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What are some French Quarter Eateries for a low budget

I am sending my wife a few of her friends to the French Quarter at the end of February. Her friends don't have a lot of money to spend on food. I'm looking for some suggestions for them for lunch and dinner. Breakfest they will get at the hotel. Does anyone also know of any late night snack places that a few women could get a light snack?

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    1. re: roro1831

      I always visit Cafe Maspero when I'm in the Quarter. Very reasonable prices and overstuffed sandwiches. Cafe Maspero also has a huge seafood platter for under 10 bucks.

    2. there are lunch specials at both Mr. B's and Bacco that are priced in the $15 range for 2-3 courses..
      cheaper eats can be had at Mena's, Country Flame, Johnny's Po Boys, Central Grocery, La Pizza Kitchen, Acme and Felix. for late night, Coop's, Orleans Grapevine, and Felipe's on N. Peters.

      Orleans Grapevine
      718 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Coop's Place
      1109 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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

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

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

      Central Grocery Co
      923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Country Flame
      620 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

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

      Bacco Restaurant
      310 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
      95 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116

      1. Napoleon House! Tell then to try a Pimm's Cup. Tastes like lemonade but it's an adult beverage with a slice of cucumber. Delish. They have all kinds of local food too.

        1. Don't forget Port of Call on Esplanade.

          1. My wife and I had an excellent and inexpensive lunch at a place on Rampart St called Nawlins Flava. We were there about a year & a half ago. I hope it's still there.

            1. I eat at Mena's palace when I'm in the vicinity. Right behind and caticorner to the Marriott hotel on Chartres. A lot of good local stuff--had excellent crab cakes last time I was there.

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

              1. enjoy a muffaletta at Central Grocer or po-boy at Johnny's. Personally I think it's very easy to eat good in New Orleans on a budget. A nice bowl of red beans and rice is filling and delish. Tasting what's awesome about New Orleans doesn't set you back like many other foodie destinations.

                1. $15 pasta and salad lunch special at Bacco. THe oyster fettucine is awesome!

                  1. back in june, we stumbled into an excellent (inexpensive) breakfast and lunch place just a couple blocks off Canal St. on Camp st called Commerce Restaurant. Wish we had discovered it earlier in our stay because the lunches looked fantastic with Po-boys and jambalaya:

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                    1. Just got back from there and had a TERRIFIC lunch at Muriels on Chartres street, right by the church in Jackson square. Gourmet food on a low budget
                      $ wine, bloody marys & martinis. $7 for a fabulous bowl of turtle soup.

                      I would go back in a heartbeat

                      1. Mother's( which is just outside the quarter), The Gumbo Shop on St. Peters near Jackson Square, Johnny's Po-boys, Cafe Maspero's (the one on Decatur), Napoleon House (Hot Muffaletta), Cafe Du Monde (beignets and coffee) and Lunch at Bacco........the key is not where you eat, it's what you eat. If I were you, I would just tell them to eat nothing but Appetizers the whole trip. They can eat wherever they want, but just appetizers. Tell them to ask for their signature Appetizer, which is usually a pretty good portion, and enjoy. That way they can order and eat whatever they like.....it will just be a smaller portion size and cheaper. SECRET: Most restaurant's signature dishes are appetizers anyway.....not entrees. So in other words, the tastiest dishes are on the appetizer menu. The last thing you want, is to be walking around the French Quarter STUFFED. So tell them to eat apps. and desserts and enjoy the Quarter. Then when they get back.......you go and enjoy.......alone!!

                        1. Thank you all I will print these out and let the ladies decide

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                            1. re: FoodChic

                              I love Mother's but not as much for the food (which I still enjoy) but the way we are welcomed. We always get such wonderful service there, fun, spunky, warm ladiies - it's the way we love to start our stay in NOLA.

                              1. re: lexpatti

                                Fun, spunky? At Mother's, seriously?

                                1. re: FoodChic

                                  lol, maybe we're fun and spunky and bring that out in others! We have fun there and they're good to us!

                          1. Best lunch deal in the Quarter right now is the "deli-style" lunch at K-Paul's. The most expensive thing on the menu is $11 or $12. The menu changes weekly and you can view a sample menu on their Web site -- www.kpauls.com -- enjoy! Oh, and the "deli-style" just means that you order your food at the bar, pick it up at the kitchen window, and eat with plastic flatware.

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