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Best Fried Chicken / Oysters / Locals Joints in NO?

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a2bondfn Jan 5, 2010 05:46 AM

First time New Orleans trip coming up this weekend for a lifelong yankee. I'm dying to have some incredible culinary experiences, hopefully within walking distance or very short taxi cab ride away from where I'm staying (the JW Marriott at Canal and Chartres). Degustation at August, lunch/brunch at Commander's Palace, and beignets at Cafe du Monde (expectations are that this will be more touristy sideshow than culinary revelation) are on the list.

Now, I'm wondering about where to get the best fried chicken and raw oysters possible. Where, oh where can I find my food kryptonite in The Big Easy? Please help!

Also, do locals eat down in the area where I'll be (or is it purely the refuge of tourists, like the LV Strip)? If so, what are the best "blue-collar" locals joints nearby?

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    runCP3 RE: a2bondfn Jan 5, 2010 06:31 AM

    Check out this thread for best fried chicken. You'll hear a lot about Willie Mae's.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/559825

    For raw oysters, I like Acme Oyster House.
    For charbroiled oyster, I like Drago's

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    Willie Mae's Scotch House
    2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119

    Acme Oyster House
    724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Drago's Seafood Restaurant
    2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. edible complex RE: a2bondfn Jan 5, 2010 06:36 AM

      "Blue Collar": Mena's Palace, Country Flame
      Raw Oysters: Acme, Bourbon House, Desire Oyster Bar at Royal Sonesta, Felix's, La Cote Brasserie, Luke
      Nearby: Iris, Cochon, Green Goddess, EAT, Mr. B's, Galatoire's, Herbsaint
      Worth the Ride: Brigtsen's, Coquette, Clancy's, Martinique Bistro, Lilette, Vizard's, and
      Boucherie
      http://www.boucherie-nola.com/

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      Cochon
      930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      Eat Restaurant
      900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Acme Oyster House
      724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Galatoire's Restaurant
      209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      Brigtsen's Restaurant
      723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

      Clancy's Restaurant
      6100 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70118

      Herbsaint
      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Lilette
      3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

      Luke Restaurant
      333 St Charles, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Martinique Restaurant Bistro
      5908 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

      Country Flame
      620 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Vizards
      5015 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

      Coquette
      2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

      Mr B's Bistro
      201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Felix's Restaurant & Oyster
      739 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Iris
      321 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Green Goddess
      307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Bourbon House
      144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      La Coté Brasserie
      700 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Desire Oyster Bar
      300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Mena's Palace
      200 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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