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Inexpensive Restaurant for Dinner in the French Quarter

dmlewis Apr 22, 2009 03:10 PM

So far, I have the following places on my list:
Breakfast- Cafe Du Monde, Elizabeths, Original Coffee Pot
Lunch- Commanders Palace, Bayona, Johnny's
Dinner- Eat, Casamentos, Stella

I just need a place to eat that is relatively inexpensive for Thursday night in the French Quarter. We are on a tight budget and already going to spending a good bit at Stella I'm sure. Ideas? Thanks for all of your help!

  1. nikinik Apr 22, 2009 03:25 PM


    1. N.O.Food Apr 22, 2009 03:36 PM

      Other options: bennachin, salt n pepper, el gato negro, sukho thai (marigny), Acme.

      1. edible complex Apr 22, 2009 04:50 PM


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          jreedtattooer Apr 23, 2009 12:48 AM

          Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, Mona Lisa, Port of Call, Fiorella's, Gumbo Shop. All are relatively cheap and the food is good. Not Stella good, but good nonetheless! Also, the take out food at the Quarter Master Deli (a.k.a. the Nelly Deli) is surprisingly good and really cheap. My parents stayed at a place close by and my dad ended up eating there a couple of times a day.

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            zach623 Apr 23, 2009 05:03 AM

            I second the Mona Lisa and for take out the Quarter Master.
            The last time we were in New Orleans we had a pretty inexpensive late night dinner at 13 on Frenchmen and the food was reallty good. Also, if you like Middle Eastern, try Attika on Decatur. Try Mona's also on Frenchmen.

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              JazzyB Apr 23, 2009 06:12 AM

              Not in FQ but an easy walk, Rambla.

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                lachat_noire Apr 23, 2009 06:29 AM

                yo mama's, verti mart

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                  TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Apr 24, 2009 01:15 PM


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                    rebeccadwebb Apr 24, 2009 02:06 PM

                    Yo Mama's!!!!!!!! Gotta love the peanut butter burger!! LOL

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                  SkiRX Apr 26, 2009 06:57 AM

                  Two others: 1) Adolfo's (on Frenchmen, 1 block out of the Quarter) - tasty Italian creole, anything with fish is great, prices are super cheap), 2) Fiorella's (Decatur) has excellent gumbo and some of the tastiest fried chicken you'll ever have. Also dirt cheap.

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                    professor shorthair Apr 26, 2009 07:30 AM

                    Koop's on decateaur for Jambalaya.
                    Commnader's is no where near the French Qtr.

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                    Debrouillard Apr 26, 2009 08:01 AM

                    Olivier's on Decatur serves great, affordable, creole family recipes.

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                      pinkbayou Apr 27, 2009 10:27 AM

                      Fiorella's has been really bad lately since they opened with the new owners. I live less than three blocks from there so we used to go often. The service is also very slow, the prices have been raised and the fried chicken is a shadow of its former goodness. 13 on Frenchmen has good food as does Bennachin on Royal (but really slow service), also Aldolfo's can be expensive, last time we went my companion ordered the lamb special and it ended up being around forty dollars just for his entree. Coop's on Decatur is good if it is not too busy, the food and service suffers greatly on a crowded evening. Yo Mama's on St. Peter St. has really, really, good hamburgers served with baked potatoes or salad.

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