Summer Restaurant Guide 2011

00:00 June 30, 2011


1212 Royal St, 522-1230
Bennachin serves African-style cuisine at reasonable prices.  With a plentiful amount of vegetarian options, Bennachin aims to please all their potential customers. Whether you’re wanting to try something new or remember the taste of Mother Africa, Bennachin has something for everyone.


Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claibourne Ave, 865-WING
Bayou Hot Wings promises their customers that all their chicken has been marinating for over 24 hours.  With a variety of sauces to choose from, this is the place for anyone who enjoys good chicken wings.  They also add a some Bayou to their menu with Fried Alligator and Frog Legs.

Big Momma’s Chicken & Waffles
5741 Crowder Blvd, 241-2548
If you’re looking for some good old fashioned soul cooking, Big Momma’s Chicken & Waffles is the place for you.  With a variety of breakfast and lunch options, Big Momma’s caters to those who like good New Orleans cooking.  And did we mention they’re specialty is Chicken & Waffles?

Copeland Cheesecake Bistro
Metairie, Uptown
 With a variety of entrees to keep your palate tingling, Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro certainly has a meal that will satisfy you.  A great spot for a special date or group of friends, just don’t forget to leave room for one of their signature cheesecakes.  Our favorite is Oreo!

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St, 522-0571
Welcome to the only microbrewery in the French Quarter.  Whether you want to try one of their in-house beers or have a great dinner, the Crescent City Brewhouse is ready to accommodate you.  With a raw oyster bar and live jazz, there is more than just beer to this establishment.

Daisy Duke’s
121 Chartres, 522-2233
Daisy Dukes is positioned right off Canal Street on Chartres and is open 24 hours a day.  With a menu that ranges from delicious breakfast omelets to po-boys and seafood plates, Daisy Dukes has something for everyone.  Come try their notorious bloody marys with free refills.

435 Huey P. Long Ave, 368-1114
Whether you’d like to listen to live music over the weekend or enjoy a nice quiet dinner on the patio during the week, this West Bank favorite will satisfy your needs.  Well know for their daily happy hour from 4-7pm with a large selection of draught beers. Come by and try one of their half-pound burgers or award winning Roast Beef Po Boys.

House of Blues
225 Decatur St., 529-BLUE
The House of Blues is famous for much more than live music and great parties. HOB features a fantastic lunch menu that is affordably priced.  Their Sunday Gospel Brunch has long been famous among locals and tourists. However, anytime is a great time to stop in for an excellent New Orleans style dish.

Juicy Lucy’s
133 N. Carrollton, 598-5044
Come to Juicy Lucy’s, the new establishment off Carrollton and Canal.  Juicy Lucy’s serves classic American food such as cheeseburgers and chicken on a stick.  But the real attractions at this restaurant are the Juicy Lucys, which are their delicious burgers stuffed with cheese and various toppings.

Katie’s Restaurant & Bar
3701 Iberville St., 488-6582
With fresh new interior Katie’s is bound to impress but don’t get too caught up in the décor because the food is even more amazing. The “neighborhood restaurant” feel has been effectively preserved landing Katie’s a spot on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”. The Sunday brunch is definitely worth checking out.
Metairie, Uptown, Mid-City
The name O’Henry’s has become synonymous with free birthday steak. However, although the steak is great, this restaurant has a vast amount of equally appetizing dishes to offer. The menu features awesome meals that range from loaded salads to in-house ground filet mignon steak burgers.

Phil’s Grill
Metairie, Harahan
Phil’s has the honor of “Best Burger” in New Orleans, and it is easy to see why. This burger joint offers an endless combination of ingredients that allow you to construct your perfect burger every time you walk in the door. To not thoroughly enjoy your experience here is essentially impossible.

Spudley’s Super Spuds
2609 Harvard Ave, 455-3250
The name says it all.  Spudley’s specialty is a variety of hot and loaded baked potatoes with any and every topping you desire.  Spinach and Artichoke, Crawfish, Pizza, and Reuben Spuds are just a few of Spudley’s 20 delicious potato creations.  The Invincible Veggie will please vegetarians, too.    

