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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“One of the best local restaurants in the city which includes the original Banana Foster desert that you must try!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Established in 1840. Another classic New Orleans spot. Great food and ambience. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Museum
“Free permanent exhibit at 533 Royal Street will give you a good sense of New Orleans rich history.”
  • 38 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Susan Spicer!! This place was a hit when it first opened in the 90s and there is a reason its still remains on of the TOP places to visit by locals and tourists. Its $$$ but it's well worth the experience. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Truthfully, Erin Rose is more known as a hole-in-the-wall bar. And, that’s exactly what it is. But, if you are roaming the French Quarter and looking for one of the best po-boys in town, poke your head in and make your way to the back. This pop up kitchen produces some of the tastiest po-boys the city has to offer. A little hidden gem. Favorites: Anything ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Doesn't get much better than this. Great food and atmosphere in the French Quarter.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Dishes created with a striking blend of Creole and French influences have made New Orleans a favorite destination for lovers of inspired cuisine the world over. Found right in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, or Vieux Carre, Broussard's combines a mix of classic food, old architecture, and tradition to achieve a dining experience that you'll remember forever.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“This is a local special - this long running po' boy spot started in the unused kitchen of a 24 hour bar. Now with multiple locations, this is the original. Walk into the bar, get a drink, then make your way to the back of the bar to find the po' boy shop.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cool bar in the heart of the French Quarter but down an alley. Gothic themed. Maybe not for everyone, but fun to check out. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Boutique
“There's locations on Magazine as well. Locally designed vintage dresses, hats, shoes, lingerie. Love them!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Incredible Food. You can either eat at their bar for happy hour tappas or do dinner later on. Lovely patio, casual bar room, and a romantically elegant dining room. Great place for a special dinner date.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our first and favorite place to get charbroiled oysters in the French Quarter.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“A solid bar with an acceptable price premium, they often have great Jazz acts so stop in if you hear one you like.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
“Hangout with thumping music, rowdy crowds, a "fire fountain", & deals on Hurricanes & other drinks.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bourbon Street bar with a good size balcony. They usually feature live music downstairs. Great Place!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“If you are looking for an upscale watering hole in the quarter, this is the place. Live music on Saturday evenings and the burgers are top notch.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“One of the best local restaurants in the city which includes the original Banana Foster desert that you must try!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Established in 1840. Another classic New Orleans spot. Great food and ambience. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Susan Spicer!! This place was a hit when it first opened in the 90s and there is a reason its still remains on of the TOP places to visit by locals and tourists. Its $$$ but it's well worth the experience. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Doesn't get much better than this. Great food and atmosphere in the French Quarter.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Dishes created with a striking blend of Creole and French influences have made New Orleans a favorite destination for lovers of inspired cuisine the world over. Found right in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, or Vieux Carre, Broussard's combines a mix of classic food, old architecture, and tradition to achieve a dining experience that you'll remember forever.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is a local special - this long running po' boy spot started in the unused kitchen of a 24 hour bar. Now with multiple locations, this is the original. Walk into the bar, get a drink, then make your way to the back of the bar to find the po' boy shop.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Incredible Food. You can either eat at their bar for happy hour tappas or do dinner later on. Lovely patio, casual bar room, and a romantically elegant dining room. Great place for a special dinner date.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our first and favorite place to get charbroiled oysters in the French Quarter.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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