a smile on her face, despite serving multiple tables.

To sum it all up. We enjoyed our second visit (probably) even more than our first. It was decided in the middle of our meals that we were eating at Superior Seafood the very next time we're in New Orleans.

Great job by everyone.

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GaryC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delish. A lovely lunch.

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Amateurfoodiecritique
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I brought our kids here for lunch before hitting the aquarium. Service was amazing and the food was AMAZING!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the starter, crawfish Mac-n-Cheese three times it was so good! The meal was awesome and we will return.

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vipCalW
Little Rock
298 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Extremely loud and noisy. Not relaxing at all. Best for groups. Food was just ok. Some of the grilled oysters were cold Shrimp salad was fair — over salted.
Efficient hostess stand and support staff

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Porker
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb … fresh oysters, great bbq shrimp, blackened catfish was awesome … very attentive staff … prefer to French Quarter restaurants

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KenD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased! You can't beat the Early Bird 75 cents per oyster special. The oysters were big and delicious. Our server was polite and knowledgeable of the menu and specials. We will definitely return to this spot when we return to New Orleans. Also check out the bar next door, Fat Harry's.

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Superior Seafood is rated 4.6 stars by 2972 OpenTable diners.

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