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“4th visit in 10 years. Still as good as the 1st time ”

Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Ranked #221 of 2,124 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is and not just about oysters. I dont care for oysters. They serve excellent red beans and rice, jambalaya, gumbo, poboys, gator, etc.
This is a good place to get a New Orleans style Cajun Sampler plate.

The food is great and Its my first place to eat on bourbon street every time I go there.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We have been to Felix's many times. A trip to New Orleans is NOT complete without a stop here. Ask for their "oyster of the day". This trip is was oyster and lobster over fresh French Bread, kinda like an open face Po Boy. The service, as always, impeccable the food never disappointing. If you like oysters fresh and shucked to perfection; get them here. If not in a group, we love the bar. There are 2 entrances now; one off Bourbon and their store front off Iberville; both are the same space. No need to wait in line at ACME, Felix's has them beat hands down.

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Thank Vinnie1973
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We went mid-week at lunch time. The lines across the street at ACME had already formed, but we entered on the Iberville St. side of Felix and grabbed two of the remaining seats at the raw bar. This entrance is the more "traditional" entrance. Banter with the shuckers was easy, watching as they cracked open oyster after oysters. Menu was fresh and extensive, and the cocktail list solid with generous pours. Don't wait in a long line at ACME, cross the street and have a great time at Felix's.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

...51 years ago...My Mother taught me to eat raw oysters there in 1967...on my other 7 trips to NOLA since, Felix's is always the first stop when we get to town for oysters and Abita...don't have to wait in line if you want to sit at bar...schuckers (especially Domino) were great tonight

Thank 681GregC
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

For starters, the restaurant is not on Iberville. They moved to Bourbon Street, took over two spaces, and bit off more than they could chew. Granted, it was busy, and it was Bourbon Street, but I really felt I got "ripped off" paying $14.95 for what I got.

I should have known better, and just gone to some other place that wasn't crowded, but I just thought they would be "used to" handling the increased business on Bourbon Street. They were not. They sat us down, the waiter introduced himself, and then they pretty much forgot us.

We ordered two beers to start. We were sitting right by the bar, so we saw when they came up. They just sat there and sat there while the waiter was chatting up his coworkers, and doing whatever. He really seemed to be enjoying himself. We were sorry that his job was keeping him from all the fun. He finally decided to bring our beers over, and, thankfully, they were good. After a while, he decided to take our order. We should have seen the signs, and just had the beer, or just left. We stayed.
We ordered two, $14.95 Po'Boys with fries.

Considering how busy it was, the wait really wasn't that bad. The food came out reasonably soon after we ordered. The waiter brought it to our table with fries falling off on the floor - no apologies, and no remorse. The sandwich didn't look quite right from the start. It wasn't. It was cold and hard.

Yes, it was supposed to be served warm, or at least on fresh bread, but it was ice cold, and the bread was dry as if it had been left on the window sill for a day or so to let it dry out. There was an outer layer on the bread that fell off when I picked up the top to add condiments. Inside, the sandwich looked "thrown together." It was as scantily accommodated as some of those girls who walk up and down Bourbon Street. Fortunately, they had horseradish right on the table, and ketchup, too. We made our own cocktail sauce, and tried to save that sandwich. We did the best we could, but it was a lost cause. Even the french fries were ice cold. They had a decent flavor, as if they might have actually been good when they were first cooked, but not so much in this cold state. The entire meal was a bust, but we take most of the blame.

We are not "newbies" to New Orleans. We should have just known better not to eat on Bourbon Street, or at least to avoid it when it was busy. We were sorry we did, and sorry we chose this place, but we still tipped the waiter well since wait staff tend not to be paid too well, and we respect that. Nonetheless, if that waiter expects to see us again, he should get a job at some other place. We won't be going back.

In the future, we'll go to a restaurant, any restaurant, outside the two or three blocks including Bourbon Street, or even over into the Central Business District where they are really glad to see you, really glad for the business, and they really, really treat you like valued customers.

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