This place got it’s start in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1910. They still have a location there, this location, and according to their website they also have one in Baton Rouge, Gulf Shores and Houston. I came out here to the Metairie location to avoid the hassle of parking in the French Quarter. And for informational purposes, New Orleans is still under a mandate to show your COVID vaccination card to dine in any restaurants.
The joint was packed but I got a seat at the bar. I decided on:
& THE FOOD &
I’d feel bad coming to an oyster house and not eating any oysters. Unlike what I feel is most New Orleanians, I’ve never been a big fan of raw oysters on the half shell. But I love chargrilled oysters!
A place called Drago’s introduced chargrilled, or charbroiled oysters to the New Orleans area. They take oysters on the half shell, top them with melted butter, herbs and cheeses, then put them on the grill until they are shells full of hot, bubbly, buttery, cheesy, oystery goodness!
These were great! They were still bubbling when they brought them to me. Nice size oysters with some good fresh French bread to soak up that buttery sauce.
Next were the “Butter” beans. When I was a kid my mom used to make fantastic butter beans loaded with pickled meat and/or pig tails. But these weren’t BUTTER beans! I happened to have a pack of butter beans in my pantry. Look at these pictures.
On the left, and they even say it on the pack, are BUTTER beans. They’re big! These were what you’d call baby lima beans, as the picture on the right shows. I just wanted to let everyone know. If you’re a serious bean aficionado, you’ll be getting baby limas here. NOT butter beans!
All that being said, I didn’t give a damn because they were DELICIOUS! Creamy and seasoned perfectly. I’ve heard of people putting shrimp in them but don’t think I’ve ever tried it. I got them with a hot sausage patty, which was also good. These are worth stopping in for!
Finally the bread pudding. Pretty good but infested with raisins. Again, that’s traditional, but I don’t like raisins. I did like the way they put it in a small bowl so I didn’t have to chase the whisky sauce around a flat plate.
Very good lunch. I recommend this place!
3000 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002 Ph: 504-309-4056