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Food and restaurants in French Quarter, New Orleans

Top restaurants

Gift Shop
“Iconic New Orleans cafe known for café au laits, chicory coffee & beignets since 1862. Open 24hours a day!”
  • 282 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“The Port of Call was established in 1963 as a steakhouse located on beautiful, historic Esplanade Avenue in the French Quarter. The Port started as a quiet, small neighborhood restaurant open only at night. The Port of Call is world famous for its burgers and steaks.”
  • 177 locals recommend
Bar
“A must visit. A very well known staple of New Orleans history. Home of the Hurricane and other great drinks and food.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Upbeat music club with a diverse, jazz-oriented lineup on 3 stages & offers food, drinks & dancing.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Offers delicious tapas-style small plates, cocktails and live music all under one roof. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Buffa's Bar has been on the "border of the Quarter" since 1939. Check out their weekend specials and jazz brunch with live music. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“When people come into town and ask “we want quintessential New Orleans food”, this is where we take our guests. The 21 and over restaurant has become more popular over the years, but the line is worth the wait (get there early to avoid). It’s pretty rough looking on the inside, but the food is as good as it gets. True jambalaya, red beans and rice, fried chicken...yum. (they have a restaurant cat and dog that just might happen to be hanging out) Favorites: Taste plate (Fried chicken, Gumbo, Rabbit Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice) ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Premier live music and special events venue offering a casual restaurant and courtyard with Southern-inspired cuisine, happy hour from 3pm to 6pm, VIP Club and fine dining. Sunday Gospel Brunch at 10am. Special event space available for up to 1,500 guests. Visit website for calendar of live music performances. ”
  • 48 locals recommend

Cafes

Gift Shop
“Iconic New Orleans cafe known for café au laits, chicory coffee & beignets since 1862. Open 24hours a day!”
  • 282 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“We have a special place in our hearts for the incredible food and awesome leadership at Cafe Amelie. Ran by our friends Jerry and Danny, this classy restaurant not only features fantastic meals and drinks (Leo used to bartend here) but it also has the most lovely, private courtyard for dining outside as well!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“24/7/365, a classic diner with friendly servers and a great jukebox. Burgers cooked under hubcaps! Tater Tots! Easy to get in except at Mardi Gras and super-busy times”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“My favorite shop in the quarter for coffee... get boozy coffee even! Great pastries & hot plates!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Café
“This is NOLA must... Tell them Lloyd sent you just to have the fruit tart....Soooooo Good”
  • 41 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Great traditional Cajun food like you grew up here and were having a meal with your family. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“unparalleled pour over coffee...don’t come hungry though, they are serious about good coffee but don’t have any food”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Simple American breakfast & lunch bites, plus coffee & pastries, in an easygoing counter-serve cafe.”
  • 23 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“Croissants, coffee, and French Quarter atmosphere without the crowds. Check hours b/c they tend to close early. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“I lived in the French Quarter for many years. This place made me fat. 24 hours for great drunk food.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great spot nearby with fresh juices, coffee, sandwiches, and more. Open for breakfast and lunch.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cute dessert shop with a full service bar. Also has a great tea room and brunch on the weekend!”
  • 4 locals recommend
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