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Jan 6, 2010 10:14 AM

NOLA French Quarter - What are the Best Value Restaurants?

So, I'm headed out to NOLA for the first time this weekend, and trying to figure out Saturday night dinner plans...

There's a lot of debate on the 'hound boards about the best high end places to visit, which are already among our culinary stops - but I am trying to figure out, when we're burned out on white napkin/white tablecloth fine dining, where we go for dinner on a Saturday or Sunday night?

I'm totally open to the style of food, just want killer value for $$$ it possible there?

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  1. in the Qtr., Felipe's on N. Peters, Mena's, Country Flame, EAT (byob), Acme, Felix, Napoleon House, Johnny's Po boys, Central Grocery, Port of Call
    outside of Qtr., J'Anita's now at Avenue Pub, Domenica in The Roosevelt, Rambla, Cochon, Boucherie, Franky & Johnny's, Mandina's, Ye Olde College Inn

    there's plenty more, but those should get you started.

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

    Ye Olde College Inn
    3000 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

    Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
    500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Avenue Pub
    1732 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

    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

    J'Anita's Restaurant
    1906 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA

    Felipe's Taqueria
    6215 S Miro St, New Orleans, LA 70125

    Johnny's Po-Boys
    511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Country Flame
    620 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Port of Call
    838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

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

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

    Franky & Johnny's Restaurant
    321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115

    Mandinas Restaurant
    4240 Highway 22 Ste 2, Mandeville, LA 70471

    8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

    1. edible pretty much has you covered, but I would also consider Yo Mama's if you're in the mood for burgers (or tequila, they have dozens of brands). Also, Bennachin is a favorite of mine. They do African food (specifically Gambian and Cameroonian I think...). It's very good and not pricy at all (and kind of interesting in that much of New Orleans' culinary tradition has roots in Africa). I'll also second Felipe's. Good Tex-Mex for pretty cheap. I eat there for lunch pretty frequently.

      Bennachin Restaurant
      1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Yo-Mama's Bar & Grill
      727 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      1. Many great places already mentioned. My vote goes to Napoleon House. The best mix of inexpensive and causal without a loss of atmosphere. Love the building and the staff.