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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Quirky Atmosphere - Southern Soul Food sophisticated courtyard dining. Go hungry - big portions. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another wonderful uptown music venue and watering hole! Check out their calendar to see who's playing and get your party on!”
  • 188 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Creative wonderful dishes. Please note new address: 1506 S. Carrollton Ave. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bakery
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“BRUNCH -Breads on Oak raises the bar on bread, pastry and breakfast sammies for Uptowners on historic Oak Street. Open Wednesday through Sunday and serving breakfast and lunch, this artisinal bakery specializes in Old World style breads studded with fruits and nuts, seeds and multi grains. Extremely vegan and vegetarian friendly, you can order a mean locally sprouted tofu scramble on pumpkin cheddar biscuit and all kinds of veggies between two hearty pieces of the break of your choice. Frittatas are offered most weekends along with all kinds of gooey pastry. Gluten free options”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“We love this little coffee shop! Conveniently located, and has a wonderful atmosphere! Perfect for a quick coffee or a space to sit and work for a while!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Modern Creole/Acadian cuisine served in a charming Victorian cottage by owners Frank and Marna Brigtsen. 1999 Fine Dining Hall of Fame -Nation's Restaurant News. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“ Restaurant located in an old gas station with tons of charm Nice outdoor patio with vibrant atmosphere Great food,, yummy burgers but not just that”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located on the most old fashioned and quaint street, stop in to enjoy a scrumptious and hearty breakfast while listening to local artists play right to you!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Uptown wine bar with nearly a hundred hand-selected bottles and crafty bartenders in a clean and crisp atmosphere. Live music on the weekends.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“$5 wine all day Tuesdays. 4pm to 8pm Thursday drink specials. $3 craft can beers.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The coffee is hit or miss, but the funky, relaxed atmosphere is usually perfectly on point to enjoy a newspaper, do work, check emails, strike up a casual esoteric conversation, play vintage boardgames, read tarot cards in the back room, etc... all of which might be happening at once, if you're lucky! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Tons of beer on tap, has outdoor seating, with a wine and cocktail bar across the courtyard.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Not in a walkable area, but worth taking a Lyft or Uber to get one of their overstuffed po'boys. The restaurant is connected to a fish warehouse.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Some of the best sushi in the city. Lots of fresh fish and large cocktail and sake list.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“BRUNCH - Refuel serves breakfast and lunch, as well as a delicious Sunday brunch from 8:30 am til 2 pm. The offerings are light, contemporary and affordable. Brunch is the highlight meal, as people from all over the neighborhood flock here for the Huevos Rancheros and the Migas”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“SEAFOOD - Rivershack Tavern is a neighborhood watering hole and eatery located adjacent to the Mississippi River (on River Road). The big "Dixie Beer" sign out front invites passersby to come in for a pitcher of local beer and boiled seafood. The neighborhood/sports/live music bar has indoor and outdoor seating. The bar inside has at least 20 beers on tap and a variety of import and domestic bottles. For food, seafood po-boys are amazing here, and if you come in-season, you can be treated to an authentic Louisiana crawfish boil. Live music is popping off at least four nights a week, with blues, classic rock and funk/jazz being the genres of choice”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Quirky Atmosphere - Southern Soul Food sophisticated courtyard dining. Go hungry - big portions. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Creative wonderful dishes. Please note new address: 1506 S. Carrollton Ave. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bakery
“BRUNCH -Breads on Oak raises the bar on bread, pastry and breakfast sammies for Uptowners on historic Oak Street. Open Wednesday through Sunday and serving breakfast and lunch, this artisinal bakery specializes in Old World style breads studded with fruits and nuts, seeds and multi grains. Extremely vegan and vegetarian friendly, you can order a mean locally sprouted tofu scramble on pumpkin cheddar biscuit and all kinds of veggies between two hearty pieces of the break of your choice. Frittatas are offered most weekends along with all kinds of gooey pastry. Gluten free options”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Modern Creole/Acadian cuisine served in a charming Victorian cottage by owners Frank and Marna Brigtsen. 1999 Fine Dining Hall of Fame -Nation's Restaurant News. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“ Restaurant located in an old gas station with tons of charm Nice outdoor patio with vibrant atmosphere Great food,, yummy burgers but not just that”
  • 24 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Uptown wine bar with nearly a hundred hand-selected bottles and crafty bartenders in a clean and crisp atmosphere. Live music on the weekends.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“$5 wine all day Tuesdays. 4pm to 8pm Thursday drink specials. $3 craft can beers.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Not in a walkable area, but worth taking a Lyft or Uber to get one of their overstuffed po'boys. The restaurant is connected to a fish warehouse.”
  • 23 locals recommend

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