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pasta Oct 4, 2010 12:05 PM

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 -

  1. paz5559 Oct 6, 2010 06:31 PM

    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

    1. mrsfury Oct 5, 2010 06:29 PM

      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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        pasta Oct 6, 2010 04:56 PM

        Thanks everyone! Just what I was looking for.

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        CharlieH Oct 5, 2010 12:37 PM

        +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. noradeirdre Oct 5, 2010 12:32 PM

          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. Suzy Wong Oct 5, 2010 08:21 AM

            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

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              shanefink Oct 4, 2010 05:00 PM

              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.

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                nolapark Oct 4, 2010 02:50 PM

                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

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                  Littleman Oct 4, 2010 02:03 PM

                  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/american-sector/
                  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/index.html
                  Stanley @ 547 St. Ann St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 593 - 0006.
                  http://stanleyrestaurant.com/

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                    TulaneJeff Oct 4, 2010 01:08 PM

                    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

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                      collardman Oct 4, 2010 12:13 PM

                      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

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