From good food to rich history, Dooky Chase has everything to offer. One of the leading restaurants in the Civil Right Movement, Dooky Chase, was one of the first to welcome blacks into their restaurant. Besides their rich history, Dooky Chase serves amazing Louisiana Creole dishes. Shrimp Clemenceau is a typical New Orleans dish, and nobody does it better than Dooky Chase. Located at 2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119.
Blue Oak BBQ
Is it really a trip to the south without trying a local BBQ joint? I'll answer that for you. No it isn't. Luckily I have the best spot for any tourist or local. Blue Oaks BBQ has all the famous BBQ foods such as wings, brisket, and ribs. Take it from me, the Beef Brisket from here is like no other. Located at 900 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119.
Café Du Monde
You have to take your butt to the French Quarter so you can experience the fluffiness and beautifulness that is a beignet. A beignet is no ordinary pastry, it is like if a pillow and an angel had a baby. And do not think for one moment that Café Beignet has better beignets than Café Du Monde. Café Du Monde is both the king of Beignets and Coffee. Located at 848 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116.
Acme Oyster House
A sandwich?? At an Oyster House?? Let me stop you right there. This is no sandwich. This is a Po'boy, a staple in the New Orleans culture. I don't know if it's the fried shrimp, lettuce, or bread that makes this sub so amazing, but all I know is that it works. If the Po'boy isn't something up your alley, then their Oysters aren't half bad. Located at 724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130.
No, these fried balls are not falafels. As good as falafels are, you can not compare them to these fried boudin balls. Especially if they are from Cochon. Every local knows this is a staple here in The Big Easy. Located at 930 Tchoupitoulas St suite a, New Orleans, LA 70130.
Willie Mae's Scotch House
If KFC's fried chicken is finger-licking good, then Willie Mae's fried chicken is finger-biting good. Whether it is drum or flat, it's all top-notch at New Orleans' home of soul food. Pair their fried chicken with a biscuit or some gumbo, and you have a meal fit for Willie Mae. Located at 2401 St Ann St., New Orleans, LA 70119.
There's a reason why this restaurant is called a palace. The atmosphere makes you feel that you are dining inside of a castle. This restaurant offers more than just a great ambiance though. Everything from the seafood to the salad to even the dessert is all exquisite. Even though all the food is fantastic, the Turtle Soup au Sherry reigns supreme. I am forever thankful for the turtles who died for that soup. Located at 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130.
BOIL Seafood House
Have you ever seen those people who combine different seafood, vegetables, and juices into one big pot? When you see them, there is no way you don't think to yourself, "Wow, that looks amazing." That's called a Boil, and it is a classic Louisiana Tradition. You might think it's easy but, trust me, it isn't. So if you want the best Boil that New Orleans has to offer then go to BOIL Seafood House. Located at 3340 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115.
"It's called Gumbo Shop, so shouldn't they only sell Gumbo."- stated my ignorant brother. NO, this is so far from the truth. Gumbo Shop specializes in all kinds of creole dishes such as Jambalaya, Étouffée, and Shrimp Creole. They are one of the most iconic New Orleans restaurants for a reason. Located at 630 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116.
If you want the most authentic New Orleans experience, if you want to become a true New Orleanian, if you want to be part of The Big Easy, then you have to eat at Oceana Grill. NO EXCEPTIONS!! From Po'boys to Jambalaya to Gumbo, you will find every typical dish here. With hundreds of celebrities, athletes, and politicians dining here, this has to be New Orleans' most iconic restaurant. Located at 739 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130.