Chartres Street, pronounced CHAR-ters, isn’t as well-known as its sister streets the festive Bourbon Street and the regal Royal Street, but that doesn’t that mean you should skip it when you visit New Orleans.
Chartres Street is the home of a number of attractions and sights. The most popular are the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square, which Chartres separates. There’s also lots of shopping including antiques, art galleries and more.
However, what I’m most exciting about is the restaurants on Chartres Street.
Chartres House Café
Enjoy casual dining at the Chartres House Café with a uniquely New Orleans menu. The menu features stand-outs like Tabasco Wings, Crawfish Etouffee and a number of po-boys. It’s almost lunch time as I write this and their Muffaletta sandwich is sounding delicious right now.
Daisy Dukes offers authentic Cajun and southern dinning in a laid back-atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served 24 hours a day, so you can satisfy your craving, no matter what you’re craving any time of the day. They have free refills on coffee and more importantly Bloody Mary’s. Their Bloody Mary’s is an underdog and one of my favorites in the city.
The building dates back to the 1700’s. It once served as a coffee exchange where privateers Jean and Pierre Lafitte met to plan their revenue raising adventures. Today, it’s home to Pierre Maspero’s, a casual dining establishment known for their blend of New Orleans inspired Cajun and contemporary Louisiana cuisine.
Next week we look at the popular side street New Orleans restaurants that we haven’t already covered.
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