Our Favorite Local New Orleans Restaurants

Here are the list of our favorite restaurant in New Orleans.

#1 –  Neyow’s Creole Café (3340 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119)

One of Mid City’s most loved spots, Neyow’s offers friendly, relaxed service for its hearty Creole fare. The long wait is worth it for stuffed crab and barbecue shrimp. Try the Bow Wow punch — but only drink one.

Neyow's Creole Café

#2 – Beraca (3116 N Arnoult Rd, Metairie, LA 70002)

Honduran cuisine has made huge inroads in New Orleans, with authentic spots dotting the city. Beraca, an unassuming Honduran restaurant in Metairie, has been serving fresh tortillas; fried, whole fish; rice; and beans for over a decade. It’s a tiny place with a loyal Honduran following seeking the comforts of home in New Orleans.

#3 – Cafe Sbisa (1011 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116)

Originally opened in 1899, this classic French-Creole restaurant opened again under Dickie Brennan’s alum Alfred Singleton, who is chef and partner. The menu is old-school compared to many of the restaurants opening now in the city, and the crab cakes are some of the best in town. Dinner, brunch, and small plates.

Cafe Sbisa

#4 – Carrollton Market (8132 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118)

Chef and owner Jason Goodenough has been consistently turning out some of the best dishes in New Orleans since opening his small, intimate restaurant in the Riverbend neighborhood about three years ago. He’s an accomplished chef who runs his own kitchen, rather than filling his time trying to build a restaurant empire. He focuses on perfecting what he’s doing, rather than chasing news with trend-setting dishes. His restaurant treats its local following well. His waitstaff is full of warm, knowledgeable individuals — the perfect liaison between the kitchen and the diner. Try the housemate tagliatelle or, really, anything on this fine menu.

#5 – Seither’s Seafood (279 Hickory Ave, Harahan, LA 70123)

Harahan has recently gotten a splattering of good, new restaurants, but those who are in-the-know know that Seither’s (with its bright exterior and oyster shell parking lot) has been out in Harahan for years serving excellent New Orleans dishes, chargrilled and raw oysters, boiled seafood, creative and traditional po-boys, and…and…The menu is extensive and everything is worth having, so good luck. Also, catch Seither’s boiling up crawfish at the Maple Leaf Bar from time to time during the season.

 Seither's Seafood

#6 – Willie Mae’s Scotch House (2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119)

Amazing fried chicken, often called the best in town (or even the best in the country). Though it’s a little out of the way for many people, way on the edge of the Faubourg Treme, the food and atmosphere are quintessential New Orleans, among the best you’ll find in town.

#7 – Vincent’s Italian Cuisine (7839 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118)

Vincent’s is Louisiana-style Italian at its best, both in the food and the hospitality. The owner is known to greet guests by name and a kiss on the cheek. The wait staff doesn’t change over much, so going there is really like visiting family. The menu includes a killer crab meat salad and Louisiana specialties like seafood-stuffed mirliton, corn and crab bisque, veal Roberto (topped with crabmeat), and gelato from Angelo Brocato’s.

Vincent's Italian Cuisine

#8 – Toups Meatery (845 N. Carrollton, New Orleans, LA 70119)

A meat-centric spot from Cajun chef Isaac Toups and his wife Amanda. House-cured meats, incredible cracklins, the best porkchop and dirty rice you’ve ever had, and lots of whiskey to wash it all down. Also, order the refreshing crab claws with chiles and pineapple.

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