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Old 07-14-2021, 08:03 AM   #1
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Heading there next week with my baby girl for her last hoops tourney of the AAU season- looking for ideas on where to go eat (my target is to bring back a second me in weight - lol)? Seafood and Cajun cuisine are at the top of the list…

Anyone been recently - appreciate the advice? We’ll be staying near the convention center.

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Old 07-14-2021, 08:11 AM   #2
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Commanders Palace.
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Old 07-14-2021, 08:14 AM   #3
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Deanie's .....I think it is on Canal street, about a block off Bourbon
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Old 07-14-2021, 08:19 AM   #4
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Red Fish Grill is good right off of Canal St on Bourbon St
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Old 07-14-2021, 08:36 AM   #5
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Old 07-14-2021, 08:49 AM   #6
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Old 07-14-2021, 08:55 AM   #7
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Parkway Grocery for po boys.
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Old 07-14-2021, 08:57 AM   #8
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The gas station seafood is better than 90% restaurants in Texas

But whatever you do get you some chargrilled oysters at acmes
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:19 AM   #9
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Dragos for some chargrilled oysters, wife had me wait in line for a beignet but I didn’t think it was worth it.
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:24 AM   #11
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But whatever you do get you some chargrilled oysters at acmes

Dragos for dat
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Dragos for dat

I prefer acmes over dragos but can’t go wrong with either plus dragos is much further off bourbon than acme


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Old 07-14-2021, 10:01 AM   #13
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:05 AM   #14
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Felix's was pretty good when my wife and I went back in June.
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:06 AM   #15
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Things to do in New Orleans:

Restaurants:

1. Brennan's
2. Cafe Maspero
3. Commander's Palace Restaurant
4. Cafe du Monde
5. Central grocery
6. Ralph & Kacoo's
7. Deanie's Seafood Restaurant
8. Court of Two Sisters Restaurant
9. Mike's on the Avenue
10. K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
11. Galatoire's
12. Crescent City Brewhouse
13. Acme Oyster House
14. Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro

Things to See At Night:

1. Pat O'Brien's
2. Cat's Meow
3. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
4. Tipitina's
5. House of Blues
6. Funky Pirate
7. Bourbon Street!
8. Harrah’s Casino

Things to See Day:

1. River Walk (closes at 6pm; leave area)
2. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
3. Cajun Critters Swamp Tours
4. Creole Queen
5. National World War II Museum
6. French Market
7. Royal Carriages, Inc.
8. Street Car Ride
9. Audubon Zoo
10. Oak Alley Plantation
11. Haunted History Tours, Inc.
12. Gallery Bienvenu

Tip:

If asked to take a bet on someone telling you where you got your shoes at even though they weren’t there when you got’em, just say, “there on my feet!” And move on. It is a street hustle.


Here is where you can find out info on everything listed. http://www.neworleanscvb.com/
Here is what is called lagniappe:

Recommended Fishing Guides:

1. Bayou Charters ( he guides out of Hopedale LA) http://www.captaincharlie.com/
2. Bourgeois Fishing Charters (guides out of Lafitte, LA) http://neworleansfishing.com/index.html
3. Captain Phil Robichaux’s Saltwater Guide Service (also guides out of Lafitte, LA) http://www.rodnreel.com/captphil/index.asp
4. Mike Fernette (for Venice, LA) http://www.venicefishing.net/
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:06 AM   #16
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I remember my parents going to Nola when I was a kid and talking about Mr. B's. My wife and I have been several times over the years since and always enjoyed it.
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:07 AM   #17
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Anyone been recently - appreciate the advice? We’ll be staying near the convention center. G.
places below are close to the CC. You may want to Uber or LYFT since parking is nuts around the Qtr. CALL ahead of time since some places are closed due to lack of staff, some places are CASH only, and some places require reservations. Sadly lots of restaurants either closed or not open for full seating. Check out the websights and decide what's best for you and your family.

I could list others but kept dining places close to the Qtr / CC areas. Listed below are casual dress, and affordable places with nothing in the $$$$ range.

for seafood

https://www.pecherestaurant.com/

https://www.oceanagrill.com/

https://deanies.com/



for cajun type meals

https://cochonrestaurant.com/

https://www.gallianorestaurant.com/

touristy but so are 95% of the food places in NOLA .. https://mulates.com/food-drink/

for poboys

http://www.domilisespoboys.com/

https://www.toasttab.com/mahonys-po-boys-seafood/v3

https://www.facebook.com/guyspoboysnola/



for breakfast

https://www.therubyslippercafe.net/

http://www.twochickscafe.com/

https://commercerest.com/

https://willajean.com/

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Old 07-14-2021, 10:15 AM   #18
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Things to do in New Orleans:

Restaurants:

1. Brennan's
2. Cafe Maspero
3. Commander's Palace Restaurant
4. Cafe du Monde
5. Central grocery
6. Ralph & Kacoo's
7. Deanie's Seafood Restaurant
8. Court of Two Sisters Restaurant
9. Mike's on the Avenue
10. K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
11. Galatoire's
12. Crescent City Brewhouse
13. Acme Oyster House
14. Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro

Things to See At Night:

1. Pat O'Brien's
2. Cat's Meow
3. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
4. Tipitina's
5. House of Blues
6. Funky Pirate
7. Bourbon Street!
8. Harrah’s Casino

Things to See Day:

1. River Walk (closes at 6pm; leave area)
2. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
3. Cajun Critters Swamp Tours
4. Creole Queen
5. National World War II Museum
6. French Market
7. Royal Carriages, Inc.
8. Street Car Ride
9. Audubon Zoo
10. Oak Alley Plantation
11. Haunted History Tours, Inc.
12. Gallery Bienvenu

Tip:

If asked to take a bet on someone telling you where you got your shoes at even though they weren’t there when you got’em, just say, “there on my feet!” And move on. It is a street hustle.


Here is where you can find out info on everything listed. http://www.neworleanscvb.com/
Here is what is called lagniappe:

Recommended Fishing Guides:

1. Bayou Charters ( he guides out of Hopedale LA) http://www.captaincharlie.com/
2. Bourgeois Fishing Charters (guides out of Lafitte, LA) http://neworleansfishing.com/index.html
3. Captain Phil Robichaux’s Saltwater Guide Service (also guides out of Lafitte, LA) http://www.rodnreel.com/captphil/index.asp
4. Mike Fernette (for Venice, LA) http://www.venicefishing.net/

This is Awesome!!! Thank you sir!
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:22 AM   #19
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places below are close to the CC. You may want to Uber or LYFT since parking is nuts around the Qtr. CALL ahead of time since some places are closed due to lack of staff, some places are CASH only, and some places require reservations. Sadly lots of restaurants either closed or not open for full seating. Check out the websights and decide what's best for you and your family.

I could list others but kept dining places close to the Qtr / CC areas. Listed below are casual dress, and affordable places with nothing in the $$$$ range.

for seafood

https://www.pecherestaurant.com/


https://www.oceanagrill.com/

https://deanies.com/



for cajun type meals

https://cochonrestaurant.com/

https://www.gallianorestaurant.com/

touristy but so are 95% of the food places in NOLA .. https://mulates.com/food-drink/

for poboys

http://www.domilisespoboys.com/

https://www.toasttab.com/mahonys-po-boys-seafood/v3

https://www.facebook.com/guyspoboysnola/



for breakfast

https://www.therubyslippercafe.net/

http://www.twochickscafe.com/

https://commercerest.com/

https://willajean.com/
Thank you as well sir!
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:26 PM   #20
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ill second the reservations. We went 2 weeks ago. We tried getting reservations at a lot of the restaurants and they were booked a couple days out. Ill add Bourbon House for drinks and appetizers, bourbon milkshake is pretty awesome dessert drink. We didnt eat dinner there. WW2 museum is amazing, but wife only allowed me 6hrs. Couldve spent all day. Weed is legal and homeless abound so expect to walk through clouds of smoke and over them on the street. We went to bourbon one evening, but I wouldnt go back. Afraid I wouldnt pass a drug test at work if we stayed down there.
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:29 PM   #21
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It depends on the type of dining that you want to do but August is absolutely beautiful and food is great
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It depends on the type of dining that you want to do but August is absolutely beautiful and food is great
And hot as hades wit 99% humidity and milky oysters you shouldn't eat raw

