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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?

  1. edible complex 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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      runCP3 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

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