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Off-Campus Dining


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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: You cannot beat New Orleans food. There are so many options. I didn't even like seafood before getting here, and now I love it.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of choices, but a little far

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: NOLA food is great! I'm just like poor.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We have many fast food restaurants nearby and we also have City Diner that is open at night. this makes getting food during the night easy.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I will say that people are not happy when you dine off campus. It is a hassle and the waitress at Jazmine Cafe will be very mad. You should always tip your waitresses.


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This is Emeril’s country, and with that comes great restaurants. People come from all over the country to taste the one-of-a-kind Cajun cooking in New Orleans. If you’re not into all the spice that Cajun food is famous for, the city has nationally acclaimed and prize-winning Italian and seafood restaurants as well. Café Giovanni, an Italian restaurant in the Quarter, is a great example. The Chinese and Mexican food here is not great, but there are a few places that are worth visiting. Pretty much all Chinese take-out is the same, but some places are a lot cheaper than others.

Unlike a lot of cities, there are dozens of excellent restaurants within neighborhoods that are away from the tourist-driven French Quarter and Market. When students want to go out to eat on a school night and don’t want to go all the way downtown, there are plenty of places within walking distance, such as Frescos, O’Henrys, and the Camilla Grill, or a short streetcar ride away, like the Cheesecake Bistro, Copeland’s, Superior Grille, Houston’s, and Voodoo BBQ, among others. There are many small cafés and restaurants down Maple and Oak Street and all through the Uptown area that are relatively inexpensive and have a unique atmosphere. New Orleans is home to some of the best food in the country, and definitely the best in the South. Bon appétit!

Facts & Statistics

Best Breakfast
House of Blues Jazz Brunch (more so for the atmosphere)
Best Healthy
Best Pizza
The Dough Bowl (affectionately named "Boot Pizza")
Best Wings
Wing Zone
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Pelican Club
Did You Know?
New Orleans is the home to authentic Cajun and Creole food. Chefs use an abundance of seafood, and especially crawfish, rice, and spices in their dishes.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Rouses Market
400 N. Carrollton Ave.
(504) 488-2129
Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Whole Foods Market
5600 Magazine St
(504) 899-9119
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
2841 South Claiborne Ave.
(504) 822-1221
500 North Carrollton Ave.
(504) 482-2352

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Food: Classic Creole
813 Bienville St.
(866) 239-8895
Price: $20-$40
Cool Features: One of the most famous restaurants in the city; features an oyster bar and live jazz
Food: Italian
310 Chartres St.
(504) 522-2426
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: Dress code is upscale casual; celebrated as one of New Orleans' top romantic restaurants; acclaimed as one of the best restaurants in the city by Zagat and Food and Wine magazine
Café Du Monde
Food: Dessert Café
800 Decatur St.
(504) 525-4544
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Home of the world famous beignets and coffee; the one in the French Market has a very large patio, and is a good way to take a break when shopping. They only take cash!
Café Giovanni
Food: Italian
117 Rue Dectur
(504) 529-2154
Price: $20-$30
Cool Features: Opera singers, great Italian food, and romantic atmosphere makes it the perfect date restaurant.
Commander's Palace
Food: Creole Seafood
1403 Washington Ave.
(504) 899-8221
Price: $20-$40
Cool Features: Dress is upscale, jackets preferred at dinner. (No shorts.)
Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
Food: Cajun
2001 St. Charles Ave.
(504) 593-9955
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: Take-out; catering; valet parking; full bar; reservations are recommended.
Emeril's Delmonico
Food: Classic Creole
1300 Saint Charles Ave.
(504) 525-4937
Price: $20-$40
Cool Features: Reservations strongly recommended; business casual attire; owned and operated by famous chef Emeril Lagasse
Fresco Cafe & Pizzeria
Food: Sandwiches, Pizza
7625 Maple Street
(504) 862-6363
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Delivery until 3am; good student specials
NOLA Restaurant
Food: Classic Creole
534 Saint Louis St.
(504) 522-6652
Price: $20-$40
Cool Features: This is also owned by Emeril; reservations recommended; casual to business attire; has a third-floor private dining rooms for parties of 20-70
Food: American
634 S. Carrollton Ave.
(504) 866-9741
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Full bar on site; free peanuts, and you can throw the shells on the floor
The Pelican Club
Food: Modern Creole-Acadian / International
312 Exchange Place (French Quarter)
(504) 523-1504
Price: $20-$30
Cool Features: Classically designed rooms in a large, 19th century French Quarter townhouse, with original contemporary paintings by New Orleans artists. 350 wines are on their extensive wine list. Reservations recommended.
Red Fish Grill
Food: Seafood
115 Bourbon St.
(504) 598-1200
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: Casual dress code; on Bourbon Street, but its before you get to the "soul of the street" (i.e.: you can bring small children without worry that they'll see something inappropriate); try the Chocolate Bread Pudding!
Zoë Lounge
Food: Tapas
333 Poydras St.
(504) 207-5018
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: There isn't a bad wine on the list; very sophisticated atmosphere.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 102 responses

Very poor
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 103 responses

  • 83% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 13% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 2% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 2% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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