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Cheap and Delicious in the Quarter?

I'll be in New Orleans next week and I'm looking for some recommendations for where to get some great, cheap meals. We are splurging on the 7 course dinner at Stella!, so we have to be very budget conscious for the rest of the trip. I'm looking for specific meals/restaurants in the $10 to $15 dollar range and completely within the quarter.

We are staying at the Chateau Le Moyne on Dauphine St.

Please help!

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  1. You will be very limited for that price range/location.Get a muff. from Central Grocery or burgers at POC. El Gato Negro across from the French Market is also reasonable. Cafe Maspero offers huge sandwiches with fries, but not a NOLA food experience. Good luck and thanks for coming. Personally, I'd rather go to 2 (less expensive) fine dining restos than a one time Stella splurge.

    1. i don't think you'll have a hard time sticking to that range. i agree with the central grocery and port o call suggestions. i would add felix's, fiorella's, mena's palace (closes around 7 p.m.), johnny's (lunch spot), coop's place and maybe even angeli.

      1. Napoleon House & Mona Lisa, as well as POC, El Gato Negro & Coop's.

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        1. The restaurant called "Eat New Orleans" has some good local food in that price range, and it has a very nice setting.

          If you want cheap, good, Southern-style food and don't mind take-out (bring it to Jackson Square or the Riverfront if the weather is nice), than it's hard to beat Verdi Marte (Royal and Gov. Nichols) for red beans, mac and cheese, All that Jazz po-boy and similarly hearty fare.

          1. I'd opt for a shrimp po-boy and a Barq's root beer at Felix's.

            In the "good ole days," I'd suggest a roast-beef po-boy at Frank's, but they have gone a bit "upscale," so I do not know what their menu might hold.

            I was going to do a "Link to Place - Beta," but it seems that only California locations are available tonight, and, of course, we're talking about the FQ, in NOLA, not San Francisco, CA. I see why it is a beta option.


            1. Don't leave NOLA with out eating at the Port of Call... Cheeseburger - Loaded w/ Bacon, Baked Potato - top it with the homemade bleu cheese dressing. Boatdrink, done!

              1. I'ld add Bennachin, next to Mona Lisa on Royal. It is a delicious African Restaurant (food from Camaroon I think, and ?). Reflects some of the origins of New Oreans cuisine. I love the kidney bean soup. Some of the best deals in town too, huge portions, many options under $10. Atmosphere is cozy. Don't be in a rush, service tends to be slow, but friendly and worth the wait. BYOB and cash only.

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                1. re: swampsue

                  Bennachin is another good choice. How did I forget it when it shares an address with Mona Lisa?

                2. Thanks for the suggestions! A lot are new to me, so that's great! I will definitely check some of these places out.

                  I always go for a muffaletta at Central Grocery and I've had a delicious Pizza Tuscano from Remoulade (haven't tried anything else from there, though). I went to Petunia's on my last trip, but thought it was just so-so.

                  Anyone have any comments on the 7 course tasting at Stella!? I'm hoping it's worth it. I'm still considering a meals at Herbsaint, Cochon, and Irene's. So much for my budget trip.