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Aug 28, 2011 02:13 PM

Metaire good eats

Please suggest good eats in Metaire.

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  1. 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

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

        1. 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

            Chateau du Lac Bistro on Metairie Rd.
            I'll second Vega Tapas
            Mark Twain Pizza on Metairie Rd.
            Royal China for chinese and dim sum
            Fury's for old style New Orleans fried seafood plates and such
            Restaurant Cypress on Transcontinental
            World Deli for lunch, on Clearview
            Short Stop on Transcontinental for po-boys
            Giorlando's for Creole/Italian like Mandina's
            Byblos Market on Veterans
            Nor-Joe's for muffaletta's
            Quarter View on Clearview
            Cafe Fresca for lunch and coffee
            Mr. Ed's in Bucktown
            Don's Seafood for Lafayette style seafood dishes
            Ristorante Filippo
            Kanno Sushi
            Radosta's for po-boys
            Drago's for grilled oysters and lobster
            Bozo's for oysters and seafood

            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

              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.

              1. re: Bigshadetree

                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

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

            2. 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

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

                1. re: jc4233

                  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

                    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.