Willie Mae’s Scotch House
2401 Saint Ann St., 822-9503
Scotch is the name, but fried chicken is Willie Mae’s game.  Known for years to have the best friend chicken in the city, this restaurant never disappoints tourists or locals.  Veal, Red Beans, and cornbread are other standouts. Willie Mae’s perfectly serves up Southern alongside Creole.       


Five Happiness
3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935
As any local knows, Five Happiness is an unrivaled favorite for Chinese food.   An extensive menu gives you family-size portions at reasonable prices, so it’s no wonder Five Happiness is a popular restaurant for large parties.  Dine in, takeout, or order for delivery…you can’t go wrong!

Green Tea
1116 Louisiana Ave., 899-8005
Fresh ingredients and authentic, made-to-order Cantonese and Mandarin cuisine are qualities on which Green Tea prides itself.  A huge menu includes combination plates and specials that match variety with low prices.  Fast and inexpensive makes Green Tea a great place for your lunch break whether it be dine in, take out or delivery.

Jazmine Café
614 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9301
Located in the Riverbend neighborhood, Jazmine Café is within reach of Uptown, Mid City, and Carrollton alike.  Watch the streetcar pass by as you enjoy hot and fresh noodles, bahn mi’s, or the wonderful caramelized fish.  Jazmine can cater to vegetarian patrons, and is perfect for large groups.  

4920 Prytania St.; 891-3644
This Prytania Street native has all the right moves to get you coming back for more. With classic sushi staples, such as the always refreshing Tuna Roll, to more exotic sushi combinations, like the delectable Slow-ya-Roll topped with eel sauce.  Presentation is the lagniappe that makes every meal an experience, that’s how they roll!

La Thai
4938 Prytania St., 899-8886
Offering a contemporary spin on traditional Thai dishes, La Thai is chic in ambiance as well as meals. Thai fuses perfectly with Creole and seafood at this neighborhood spot.  Enjoy the multidimensional taste of dishes like the signature Crab Three Way and fresh Summer Rolls.  Their innovative cocktail’s are also worth trying!

1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997
Miyako is a Japanese spot perfect for your lunch hour.  The beautiful presentation, wonderful smells and tasty fresh ingredients let Miyako please all the senses.  With extravagant hibachi shows, it’s hard to choose between hibachi and sushi—with this kind of variety, you’ll want to revisit Miyako several times.

Singha Song
1708 Maple St., 866-4411
Right in the middle of the Maple Street scene, Singha Song is a new favorite among Tulane and Loyola students.  With spicy and mouth-watering Thai classics like a variety of curries, Pad Thai, and Chili Noodles, this newcomer will grow in notoriety and patronage in no time.  

Bars with Great Food

Balcony Bar & Café
3201 Magazine St., 894-8888
Stop by the Balcony Bar & Café for a late night meal that’ll leave you craving for more.  Whether it’s an all veggie pizza or a burger or wings, Balcony Bar & Café is a great place to get some food and grab a beer as you listen to the jukebox or watch the game.

7538 Maple St., 861-7615
An uptown favorite since 1934, Bruno’s caters to the college crowd and neighborhood folks alike. They serve they’re great bar food classics from 11:30am until after midnight. A great place to watch Major League Baseball during the summer.

Hermes Bar at Antoine’s
713 St. Louis St., 581-4422
 Located inside Antoine’s restaurant, Hermes Bar is the perfect complement with its tasty appetizers and dishes.  With live music over the weekend, Hermes Bar is quite the attraction.   Take your date to the Hermes Bar if you are looking for a special spot for classic cocktail and a night on the town.

Hurricane’s Sports Bar & Grill
1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 833-0050
This local hangout is a sport fan’s dream, with plenty of large TVs for all your favorite teams, great food, and fast service. Every Friday and Saturday there’s no cover live music to enjoy while you relax after a long week with your best buds and your favorite cold one.

