New Orleans May 11, 2018
There’s No Other Place Quite Like This Historic Restaurant In New Orleans
Steeped in history, New Orlean’s second oldest restaurant has been delighting locals for more than 160 years. You’ve certainly seen the neon sign, so let’s take a look inside and learn the history of one of the most prized restaurants in New Orleans.
Tujague’s and New Orleans have a long history together.
New Orleans’ second oldest restaurant was opened by Guillaume and Marie Abadie Tujague in 1856.
In the early days, they began by serving breakfast and lunch to workers around the riverfront.
Dock workers, market merchants, and the like quickly became frequent customers of the restaurant.
Though their lunches were seven-course meals, Tujague’s reputation in these early days was built on two popular dishes.
Cold shrimp with a spicy piquant remoulade sauce and beef brisket with vegetables and a horseradish sauce are still served today!
Before Guilliaume Tujague died in 1912, he sold the restaurant to Philbert Buichet.
Tujaque’s closest competitor has always been a little restaurant by the name of Begue’s.
When the owner/chef Madame Begue died in 1906, her daughter took it over.
Jean-Dominic Castet, one of the employees at Begue’s teamed up with Buichet and bought Begue’s restaurant from her daughter in 1914.
They hung the iconic "Tujague’s" sign and as they say, the rest is history.
It’s become one of the most iconic signs in the city.
For more than 160 years, Tujague’s has been feeding New Orleanians.
Generations of locals have dined here as well as presidents, politicians, celebrities, and athletes. When the food and the atmosphere is so good, word spreads fast.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, everyone should treat themselves to a meal at Tujaque’s at least once. It’s a delightful experience you won’t soon forget.
Their address is 823 Decatur St. in New Orleans.
Have you ever eaten here, or maybe even grabbed a drink from the bar? Let us know what your favorite dish is in the comments below!