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Oct 17, 2010 03:55 PM

Great food near the airport?

Hi all! Will be spending a long weekend in NOLA this coming weekend and Monday my husband and I will be switching to a hotel near the airport for our Tuesday flight.

We will not have a vehicle but are happy to take transit. Just looking for some delicious local food recommendations in that area - somewhere along the Veterans Memorial Hwy I believe? or in neighbouring areas?

Price range would be mid to low range - we'll have hit the big indulgences while in the FQ!

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  1. Harbor Seafood on Williams Blvd in Kenner. It is mid to low range depending on what you order. Don't be put off by the small, dated, diner-esque atmosphere; it's not representative of their food.

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    1. re: pook77

      I second that recommendation. Harbor has solid, reasonably priced seafood and is located literally 5 minutes from the airport. Some people like Tarka, an Indo/Pak restaurant also on Williams Blvd practically next door to Harbor. Others feel Tarka has gone downhill recently.

    2. Stingray's is a fun place with good seafood and steaks for lunch or dinner just N of Louis Armstrong.

      Stingray's Bar and Grill @ 1303 West Esplanade Avenue, Kenner, Louisiana 504 - 443 - 4040.

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      1. re: Littleman

        Has Stingray's improved since changing management a year or so ago? I was there under the last management and it was an all aroud terrible experience - slow service, bland food, soggy and cold fried food, frozen shrimp, and very dirty. It was like a Red Lobster gone bad. Hopefully they've changed. I'd like to give them another chance.

        If you're hading all the way to W. Esplanade, I'd try Zea. They have great ribs and rotisserie chicken. The duck empanadas are pretty good too. Plus, they brew their own beer.

      2. I haven't been to Siamese recently but it was a good place for Thai food in Metaire, although local food may refer to "native" food and not good food that is local to the airport area.

        Zea's is a decent source for dependable food at a good price. Lunch at Zea's on a Mardi Gras parade Saturday is a great deal.

        1. Brick Oven had/has very good salads although I haven't had one in a long time.

          Brick Oven Cafe
          2805 Williams Blvd Ste A, Kenner, LA 70062

          1. Not quite on Veterans, but you might try Charlie's Seafood on Jefferson Hwy in Harahan. Great New Orleans food at neighborhood prices. Owned by the Brigtsens of Brigtsen's Restaurant Uptown. Everything form boiled, fried, and grilled seafood to po-boys and daily specials. Should be a relatively modest cab ride from the airport area.