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar &
701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995
Lucy’s continues to be a popular Warehouse District hangout. You are sure to find a lively crowd here every day of the week. The food is excellent and you will want to keep coming back until you have experienced everything on the menu. From salads, to burgers, to tacos, you can’t go wrong!

Parasol’s Bar and Restaurant
2533 Constance St., 302-1543
Located in the Irish Channel, Parasol’s has been a staple in the neighborhood since 1952. The signature dish is still the delicious roast beef po-boy, and it is sure to satisfy any sandwich craving. Parasol’s social climate is almost as famous as the food. Drop in to enjoy great food and invigorating conversation.  

Poppy’s Time Out Sports Bar
1 Poydras St., 247-9265
With 20 beers on tap and an impressive collection of Hurricanes, Poppy’s is the perfect spot to watch the big game.  While the wings are plentiful and not short on spice, the sports bar also serves great seafood, burgers, and pizza.  Starters like Jalapeno Poppers and Seafood Queso make for classic bar food.

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Rd., 834-4938
Rivershack Tavern’s name is all too appropriate: you’re greeted warmly by an enormous ashtray collection and barstools with mannequin legs at this River Road restaurant and bar.  Don’t let the local kitschiness throw you; the “Boigers,” “See-Food,” and “Shack-A-Tizers” have as much flavor as they do character.    

Shamrock Bar & Grill
4133 S Carrollton Ave.,  301-0938
There’s never a dull moment at New Orleans’ biggest bar.  Darts, foosball, pool, mini basketball hoops and more make Rock ‘N Bowl’s former location more fun than it used to be.  But Shamrock isn’t just fun and games: they have great burgers and bar bites to satisfy your hunger.

The Bricks
735 St. Joseph St.., 525-2396
The Bricks is a relaxed spot ideal for tailgating before the big game or enjoying after work drinks.  While this Warehouse District joint boasts 55 imported beers on tap, lunch and late-night food specials also hit the spot.  Check out The Bricks the next time you hit the town for with friends.

2604 Magazine St., 897-5413
Located at the corner of Magazine and Third, Tracey’s features sublime po-boys and a friendly staff to a roomy location. This Irish Channel bar hosts college students, young professionals, and families alike.  With TV’s-a-plenty, Tracey’s is the perfect place to round up a big group and watch the game.  

Wit’s Inn
141 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1600
A perfect after-hours spot in a great location, Wit’s Inn offers a relaxed and friendly setting with a kitchen that’s open until 2am on the weekends.  Noted for impressive food and drink specials specific to each weeknight. Tuesday night is all about Tequila with buy one get one free!

Breakfast and More

7801 Panola St., 314-1810
With a delicious breakfast menu that extends well past lunch, Riccobono’s has been a local favorite for three decades.  The brunch spot hits the mark with low prices and great service.  Crab Cake Benedict and Crawfish Sauté Omlette are just two dishes that make this spot an uptown gem.   

Where Y’at Café
235 Derbigny St., 267-4151
Situated in Gretna near the courthouse, this café with a great name has remarkable breakfast and lunch selection. Some argue that the pancakes here are the best in town while say the eggs benedict variations rank near the top. No matter what you decide to try, your taste buds will thank you, as everything here is delicious.


Boo Koo BBQ
3701 Banks St., 202-4741, 338-3705
Boo Koo has just recently found itself  a fixed home at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub, in what appears to be a match made in heaven! With barbeque sauces that you’ll dream about and portions that satisfy the hungriest hippo, Boo Koo will fast become a favorite spot for BBQ.

Squeal BBQ
8400 Oak St., 302-7370
Squeal brings Memphis-style barbeque to New Orleans.  A great atmosphere for families, Squeal’s portions are plentiful and the prices are reasonable.  While the barbeque menu is full of classics, it hosts unexpectedly delightful dishes like Squeal Tacos.  Don’t miss their array of fantastic cocktails.  

