New Orleans November 02, 2018
Everyone Needs To Eat At This Historic French Quarter Restaurant In New Orleans
If there’s two things New Orleans has an abundance of, it’s historic buildings and tasty restaurants. This delightful place combines the two for an incredibly unique dining experience that everyone needs to try.
Tucked away in the French Quarter, the Original Pierre Maspero’s is a building that’s filled with history.
The restaurant was established in 2007, but the building is much older.
The building dates back to 1788, making it one of the oldest buildings in the French Quarter.
Originally known as the Original Pierre Maspero’s Slave Exchange, the building has been a slave exchange, coffee house, and a meeting place for many historical figures.
In the early 1800s, the building was used as a meeting place for the legendary pirates, Jean and Pierre Lafitte.
They were known to meet up here to plan their smuggling operations. It was also the location where Andrew Jackson met up with the infamous brothers to plan their defense for the Battle of New Orleans.
Today, it’s a popular restaurant for locals and tourists alike to enjoy a delicious meal while surrounded by fascinating history.
You’ll feel like you’ve been transported through time when you walk in.
Come for the history, but stay for the food.
The menu features many traditional Cajun and Creole classics that you’re sure to love. Pictured above are their crab cakes, which are an absolute must-try.
Local favorites include their crawfish étouffée, shrimp & grits, and red beans & rice with their mouthwatering andouille and alligator sausage.
Can’t decide on what to get? Go for their Crescent City Sampler: Jambalaya, crawfish étouffée and chicken & andouille gumbo.
Whether you join them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’re sure to have a memorable experience here.
You can find them at 440 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
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