Acme Oyster House in Sandestin is one of the first restaurants we ever visited here in the Panhandle of Florida. We hadn’t yet moved here and had one little, with another one on the way. We loved walking around the Village Wharf in Sandestin and stumbled upon Acme Oyster House. The outdoor patio was crowded with happy diners and the inside was hopping. We actually didn’t stumble upon it…it was more like we let our noses lead the way. The scent of the New Orleans style food was pulling us in. It has a very laid back feel and is very much a family restaurant.
This establishment has been around since 1910 when the first Acme Café was opened on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Through ups and downs and more than one owner, Acme has endured and purchased by Mike Rodrigue in 1985. You can now find Acme in its original location, as well as Covington, Metairie, Baton Rouge, and of course our location here in Sandestin. They are known for their oysters, but there’s so much more on the menu. Items include:
- Boo Fries with roast beef gravy and cheese
- Fried Crab Claws
- Craw Puppies
- Seafood Gumbo
- Seafood Etouffee
- Red Beans & Rice
- Oyster Rockefeller Soup
- Crab Cake Platter
- Fried Soft Shell Crab Platter
- Fried Peace Maker Po-Boy (Voted #4 in Top Ten Sandwiches)
- Grilled Smoked Sausage Po-Boy
- Grilled Marinated Chicken Po-Boy
I am going to go out on a limb and venture a guess that Acme Oyster House might be serving up some oysters this year at Taste of the Race. The big foodie event is days away and I can’t wait! Thank you everyone at Acme Oyster House for your participation and support. See you soon!
If you are visiting or a local and looking for 30A events in February, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Join Chef Emeril Lagasse in person at the “Taste of the Race.” To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.tasteoftherace.eventbrite.com. This event will sell out, so plan ahead and purchase tickets today.
Author: Laura Porter/RegalStephens.com