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Our casual dining restaurants provide either counter or table service at moderate prices in a casual atmosphere. The emphasis is on value, generous portions and speed of service, rather than presentation. We have included many of the most popular casual restaurants below:

Streetcar Restaurant

Pricing:
American | Creole

Indulge in our beautifully renovated Streetcar Restaurant featuring new menus; allow us to tantalize your taste buds with an innovative fusion of traditional New Orleans cuisine and American comforts! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served in true Big Easy fashion- with a side of Southern hospitality!

Suis Generis

Pricing:
American | Contemporary | Vegetarian

Suis Generis is a Bywater based restaurant. They use fresh, local meat, produce and seafood. Their menu is constantly changing based on what's available and in season.

Coterie Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Po-boys/sandwiches

Treat your guests to the quintessential New Orleans experience, just two blocks from the Mississippi River. With an authentic menu filled with tantalizing New Orleans dishes, and custom drink packages, Coterie Nola is the ideal spot for your next gathering.

Landry’s Seafood House

Pricing:
American | Creole | Seafood

Located in JAX Brewery in the world-famous Vieux Carré, Landry’s Seafood House offers Gulf-to-table seafood with sweeping views of the Mississippi River and Jackson Square. For an authentic, one-of-a-kind New Orleans experience, drop anchor at Landry’s.

Gumbo Shop

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Seafood

This New Orleans favorite has taken the Best Gumbo title in the Best of New Orleans poll every year since 1999. Order their award-winning seafood, okra and chicken-andouille gumbo, or other Creole dishes, like po-boys and bread pudding. Customers can sit inside in the large dining area with high ceilings and beautifully painted walls, or outdoors in the courtyard surrounded by greenery. No matter where you sit or what you order, be prepared for a truly New Orleans dining experience.

Deanie's Seafood

Pricing:
Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood | Variety

In a town famous for great seafood, it's in a class by itself. Located in Metairie and the French Quarter, Deanie's has been recognized as one of New Orleans' best seafood joints since 1961.

French Market Restaurant & Bar

Pricing:
Creole | Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood

Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambiance remains the same.

Acme Oyster House

Pricing:
Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood

The pearl of New Orleans' restaurants, Acme Oyster House invites area residents and visitors to enjoy its marvelous ambiance, fresh seafood from Louisiana waters, and local charm. Five locations, including the French Quarter, Metairie and the Northshore.

Bistreaux

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Creole | Seafood

Bistreaux is a favorite of French Quarter locals and visitors. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant emphasizes high quality, delicious comfort food at an affordable price.

Cello's

Pricing:
Variety

After outgrowing its pervious location, this Metairie favorite recently received a makeover! Cello’s features fabulous deli-style dishes: superb salads and sandwiches. The new location also comes complete with a full service bar and a private event room.

Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon

Pricing:
American | Contemporary | Creole

Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon, is unlike any other sports-themed restaurant. By combining Louisiana sports culture and authentic Louisiana food culture, Bobby created a venue that appeals to sports fans and foodies alike.

Napoleon House

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Po-boys/sandwiches

Along with its fascinating and storied history, the 200-year-old Napoleon House serves up some of the most flavorful Creole cuisine and cocktails in the French Quarter.

Hard Rock Cafe

Pricing:
American | Variety

Now located on the corner of Bourbon and Iberville Street, Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans offers rock star service and a unique environment for your dining experience!

The Courtyard Bar & Grill

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Po-boys/sandwiches

Right on the famed Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, the Courtyard Bar & Grill at the Bourbon Heat offers casual dining, catering, private parties, and VIP bottle service.

Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Soul Food

Tucked away on Causeway Boulevard in Metairie, just a short drive from New Orleans, Gumbo Stop features comfort food using locally grown ingredients for a delicious and refreshing taste. The restaurant serves freshly made award-winning gumbo daily along with other New Orleans favorites such as po’ boys and red beans and rice.

Barcadia

Pricing:
American | Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood

New Orleans has more than centuries-old restaurants – we’ve got game! Come eat all your favorite foods, drink craft cocktails or beer, and play all your favorite ‘80s arcade games at Barcadia in the Warehouse District. And you thought Bourbon Street was fun!

