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Good Lunch Spot on Magazine Street?

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I'll be in New Orleans for a long weekend and we were planning on heading over to Magazine Street to do some shopping one of the days we're there. If there was only one place you would recomend for lunch what would it be? No specifications other than keep it affordable. Thanks!

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  1. Lilette (open for lunch tues-sat). Wonderful, wonderful. http://www.liletterestaurant.com/

    1. Joey K's 3001 Magazine. Nothing fancy, just great food. I had a reuben and homemade sweet potato fries that was delicious. http://www.joeyksrestaurant.com/ Looks like they're going to be featured on the Food Network.

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      1. re: Soulcat

        Soulcat, do you know what program on the Food Network they'll be featured on? Thanks.

        1. re: ImissMcKenzies

          It says coming soon on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on their website.

          1. re: Soulcat

            Thank you Soulcat - I'll check that out.

        2. re: Soulcat

          Joey K's is decent - good patty melt - but avoid the gumbo. Way too thick and starchy.

        3. Casamento's is really good. It's on Magazine just east of Napoleon.

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          1. re: texasredtop

            Thanks, Tex. I was just about to recommend this myself. Casamento's is a do not miss.

            1. re: texasredtop

              Casamentos makes the best fried seafood I have ever had. Light as air and almost greaseless. Everyone I take there falls in love with it.

              1. re: CheBeret

                Hi, I've been doing a lot of grazing in anticipation of my upcoming weekend (coming down March 6), wondering how long a wait I should anticipate on Sat. March 7 for lunch at Casamentos? Will do the Garden District walking tour which should end about 1, and will make our way over there by maybe 1:30? Thanks in advance.

                1. re: esyle

                  Restaurant hours are:
                  Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
                  Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday Evenings 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

            2. I've had two good lunches recently at La Petite Grocery -- http://www.lapetitegrocery.com/. The cheeseburger is amazing!

              1. Martinique Bistro, the courtyard and food are divine.

                1. If there were only one place to recommend, Lilette, no question. Not terribly affordable, I'm afraid. For cheap eats, Casamento's, J'anitas, Mahoney's........depending on where you are on Magazine. If you find yourself thirsty as well, the Bulldog has a great beer selection and above average bar food.

                  1. Ignatious is a great place. if it is a nice day you can sit outside, but the atmosphere inside is cozy and very New Orleans. My husband and I eat there regularly b/c it is affordable and tasty. We have never had a meal we didn't like. It is two blocks east of Napoleon in a corner building.

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                    1. re: foodie chick

                      I second Ignatius. I love the Muffaletta salad - just delicious and a great idea. Tasty shrimp and okra stew, remoulade po-boys and crawfish etouffe as well. The prices are reasonable for Magazine (and this poor college student knows.)

                    2. A great new restaurant called Coquette just opened about a month and a half ago and they have a fabulous lunch. They are located at 2800 magazine street. the food is excellent and also very affordable for a gourmet meal.

                      1. Thanks everyone! These all sound great. We may have to spend more than one day on Magazine this trip!

                        1. Casamento's is also going to be featured soon on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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                          1. re: nikinik

                            How do you know what restaurants are going to be on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?

                            1. re: Chrissym1981

                              It was actually already featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The restaurants themselves usually have something signed by Guy Fieri hanging up on the wall

                                1. re: Chrissym1981


                                  for a list of all the places featured. DD&D has been kind to NOLA.

                                  1. re: edible complex

                                    Wow! DD&D has been to several NO places. I'll have to visit some of these places on my trip this weekend.