Famed New Orleans restaurant will open its Houston location Saturday in the former Tower Theatre space on Westheimer
Since it was announced last spring, fans of New Orleans’ Acme Oyster House have been waiting patiently for Houston’s own outpost of the famed restaurant specializing in seafood and distinctly Big Easy flavors.
The wait is over. Acme announced that Saturday, April 10 is opening day for one of the most anticipated restaurants of the new year. Acme is going into the former El Real Tex-Mex space (the iconic Tower Theatre) at 1201 Westheimer.
The 11 a.m. opening will usher in a new era of oyster appreciation in Houston. Acme is famous for its raw oysters and char-grilled bivalves topped with herb butter and cheese. The menu also features po’boys (fried oyster, fried shrimp, roast beef, hot sausage and a signature special made with roast beef debris, ham, turkey and cheese), jambalaya, etouffee, gumbo, red beans and rice, and fried seafood platters.
The restaurant will mark opening day with in-house giveaways as well as free merchandise on social media and gift cards.
“This is Texas, so we’ll be doing it up big for our grand opening,” said Mike Rodrigue, Acme owner and CEO. “We are proud to make the historic Tower Theatre our home. We look forward to serving Houstonians authentic Louisiana seafood and Creole cuisine favorites, just like we’ve done for decades in the French Quarter of New Orleans.”
By Greg Morago