Acme Oyster House
Acme Oyster House has five locations, but don’t call them a chain. Founded in 1910, Acme specializes in traditional New Orleans food such as seafood gumbo, jambalaya, oyster Rockefeller soup, grilled marinated shrimp, and fried oyster, catfish, shrimp and crawfish tail poboys.
(The Village of Baytowne Wharf, 140 Fisherman’s Cove, Sandestin)
It’s worth the detour off the main drag, Rte 98, to find Hurricane Oyster Bar and Grill, located off Rte 30A in Grayton Beach. No ordinary oyster bar, Hurricane steps things up a notch with chef-inspired offerings such as tangy and slightly spicy fish tacos served with homemade garlic red pepper sauce and tangy pico de gallo.
(37 Logan Lane, Grayton Beach, 850-231-0787)
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