Walker’s BBQ
10828 Hayne Blvd., 241-8227
Walker’s BBQ is the place to get fall of the bone tender BBQ and some pretty tasty poboys as well: these are the people who make Jazz Fest’s famous Cochon de Lait poboy. A must have food item for any outdoor event, whether you’re escaping from the heat, picnicking on the levee in the summer shade, or tailgating with your friends.  


Audubon Clubhouse Café
6500 Magazine St; 212-5280
 With a pristine location (the restaurant is perfectly placed in Audubon Park), this  is a great environment to enjoy your breakfast, lunch or to book your special event. They are well known for their onion rings and Sunday Buffet brunches. Come by enjoy and enjoy yourself amongst the majestic oak tree’s!

Bistreaux at the
Maison Dupuy Hotel
1001 Toulouse St., 586-8000
This wonderful French Quarter spot offers fantastic food and drinks to the tune of live jazz.  Bixtreaux’s dishes are traditionally southern with an upscale, local flare. While there, don’t miss the talent of pianist Paul Longstreth who plays four nights a week.      

Café Adelaide
300 Poydras St., 595-3305
Located in the Loews Hotel, Café Adelaide is an undeniably romantic and fashionable restaurant whose ambiance echoes its inspiration, the vivacious Adelaide Brennan.  Delectable Creole favorites and original cocktails are served in an upscale setting that continues the Brennan tradition of excellence in food, drink, and local flavor.    
Café Amelie
912 Royal St.; 412-8965
A repeated winner in the “Best Brunch” category, Café Amelie serves Sunday brunch in their beautiful courtyard with tradition and class.  Café Amelie is also a standout in lunch: salads and sandwiches are delightfully fresh.  While the romantic spot attracts tourists, a loyal group of regulars is never disappointed.  

Café Navarre
800 Navarre Ave., 483-8828
This restaurant is quickly becoming a popular destination for locals seeking outstanding cuisine.  Located near Delgado, Café Navarre also serves some excellent salads, paninis and one of the best Cuban sandwiches in the city. Locally owned and operated, this restaurant is definitely a crowd favorite.

Café Rani
2917 Magazine St., 895-2500
Tucked away in a world of its own, Café Rani provides a relaxing respite for the hungry traveler. With some of the freshest salads this side of the river and a great outdoor dining area, it’s a place to go to escape the hectic bustle of daily life.  Sit back in the shade for a bit on those extra-hot days.

900 Dumaine St., 522-7222
Hidden away in a residential area of the French Quarter this restaurant offers a delightful menu with some new twists on traditional Cajun dishes. The beautifully decorated dining room serves to enhance the overall dining experience. Lunch, dinner, and the weekend brunch are all great choices.
Gott Gourmet
3100 Magazine St., 373-6579
Gott Gourmet is a rare find and prides itself on being green and offering some of the best organic food in the city. The breakfast is amazing, three-time winner of best breakfast in the city, and so is the rest of the food.  They also recently started serving beer, wine and cocktails.

Mike’s On the Avenue
628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600
Recently returned to its original home in the CBD, Mike’s now features an even more expansive menu as well as an elegant new interior. The menu features superb Asian-American fusion dishes with the freshest seafood. They’ve also updated the lounge next door Twist for a great place to grab a pre or post meal libation.

Olive Branch Café
Mid-City, West Bank
 If you’re looking for a friendly and tasty spot, this is the place for you.  Olive Branch Café in Mid-City features fantastic grill items and some of the areas best burgers.  Grab a table or seat at the bar for their other food selections, such as their tasty wraps or hummus.

One Restaurant and Lounge
8132 Hampson St., 301-9061
The menu at One Restaurant is highly sophisticated; each selection has been carefully crafted to create the ultimate experience for your palate. You will not find much in the way of simplicity here, and that is a good thing. Each dish will leave you wondering how the chefs thought of such magnificent combinations.

Orleans Grapevine
720 Orleans Ave., 523-1930
The extensive wine list at this restaurant majestically complements the exquisite menu. The double cut pork chop is one of the most sought after dishes here and is arguably the best in the city. The friendly staff will be sure to help you choose the perfect wine pairing to make your experience memorable.