Mulate's Cajun Restaurant

Pricing:
Cajun | Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood

The restaurant that made Cajun Culture famous with authentic Cajun cuisine. It's a perfect place to see the Mardi Gras parades, it's located right on the parade routes and have all inclusive packages.

Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Pricing:
American | Cajun | Creole | Seafood

Since the 1940s, Felix’s has been a New Orleans institution, serving only the freshest Louisiana oysters they could get their hands on. Bienville, Rockefeller, raw, chargrilled…no matter how you like ‘em, they got ‘em at Felix’s.

Oceana Grill

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Creole

Steps from Bourbon Street, Oceana Grill's historic building, combined with authentic Creole and Cajun delicacies, offers satisfaction for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Cafe Pontalba

Pricing:
Creole | Variety

Located right along Jackson Square, Cafe Pontalba is a great way to take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of New Orleans. Delicious Creole cuisine served in a casual atmosphere.

New Orleans School of Cooking

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole

Their popular lunch classes are open to individual reservations. All open classes include generous samplings of the demonstrated menu items as well as recipes, coffee, iced tea and Abita beer.

Riverboat City of New Orleans

Pricing:
Creole | Sunday Brunch

The Riverboat City of New Orleans, the sister vessel to the Steamboat NATCHEZ, is the newest floating palace on Old Man River. Like New Orleans riverboats of old, the cuisine is magnificent. Tours include Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch Cruises and Jazz Dinner Cruises with live Dixieland bands, and combo tours with visits to Mardi Gras World where you’ll get a free piece of king cake.

Grand Isle Restaurant

Pricing:
Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood | Variety

Located on the Fulton Street mall in the Warehouse District, Grand Isle serves seafood straight from local Gulf fisheries. With a wide range of freshly caught specialties, including an award-winning Shrimp Caminada po-boy, Grand Isle is a great spot to kick back and enjoy authentic New Orleans seafood dishes.

Olde New Orleans Cookery

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Seafood

Cooked by Locals, spiced with history - Cajun and Creole Cookin’ on Bourbon Street, in the heart of the French Quarter, with the emphasis on serving delicious and authentic local dishes.

Crescent City Brewhouse

Pricing:
Breweries | Cajun | Creole

The Crescent City Brewhouse serves amazing beer and great food. It is the only microbrewery in the French Quarter, and you'll enjoy sampling their portfolio in the warm, relaxed atmosphere. Immerse yourself in live, local culture with jazz performed nightly by New Orleans musicians.

Porter and Luke's

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole

Porter & Luke’s offers an authentic menu with fresh ingredients. From Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp Remoulade to Cowboy Ribeye and Fettuccini Alfredo, there’s nothing this restaurant doesn’t make well.

Steamboat Natchez

Pricing:
Creole | Sunday Brunch

The Steamboat Natchez offers daily dinner jazz cruises and harbor jazz cruises with a New Orleans food buffet. Enjoy music and food as you cruise along the Mississippi!

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Pricing:
American | Breweries | Variety

Gordon Biersch brews great beer at its New Orleans location, and serves up satisfying plates made with the freshest products. Gordon Biersch is located in the Central Business District.

Cornet

Pricing:
American | Cajun | Creole

Born from the family who gave Louis Armstrong his first horn, Cornet is a fresh new concept specializing in traditional New Orleans fare. Stroll in for a chorus of cocktails or an ensemble of dishes inspired by the cradle of Jazz.

B.B. King's Blues Club

Pricing:
Creole

For great food and entertainment you have to be at BB Kings Blues Club in New Orleans. Come dance the night away with us!

Cafe Degas

Pricing:
French

One of the loveliest places to dine outdoors in New Orleans is Café Degas on Esplanade, a short stroll from the New Orleans Museum of Art. If you want proof that New Orleans is indeed the Paris of America, Café Degas is it.

Loft18

Pricing:
American | Po-boys/sandwiches | Variety

Eat, drink and golf at Loft18, the premier indoor golf and social club in the New Orleans area. In between swings, kick back in the bar or grab a bite in the Loft18 restaurant. Choose from menu items, both innovative and classic, designed by Chef Jaclyn Whitman.

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