It’s true, New Orleans has amazing southern comfort food. Most people visit to party or just solely for the food! My girlfriends and I spent the weekend mostly eating our way through New Orleans and left completely satisfied. There is endless amounts of amazing restaurants on every block and a weekend was not enough to eat everything on our wish list! Here’s my guide on where to eat in New Orleans.

Acme Oyster House – 724 Iberville St – Go here for the best and freshest oysters and seafood! This was our favorite meal of the trip! There is always a line so my suggestion is to go when it opens like we did! What to order: Chargrilled oysters, raw oysters and crawfish

Beignets: We had beignets every single day because it is THAT good! We tried Cafe du Monde and Cafe Beignet. Make sure to visit the original Cafe Beignet on Royal street for the strawberries. It’s hard to decide which was better! I suggest trying both places and don’t forget to order cafe au lait with your beignets.

Commander’s Palace – 1403 Washington Ave – This is an upscale dining experience so no shorts and sandals! Commander’s is one of the most popular restaurants in town so make sure to make reservations. We decided to have brunch here so we could enjoy the live jazz. They also have 25 cent martini’s during lunch M-F! What to order: turtle soup, any of the fish entrees and soufflé 

Luke – 333 St Charles Ave – Come for a relaxing dinner with awesome seafood! What to order: Seafood platter, shrimp & grits and mussels.

Oceana Grill – 214 Royal St – Come here for lunch and sit in the courtyard. What to order: Alligator bites (half fried/grilled) and any of the po boy sandwiches.

Cochon – 930 Tchoupitoulas St – For a classic cajun/creole and a nice dinner head to Cochon. What to order: Try something new and get the rabbit dumplings. 

Sucre – 622 Conti St and 3025 Magazine St – Sucre had unique flavored macarons such as banana foster and probably the prettiest cakes. If you’re in town around Mardi Gras, come in to try their King Cake! What to order: everything

Willie Mae’s – 2401 St Ann St – Willie Mae’s has been on many food channels and has won a James Beard Award. There’s usually a line so go as early as possible. We went on a Monday and waited around 20 minutes which was not bad at all! What to order: Fried Chicken (obviously) and the corn bread.

Carousel Bar & Lounge – 214 Royal St – A bar with a carousel?! YES PLEASE!! Come for the drinks and enjoy sitting around the spinning carousel!

Cafe Amelie – 912 Royal St – Come for brunch or dinner for a romantic setting. What to order: Shrimp & Grits

Muriel’s Jackson Square – 801 Chartres St – A popular hot spot, Muriel’s is worth a vista for find dining. What to order: Bread pudding

Surrey’s Cafe & Juice Bar – 1418 Magazine St – Come for lunch or brunch and go early since they don’t take reservations. What to order: Shrimp & Grits 

SoBou – 310 Chartres St – Located in the W Hotel, SoBou is a fun dining experience with unique dishes and a must visit! I was really disappointed I did not get to visit since we found out about this place on the day we left! Let me know if you come here! I heard the sweet potato foie gras beignet is to die for!

I’m sure you’re probably drooling over all the photos by now! Make sure you to make reservations to all restaurants where you can because many of them are known to have long lines or are by reservations only.

Let me know what is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans!


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  • Jen @ pretty little grub

    February 15, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I just wrote about this yesterday since I just got back from New Orleans.
    Isn’t Willie Mae’s incredible?
    I saw the long lineups at Acme and figured it must be good, but I don’t eat oysters so it was a skip for me.

    1. Tour de Lust

      February 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

      OMG YES! Willie Mae’s was delicous!!! Acme was definitely one of the best meals I had, maybe you can go back! You don’t have to get the oysters =)

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