There are a few things that come to mind when I think of New Orleans. The Saints, Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street and the FOOD! New Orleans has a flair when it comes to their cuisine. Today I am going to highlight some of my favorite restaurants and the dishes that I love. I’ll include them so you can look them up the next time that you are in the Big Easy.
Grand Isle Restaurant: 575 Convention Center Blvd
This is probably my favorite sit down restaurant. The grilled oysters here are money. The garlic flavoring with the oysters is so amazing. I ordered a cup of seafood gumbo that was to die for and a really good shrimp po’ boy. The shrimp were huge and fried to perfection. The gumbo had huge chunks of crab in it. This establishment was the stop before going home after my cruise and is so far is my favorite restaurant in New Orleans!
Oceana Grill: 739 Conti St
This was a recommendation from my dear cousin who was born and raised in NOLA. The Shrimp Po’ Boy here is different from the standard but the slaw on this is really good. I’ve ordered it both times that I have come there and I’m pretty sure it is because of the sauce on this po’ boy too. I’m not typically a slaw girl but it goes really well on this. Their oysters and gumbo were good. My favorites still belong to Grand Isle but you won’t be disappointed with these.
Cafe DuMonde: 800 Decatur St
I think this place goes without saying. When you come to New Orleans, you get your butt in line a get a beignet. End of story. When you fry dough and top it in confectioners sugar, you cannot go wrong. If the line seems long, don’t fret. It goes really fast. I wasn’t a huge fan of the chicory coffee but you never know unless you try it. Remember this place is cash only!
Johnny’s Po Boys: 511 St Louis St
Before I hopped on Vision of the Seas, I wanted one more po’ boy. I searched online for good po’ boys near the quarter and Johnny’s came up. This is another cash only joint and kind of looks like a hole in the way. It is delicious though. They had a really good soft shell crab po’ boy here. We also ordered a fried seafood platter with crab and shrimp. Their po’ boys are definitely very traditional. It is a really good quick stop and is always very busy.
Well I bet you are all very hungry after seeing all these photos. I know it makes me want to book another trip back to New Orleans really quick. I’m going to be doing a review of the hotel I stayed in as well. As always, if you have any questions, let me know!