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richarddo Feb 24, 2010 08:36 AM

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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    ichabodsdad RE: richarddo Feb 24, 2010 02:47 PM

    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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      Little T. RE: ichabodsdad Jul 27, 2011 06:41 PM

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

    2. mrsfury RE: richarddo Feb 24, 2010 03:29 PM

      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.
      http://www.thecreoleskillet.com/menu.php
      Just around the corner is the LA Childrens Museum. It's a fun place. Tons of interactive things to do.

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        culinas RE: mrsfury Jul 27, 2011 10:00 PM

        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?

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        Creole Skillet
        200 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          Little T. RE: culinas Jul 28, 2011 09:25 PM

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

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            marthasway RE: Little T. Jul 30, 2011 10:19 AM

            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.

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

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              hazelhurst RE: marthasway Jul 30, 2011 10:28 AM

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

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                Bill Hunt RE: hazelhurst Jul 31, 2011 08:01 PM

                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.

                Hunt

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

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            Bill Hunt RE: culinas Jul 29, 2011 06:45 PM

            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.

            Hunt

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              jdm40 RE: Bill Hunt Aug 3, 2011 12:48 PM

              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?

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              Cochon
              930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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