New Orleans Travel Guide

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What to Eat in New Orleans

New Orleans is the place to forget about your diet and enjoy the rich trifecta of butter, cream and oil. While traditional southern flavors abound here, New Orleans is most famous for its unique Creole and Cajun cuisines, which feature a combination of French, Spanish, Italian and African cooking elements. Restaurants featuring traditional New Orleans dishes, such as red beans and rice and po'boys – a sub usually filled with meat or fried seafood – can be found throughout the city. Both Cajun and Creole jambalaya (a rice dish made with meat, vegetables and Creole spices) and gumbo (a hearty stew consisting of meat or seafood and vegetables) are also staple entrees on many New Orleans menus. When you're craving something sweet, you'll find that the Big Easy has you covered there, too. Beignets – square pieces of fried dough smothered in powdered sugar – can be found at the one of the city's most famous coffee shops (and a tourist attraction in its own right), Cafe du Monde

Many famous chefs – including Emeril Lagasse, Leah Chase and Susan Spicer – own and operate restaurants in the city. The French Quarter is home to numerous Creole restaurants, as well as several authentic (but somewhat pricey) French restaurants. According to recent travelers, Commander's PalaceBayona, Galatoire's and August are all eateries worth splurging on. Other popular eateries are clustered in the Central Business and Warehouse districts. If you want to mingle with New Orleans residents, dine at the budget-friendly restaurants in Mid-city or Uptown. For a comprehensive sampling of all of the city's mouth-watering cuisine, consider visiting during one of the Big Easy's food festivals, like the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, the Louisiana Seafood Festival or COOLinary New Orleans.

Find the Best Restaurants in New Orleans

  • #1
    Angelo Brocato Ice Cream
    #1 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1084 reviewsTripAdvisor (1084)
    $ | Italian
    214 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5109
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  • #2
    GW Fins
    #2 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7262 reviewsTripAdvisor (7262)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    808 Bienville St Between Bourbon and Dauphine Streets, New Orleans, LA 70112-3122
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  • #3
    Loretta's Authentic Pralines
    #3 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 191 reviewsTripAdvisor (191)
    $ | American
    1100 N Peters St Ste 9, New Orleans, LA 70116-2628
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  • #4
    Creole Creamery
    #4 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 552 reviewsTripAdvisor (552)
    $ | American
    4924 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115-4018
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  • #5
    Southern Candymakers
    #5 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 931 reviewsTripAdvisor (931)
    $ - $$ |
    334 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1024
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  • #6
    Shaya
    #6 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1215 reviewsTripAdvisor (1215)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
    4213 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2734
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  • #7
    Mais Arepas
    #7 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 168 reviewsTripAdvisor (168)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Colombian, Central American
    1200 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4320
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  • #8
    Red Dog Diner
    #8 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 307 reviewsTripAdvisor (307)
    $ - $$ | American, Diner
    3122 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2305
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  • #9
    Toast
    #9 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)
    $ | French, American, Cafe
    5433 Laurel St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2043
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  • #10
    Bittersweet Confections
    #10 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 159 reviewsTripAdvisor (159)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    725 Magazine St Suite A, New Orleans, LA 70130-3630
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  • #11
    French Truck Coffee
    #11 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ | American, Cafe
    1200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4220
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  • #12
    The Rum House Caribbean Taqueria
    #12 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1293 reviewsTripAdvisor (1293)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    3128 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2305
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  • #13
    St. James Cheese Company
    #13 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 161 reviewsTripAdvisor (161)
    $ - $$ | American, Deli
    641 Tchoupitoulas St Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA 70130-3211
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  • #14
    Hansen's Sno-Bliz
    #14 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 151 reviewsTripAdvisor (151)
    $ | American
    4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115-1663
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  • #15
    Doris Metropolitan
    #15 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 720 reviewsTripAdvisor (720)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    620 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2133
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  • #16
    Laura's Candies
    #16 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 337 reviewsTripAdvisor (337)
    $ |
    331 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2216
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  • #17
    Katie's Restaurant & Bar
    #17 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 939 reviewsTripAdvisor (939)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    3701 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119-5232
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  • #18
    Turkey and the Wolf
    #18 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    $ | American
    739 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-4937
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  • #19
    Surrey's Juice Bar
    #19 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 746 reviewsTripAdvisor (746)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    1418 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4224
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  • #20
    Atchafalaya
    #20 of 2,195 Places to Eat in New Orleans
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1028 reviewsTripAdvisor (1028)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary
    901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-1231
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