When you think of Broadway Oyster Bar, chances are your thoughts drift toward a vibrant, music-filled patio and SoCo hurricanes. As for the food, well, you know it’s good Cajun and they serve up a mean crawfish boil, but is there more to it than that? Indeed there is. For a place that has the city’s monopoly on Big Easy fun, Broadway Oyster bar is serious about its seafood. The sustainably-minded menu makes this the place in town for Gulf oysters, Prince Edward Island mussels and peel-and-eat shrimp. Perhaps most surprisingly, BOB offers succulent king crab legs, drenched in garlic butter, that are as good as what you’d find in a fancy steak and seafood house — only at half the price and in an atmosphere that is the farthest thing from buttoned-down. Even in the midst of the party, this Cajun institution takes the time to do seafood right. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.