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Good eats by the airport?

dockside Apr 3, 2007 07:51 PM

We will be arriving on May 4 about 6 p.m. and driving to Slidell. Had planned to stop for something at Crabby Jacks but found out it only serves lunch. Does anyone have any recommendations near the airport? I remember reading about one place a couple of years ago that served oysters (hubby won't eat them but I like them). So, in addition to oysters, it would have to have something else on the menu. Thanks.

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    JGrey Apr 5, 2007 07:36 AM

    Very near the airport on Williams is the Harbor-- they have an attached market, this is probably where you heard there were oysters.

    If I were you, I'd go to Drago's, right off I-10.

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    1. re: JGrey
      IthacaSnow Apr 6, 2007 09:45 AM

      I`d go to Drago`s too. Their charbroiled oysters are to die for.
      Harbor is a great place too. They serve wonderful fresh seafood. And it`s right by the airport.

      1. re: IthacaSnow
        Hungry Celeste Apr 9, 2007 06:47 AM

        Umm, Drago's is definitely not "right by" the airport. Airport's in Kenner, Drago's is in Metairie, a few blocks off of Causeway Blvd. Approx. 8 miles by road, probably 5 as the crow flies.

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      dockside Apr 4, 2007 09:23 AM

      Thanks. They all sound good.

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        phatues Apr 3, 2007 10:23 PM

        always fun and reliable is the harbor on williams. good fresh oysters, & oyster po-boys.
        hot boiled shrimps, gumbo. everything i've eaten there is muy bueno!

        1. Bill Hunt Apr 3, 2007 09:21 PM

          Le Parvenu Restaurant
          509 Williams Blvd
          Kenner, LA 70062
          (504) 471-0534

          Very good food, and OK wine selection. Glassware needs to be "kicked up a notch," since I was last there, but very good. It's just south of Airline Hwy. (US 61) about two, or three traffic signals east of MSY.


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          1. re: Bill Hunt
            whatisagrit Apr 3, 2007 09:38 PM

            Also Calas Bistro at W. Esplanade and Chateau Blvd. Very nice room, great wine program, and delicious La. inspired food, such as different kinds of calas (rice cakes). I particularly like the Fish Meuniere with Shrimp & Pecans, the American Kobe Beef Brisket, and Lemon Ice Box Creme Brulee for dessert.

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