Sunday, July 7, 2013

Acme Oyster House

On the last day of our vacation to Florida, we took a short drive to the Village of Baytowne Wharf.  We walked around for while and explored the area.  My daughter enjoyed the playground and "piloting" the remote control boats.  While there my wife did some shopping, but didn't buy much.  She always says that shopping with me is like going hunting with the game warden.  When finished exploring the area, we decided to grab lunch at Acme Oyster House.  Several of our friends have been to the New Orleans location of the restaurant and it came highly recommended.  
I started off with a bowl of the chicken and andouille sausage gumbo.  The gumbo was good, but was not as spicy as I like.  My wife ordered a dozen fried oysters and they were tasty.  They were covered in corn meal, had a crispy crust, and were served with a spicy remoulade.
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Fried Oysters
For my main dish, I had a hard time deciding what to get.  I was torn between the jambalaya, the red beans & rice, and the fried fish platter. I decided on the fried fish platter and it was good, but not as good as one I had had previously at Seagrove Village Market Cafe.  My wife ordered the seafood etouffee.  She was less than impressed and said it tasted more like a bisque than etouffee.  
Fried Fish Platter
Seafood Etouffee
The other members of my wife's family ate there a while later and were much more impressed than we were.  One of my brother-in-laws said that we just ordered the wrong items.  He claims the chargrilled oysters at Acme are life changing.  Although we ate at better places on our trip, I still thought this place was pretty good.  If I go back, I will definitely try the chargrilled oysters and the jambalaya.  The original Acme Oyster House has been around since 1910, so they must be doing something right.

Acme Oyster House
140 Fishermans Cove
Sandestin, Florida
Livin the Good Life Rating = 6

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