New Orleans is known for its rich and diverse culinary scene and famous restaurants, and wears its many cultural influences on its sleeve. You’ll have your choice of Cajun, Creole, French, Italian, Mediterranean, or American with a twist. Many New Orleans’ restaurants focus on serving the iconic foods of the city, such as gumbo, po' boys, and local seafood, all with unique and delicious takes on the classics. Find out more about the 10 best local restaurants in New Orleans to plan your culinary adventure.



    Sample authentic Creole flavours

    Neyow's is an authentic Creole restaurant that serves a variety of Southern-inspired dishes and cocktails. Located in the Mid-City area, the menu items are influenced by the owners’ family Creole recipes, and the staff is committed to excellent service to make everyone feel welcome. Some of the menu highlights include char-grilled oysters, gumbo, and crawfish balls as starters, southern fried chicken and shrimp creole as entrees, a variety of salads and sandwiches, and a wide selection of po' boys with seafood or meat. If you want to sample some of everything, try the Neyow’s Extravaganza Dinner for two

    Lokalizacja: 3332 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

    Otwarte: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

    Telefon: +1 504-827-5474


    Mais Arepas

    Dine on Colombian specialities

    Mais Arepas is a contemporary Colombian restaurant that specialises in arepas and other traditional fare. The arepa, a type of sandwich with ground maize dough, is the most abundant item on the menu. The restaurant is a area spot just off Lee Circle. Mais Arepas serves a variety of innovative takes on the arepa, such as Colombian-style pulled pork with plantains and cottage cheese or the reina with shredded chicken and avocado. The sides are all Colombian-inspired as well. You could also get delicious desserts like tres leches, caramel flan, and fresas con crema, a dish of strawberries in dark rum sauce with whipped cream.

    Lokalizacja: 1200 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Otwarte: Tuesday–Saturday from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm to 10 pm, Sunday from 5 pm to 9.30 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Telefon: +1 504-523-6247


    Bevi Seafood Co.

    Indulge with delicious local seafood

    Bevi Seafood Co. is a area seafood market and restaurant that boasts seasonal New Orleans’ seafood. The restaurant has locations in Metairie and Mid-City areas with seating areas and a seafood market with locally sourced crawfish, crab, shrimp, and oysters. Along with the fresh seafood, Bevi Seafood Co. is a popular spot for made-from-scratch po' boys with ingredients like slow roast beef and smoked ham. You could also get made-to-order hot platters with seafood and meat, such as barbecue gulf shrimp.

    Lokalizacja: 236 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

    Otwarte: Tuesday–Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday–Monday from 11 am to 4 pm

    Telefon: +1 504-488-7503


    1000 Figs

    Try delectable Mediterranean foods

    1000 Figs is a restaurant based on a popular falafel food lorry that serves Mediterranean favourites. Located on Bayou Street, the restaurant is a local hotspot for vegetarian fare like hummus, baba ghanoush, and lentil soup. You’ll have a wide variety of options to choose from on the menu, beginning with lacto-fermented veggies and marinated olives for starters and falafel platters or spiced chicken platters for entrees. If you’re dining with a large group, 1000 Figs offers “feasts” that include a sampling of falafels or meze to try a bit of everything.

    Lokalizacja: 3141 Ponce De Leon St #1, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

    Otwarte: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Telefon: +1 504-301-0848


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    Dine on classic Italian dishes

    Venezia is a family-friendly Italian restaurant that serves simple, old-school dishes like pasta and pizza. Located on Carrollton Avenue, Venezia is well known for its delicious down-home Italian food and personalised service in a casual atmosphere. The menu is extensive and offers a variety of different options, from seafood stuffed mushrooms to spinach and artichoke dip. For entrees, you can have classics like spaghetti with meatballs or lasagne, or try something more adventurous like aubergine Vatican, mufaleta, or fresh fish Cynthia.

    Lokalizacja: 134 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

    Otwarte: Wednesday–Friday from 11 am to 10 pm, Saturday from noon to 10 pm, Sunday from noon to 9 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday)

    Telefon: +1 504-488-7991


    Barrow’s Catfish

    Try famous catfish

    Barrow’s Catfish is a historic restaurant that’s renowned for its delicious fried catfish. Originally known as the Barrow’s Shady Inn, Barrow’s Catfish was opened in 1943 and gained a reputation for the best fish in the area. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Barrow’s Catfish moved to its current location on Earhart Boulevard and grew from a small restaurant to a legendary local spot. The restaurant also expanded its menu to include other Southern dishes, such as barbecue shrimp, charbroiled oysters, po' boys, seafood platters, and of course, catfish.

    Lokalizacja: 8300 Earhart Blvd #103, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA

    Otwarte: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Telefon: +1 504-265-8995


    Piece of Meat

    Pick up high-quality meats

    Piece of Meat is a nose-to-tail butcher shop and restaurant that’s focused on serving locally-farmed meats that use humane methods. Located on Bienville Street, Piece of Meat is a local favourite for both butcher meats and delicious dining options. You can pick up all kinds of smoked, ready-to-cook, and deli meats fro Piece of Meat. You could also get sides like traditional stuffing, gumbo, gravy, biscuits, bakery pies, and prepared, stuffed meats. The restaurant also has a shop with exclusive merchandise.

    Lokalizacja: 3301 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

    Otwarte: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

    Telefon: +1 504-372-2289


    Dooky Chase Restaurant

    Dine in a legendary Creole restaurant

    Dooky Chase Restaurant is a down-home restaurant owned by legendary Creole chef Leah Chase. The historic restaurant on Orleans Avenue was famous for its soul food and became a hub for civil rights leaders during the 1960s. The owners also worked to build an extensive collection of African-American art, which adorns the walls of the restaurant. During the week, Dooky’s offers lunch buffets with New Orleans staples, such as hot sausage and red beans, and Creole favourites like po' boys and gumbo. On Friday and Saturday nights, the menu expands and includes dinner dishes like shrimp linguine, fried chicken, and stuffed shrimp.

    Lokalizacja: 2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

    Otwarte: Tuesday–Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm, Friday from 11 am to 3 pm and 5.30 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from 5.30 pm to 9 pm (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Telefon: +1 504-821-0600


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    Heard Dat Kitchen

    Eat outdoors at a creative homestyle restaurant

    Heard Dat Kitchen is an innovative food-truck-inspired restaurant with outdoor seating and Southern-inspired food. Located in the Garden District, Heard Dat Kitchen offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual setting. The menu features homestyle and updated versions of Southern barbecue, seafood, soul food, Cajun, and American fare. The food is separated into different “Stations”, such as the “Carving Station” with ham and beef and the “Action Station” with blackened shrimp and Gulf redfish. You could also get 4-course meals, soups, salads, and desserts.

    Otwarte: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Telefon: +1 504-510-4248


    Cafe Porche

    Have a quiet brunch

    Cafe Porche is a charming breakfast café with Cajun French-inspired cuisine and friendly service. Located in the Central Business District, Cafe Porche offers a quiet outdoor seating area with a tranquil garden nearby and beautiful scenery. You can choose from a variety of breakfast and brunch foods at Cafe Porche, including French toast, gumbo, and fried catfish. You’ll also find classics like poached eggs, southern biscuits, bacon, and grits. In the evenings, Cafe Porche opens the Snowbar, a treat shop for sno-balls, a cream-filled cake dessert.

    Lokalizacja: 1625 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA

    Otwarte: Monday–Tuesday from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm, Friday–Saturday from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm, Sunday from 9 am to 2.45 am (closed Wednesday–Thursday)

    Telefon: +1 504-930-4249


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