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jc4233 Aug 28, 2011 02:13 PM

Please suggest good eats in Metaire.

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  1. texasredtop RE: jc4233 Aug 28, 2011 02:35 PM

    Drago's, a couple of blocks west of the mall. There's a thread up now that you can view all the comments on. Go for the charbroiled oysters. Not much else compares to that.

    I also like Bozo's but haven't been in several years. Great fried oysters.

    Deanie's in Bucktown is good but I like Bozo's better. Deanie's seafood platter stands heeped about a foot tall. But I prefer having delicious and less food than good and a ton of food.




    Deanie's Restaurant
    7350 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126

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      rouxdauphine RE: jc4233 Aug 28, 2011 07:44 PM

      My favorite thing to eat in Metairie is at New Orleans Food and Spirits down the street from Deanie's in Bucktown. The Thursday lunch special is white beans with stewed rabbit. They sell out of it quickly, so go early.

      Deanie's Restaurant
      7350 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126

      1. Delucacheesemonger RE: jc4233 Aug 28, 2011 08:09 PM

        Morning Call beignets and coffee was pretty good when l last had them.

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          collardman RE: jc4233 Aug 29, 2011 11:25 AM

          R&O in Bucktown for basic N.O. po-boys and seafood plate, Drago's as a step up the culinary/atmosphere ladder, but our good food choice is Vega's Tapas on Metairie road.

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          1. re: collardman
            mimadeli RE: collardman Aug 29, 2011 07:26 PM

            Chateau du Lac Bistro on Metairie Rd. http://www.chateaudulacbistro.com/
            I'll second Vega Tapas http://www.vegatapascafe.com/
            Mark Twain Pizza on Metairie Rd. http://www.marktwainspizza.com/
            Royal China for chinese and dim sum http://www.zagat.com/r/royal-china-me...
            Fury's for old style New Orleans fried seafood plates and such http://www.zagat.com/r/furys-metairie
            Restaurant Cypress on Transcontinental http://www.restaurantcypress.com/
            World Deli for lunch, on Clearview http://neworleans.citysearch.com/prof...
            Short Stop on Transcontinental for po-boys http://www.shortstoppoboys.com/
            Giorlando's for Creole/Italian like Mandina's http://www.giorlandos.com/
            Byblos Market on Veterans http://www.byblosrestaurants.com/loca...
            Nor-Joe's for muffaletta's http://www.norjoe.com/
            Quarter View on Clearview http://local.yahoo.com/info-18118699-...
            Cafe Fresca for lunch and coffee http://caffefresca.com/
            Mr. Ed's in Bucktown http://www.zagat.com/r/mr-eds-metairie
            Don's Seafood for Lafayette style seafood dishes http://donsseafoodonline.com/metairie/
            Ristorante Filippo http://www.yelp.com/biz/ristorante-fi...
            Kanno Sushi http://www.yelp.com/biz/kanno-califor...
            Radosta's for po-boys http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/57/621631...
            Drago's for grilled oysters and lobster http://www.dragosrestaurant.com/
            Bozo's for oysters and seafood http://bozosrestaurant.com/Bozos/Welc...

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

            Royal China Restaurant
            600 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005

            Vega Tapas Cafe
            2051 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70005

            Giorlando's Restaurant
            741 Bonnabel Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005

            Ristorante Filippo
            1917 Ridgelake Dr, Metairie, LA 70001

            3205 Edenborn Ave, Metairie, LA 70002

            1. re: mimadeli
              Bigshadetree RE: mimadeli Aug 29, 2011 07:42 PM

              I am flying in from the Left Coast (SF area) in October, heading up to Lafayette for the Festival
              Acadiens et Creoles, Bridge City Gumbo Festival on Sunday, then to New Orleans for a few days. Will be in Metairie on Thursday evening - thanks for the great suggestions on where to have Thursday supper and lunch on Friday - Morning Call on Friday morning for sure. I might be in Covington on Friday so maybe Don's for lunch.

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                marthasway RE: Bigshadetree Aug 31, 2011 07:59 AM

                I'm glad you're going to Morning Call! I go once a month, because I vastly prefer their beignets and being able to sugar or not, and the cafe au lait is poured by hand. Enjoy!

              2. re: mimadeli
                jc4233 RE: mimadeli Aug 30, 2011 11:55 AM

                Mimiadeli, Thank you for all the recs and only mentioning oysters twice.

            2. Bill Hunt RE: jc4233 Aug 29, 2011 09:04 PM

              What are you looking for?

              Good food abounds, but if you are looking for perhaps a "level" of food, or specific dishes, things might change.

              Besides being a bit more specific, if you can tell us lunch, dinner, etc., plus also a budget, it will be much easier to make recommendations.



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              1. re: Bill Hunt
                jc4233 RE: Bill Hunt Aug 30, 2011 05:44 AM

                Bill, looking for nice sit down restaurant with excellent menu or some place really unique. Not that interested in oysters. Budget not that important.

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                  collardman RE: jc4233 Aug 30, 2011 11:49 AM

                  Than Vegas might be a top choice.

                  Bigshadetree, Don's would be very low on my list for Covington. But maybe I'm just prejudiced against a place that puts a pronunciation guide on their menu (A-2-fay)

                  I would go to Buster's, Lola, or even Acme first if your looking for local cooking. Maybe even Zia's.

                  1. re: collardman
                    hazelhurst RE: collardman Aug 30, 2011 12:08 PM

                    I did not know Don's did that but I have to say I can remember the A-2-fay signs in Acadiana back in the 1960's, pre-Interstate traffic. I always thought of it as a local joke, kinda like the "A-[figure of a bear]" sign so that Mr Hebert would not be called "Mr Hee-bert."

                    I think Acme has suffered from its corporate expansions.

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