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Feb 24, 2010 08:36 AM

Family Friendly restaurants in New Orleans

Help! I'm going to New Orleans and am looking for family friendly restaurants (we have 2 young kids) near the Convention center. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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  1. I wouldn't normally recommend them, but with you kids, quality is not as important as time. Try Mulate's right across the street. Stick with basics, fried shrimp or fish and french fries. I wouldn't venture much deeper. Good Luck.

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    1. re: ichabodsdad

      No family friendly restaurants? Why go to New Orleans then? Might as well just eat at my local Long John Silvers.

    2. The Creole Skillet is near. I've been several times & liked it. The service can be slow at times but I can forgive that if the food's good.
      Just around the corner is the LA Childrens Museum. It's a fun place. Tons of interactive things to do.

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      1. re: mrsfury

        I believe Feast took the place of Creole Skillet last year. And is now closed also.

        Edit: Just realized I was replying to a 1.5 year old thread. Little T, how old are your kids? Are yall just relying on public transport?

        Creole Skillet
        200 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. re: culinas

          4 & 2 - not relying as we have a car.

          1. re: Little T.

            My son always enjoyed the streetcar at that age and still does at 15. New Hambuger and Seafood on St Charles might be a good fit, as would Camellia Grill, where it's fun to watch the action and get a grilled cheese sandwich arranged like a butterfly.

            Camellia Grill
            626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

            1. re: marthasway

              I loved streetcars since I can remember and in my 50's love them still.

              1. re: hazelhurst

                I loved streetcars in my youth, and in my 60's, love them still - especially if great food is at the end of the ride, whether it's Chef Brigtsen's, or CG's.


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

          2. re: culinas

            Well, Ricarddo's kids are now seniors at Tulane, so probably are better behaved, but who knows?

            Though an older post, the potential to help others is still there. Not having kids, I cannot help in any way, but others can.


            1. re: Bill Hunt

              I was wondering about taking our 3 1/2 year old to Commanders for lunch. She is fairly well behaved and has had dinner with us a Cochon before without issues. Will it be an issue at Commanders?

              930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130