1. Commander’s Palace
Everyone knows this baby-blue building. Commander’s Palace has been around since 1880, and it’s known for launching the careers of top chefs like Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse. You can find Commander’s Palace in the Garden District, at 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
2. Central Grocery
Central Grocery was established in 1906, and it’s credited with inventing the muffuletta. If you’re wandering around the French Quarter, you have to pay them a visit. Located at 923 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.
Established in 1840, Antoine’s is the oldest family run restaurant in the country. Each one of Antoine’s 14 dining rooms has a unique history and charm that you simply have to see to believe. And of course, you have to try the Oysters Rockefeller, their signature dish. Located at 713 St Louis St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
Opened in 1856, you’ll have a hard time missing the sign out front. Everyone from former President Roosevelt to Harrison Ford has dined at this New Orleans institution, and the Cajun and Creole cuisine is unparalleled. Find it at 823 Decatur St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116.
Arnaud’s just made the cut, having been around since 1918. Enjoy some of the finest Cajun and Creole food you’ve ever had and then take a tour of the Mardi Gras museum. Located at 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112.
6. Cafe du Monde
Locals love it, tourists flock to it—Cafe du Monde. New Orleans’ most famous coffee shop has been serving those iconic beignets since 1862. The original coffee stand was in the French Market, and over the years they’ve expanded to multiple locations. Find it at 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116.
Galatoire’s has been feeding New Orleanians since 1905, and it’s certainly a cornerstone as far as New Orleans restaurants are concerned. You can find it at 209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
8. Parkway Bakery and Tavern
When it comes to po’boys, no one does it better than Parkway. They’ve been serving overstuffed, delicious po’boys since 1911. These po’boys are 10-15 napkin kind of good, trust us. Located at 538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.
9. Pascal’s Manale
This family owned and operated restaurant has been feeding New Orleanians since 1913. Known for bringing BBQ Shrimp to the city, you’re guaranteed a delicious meal whenever you visit. Located at 1838 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115.
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