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Old 07-14-2021, 03:55 PM   #23
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There are many great places already listed. The Pelican Club is one of our favorites. We usually have a 3 course special. Big portions, little pricey but worth it.
https://www.pelicanclub.com/

Deanie's is hard to beat for fried seafood. Big portions and decent prices.

Stay away form the 100 block of Bourbon Street.
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:15 PM   #24
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My sister was as sous chef at Brennan’s up until about 8 months ago. She gets this question all the time and here are her picks.





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Old 07-15-2021, 03:44 PM   #25
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Don’t pass up the ruby slipper for breakfast!


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Old 07-15-2021, 05:40 PM   #26
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I went a few weeks ago and was surprised how good our meal was at "Luke". Short walk of Canal and a cool place.

Other recommendations on this list are solid! Enjoyed many of them recently
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Old 07-15-2021, 05:55 PM   #27
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Kenner Seafood Market


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Mother’s for a breakfast or a lunch it’s close to the convention center awesome breakfast but really good debris Po boys as well
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In for this as well will be there with my daughter also . Just got back from Chicago played in the tournament of champions there .
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:43 PM   #30
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Some have these have been listed others haven't but here is a document we try and keep up to date:

Places to Eat:

Formal Dining:

Galatoires - French Restaurant - True Creole (Crabmeat Ravigote, Crabmeat Mason over Avocado, Trout Menieure (require a jacket after 5:00 pm, they have jackets at the door if you need one. One of the few restaurants open all day) - formal and well worth the trip. Fair Pricing, Located on 2nd block of Bourbon St. Try to eat downstairs, to see more of the Local Flair!!
http://www.galatoires.com/

Peche Seafood Grill – This is a new restaurant that serves great coastal seafood in a unique approach over wood grill. It’s in the warehouse district.
http://www.pecherestaurant.com/

The Palace Café - again more on the dressy side. Off of Canal Street and very good. Their shrimp rémoulade is different but very good. Ask to sit upstairs for the view!!
http://www.palacecafe.com/

Dickey Brennan's Steak House - awesome Turtle Soup, big steaks (off Iberville)

GW Fins - Seafood from around world flown in (808 Bienville between Dauphine & Bourbon)
http://www.gwfins.com/

R’evolution – chef John Folse involved in this restaurant. Great variety of food: Cajun to Steaks and in between.
http://www.revolutionnola.com/

GET RESERVATIONS FOR ALL ABOVE – and request where you want to sit (up or downstairs when making the reservation)

You will hear of places like Commander’s Palace, Antoine’s, but in my opinion Galatoires is better and not quite as expensive.


Casual Dining:

Drago’s Seafood Restaurant – Famous for their Charbroiled Oysters. But this place is in Metairie, so if you are staying in the quarter try Acme Oyster House or Felix’s across the street.
http://www.dragosrestaurant.com/

Port O' Call - Best darn Hamburgers in town also Poy-Boys, etc., this is a true hole in the wall, and you will be eating with everyone from bikers to business people
http://www.portofcallneworleans.com/

Camellia Grill (open I think from 9 am till 1 or 2 am) off St. Charles/Carlton (take the streetcar) open type bar seating where you really kind of just sit with everyone. Great breakfast/lunch. Homemade rolls, pastries, etc. They also now have one open in the quarter.
http://dinner2nite.com/restaurants/camelliagrill.htm

Coop’s Place – Great hole in the wall for Cajun Grub!!!!! No-frills but good food. 21 yr. & older only due to the fact that their gambling device sits out in the open.
http://www.coopsplace.net/

