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UNCLE T’S OYSTER BAR
Old meets new in the tastiest of ways
Fried Shrimp Basket Golden fired shrimp served with coleslaw, hush puppies and tartar sauce.
By Angie Dumas, DaStylishFoodie.com
Destination location: Scott, LA Behind the name: Anthony “Tony” Hebert and his wife, Lexi, are the owners. Uncle T’s was a nod of the hat to Tony. Little known fact: The restaurant has timeless history. The original all-brick building was built in the 1950s by Lexi’s grandfather, J. Warren Landry. Originally housing the Scott post office, it later became a laundromat before Cue Time Bar moved in. Through Uncle T’s Oyster Bar, Cue Time’s legacy as a well-known place where important meetings between business owners, politicians and other prominent members of the Scott community lives on. Romantic space: As the temperatures begin to decline, take advantage of the beautiful weather by sitting outdoors for an intimate date. Similarly, the 26-foot, custom-built bar accented with reclaimed wood from a nearby 100-year-old barn is the ideal setting for the couple who enjoys watching sports while partaking in the spirits. Concept of the restaurant: While the obvious answer here is seafood at a top-shelf (pardon the pun) bar, surprisingly enough Uncle T’s strives to taking advantage of the train tracks in the art district of Scott. Bring your family to enjoy one of their delicious po’boys.
Charbroiled Holly Beach Oyster Slammer The sampler included four NOLA-style (garlic butter and shredded parmesan), four Firecracker (jalapeño, cheese, bacon and Cajun seasoning) and four Classic Candy (Cajun glaze and candied jalapeño) Gulf oysters.
Menu favorites: You haven’t lived until you’ve sampled the Holly Beach Slammer from the oyster bar. The four NOLA-style, four Firecracker and four Classic Candy oysters have locals coming back time and time again. For the health conscience: Going healthy at Uncle T’s doesn’t mean you’re missing out on anything! Go for the grilled shrimp wrap or Cajun chef salad for loads of filling flavor. Manly menu: The Cue Time seafood platter includes fried crawfish tails, fried alligator, fried catfish, fried oyster, fried shrimp and a soft-shell crab.
Swamp Thang Po’boy Alligator meat tossed in Landry sauce, topped with candied jalapenos, and served with waffle fries.
337 Insider Tip: Be on the lookout for live music later in the year when the weather outside is cooler
Honorable mentions: Uncle T’s menu is a gold mine. From Boudin Capital egg rolls to Momma Nat’s housemade donut bread pudding, there is one regional delight after another. And that’s not even mentioning their specialty cocktails (Railway Mint Julep and Parade Route for example) and featured beers!
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Tastes like nostalgia
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