41-year-old business serves fresh seafood, Cajun and Creole cuisines and features live music seven days per week
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About Broadway Oyster Bar
Though it sits squarely in St. Louis, Broadway Oyster Bar might as well inhabit New Orleans. Even from the outside, the 150-year-old building exudes the revelry of the French Quarter, as an art-deco neon sign emblazoned with music notes joins colorful string lanterns to form an illuminated invitation for patrons to come in and live a little. Of course, inside is where the Cajun atmosphere is most apparent, especially in whiffs of dishes named the favorite Cajun/creole cuisine of the Sauce Magazine readers’ poll every year since 2003. Awards from The Riverfront Times include Best Cajun Creole 1992-2020, Best Seafood from 2008-2020, and Best Overall Restaurant in St. Louis in 2013, 2014, 2017 & 2020. Their acclaimed recipes include Louisiana Fried Alligator, Po' Boys served on fresh-baked Gambino's bread, Alligator Sausage & Shrimp Cheesecake, Crawfish Enchiladas, Naked Gator Tacos, and 11 types of oysters including Rockefeller, NOLA, Chargrilled, and Cardinale. Feasts unfold inside the cozy dining room and bar that are warmed by the fireplace, or one of the two open-air patios enclosed and heated during the winter. There, local and national musicians grace the stage seven nights a week.