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coffeebrownies Sep 27, 2010 04:47 PM

Here I am in NOLA, first day of a long business trip, but tonight I am going to have to stay in and work through dinner. Staying at the Marriott on Canal Street. Should I order room service from here, or is there somewhere decent close by that can do takeout? Delivery preferred, but not required if I can get there and back in 10 minutes--at a fast walk. Prefer healthier kinds of food, so that I can save the caloric splurges for actual restaurant meals.

Thanks, hounds!

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    Littleman RE: coffeebrownies Sep 28, 2010 03:24 PM

    Too late for last night but Mena's Palace is two blocks from your hotel. They deliver. Maybe you can call on them this week.

    Mena's Palace @ 200 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 0217.
    http://www.menaspalace.com/

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

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      coffeebrownies RE: Littleman Sep 28, 2010 04:21 PM

      Thanks, Same thing happened at lunch time and we actually ran around the corner just in time to get great sandwiches at Mena's. Unfortunately they close at 3--so not a dinner alternative. Last night we ended up settling on room service at the Marriott which was, well, like room service anywhere.

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        Littleman RE: coffeebrownies Sep 28, 2010 04:55 PM

        Daisy Dukes is right next to your hotel open 24/7 serving creole southern food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they deliver. Johnny's is the oldest family owned po boy restaurant in NOLA. It's 4 blocks NE of your hotel. It closes at 3 PM though but they deliver in the FQ. If you want some outstanding Mexican burritos, quesadila's and tamales with fresh local seafood call Felipe's. They are 3 blocks from your hotel and deliver. They are open 7 days/week until Midnight or after. Good stuff.

        Daisy Duke's @ 121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 5171.
        http://www.daisydukesrestaurant.com/

        Johnny's Po Boys @ 511 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 8129.
        http://www.johnnyspoboy.com/

        Felipe's Taqueria @ 301 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 267 - 4406.
        http://www.felipesneworleans.com/inde...

        If you get a chance go to the WWII D Day Museum which is about 10 blocks S of your hotel and have lunch during your tour at American Sector.

        American Sector @ 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 528 - 1940.
        http://www.nationalww2museum.org/amer...

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        Daisy Dukes Restaurant
        121 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        xpicassox RE: Littleman Jan 26, 2012 02:28 PM

        MENA'S PALACE (corner of Iberville & Chartes) is thee Best Diner in The French Quarter .... Great for a lunch or dinner too. The place gets packed for Breakfast as it's one of the very few diners in the whole French Quarter. I've eaten here at least a dozen times on 6 trips to New Orleans and love it, especially and mostly for breakfast. It gets packed and you may have to wait outside for a table for a few minutes. Inside the place is lively and always has a great vibe. The waitress's are all wonderful, nice friendly service always. Reall good Breakfast options, standard with some Big Easy twists. You can get Burgers, Po Boys, Red Beans & Rice, Gumbo, and diner fare. Overall Mena's is real good, fun, friendly service with good honest food at very affordable prices. Don't miss famed restaurants to come here, but use Mena's as a filler place and Breakfast option.

        Daniel, NY NY

      3. FoodChic RE: coffeebrownies Sep 29, 2010 08:37 AM

        You may want to try Green Goddess. It is between Royal and Chartres on Bienville at Exchange Alley. Some great healthy alternatives and it is open for lunch and dinner.

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        Green Goddess
        307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

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