Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar

In: Eating

3 Jul 2013

(map) If you believe that a restaurant doesn’t have to look like Commander’s Palace to serve great Louisiana-style seafood and oysters, this is your kind of place. Pacific Star is like one of those super-casual seafood shacks right on the water, full of devoted regulars who know just what they want. It’s the sort of place that serves up cold draft beers with a small ring of ice floating up from the bottom of the frosty mug. They serve a lot of fried things – shrimp, catfish, crawfish – plus po-boys, gumbo, and the incredible deal above: a dozen glistening-fresh oysters for $8.99. They’re not jiving – just shucking!

The laid-back dining room has a couple of TVs tuned to sports, or you can sit at one of the tables outside on the deck.

The crawfish etouffee was chock-full of crawfish tails. The rich crawfish gravy was redolent of bell pepper and onion, and had the smooth, authentic flavor that only comes from crawfish fat. Delicious, with just a slight hint of red-pepper burn in every spoonful.

Their menu says, “Nobody else sells gumbo this good!” You can order steaming seafood gumbo by the bowl or the cup – this is their idea of a cup.

If you squint a little, the building kind of looks like Commander’s Palace (they’re both blue-and-white!).

Pacific Star website

Pacific Star Oyster Bar on Urbanspoon

1 Response to Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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patton

June 25th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

My kind of joint.

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