Bombay Club
830 Conti St; 586-0972
 Bombay Club is more than just a restaurant, they have a great bar with a new and revamped cocktail menu.  Between their signature martinis, live music and French Quarter setting,  not only do you get a great meal but also an enticing atmosphere.

Commander’s Palace
1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221
Commander’s Palace is well known for upscale elegance and superb meals that will leave you reminiscing about your dining experience for years. Its rich history and exquisite food touches upon Creole cooking, with dishes like Tabasco & Garlic Seared Shrimp and a Gumbo that is not to be missed.

Covington, Metairie, Kenner, Slidell,
Copeland’s has been a staple in the New Orleans area for decades. Locals know that this is the place to go for consistently good, Cajun-style dishes. The menu is extensive and offers something for every appetite. This restaurant remains a great New Orleans food destination.

4200 Magazine St., 896-2225
Ignatius has down home favorite dishes that are sure to please without breaking the bank. Its sleepy atmosphere creates a cozy environment, transporting you back to your mama’s kitchen to enjoy your red beans and rice while watching the bustle of Magazine Street go by.  Come by to try their innovative Sunday Brunch menu.

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen
415 Chartres St., 596-2530
For mouth-watering, soul satisfying Louisiana cuisine, look no further than K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen. The food here is famous world-wide; it is difficult to go wrong with anything on the menu. Choose whatever seems most enticing to you then sit back and prepare to be blown away.

3800 Canal St., 482-9179
Located in the heart of Mid-City, this family owned restaurant continues to please with their outstanding selection of Creole and Italian dishes. The atmosphere and service are excellent and make the already-delicious food that much better. Choose any of the seafood dishes, and you will keep coming back for more.

201 Julia St., 522-1492
Mulate’s offers a great lunch and dinner menu along with live Cajun music that is sure to appease any tourist or local alike. They have a variety of gumbos and salads, sandwiches and delicious pastas. Be sure to save some room for their famous bread pudding.


Fellini’s Café
900 N. Carrollton Ave; 488-2155
Off of Carrollton just a few blocks away from City Park, Fellini’s is a great place to take a break from the day and enjoy a good meal.  A casual café that has an abundance of vegetarian options, Fellini’s earns its reputation as being a favorite locals’ hotspot.

Pascal’s Manale
1838 Napoleon Ave., 895-4877
 Pascal’s Manale has a world famous reputation for their BBQ Shrimp.  While these big, succulent, yet-to-be-peeled shrimp are phenomenal, there is more to love about this restaurant; step up to their amazing oyster bar that’s perfect to take advantage of while you wait for a table.

541 Decatur St., 267-0608
 If you have a craving for some good Italian in the Quarter, Primo’s is the place for you.  Strategically located near Jackson Square, Primo’s has a full bar and outdoor seating so you can take all of New Orleans in.  Primo’s also provides great service, treating you as if you were family.  

Red Gravy
125 Camp St., 561-8844
Just by walking in you can enjoy the aroma of the all the freshly baked meals of Red Gravy. With breakfast sandwiches in the morning, as well as hearty roasts and daily pasta specials for lunch and dinner, Red Gravy offers some of the best, fresh Italian food in the city.  

Rocky & Carlo’s
613 West Saint Bernard Hwy., 279-8323
There is a reason this legendary restaurant has been around for 45 years.  From their oyster po-boy, to their appetizers, Rocky and Carlo’s gets their homestyle  creole Italian dishes right.  Check out their daily specials so that you can really take advantage of what this St. Bernard favorite has to offer.

134 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7991
Venzia has perfected Italian dishes that make it hard to go anywhere else.  With homemade red gravy and pizzas, as well as delicious pasta dishes and appetizers, Venezia is the perfect combination of Italian food and New Orleans.  Stop by Venezia the next time you’re in Mid-City.

