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These 12 Old Restaurants In New Orleans Have Stood the Test Of Time

New Orleans has the unique distinction of being home to the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the United States. Perhaps it is no surprise, then, that we are now home to more restaurants per capita than almost any other similarly sized city in the country. There’s no doubt about it, eating well is king here, and we strive to do it as well as we can. Here are some of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans, and the stories behind them.

Wow. It’s amazing the history that is locked behind the walls of some of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans. And of course, there are many historic spots that didn’t make this list. What would you add? What experiences have you had in these places? We love to hear from you!

Kezia Kamenetz
Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting