Looking for restaurant suggestions.
I will be returning to the FQ in March for the third time. I already know about 1/2 of the restaurants I want to visit, but looking for other suggestions. I am looking for inexpensive, good food within the quarter. We will not have a car and refuse to spend a lot at high end restaurants. Based off where we are dead set on going, can any one offer other suggestions?
1. Port of Call
2. Cafe Maspero
3. The Gumbo Shop (I wasn't impressed but my husband loved the non-seafood gumbo).
4. Central Grocery for Muffalettas
5. Cafe Oceana (I loved the BBQ shrimp here)
Two places I thought we may visit are Napolean House and Coop's, we we have never been to either.
We went to Fiorella's last year and had great fried chicken, but don't think we will go again. Any suggestions for good peel and eat shrimp, especially a spicy suggestion would be great! I am actually on a pretty strict diet (by choice) and try to watch my carb and sugar intake. Any grilled or steamed seafood suggestions would be great. Also a huge fan of chicken wings!
I have not been recently but Fiorella's used to be good, and cheap. Service iffy from what I've seen but we have never had a problem. Maybe someone who has been recently can post here. I've already made it known that I like Napoleon House for the muff, beans, gumbo and jambalaya. Is the gumbo the best? Probably not but IMO it's decent.
I would visit the Napolean House for atmosphere and a drink. I don't think the hours are back to normal, so you really need to check when they are open. They do a decent Muffaletta ( which is heated up a bit). Otherwise the food is nothing great in my opinion.
I know you said no high end places, but I would try Bayona for the $20 lunch. You'll end up spending as much at some of the other "joints" and have a lovely mean in a beautiful atmosphere. No pressure to order more than the pre-fix menu.