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What is the Oyster Trail?
From the relaxing rural bayous of Lafitte to the vibrant communities of Kenner and Metairie, Jefferson Parish has always had a reputation for mouth-watering seafood, with oysters sitting atop it all. Jefferson Parish a place where culinary arts and fine arts come together to create one of the most unique cultures in the world. At the end of 2012, the Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. partnered with the Louisiana Tourism Recovery Program to introduce America to the stateâ€™s first Oyster Trail. Together, we developed a public art program inviting local artists to paint resin oysters that showcase the uniqueness of each restaurant. You can find the oyster sculptures at our participating Louisiana Oyster Trail restaurants.
acme oyster house
3000 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 309-4056 In 1910, before Satchmo had ever formed his first band, the first Acme Café opened for business & has been pleasing the palates of diners ever since. artist: Ramona Guidry
3100 19th Street, Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 834-8583 If Andrea can’t serve it fresh - he won’t serve it! Preparing delicious oyster and seafood fare is something Andrea sees as a way of life. That spirit is cooked right into every dish at Andrea’s to create a memorable dining experience. artist: Julie Graff
boulevard american bistro
4241 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 889-2301 Enjoy classic American Bistro cuisine while dining in a casual, yet sophisticated ambiance. artist: Stephen Darre’
café 615, home of da wabbit
615 Kempler Street, Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 365-1225 This nostalgic restaurant serves up traditional New Orleans items like red beans & rice, bread pudding & other local favorites. artist: Christy Works-Boutte
deanie's seafood restaurant
1713 Lake Avenue, Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 831-4141 For three generations, Deanie’s has remained true to its Bucktown roots by serving the finest seafood prepared in the authentic & unique New Orleans culinary tradition. artist: Sherry Francalancia
don's seafood hut & oyster bar
4801 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 889-1550 Don’s specialized “Cajun-style” cuisine has earned a reputation of superior service & excellent preparation of fresh seafood since 1934. artist: Karen Reynolds
drago's seafood restaurant & oyster bar 3232 North Arnoult Road, Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 888-9254 Home of the original Charbroiled Oysters - often imitated but never duplicated! Family owned restaurant, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. artist: Veronica Ali
gattuso's neighborhood bar & restaurant 435 Huey P. Long Avenue, Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 368-1114 Gattuso’s is conveniently located in the Gretna Historical District. The locally owned neighborhood favorite boasts a menu of mouth-watering Louisiana seafood favorites. artist: Keith Eccles
grand isle tourist commission
2757 LA Highway 1, Grand Isle, LA 70358
(985) 787-2997 Located at the southern tip of Louisiana this resilient fishing town gets seafood straight from the Gulf and onto your plate. Grand Isle locals dine at Starfish Restaurant, Cisco’s Cajun Cantina, The Lighthouse Restaurant, & Artie’s Sports Bar. artist: Cyn Guidry
kelley's village inn
9201 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, LA 70123
(504) 737-4610 A local favorite, Kelley’s Village Inn offers authentic Cajun cuisine and a family atmosphere in the heart of River Ridge. artist: Ramona Guidry
N.O. Marriott at Lakeway Bistreaux Metairie 3838 N. Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 836-5253 Located in the heart of Metairie inside the N.O. Marriott at Lakeway hotel, Bistreaux Metairie serves Chef-crafted southern delicacies with locally grown ingredients. artist: Jessica Normington
perino's boiling pot
3754 West Bank Expressway, Harvey, LA 70058
(504) 340-5560 Feast at Perinoâ€™s for an authentic taste of local seafood, where locals have gone for over 40 years to satisfy their seafood cravings. artist: Hector Sanchez
216 Old Hammond Highway, Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 831-1248 Known as a staple in Bucktown, R & Oâ€™s offers a unique flare on creole-Italian and Louisiana seafood cuisine. artist: Rachel Rodriguez
restaurant des familles
7163 Barataria Boulevard, Crown Point, LA 70072
(504) 689-7834 Nestled along the bayou, Restaurant des Familles provides an authentic atmosphere, as its Acadian architecture and marsh like surroundings offer a scenic view while diners indulge in classic Cajun and creole favorites.
