NOLA "comfort food" -
You should visit the WWII DDay Museum in the CBD and have lunch at American Sector which is owned by John Besh. You can walk there from FQ. Acme and Felix's have traditional fresh NOLA seafood dishes. Gumbo Shop has all the NOLA "comfort" food you could eat. Etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo and more. Mena's Palace is a local's favorite for breakfast, lunch or dinner serving po boys, fried chicken, seafood, pasta and more. Po Boy's are a NOLA favorite. Johnny's is in the FQ on St. Louis. They serve about 30 different kind. You could get a po boy and eat lunch in Jackson Square. Felipe's serves outstanding Mexican food with fresh seafood ingredients. Stanley serves oustanding traditional New Orleans comfort food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I highly recommend one stop there. It's next to Jackson Square on the corner of St. Ann and Chartres. Good luck.
American Sector @ 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 528 - 1940.
Acme Oyster House @ 724 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 5973.
Felix's Oyster Bar @ 739 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 4440.
Gumbo Shop @ 630 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 267 - 2081.
Mena's Palace @ 200 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 0217.
Johnny's Po Boys @ 511 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 8129.
Felipe's Taqueria @ 301 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 267 - 4406.
Stanley @ 547 St. Ann St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 593 - 0006.
Mandina's for all of those New Orleans classics or get "The Trio" (gumbo, red beans and a stuffed pepper) at EAT?
Try NOLA for Shrimp & Grits -- maybe for lunch (open Friday-Sunday).
The White Beans & Shrimp (Thursday lunch special) at Cafe Reconcile are delicious.
900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116
A number of the locally owned "chains", like the Brennans other restaurants, serve all of those. But the ones that immediately come to mind are Bon Ton for lunch or dinner and Cafe Reconcile which has lunch only (and is a short cab ride from the Quarter)
Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
1712 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113