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Need brunch and lunch recs...no tourist traps!

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I need brunch and/or lunch recommendations for a Saturday and Sunday. We are staying in the W in the French Quarter. We don't want touristy type places and don't want to spend $100 on lunch. Ideas?

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  1. Well for the most part the tourist traps are all places like Hard Rock, Bubba Gump and the like, things you wouldn't want to eat anyway, at least not in NOLA.
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    Mandina's, Liuzza's either by the track or Bienville, R&O's, Parkway all good for lunch. I would say if you want to take a cab or have a car, hit R&O's as it is outside Orleans parish and least likely to have tourists, and it has the best roast beef poboy IMO around.

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    Mandina's Restaurant
    3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119