3524 Severn Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 455-2266 Enjoy a quaint yet upscale ambiance while you indulge in southern and creole-Italian delicacies at this family owned restaurant that was passed down for three generations. artist: Lizzie Uddo Randol
seersucker restaurant & catering 938 Hancock Street, Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 702-8040 Satisfy your Cajun appetite when you delight in classic southern and seafood dishes known to locals as good ole’ comfort food. artist: Jane Bateman
short stop po-boys
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 885-4572 A place where the patrons judge a good po-boy by how many napkins are used, this popular po-boy joint has been serving New Orleans style sandwiches to locals & tourists alike since 1966. artist: Allison Boudreaux
the galley seafood restaurant 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 832-0955 Where the locals eat the best boiled seafood in a fun, family atmosphere! You’ve gotta hit the trail for the Galley’s oysters! Battered in a secret-family recipe, served fresh & piping hot. artist: Shannon Kelley & Jennifer Blanchard
the red maple
1036 Lafayette Street, Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 367-0935 Indulge in prime steak and fresh seafood when you dine in a stylish and upscale ambiance that the Red Maple has offered for over 50 years. artist: Stephanie Becnel
town of jean lafitte visitor information center 799 Jean Lafitte Boulevard, Lafitte, LA 70067
(504) 689-2299 Jean Lafitte is a small town in the heart of the Barataria Basin & less than an hour from the City of New Orleans. Residents enjoy an array of restaurants that offer classic Louisiana cuisine; Boutte’s Bayou Restaurant, Jan’s Cajun Restaurant, & Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant. artist: Claudette Perrin
vincent's italian cuisine
4411 Chastant Street, Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 885-2984 From a large, tight knit Sicilian family, Vincent grew up eating wonderful food prepared by his parents who were both great cooks. Guests enjoy old family recipes that offer an array of oyster & seafood delicacies. artist: Nichole Chateau
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Pearls of Wisdom • • • • •
Oysters are one of the most nutritionally wellbalanced foods Low in fat, calories and cholesterol Boosts metabolic activity Reduces high blood pressure Oysters help keep water clean for underwater grasses and other aquatic life, as adult oysters are capable of filtering 25 - 50 gallons of water per day Valves in oysters can cleanse the entire ecosystem of pollutants, serving as a natural purification system Oysters are edible all year, but are generally thin in the summer months because they devote their energy to reproduction Oysters are plumpest and most appetizing during the months that end in R (Sept. - Dec.) There’s one sure way to tell if an oyster is alive. If its shell is open, you tap on it with your fingers, and if it snaps shut, it’s alive!
History of the Oyster in Louisiana With French settlers in Louisiana cultivating oysters as early as 1840, the underwater delicacy has played a large role in the development of the state. Over the years, these settlers discovered a variety of uses for oysters, more efficient ways to harvest oysters, and even methods to gather seed oysters and plant them in more favorable environments. Louisiana is the nationâ€™s number one producer of oysters. We harvest about 12 million pounds of shucked oysters annually. Many chefs believe that there Is no better oyster out there than the oysters we harvest here in Louisiana. The salinity of the Gulf and shallow brackish waters never gets too high, and the waters are never cool enough to force the oyster to go too dormant. With the freshwater influence of the Mississippi River, Louisiana oysters grow larger and are more tender than others.
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The Jefferson Parish Oyster Trail A. 1 Acme Oyster House B. 1 Andrea’s Restaurant C. 1Boulevard American Bistro D. 1 Café 615, Home of da Wabbit E. 1 Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant F. 1 Don’s Seafood Hut & Oyster Bar G. 1 Drago’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar H. 1 Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant I. 1 Grand Isle Tourist Commission J. 1 Kelley’s Village Inn K. 1 N.O. Marriott at Lakeway Bistreaux Metairie L. 1 Perino’s Boiling Pot M. 1 R & O’s Restaurant N. 1 Restaurant des Familles O. 1 Riccobono’s Peppermill P. 1 Seersucker Restaurant Q. 1 Short Stop Po-boys R. 1 The Galley Seafood Restaurant S. 1 The Red Maple T. 1 Town of Jean Lafitte Visitor Information Center U. 1 Vincent’s Italian Cuisine
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Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 411 New Orleans, LA 70123 (504) 731-7083 or (877) 572-7474 www.visitjeffersonparish.com