Broadway Oyster Bar

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Did that title catch your attention? I hope so!

I went to Broadway Oyster Bar recently with a friend. I had been before, but this was years ago, before my obsession with writing and taking pictures of food started. Smile Naturally, I wanted to return to document my experience!

Broadway Oyster Bar is a cute little shack in downtown St. Louis. It’s a popular hangout spot after Cardinals games or whenever.

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We pored over the menu and decided to start with the Alligator Sausage and Shrimp Cheesecake. The menu described it was ‘the ultimate savory cheesecake of shrimp, alligator sausage and a blend of cream cheese and warm gouda cheese’. Sold!

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It was quite amazing. It was cheesy, creamy, and rich. The alligator sausage was super flavorful and even had a bit of a kick

to it! This cheesecake tasted more like a dip than anything else; I think crackers or bread would have accompanied this perfectly. But this time? A fork worked just fine Winking smile 

For our entrée, I was fully expecting to order something from the menu. However, our waiter enticed us with the daily fish specials, so we went with that!

Here’s mine:

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I can’t for the life of me remember what type of fish I had! Cod, maybe? How embarrassing. Whatever it was, it was lightly breaded and served atop a bed of crawfish fried rice and a side of delicious vegetables. And while it certainly looked beautiful, it was a little bland. A few dashes of tabasco sauce fixed that problem, and I gobbled it down!

My friend ordered the honey barbecue shrimp:

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It was served with rice, and was super flavorful and a tiny bit spicy. Perfect!

I really wanted to have dessert (they have bread pudding on the menu!), but I was so stuffed that I couldn’t swallow another morsel.

Service was friendly, but really slow. Our poor waiter was also the bartender, apparently. And while it wasn’t a busy night (we came on a Monday evening), the fact that there wasn’t much staff on hand slowed things down a lot.

Score time!

Food: 3 stars (out of five)

Ambiance: 4 stars

Service: 3 stars

Value: 3 stars

 

I loved the atmosphere of Broadway Oyster Bar. I could definitely see myself coming back for some live jazz music, a drink (or two) and some bread pudding!

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  • i recently made a savory cheesecake to serve with crackers–yum!

    • Anonymous

      ?yum! is the recipe on your website?