Does Acme Oyster House have the Best Louisiana Gumbo?

One of the all-time great places to get Louisiana Gulf oysters has been the Acme Oyster Bar in the French Quarter. Over the years, Acme has grown to seven restaurants with five of them in Louisiana. This is the first time I ordered their Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, and it may be the last. Not that it was that bad, but it was soooo salty.

Here are the details of their Gumbo. Acme has two gumbos to choose from. A Seafood Gumbo with shrimp and crab and a Chicken and Andouille Gumbo. Both are very reasonably priced at $5.49 for a cup and $7.49 for a bowl. I ordered the Chicken and Andouille Gumbo and it looked and smelled like it was going to be a great Gumbo. The Gumboroma was great and it had a dark roux with plenty of chicken and Andouille. After the first spoonful, the high salt content just took over. It overpowered a good spice level and had a good after burn, but it was just too salty. The good points were that it was served hot, the rice was hot and somewhat flavorful and it was priced right. The next time I go back, I will order the Seafood Gumbo and hopefully this will be the winner.

Acme’s Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Croux says “I’ll give it a 3 Spoon Rating”

3spoon Taste: Good
Texture: Very Good
Spiciness: Good
Serving Temperature: Very Good
Stuff: Very Good
Presentation: Good
Price: Excellent

Acme Oyster House
3000 Veterans Hwy
Metairie, LA 70002
7 days 11am-10pm

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