Might get caught by the hook of a crook no time for cool...
Exiled Louisiana native - I lived in NO for 4 years after graduating from LSU. I’m in the city a few days every year en route to my hometown. Headed down in a few weeks for fishing in Grand Isle.
Trying to bust out of the usual Uptown, Midcity, FQ scenes. Looking for new local spots to explore - plate lunches, dive bars with unexpectedly good food, plastic chairs, working class ethnic spots, etc. Domilise’s type vibe is near what I'm looking for. I’m particularly interested in the outer reaches of the city – 9th Ward, West Bank, Chalmette, Arabi, the East, Harahan, etc…
Harahan - Hillbilly BBQ
MidCity - Liuzza's BTT
Uptown - Rivershack
Clearview/Elmwood - Fat Hen Grill (brand new)
East - Walkers, Bacchanal
Rosie's is just a roadside diner; good for greasy breakfasts, as it is open 24 hours....easily skipped. Cafe Oceana is run by cooks who are former employees of the late, lamented Randolph's (formerly in Golden Meadow); it is a typical bayou Lafourche small town restaurant--seafood-heavy, lots of fried choices, and ample portions (killer fried chicken, too).
Leeville Restaurant is seafood-centric, and located just steps away from commercial fishing docks...I'd probably give the edge to Leeville Restaurant, though Spahr's makes a good bloody mary to-go (assuming you're not the designated driver).
2606 N Alex Plaisance Blvd, Golden Meadow, LA 70357
Leeville Seafood Restaurant
24203 Highway 1, Golden Meadow, LA 70357
Spahr's Sea Food Restaurant
3682 Highway 90 E, Des Allemands, LA 70030
Kim Son on the Westbank. order the vietnamese dishes: slat baked crab, shrimp, scallop and lobster, the garlic green beans and the pork lettuce wraps. there is also a 7 course beef dinner.
Joe Sepie's in Old Jefferson for roast beef po boys or head to the Rivershack for either the weekday lunch specials or any other time for burgers, po boys and sweet fries. great beers too! also check out Crabby Jack's on Jeff Hwy.
in MidCity, check out Arabesque and Cafe Minh.
Riverbend area, Sara's for Indian.