Restaurants near New Orleans parade routes
Whether you get hungry before, during or after a Mardi Gras parade, there are plenty of places on or near the parade routes to get your fill. Here are some local favorites. Be sure to check ahead of time for hours of operation and specials.
Apolline, 4729 Magazine Street
Uptown bistro. In the past, they’ve done parade specials like alligator sausage po-boys and red beans and rice.
Balise, 640 Carondelet Street
Casual restaurant and bar with wide menu selection.
Bordeaux, 4734 Magazine Street
Contemporary French cuisine. In the past, they’ve offered street food like smoked turkey legs, chicken in pita and jerk pork with remoulade.
Café du Monde French Market, 800 Decatur Street
The world-famous spot for coffee and beignets
Cajun Seafood, 1479 North Claiborne Avenue
Southern-style platters, po-boys, gumbo and more
Carmo, 527 Julia Street
Tropical cuisine, including vegetarian and vegan-friendly options
Central City BBQ, 1201 South Rampart Street
Traditional sandwiches, sides and plates served in a modern decor
Chicken & Watermelon, 3400 South Claiborne Avenue
Known for its 20-plus flavors of chicken wings and popular watermelon punch
China Wall, 3700 South Claiborne Avenue
Popular counter-service eatery for no-frills Chinese food
Compere Lapin, 525 Tchoupitoulas Street
The celebrated restaurant from Chef Nina Compton has been known to offer grab-and-go sandwiches around parade times.
Dat Dog, 3336 Magazine Street; 601 Frenchmen Street and 5030 Freret Street
Local favorite known for design-your-own hot dogs. Wide selection of topping available, as well as tater tots.
Del Fuego Taqueria, 4518 Magazine Street
Specializing in tacos, this restaurant also usually hosts special buffets around parade times.
District Donuts, 5637 Magazine Street
Coffee, juice and oversized donuts
Dolce Vita Pizzeria, 1205 St. Charles Avenue
Cozy Italian restaurant that’s good for a quick bit
Dooky Chase, 2301 Orleans Avenue
Down-home staples in the restaurant founded by the late, great Leah Chase
Fat Harry’s, 4330 St. Charles Avenue
Classic bar with burgers and other pub fare
Flamingo A-Go-Go, 869 Magazine Street
Sprawling bar and restaurant with a big patio.
Gracious Bakery, 2854 St. Charles Avenue
In the past, it has offered a parade menu with items like hot pot roast sandwiches, chicken hand pies, doberge squares and a full bar.
Guy’s Po-Boys, 5259 Magazine Street
Look for the bright blue building known for its authentic NOLA po-boys
Henry’s Uptown Bar, 5101 Magazine Street
Famous for its grilled cheese sandwich and other classic dive restaurant favorites
Hoshun, 1601 St. Charles Avenue
Known for Asian-fusion and sushi dishes
Johnny’s Po-Boys, 511 St. Louis Street
Po-boys, Creole dishes and comfort food
Juan’s Flying Burrito, 5538 Magazine Street
Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar, 701 Tchoupitoulas Street
Surf-themed bar with tacos.
Mais Arepas, 1200 Carondelet Street
Simple Colombian specialties
Martin Wine Cellar, 3827 Baronne Street
Large liquor and wine store with sandwiches and a full gourmet deli
Max Well, 6101 Magazine Street
Healthy, vegetarian restaurant
Mother’s, 401 Poydras Street
Po-boys, breakfast and classic New Orleans cooking
Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar, 1327 St. Charles Avenue
Local seafood specialties.
Ms. Hyster’s Barbecue, 2000 South Claiborne Avenue
Ribs and soul food are the popular items here. It’s also home to blues and gospel memorabilia.
New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co., 4141 St. Charles Avenue
A little bit of everything: burgers, seafood, plus a coffee and beignet shop around back
New York Pizza, 4418 Magazine Street
The name says it all.
Paladar 511, 511 Marigny Street
Modern restaurant with pizza, pasta and seasonal sides
Pascal’s Manale, 1838 Napoleon Avenue
Known for barbecue shrimp and Louisiana-Italian dishes
Picnic Provisions and Whiskey, 741 State Street
Casual food known for providing to-go boxes of favorites like chicken tenders and fried thighs during parades. Beer, wine and cocktails also usually available.
Pizza Domenica, 4933 Magazine Street
Pizza-centric offshoot of the Italian restaurant Domenica. For parades, they have been known to serve grab-and-go pepperoni or cheese pies.
