Courtesy of F.G. Feduccia Photography

Places to Eat and Drink Along the Uptown Parade Routes

09:00 February 15, 2022
By: Marigny Lanaux

Mardi Gras season is filled with plenty of parades that highlight talented bands and dazzling floats. Large crowds of people congregate to watch these parades and celebrate Louisiana culture. After not being able to celebrate the carnival season properly last year, New Orleanians are excited to get back on the parade route and enjoy the festivities.

Watching a string of parades can leave someone famished, but not to worry, there are plenty of amazing, local restaurants and bars along the parade route where you can grab a drink and a quick bite to eat. Stop by some of these local favorites, and let the good times roll!

ALL ALONG THE ROUTE

Superior Grill

Selling thousands of their famous house margaritas during the Mardi Gras season, Superior Grill is a great place to enjoy the parades right on St. Charles Avenue. Their viewing-stand balcony and upbeat music create a fun and lively atmosphere for parade-goers who congregate around the restaurant. There will be a select number of tables offered inside on a first-come, first-serve basis, as well as tables with a premium view of St. Charles being sold. 3636 St. Charles Ave., 504-899-4200, neworleans.superiorgrill.com

Fat Harry's

Love a good sports bar and pub? Fat Harry's supplies some of the best sliders, wings, and cheese fries to hungry customers. Their casual but lively environment is perfect for anyone who needs to grab a quick drink or snack in between parades. The bar offers indoor seating, along with seats right on the sidewalk, so you can dine-in and still have a great view of the parades. 4330 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-9582, fatharrysnola.com

Please U Restaurant

Providing some New Orleans classics such as po-boys, gumbo, red beans and rice, and an assortment of seafood platters, Please U Restaurant has everything they need to please their customers. If take-out is more your style, their po-boys are easy to transport for large groups. Besides offering Louisiana-style cuisine, the restaurant also serves classic breakfast items all day. 1751 St. Charles Ave., 504-525-9131, pleaseunola.com

Delachaise Wine Bar

Located right on the streetcar line, Delachaise Wine Bar is known for having some of the best fries in all of Louisiana. This makes it the perfect spot to grab a glass of wine from their expansive wine list while indulging in their impeccably prepared shareables. You can grab a seat on the patio to watch the parades go by and catch some throws or you can conveniently take your food to-go. 3442 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-0858, thedelachaise.com

Tacos & Beer

The tacos and beer combinations are enough to leave anyone satisfied, especially during the Mardi Gras season. Tacos & Beer offers a great dining experience, serving up tacos stuffed with shrimp, chicken, fish, beef, and vegetables. Their tacos and fajitas pair nicely with their wide selection of draft or bottled beers.
1622 St. Charles Ave., 504-304-8722, facebook.com/tacosneworleans

[Courtesy Jack Rose/Hot Tin]

Jack Rose/Hot Tin

Located inside The Pontchartrain Hotel, Jack Rose is known for its fun ambiance and trendy decor. The Cajun-Creole restaurant will be offering a specialty Mardi Gras menu during the parades for customers to enjoy. After grabbing a bite to eat at Jack Rose, you can go upstairs to their sister restaurant and rooftop bar, Hot Tin, for some specialty cocktails and other libations.
2031 St. Charles Ave., 504-323-1500, jackroserestaurant.com

Lula on St. Charles Ave. [Courtesy of F.G. Feduccia Photography]

Lula Restaurant Distillery

Vodka lovers can enjoy premium cocktails at Lula Restaurant Distillery when participating in their Mardi Gras festivities. The distillery is hosting its annual "Lula Gras," where patrons can purchase a ticket and receive access to an all-you-can-eat buffet, clean bathrooms, a cash bar, and a private balcony to watch the parades pass by. Their main dining room will also be open for people to stop in and grab a table on a first-come, first-serve basis.
1532 St. Charles Ave., 504-267-7624, lulanola.com

Gracious Bakery

If you find yourself craving something sweet, Gracious Bakery has a variety of fantastic house-baked pastries and king cakes. Besides satisfying your sweet tooth, the bakery also has a Mardi Gras food menu filled with options that would make the perfect lunch right on the parade route. These options include a hot roast beef sandwich, a buttery grilled cheese, and jerk chicken
hand pies.
2854 St. Charles Ave., 504-301-9949, graciousbakery.com

WORTH THE WALK

Casamento's

Whether you like your oysters raw, fried, or baked, Casamento's, just a block off of the parade route, is famous for their spectacularly prepared oysters. The seafood restaurant has been operating in Uptown New Orleans for over 100 years, and their popularity seems to keep growing as they've been visited by numerous celebrities, including Guy Fieri and Bradley Cooper. Besides oysters, you can also order their Italian menu items and seafood platters. 4330 Magazine St.,
504-895-9761, casamentosrestaurant.com

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Pascal's Manale

Serving New Orleanians since 1913, Pascal's Manale has been a staple in the community for years. About three blocks from the route, enjoy some of their famous BBQ Shrimp or Italian menu items as the parades start on Napoleon Avenue. Since February and March are great months for oysters, ordering some of their delicious chargrilled or raw oysters is a necessity. The restaurant will also be offering beer, wine, and daiquiris. 1838 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-4877, pascalsmanale.com

[Courtesy Pizza Domenica]

Pizza Domenica

Wood-fired pizza makes a tasty and convenient meal, and Pizza Domenica can satisfy any and all pizza cravings. While this restaurant is on the former route, it's still a great place to hit along the way to the parades. Their Mardi Gras grab-and-go special is a favorite amongst parade-goers, as you can grab a cheese or pepperoni pizza with to-go drinks at any time. The restaurant will also be bringing back their delicious and festive king cake knots for patrons to enjoy. 4933 Magazine St., 504-301-4978, pizzadomenica.com

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