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. 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.
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!
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
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!
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:
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.
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!