Fresh & Abundant Louisiana and Gulf Seafood At New Orleans’ Bourbon House



New Orleans is known for its fresh Louisiana and Gulf seafood, and Bourbon House (144 Bourbon Street) is one of the top places in the city to experience this. The venue has the best oyster shucker in town — their oyster shucker Leo Smith actually holds the official title — and is committed to only serving seafood that’s fresh, local and in season.

What you’re seeing above is their “Fruits de Mer” or fruits of the sea, featuring boiled Gulf shrimp, mussels, marinated crab fingers and seasonal seafood salads. As this is a Dickie Brennan restaurant, you’ll also sample oysters on the half shell prepared his favorite way: Topped with local caviar. It’s New Orleans seafood at its finest.

Jessica Festa
Jessica Festa is the editor of the travel sites Jessie on a Journey ( and Epicure & Culture ( Along with blogging at We Blog The World, her byline has appeared in publications like Huffington Post, Gadling, Fodor's, Travel + Escape, Matador, Viator, The Culture-Ist and many others. After getting her BA/MA in Communication from the State University of New York at Albany, she realized she wasn't really to stop backpacking and made travel her full time job. Some of her most memorable experiences include studying abroad in Sydney, teaching English in Thailand, doing orphanage work in Ghana, hiking her way through South America and traveling solo through Europe. She has a passion for backpacking, adventure, hiking, wine and getting off the beaten path.
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