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Greetings,

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!

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      Domenica
      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 http://www.stanleyrestaurant.com/ 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.

          http://www.nomenu.com/summer/

          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...
          Clover Grill @ 900 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 598 - 1010.
          http://www.clovergrill.com/
          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.
          http://www.buffaslounge.com/
          Daisy Duke's @ 121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 5171.
          http://www.daisydukesrestaurant.com/

          Here's a link to cheap drinks in NOLA.

          http://www.neworleansdrinkspecials.co...

          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.
          http://www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/ne...

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          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

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            Cafe Maspero
            601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

            1. The time is drawing near- just wanted to see if anyone had any more suggestions, and to thank the folks who have already posted!

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              1. re: Clarkafella

                I would agree with Suzy Wong on Maspero's on Decatur, also another inexpensive place is The Gumbo Shop.

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                Maspero's
                601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

                1. re: Clarkafella

                  Go to Port O Call in the Marigny for good burgers or Praline Connection.

                  Port of Call @ 838 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 0120.
                  http://www.portofcallneworleans.com/
                  Praline Connection @ 542 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 943 - 3934.
                  http://www.pralineconnection.com/

                  The Trolley Stop Cafe on St. Charles Avenue has outstanding breakfast and lunch that's inexpensive. Go for the early bird $2.99 special. Angeli on Decatur has cheap late night eats such as pizza, burgers, sandwiches and pasta with a Mediterranean flair. Cafe Maspero serves very good reasonable NOLA cuisine also.

                  Trolley Stop Cafe @ 1923 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 0090.
                  Angeli on Decatur @ 1141 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 566 - 0077.
                  Cafe Maspero @ 601 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 504 - 523 - 6250.
                  http://www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com/

                  Spend half a day in By Water. Walking is not bad in NOLA if you can stop and rest every so often. Walk to Lost Love Lounge for a few bloody mary's and then walk to The Joint or JD's for lunch about 1PM or so. Then walk to Markey's and hang out for a few hours. After a few there walk to Bacchanal and have a few drinks outdoors and then dinner. You might feel like going by Vaughn's.

                  Lost Love Lounge @ 2529 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 400 - 6145.
                  http://lostlovelounge.com/
                  The Joint @ 801 Poland Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 949 - 3232.
                  http://www.alwayssmokin.com/
                  Bacchanal Fine Wine and Spirits @ 600 Poland Ave., New Orelans, LA 504 - 948 - 9111.
                  http://www.bacchanalwine.com/
                  Jack Dempsey's @ 738 Poland Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504 - 943 - 9914.
                  http://www.jackdempseysllc.com/
                  Markey's Bar @ 640 Louisa Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 943 - 0785.
                  Vaughn's Lounge @ 800 Lesseps St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 947 - 5562.

                  Adolpho's is casual reasonable Creole Italian above the Apple Barrel Bar.

                  Adolpho's @ 611 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 948 - 3800.
                  Apple Barrel Bar @ 609 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 949- 9399.