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Staying at Holiday Inn Airport Metairie...big group (10) heading to Cochon without car. What's the best way to get there? Taxis?

Also, looking for Monday night dinner spot...probably 9:30 or later for smaller group (3). Again, from same hotel...are there cable cars out there? Or should we take a taxi to a spot?
Looking for fairly casual and not expensive....even a po-boy or burger.

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  1. I believe that there is 1 bus that runs into New Orleans from Metairie, but its possible I am imagining things. Definitely no streetcars. You'll need a taxi or a rental car. It should take less than 20 minutes on I-10.

    As far as dinner Monday, you are again facing a taxi ride. As far as eating in Metairie, I'm not sure if the Drago's will be open that late. The only other options closer to that hotel are the Tic Toc Cafe and City Diner, which are both diners that are 24/7.

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    1. re: venushakti

      Looks like Monday group wants to head to city. What are the less expensive quintessential restaurants? For regional cuisine...I was thinking Besh's pizza place but think the others want more traditional New Orleans.

      1. re: rcburli

        9:30 counts as late dining in NOLA, esp on a Monday.

    2. Taxi is practically the ONLY way to get there.
      It might be cheaper to rent a car for 1-2 days than to repeatedly move 10 people from Metairie to NOLA, RT, via cab. The fixed airport to NOLA cab fare is $33, or $14 per person for 3+ passengers. (You can prob rent an 8-passenger minivan for $100/day.)

      Public transportation from your airport location to the city center is convoluted and slow...not tourist friendly.

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      1. re: Hungry Celeste

        I've not done this in NOLA but I do it elsewhere as a cost-effective trick.We used to have those busses that make the rounds of hotels (I guess we still do...) I just find a hotel near where I am going and pay the marginal rate to be dropped off there. But you are right--renting is probably much easier.

        1. re: hazelhurst

          The airport-hotel shuttle used to be a more reasonable alternative, but it's $20 each way/person now. A cab is actually cheaper for more than one person. But thirding that a rental car/van is going to be cheapest and easiest for the restaurants requested.

          1. re: uptownlibrarian

            $20 bucks? Wow. Had no idea. Have to start suggesting the old LaGuardia-Midtown cab-share in NOLA now.

      2. You should definitely rent a car considering you could get one for 20-30 bucks a day. Go down to the French Quarter, their are plenty of amazing restaurants like Nola, Antiones, or Maspero's. You can just walk by and read look at the menu posted on the doors and decide what restaurant would suit you better.