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We've got the high end dining covered, but now looking for your favorites for solid basics - jambalya, gumbo, beans and rice, shrimp creole, shrimp and grits, etc - close to the Quarter is preferred -
Thanks in advance -

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  1. 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)

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    Bon Ton Cafe
    401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Cafe Reconcile
    1712 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

    1. 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.

      http://www.eatnola.com/

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      Eat Restaurant
      900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      1. 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.
        http://www.nationalww2museum.org/amer...
        Acme Oyster House @ 724 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 5973.
        http://www.acmeoyster.com/
        Felix's Oyster Bar @ 739 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 4440.
        http://www.felixs.com/
        Gumbo Shop @ 630 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 267 - 2081.
        http://www.gumboshop.com/
        Mena's Palace @ 200 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 0217.
        http://www.menaspalace.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...
        Stanley @ 547 St. Ann St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 593 - 0006.
        http://stanleyrestaurant.com/

        1. can't think of a better comfort food spot than Cafe Reconcile...

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          Cafe Reconcile
          1712 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

          1. It's about a five minute ride from the Quarter down Elysian Fields, Sammy's Deli has the best comfort food in town, and at a good price.

            1. Cafe Maspero on Decatur will cover most of those...I agree with Mandina's as well....

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              Cafe Maspero
              601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

              1. I agree that American Sector has what I consider to be textbook comfort food. I'd also toss in Emeril's chicken and waffles on the lunch menu and Crescent City Pie & Sausage.

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                Emeril's Restaurant
                800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

                1. +1 Bon Ton, if by comfort food you mean anything served with a healthy dose of crab meat and dripping in butter.

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                  Bon Ton Cafe
                  401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

                  1. I'll take almost anything at Bon Ton and Mandina's as well.

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                    Mandina's Restaurant
                    3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

                    Bon Ton Cafe
                    401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                    1. re: mrsfury

                      Thanks everyone! Just what I was looking for.

                    2. Inside the student union of the Loyola Law school cafeteria, the institution that is Dunbar's Creole Cooking

                      501 Pine St.
                      New Orleans, LA 70118
                      (504) 861-5451