Thursday, January 16, 2014

Places to Eat in New Orleans

We just returned from our trip so I wanted to start with the places we ate on our visit. Every bit of food we ate was phenomenal, I might add.

  • The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant. This one we stopped at on our first night. We were walking down Bourbon Street and ran into this, which is actually on Saint Peter Street. We stopped in because we saw it was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Well, it was delicious! We had the crab balls as an appetizer and we split (yes they actually let us split dinner) the seafood platter. We split it because I was still getting over being sick so that worked out great. Total cost including drinks was $53.29 including tip.
  • Bayou Burger and Sports Co. This was a place we had looked up and wanted to try and it was delicious! Located right in the middle of Boubon Street, this restaurant has tons of burgers to eat. We had the root beer they serve on draft, the debris fries as an appetizer, Rich had the Cowboy Burger and I had the Gator Burger. My burger was one of the best ones I've ever had even though I've had gator before. Total spent was around $55.
  • Daisy Dukes. This was where we stopped after riding around on the St. Charles Streetcar because it was late and they serve breakfast 24/7. The service was unbelievable and they have 2 for 1 Bloody Mary's. I had the Bloody Mary's, Rich had Dr. Pepper, I had the seafood omelet with a side of sausage and that was a mistake cause the omelet was huge and I mean HUGE. Rich had the cajun omelet. Total spent was $47.74.
  • Cafe Du Monde. Well, you can't go to New Orleans without stopping here so of course we had coffee and beignets. They're open 24 hours and no matter what time you go, they're packed. Total cost was almost $11.
  • American Sector. We went here because it's a John Besh restaurant and we didn't need reservations. Service was great and the food was totally delicious. We each got one of the shakes and they were superb. You can get them malted or regular. We got a couple of the 75 cent sliders and I ordered the shrimp salad sandwich and Rich got the American burger. The fries are perfect and everything comes out really fancy like his burger was on a thick cutting board and the fries are in tin cans with paper. We really loved it and the portions were huge; I even brought half of my sandwich home. Total spent was $53.50 plus tip.
  • Pat O'Briens. Well, you can't visit New Orleans without also visiting Pat O'Briens. They're the ones with the famous Hurricane drinks you see everyone carrying around. We decided to eat there as well. We each got a Hurricane and they are super strong - no wonder people get drunk off of them. We ordered the gator bites as an appetizer and got the special which was a prime rib. It came with potatoes and asparagus and let me tell you, one of the best prime ribs I have ever had - the taste was phenomenal. Total spent was $90.05 and that included the tip and our souvenir glasses.
As you can see, food is expensive but we figured on $100 a day and never even came close to spending that except with the Pat O'Briens meal. The portions are huge on everything and the service was excellent. I can't say that we had one single thing that wasn't delicious.

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