1. Restaurant August
Tucked away in a historic 19th century Creole building in the CBD, Restaurant August is putting a Contemporary twist on traditional Creole cuisine. This upscale eatery features unique dishes like hot and sour crawfish dumplings, soft shell crabs, and several meat dishes that are sure to amaze you.
Address: 301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
2. Barrow’s Catfish
When it comes to fried catfish, no one does it better than Barrow’s. This family owned and operated restaurant has been a New Orleans tradition for many since they opened in 1943. They recently reopened in 2018 after being closed since Hurricane Katrina, and after one bite of their famous fried catfish, you’ll fall in love.
Address: 8300 Earhart Boulevard, New Orleans, LA, 70118
This Bywater neighborhood restaurant should go on everyone’s bucket list. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and one of the best weekend brunches in the city, there’s truly not a bad time to dine at Elizabeth’s. The menu features all your favorite New Orleans dishes plus a few Elizabeth’s specialties. Whatever you do, be sure to order some of their famous praline bacon for the table, it’s life changing.
Address: 601 Gallier Street, New Orleans, LA, 70117
4. Jacques-Imo’s Cafe
This funky little eatery over on Oak Street has one of the most unique menus around, and they’re certainly worthy of a visit. From their alligator cheesecake to their deep fried roast beef po’boy, you’re sure to remember a meal here at Jacques-Imo’s.
Address: 8324 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA, 70118
5. Joey K’s
For a hearty meal just like your mama used to make, head on down to Joey K’s on Magazine. From red beans and rice to fried oysters, everything on the menu will dazzle your taste buds.
3001 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
6. Liuzza’s by the Track
From their burgers to their gumbo, you truly can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at this classic restaurant. But their BBQ shrimp po’boy has kept locals coming back again and again, and you need to try one.
Address: 1518 N Lopez Street, New Orleans, LA, 70119
7. Market Cafe
Located in the French Market, this family owned and operated restaurant opened its doors in 1982 and occupies the second oldest building in the French Market. Not only do they have one of the best breakfast buffets in the city, but their lunch and dinner menus are full of mouthwatering authentic New Orleans dishes including jambalaya, gumbo, muffalettas, and more.
Address: 1000 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
8. Monty’s on the Square
Located in Jackson Square, Monty’s is a comfortable and inviting space where you can feast on hearty New Orleans cuisine in a polished casual setting. Their signature pickle vodka Bloody Mary is out of this world, so be sure to get one.
Address: 801 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
9. Olde Nola Cookery
Right in the heart of the French Quarter on historic Bourbon Street lies the Olde Nola Cookery. Serving some incredible New Orleans dishes that will blow your taste buds away, this is one restaurant that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Be sure to take advantage of their charming courtyard before the weather gets too hot.
205 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA, 70130
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