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

California-style Tex-Mex

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