New Orleans Travel: French Quarter Dining
Many Selectons - Choose Wisely
There is literally an endless list of places to eat in and around the New Orleans French Quarter. You will find in your New Orleans travel that Restaurants are a way of life in Louisiana.
We still start with the lunch / lower priced places that abound, and are perfect for that lazy afternoon meal. These are important in keeping your New Orleans travel on budget and still being able to enjoy the savory offerings of New Orleans.
New Orleans Hotels often have great food, too, so don't forget to include them in your selections during your New Orleans travel.
Central Grocery (923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-523-1620) is a typical French Quarter restaurant deli. It is famous for inventing the Muffuletta. You can share one Muffuletta, it's huge and it's more than enough for two. It’s where the Muffuletta was invented.
NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL TIP: Central Grocery does not have many places to sit. You may need to get it "to go" and sit at one of the nearby parks.
Napoleon House (500 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-9752) is another great New Orleans Restaurant spot for muffalettas, and other good food and great atmosphere. It has a storied history and is a great place to "soak up" the French Quarter.
Clover Grill (900 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-598-1010) is open 24 hours and has burgers cooked under hubcaps, also is known for its omelets. It is a great French Quarter dining experience.
Pat O'Brien's Restaurant (718 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-525-4823) has very good burgers and is very reasonable. Although not often thought of as a New Orleans Restaurant, but more of a bar (of the Hurricane drink fame), it offers a great selection of food.
NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL: Pat O'Brien's is famous for its "hurricane" drink. Also, at night, it has a famous and entertaining "dueling piano" area that encourages audience participation. For a wonderful evening of entertainment, this is a great venue - as long as you do not drink too many hurricanes!
Cafe DuMonde (504-581-2914, 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116) offers beignets for next to nothing – wash it down with hot chicory coffee or hot chocolate. While not a French Quarter restaurant per se, its beignets are quite filling and often take the place of a meal.
NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL TIP: Chicory Coffee is a very strong coffee blended with Chicory. If you prefer a lighter coffee, order a cafe' au lait, which is 1/2 coffee and 1/2 steamed milk.
Port O'Call (838 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-523-0120) is on the edge of the French Quarter, and is a great New Orleans restaurant. It features great steaks and burgers, as well as specialty items.
For a great French Quarter restaurant "joint" Johnny's (511St. Louis Street) is an inexpensive place for a good breakfast, and features a huge array of po-boys.
The Deja Vu (400 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112, 504-523-1931) is open 24 hours and offers a will give you an inexpensive meal, local atmosphere and a corner location! Located near several New Orleans hotels, it offers 24-hour delivery, 7 days a week!
Yo Mama's Bar and Grill (727 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-522-1125) offers great hamburgers with all different types of toppings. It is a French Quarter restaurant with a flare!
Acme Oyster House (724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-5973) is famous for its grilled oysters, and often has a line at night. You may consider this New Orleans restaurant for lunch in that it can get quite crowded in the evening.
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Deanie's Seafood (841 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-581-1316) is great for New Orleans seafood at a reasonable price for very large portions and diverse offerings. Deanie's is a large French Quarter restaurant, sometimes has a small wait, but plenty of room and a bar.
NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL TIP: Order the grilled oysters at either Acme or Deanie's.
Of course, there are always the The Lucky Dog street vender’s hot dogs for $5. This "walk-up" French Quarter restaurant is famous for its hot-dogs and even sports a patented hot-dog cart.
Some more expensive fare exists in French Quarter restaurants too. Antoine's (713 St Louis. 504-581-4422) has almost an “ancient” feel to it, as if you are stepping back in time. Their specialty is creole French cuisine.
Antoine's Annex (513 Royal St. 504-581-4422) is great for dessert and coffee after a meal. Arnaud's (813 Bienville. 504-523-5433) is another “old time” New Orleans restaurant featuring creole French.
For Middle Eastern fare, in a New Orleans Restaurant, try Attiki (230 Decatur. 504-587-3756.) A popular choice for unique creations is Bayona (430 Dauphine. 504-525-4455.)
Another in the Dickie Brennan line of French Quarter Restaurants is the Bourbon House (144 Bourbon. 504-522-0111) featuring Louisiana Seafood specialties. More from this line includes Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse (716 Iberville. 504-522-2467), featuring, of course, steak, and Palace Café (605 Canal. 504-523-1661) contemporary creole food housed in a famous old piano showroom, converted to a fantastic New Orleans restaurant.
More of the traditional New Orleans restaurant upscale eateries include Brennan's (417 Royal. 504-525-9711) also famous for its Jazz Brunch; Broussard's (819 Conti. 504-581-3866) featuring creole French fare; Court of Two Sisters (613 Royal. 504-522-7273); Galatoire's (209 Bourbon. 504-525-2021); Mr. B's Bistro (201 Royal. 504-523-2078); and the ever-popular Rib Room (621 St Louis St. 504-529-7045) featuring American fare in the St. Louis Hotel. Although the Rib Room is located in a French Quarter hotel, do not think that the food is anything less than excellent. It is great.
NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL TIP: Investigate the "big name" French Quarter restaurants carefully. Some trade on their name only, while others are very good.
Out St. Charles is Delmonico (1300 St Charles Ave. 504-525-4937) a contemporary creole restaurant with a renewed tradition by Emeril Lagasse. It is a New Orleans restaurant legend, and now updated, its a great dining experience.
Take a cab to Tony Angelo's in Lakeview.
NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL TIP: Locals go to Tony Angelo’s (504-488-0888, 6262 Fleur De Lis Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124). It is a local Italian place that caters to a long term following. Be sure to order the "feed me" menu at least once. The “feed me” is a 7 course offering of different succulent delights.