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Oct 4, 2010 08:39 PM

FQ on a budget...


Going to New Orleans on October 15th for a long weekend (Friday- Monday) with some friends and was hoping to get some pointers on dining with limited funds. Would love suggestions about po-boy places and red beans and rice and that sort of thing but really hope to capitalize on some other things- for instance, in another thread, Kibbles had mentioned that Antoine's had an oyster foch po-boy and $2 beers and $3 mixes from 4-8 PM. That would certainly be doable! I would love to find other deals like that, but any/all recommendations appreciated!

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  1. Luke has 50cent oysters, 1/2 price libations daily, 3-6. (copied from another thread)

    1. I too need to find the best budget spots...with excellent food, of course! I put Domenica on my list. 3-6 happy hour everyday with 1/2 price pizza and beer. Small plates, too. Just outside the quarter. Can't wait to try it. Good luck!

      123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

      1. Stanley, at the corner of Chartres and St Ann, on Jackson Square. Brother restaurant to fancy-schmancy Stella but very different. Stanley basically serves a breakfast and lunch menu all day (until 10 pm). You can check the menu at and listen to Kermit Ruffins and Michael White while you read.

        1. Mena's Palace is a local's favorite that serves NOLA comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve 25/30 different po boys. Johnny's Po Boy's is in the FQ on St. Louis and has outstanding po boys. Felipe's has great Mexican food using local ingredients. Clover Grill is open 24/7 for breakfast and good burgers and it's inexpensive. Rampart Food Store has good po boys. Antoine's, Mr. B's and Luke both have a 3 course prix fixe lunch for $20.00 if you want to step up a notch. antoine's has 25 cent martini's at lunch. Commerce Restaurant is a couple of blocks W of Canal in walking distance of FQ and has good inexpensive lunch. Buffa's Lounge has good tamales. Daisy Dukes serves good breakfast, lunch and dinner open 24/7. Here's a link to NOLA specials.

          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.

          Clover Grill @ 900 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 598 - 1010.

          Rampart Food Store @ 1700 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 944 - 7777.
          Commerce Restaurant @ 300 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 9239.
          Buffa's Lounge @ 1001 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 949 - 0038.

          Daisy Duke's @ 121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 5171.

          Here's a link to cheap drinks in NOLA.

          Go to Lucy's Bar on Tchoupitoulas for a good 4 to 7 happy hour and $2.50 beer. You can walk there. Tell your wife to wear comfortable shoes.

          Lucy's Bar @ 701 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 8995.

          Clover Grill
          900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

          Felipe's Taqueria
          6215 S Miro St, New Orleans, LA 70125

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

          1. Cafe Maspero's on Decatur (NOT Chartres) is casual, very reasonable and serves New Orleans style food...Po-boys, muffaletta's, jambalaya, fried seafood etc

            601 Decatur St,
            New Orleans, LA 70130-1029
            (504) 523-6250

            Cafe Maspero
            601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130