Philly’s Café, 2816 South Claiborne Avenue
Sandwich shop known for quick bites and comfort food
Please U Restaurant, 1751 St. Charles Avenue
Classic greasy spoon diner
Popeye’s, 1243 St. Charles Avenue; 4238 South Claiborne Avenue
The national chain began in New Orleans. Let’s hope they have plenty of chicken sandwiches at the ready.
Port of Call, 838 Esplanade Avenue
Dive joint featuring burgers, loaded baked potatoes, cocktails and more
Poseidon Oyster Sushi Bar, 2100 St. Charles Avenue
Contemporary restaurant that pairs Cajun classics with Asian fare
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, 2900 South Claiborne Avenue
Another popular fried chicken chain that started in south Louisiana. Known for its tenders, toast and slaw.
Reginelli’s, 5961 Magazine Street
Pizza by the slice, full bar and more.
Rouses Market, 4500 Tchoupitoulas Street; 701 Baronne Street
Full grocery store with a deli and wide selections of drinks and prepared foods
Shahrazad’s Café, 4739 Magazine Street
Casual Middle Eastern fare.
Slice Pizzeria, 1514 St. Charles Avenue
New York-style pizza by the slice
Sofia, 516 Julia Street
Italian restaurant. In the past, it has opened a window with grab-and-go items like pizza by the slice and focaccia garlic bread
Sovereign Pub, 1517 Aline Street
Classic British pub.
St. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania Street; 641 Tchoupitoulas Street
Wide selection of fancy cheese and sandwiches
SukhoThai, 4519 Magazine Street
Traditional Thai cuisine with quick options and drink specials
Superior Grill, 3636 St. Charles Avenue
Americanized Mexican food. Known as a hot spot during Carnival. Wrist bands sometimes required during peak days.
Superior Seafood, 4338 St. Charles Avenue
Specializing in seafood with a large oyster bar.
Tacos & Beer, 1622 St. Charles Avenue
Traditional Mexican taqueria
Tal’s Hummus, 4800 Magazine Street
Middle Eastern food. In the past, they have offered grab-and-go sandwiches around parade times.
The Company Burger, 4600 Freret Street
Classic burgers, a condiment bar and hand-cut fries
The High Hat Café, 4500 Freret Street
Southern specialties and cocktails in a modern atmosphere
Tito’s, 5015 Magazine Street
Authentic Peruvian food. In the past, it has offered parade specials like ceviche, skewers, yucca fries and a full outdoor bar
Tsunami Sushi, 601 Poydras Street
Known for its popular Asian and sushi dishes. In the past, it’s also had an outdoor tent with grab-and-go sushi, fried rice, cocktails and beer.
Voodoo BBQ, 1501 St. Charles Avenue
Local barbecue chain with platters, sandwiches and more.
Whole Foods Market, 5600 Magazine Street
Full grocery store with wide selection of craft beers and prepared foods.
Wing Snack, 759 North Claiborne Avenue
Comfort food, with the specialty being chicken wings
Restaurants near Metairie parade routes
Acme Oyster House, 3000 Veterans Boulevard
New-Orleans based chain with oysters, po-boys, gumbo and other Louisiana classics
Acropolis Cuisine, 3841 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Big portions of Greek and Mediterranean dishes
Atomic Burger, 3934 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Modern spot for burgers, hand-cut fries and shakes from homemade ice cream
Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon, 4101 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Owned by the New Orleans Saints legend, this relaxed sports-centric spot offers a wide-ranging menu, plus beer and specialty cocktails
BRAVO Cucino Italiana, 3413 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Upscale-casual Italian with pasta, grilled dishes, cocktails and more
Byblo’s Market, 2020 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Casual Mediterranean fare including chicken shawarma, gyros and falafel
Carreta’s Grill, 2320 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Casual, festive Mexican spot with wide ranging menu
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes, 4100 Veterans Boulevard
Custom-made burgers, including chicken and vegetable versions
Restaurants near Slidell parade routes
Bruiser’s, 1904 Front Street
Specializing in gourmet hot dogs
Keith’s Seafood, 240 Pontchartrain Drive
Comfort food and Louisiana favorites
KY’s Olde Towne Bicycle Shop, 2267 Carey Street
Southern-style seafood, po-boys and other local dishes
NOLA Southern Grill, 1375 Gause Boulevard
Louisiana eats in a laid-back, family-friendly setting
Phonomenal Seafood and Grill, 1503 Gause Boulevard
Traditional Vietnamese dishes like pho, seafood and others
Restaurant Cote, 2219 Carey Street
American bistro-style favorites in a relaxed atmosphere
Southside Café, 3154 Pontchartrain Drive
Laid-back atmosphere with traditional American foods
The Original Italian Pie, 1319 Gause Boulevard
Regional chain focusing on pizzas, pastas and other Italian dishes