Uptown, Metairie
Vincent has a long tradition of being a local favorite, and you’ll be hooked with the first bite of the housemade cannelloni.  From their rich Corn and Crab Bisque served in a toasted bread cup to a savory Seafood Stuffed Pork Chop, Vincent’s decadent Italian food is a thing of beauty, complimented by its charming and romantic atmosphere.


Dos Gringos
1900 Baratana Blvd., 265-0658
A long time West Bank favorite recently brought back to life, Dos Gringos serves mexican classics in a fun atmosphere. A great place to saddle up to the bar for a margaritas and some fajita’s. These two gringos sure know how to serve up a good time.

Juan’s Flying Burrito
Garden District, Mid-City
Juan’s Flying Burrito does not attempt to be subtle in their dining room or their kitchen.  Whether you’re ordering starters such as Hawaiian Nachos or their namesake burrito, Juan’s is constantly packing a punch.  With lots of vegetarian options, Juan’s caters to all.

Izzo’s Illegal Burrito
4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 889-5505
Izzo’s Illegal Burrito allows their customers to make their own Mexican meal, from the size, to the tortilla, to the meat.  Whether you want something so big it’s “illegal”, or just want to enjoy their happy hour, Izzo’s is waiting for you.  Be sure to go there with a hearty appetite!

Nacho Mama’s Mexican Grill
Uptown, Elmwood, Gentilly
 This local restaurant group pleases their customers with tasty California-style burritos, as well as other Mexican themed dishes such as chimichangas, fajitas, and tacos.  Be on the lookout for some new menu items with more authentic Mexican flair coming to a Nacho Mama’s near you!

Rita’s Fajitas
419 Bourbon St; 298-8227
Rita’s keeps it simple: pick between quesadillas, fajitas, and tacos and they’ll make them up fresh for you to enjoy.  Not to be outdone on Bourbon Street, Rita’s offers a variety of unique tequilas that allow you to keep the party going.  Pop into Rita’s the next time you are downtown with friends.

Middle Eastern

Various Locations
If you’re looking for good Mediterranean food served in a chic ambiance,  Byblos is the place for you.  The well known Magazine street address has some nice outdoor seating, making it a great place to enjoy some Chicken Shwarma and a glass of wine.
Save some room for a Baklava for dessert.

Lebanon’s Café
1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-6200
One look around Lebanon’s Café, and you realize that this is not your ordinary Middle Eastern food.  From their creamy hummus to their delicious entrees, Lebanon’s Café doesn’t disappoint.  There is a reason why so many people think it’s the best Lebanese food in New Orleans!

Pyramid’s Café
3149 Calhoun St., 861-9602
Pyramid’s Café is perfectly located within walking distance of Tulane and Loyola Universities.  With a variety of meal options, which include vegetarian options, Pyramid’s aims to serve all their customers.  Whether you want to dine-in or pick-up, Pyramid’s Café is ready to serve you.

Pizza & More

Dough Bowl
1039 Broadway St., 861-2200
Strategically located near Tulane University, the Dough Bowl is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before you go out.   Whether you’re in the mood for a sandwich, pizza, or burger, the Dough Bowl is ready with delivery as well.  Many argue that the Dough Bowl features the best pizza by-the-slice in town.

Fresco Café & Pizzeria
7625 Maple St., 862-6363
 With delicious gourmet pizzas and hearty pasta dishes, you won’t leave Fresco Café & Pizzeria hungry.  When you add the drink specials that allow you to  enjoy anything from wine to margaritas, and Fresco is the place for you.  Fresco also delivers throughout the uptown area.

Pie Pizza & Pastas
CBD and Metairie
 Looking for a late-night pizza in Metairie or the Warehouse District, well look no further.  Create your own pizza pie or enjoy one of their specialty pizzas.  Calzone’s and pasta dishes are also available for those of you who are craving something else.

Various Locations
Reginelli’s has locations all around town, allowing them to serve anyone in the city.  Whether you want to sit down, take-out, or have a food delivered, Reginelli’s is there for you.  Don’t miss Reginelli’s fantastic pitcher specials on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Uptown, Garden District
 Slice offers its customers a variety of meals, from its great pasta dishes, to their salads and calzones.  With a full bar and televisions, Slice can also be a place where you can grab a pizza and watch the game.  Don’t forget to try one of their specialty pizzas, especially when it’s the Buffalo Chicken!


