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Restaurants for Out of Towners

I am planning a trip to New Orleans in a few months--I've never been there before.
I am a student and on a budget. What restaurants/cafes should I try?

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  1. WE WILL TRY TO HELP YOU, BUT WE NEED MORE CRITERIA.
    what part of town, what is the budget,what do you like to eat/veggies/fish/meat/gourmet/sandwiches.

    1. central grocery co. for a muffaletta
      gumbo shop for gumbo or etouffee
      mothers
      port o'call

      there's also lots of places in and around frenchman st. that are reasonable.

      what do you want to eat? where will you be? i assumed FQ.

      1. If its 3 am and you're hungry, and you're in the French Quarter, Verdi Mart. I don't remember what I ate, but I remember it being good.

        Happy hour at the oyster bar at Pascal's Manale is nice. Uptown on Napoleon, a few blocks off St. Charles.

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        1. re: MaspethMaven

          Is Verti Mart open that late? Until recently they were closing around 8 p.m.

          1. re: Frolic

            Couldn't tell you. Am in NY right now, as far as I can recall they used to be... anyone else want to chime in?

          1. Parasol's for the best roast beef po boy.

            Mother's for everything great.

            Oysters and beer at Acme