Barbecue oysters are flash-fried and served with Crystal barbecue sauce and house-made blue cheese dressing. Hickory-grilled redfish is topped with sauteed jumbo lump crabmeat and served with lemon butter sauce and Pontalba potatoes with tasso and wild mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
At the trailhead of Bourbon Street, this upscale purveyor of oysters and flowing drinks attracts locals and tourists. Signature drinks include the Red Fish (bloody) mary and CAT 5 hurricane (Bacardi gold, fruit juice). Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu.