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nickelofunk Apr 4, 2013 04:52 PM

places to eat in metairie

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    sanglier Apr 5, 2013 07:35 AM

    Some more specifics as to what you're looking for would be helpful.

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    1. re: sanglier
      Bigshadetree Apr 15, 2013 12:19 PM

      I was in town for the Women's Final Four last week - stayed in Metairie for a couple of days before staying in the Quarter on Sunday. Ate at Drago's on Thursday night - really enjoyed my meal. I had the charboiled oysters, very good - but what couldn't be with all of that butter and garlic. I also had Mama Ruth's gumbo - what I like about the gumbo is everyone makes it a little different - I thought this was quite tasty, not overly spices. Topped off the meal with their Wedge salad - simple wedge of fresh iceburg lettuce with chopped fresh tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese and a creamy blue cheese dressing. I thought this was one of the best salads I have had. It was quite busy at 7:30 pm - but did not have to wait for a table, service I thought was also very good. Will definitely make it a point to go back next time I am in town.
      I also went to Morning Call (a few times!) - loved the place - more local than touristy as Cafe du Monde (which I do like) Coffee was hot, beignets come without powdered sugar, you add as much as you want at your table. Staff could not be more friendly.

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      nickelofunk Apr 5, 2013 08:21 AM

      I am looking for sea food ,oysters ,crab ,crawfish and interesting reginal food

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        sanglier Apr 5, 2013 11:40 AM

        Go to The Galley for a wide range of seafood choices, including large, excellent boiled shrimp; Bozo's as hazelhurst suggested; Gio's on West Napoleon for roast beef, meatball or Italian sausage po-boys and a real neighborhood restaurant feel; Chateau du Lac for textbook, well-executed French food on Metairie Road; and down the strip mall from du Lac, Vega Tapas for a wide range of hot and cold Spanish-inspired small plates.

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          collardman Apr 5, 2013 12:28 PM

          A nice list. I'll add River Shack.

          If we can include River Ridge get to Charlies Seafood before the 19th, and the several good home style seafood places in Kenner.

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        hazelhurst Apr 5, 2013 10:30 AM

        Bozo's Restaurant comes to mind at once (but that is probably because it has been horse racing season and I go there often whenh I have been at Da Track..lots of horsemen there). R&O isn't exactly Metairie but it is a fun sandwich joint. Drago's is another Croatian place like Bozo's. Morning Call, when I can stand to go out the mall, has better coffee than Café du Monde in my view although it has been awhile since I bothered to go there.

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          Uncle Bob Apr 5, 2013 12:45 PM

          " Morning Call, when I can stand to go out the mall, has better coffee than Café du Monde in my view"

          ........beignets too by a mile...in my view. ~ I go fairly often. My waistline says to often.

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            brucec Apr 16, 2013 02:53 PM

            +1 on Bozo's

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              James Cristinian May 13, 2013 06:51 PM

              One thing I love about the area is non-farm raised catfish. Last time I was there Bozo's was delicious.

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                collardman May 14, 2013 11:30 AM

                Is Bozo's still open or has reopened? Plus,they have not gotten decent reviews for quite a while.

                If they are closed and you are dying for a touch of Bozo's, K Gee's in Mandeville is run by Bozo's granddaughter who grew up in the restaurant and worked every position. They have the catfish with the coarse cornmeal coating.

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              Tara57 Apr 5, 2013 04:45 PM

              Short Stop po-boys

              1. Bill Hunt Apr 5, 2013 07:24 PM

                Come Back Inn in Kenner.


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