5240 Annunciation St., 899-9126
A local favorite lunch spot for many years, this is a little restaurant that packs a big taste. Domilise’s has some of the best, most mouth-watering poboys in town, made up right in front of you. Tucked away just off Tchoupitoulas, this is one dining experience that’s been well documented on the Food network and worth the drive.

Parkway Bakery and Tavern
538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047
Parkway Bakery is perhaps the most coveted Po Boy destination in town.. The menu offers a wide variety of sandwiches as well as some delectable New Orleans style sides. This restaurant has a long-standing reputation for serving some of the best po-boys in the city, and it’s reputation speaks for itself.

Short Stop Po’Boys
119 Transcontinental Dr., 885-4572
Located near Zephyr Field, Short Stop is a great place to grab a po-boy. This family-owned business has been made famous by their roast beef po-boy…but all of the other selections are equally fantastic! The warm, friendly service in addition to fantastic seafood gumbo makes this a frequent destination for locals.

Roly Poly
Uptown, Metairie
Roly Poly is a sandwich shop with something for every eater.  Whipping up tasty wraps, soups, and salads since its open in 1997, Roly Poly is rapidly making its way across Louisiana and beyond.  Vegetarian or carnivore, Roly Poly has a wrap served perfectly for your taste.  


Acme Oyster House
Multiple Locations
A long-standing classic, Acme Oyster House has mouth-watering dishes for all of your seafood needs. This highly rated and popular hot spot appeals to the local in all of us, and nothing beats eating shucked oysters at the oyster bar with a beer and your best pals after a long day.

The Crazy Lobster Bar & Grille
1 Poydras St., 569-3380
 Whether you want good seafood or something tasty off the grill, The Crazy Lobster Bar & Grille is more than ready to satisfy you.  With a beautiful view of the river and live music to complement their great food, The Crazy Lobster Bar & Grille is a place to have a cold beer and a tasty meal.

Deanie’s Seafood
French Quarter, Metairie
If you’re looking for premium seafood dishes or just the freshest hot boiled seafood, Deanie’s is here to accommodate you.  With two convenient locations in Bucktown and the French Quarter, you’re sure to be able to find a Deanie’s near you.

Don’s Seafood Hut
4801 Veteran’s Blvd., 889-1550
At Don’s, you can select any seafood your pallet desires.  Shrimps, crab, catfish and oysters all can be cooked nearly any way you like it.  They have some great weeknight specials including All you can Eat Hot Boiled Shrimp on Wednesday’s. And don’t forget about 2 for 1 Happy Hour all day every day!

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St; 528-2601
 No matter how you like your bivalves, Royal House Oyster Bar is ready to serve you.  Their delicious oysters will force you to order them again and again.  Royal House Oyster Bar also offers a full bar and other New Orleans specialty dishes.  Check them out the next time you are in the Quarter.

3322 North Turnbull Dr., 831-9541
 If you’re looking for fresh, delicious seafood, Sid-Mars is the place to go.  With all their old favorites, in particular their delicious seafood, Sid-Mar’s is still a local favorite.  Stop by their new location in the Metairie and enjoy all their old specialties that you used to have in Bucktown.


Crescent City Steakhouse
1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271
Crescent City Steakhouse has a long history of serving up savory steaks, including their juicy, mouth watering filet. A fantastic steak here is complimented by an elegant atmosphere that includes private dining booths.  Bring your sweetheart here for a romantic evening and the tender porterhouse for two.

Crazy Johnnie’s
3520 18 St., 887-6641
 If you’re looking for fresh great steaks at fantastic prices, you’ve found your place.  Crazy Johnnie’s has been a staple of the community for nearly 20 years.  With an ample wine list to complement their meals, it’s no wonder the restaurant has been around for so long.  Grab a seat on the cool deck while watching the big game.

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