Cooter Browns - Oysters (raw is the main way they are served) and over 400 imported/domestic bottled beers and 45 on tap. This is right down the street (catty corner) from Camellia Grill.
http://www.cooterbrowns.com/main.html

Café Du Monde - Back side of the quarter past near the open-air market. You must eat beignets and drink coffee here!!
http://www.cafedumonde.com/

Acme Oyster House - Oysters and seafood poy-boys (Iberville St, between Bourbon & Royal)
http://www.acmeoyster.com/

Felix’s - Oysters and seafood poy-boys (across street from Acme) very good and more locals go here than Acme. Plus, line is usually out the door at Acme.

Italian in the Quarter called Irene’s (off St. Phillip no reservations needed)

Dining Continued:

Tommy's – good food warehouse district (746 Tchoupitoulas St.) You know you are from south Louisiana when you can spell Tchoupitoulas and pronounce it (Chop – a – tool – lis).
http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr...60223678761487


Mother's - you will see a lot of people here, so it is your decision if you want to wait in line or not. I’m not that crazy about it.

This is a hyper link to many other restaurants in New Orleans or as it is called The Big Easy
http://www.bigeasy.com/new-orleans-r...php?location=3


Music:

Pat O’Brien’s - home of the New Orleans – Hurricane, but this is a sweet jungle juice type drink. If you like bourbon get a true southern bourbon drink, a Mint Julep. Plus, with a piano bar where you can sit enjoy a drink and list to a piano player do request from the audience. The patio is also a great place to sit and enjoy a drink. (St. Peters & Bourbon St.)
http://www.patobriens.com/


Gazebo - don't eat here but enjoy a drink and the free music which they have every day. (Decatur Street)
http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr...50901519596015


Famous Door - fun place to dance & listen to local music bands (Jazz and others)
http://www.digitalcity.com/neworlean...sbid=105708161


House of Blue's - check out who is playing (Decatur Street close to Canal). Depending upon whose playing cover charge could be $3.00 to $50.00

Jimmy Buffet's Margarita Ville - close to the Gazebo, usually has live bands.

If you are really into jazz, check out who is at Snug Harbor. This would require a cab from the quarter, and they would play at a particular time. Check the Friday paper for the Lagniappe Section. It tells you all music, etc. what is going on where that week.
Or view this web page for who is coming:
http://www.snugjazz.com/


Just to enjoy a Drink:

On St. Charles watching the Street Cars - The Column Restaurant - sit outside on the porch and enjoy your drink.

Three Hotels with Boutique bars to have drinks in:

The W on Poydras - bar inside called the Whiskey Blue

The International House Hotel - 221 Camp Street at Gravier, bar called IOA neat little place

Monteleone Hotel – has a carousel bar

Things to Do:

This website: http://www.nola.com/events/
Will keep you aware of what festivals, events, etc. are going on in the city when you are there.

Must ride Streetcar along St. Charles Ave., not the Canal Street one. This will allow you ride past and see large New Orleans style homes.

Jackson Square - must walk around
http://www.jackson-square.com/

Next to St. Louis Cathedral are the Calbido then Presptire - both are museums show the history of Louisiana

Other Sites: Wax Museum, Aquarium of America's, D-day Museum

Woldenberg Park - walkway behind the Jack's brewery. You walk along the Mississippi River.
http://goneworleans.about.com/od/tours/a/Rollin_2.htm

Walk in the Quarter - walk on Chartres Street see antiques, shops, hotels, courtyards (peak in at these or walk in if they are open), Royal Street also has antiques and shops

Magazine Street is nice to visit for shops, antiques but this is far from the quarter and then which blocks do you want to visit? Kind of tuff to pick the ones for you.

There is always Harrah’s Casino New Orleans

Away from the Quarter, enjoy live bands at Tipatina’s, check out the venues on the web
http://www.tipitinas.com/

Touring an antebellum home, such as Oak Alley is something neat to do. The website also lists other plantations in the area:
https://www.oakalleyplantation.com/s...antation-tours
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