In first returning to New Orleans on our fourth visit, we decided to partake in typical Cajun cuisine at one of the "name" restaurants. We had very tasty food, were glad we had gone there, but were taken aback at the $133 tab for dinner for two.
Tonight, our third night, we decided to look for a highly-rated restaurant online. The name of The Joint came up with high ratings, a southern BBQ cuisine, and an interesting on-line menu. While a bit distant from our hotel in the French Quarter - it was easy to find by car. Actually just a couple of turns for the six miles or so.
We were greatly pleased with The Joint. It's location is in suburban residential area near the Mississippi, A working class neighborhood, but very well kept and friendly.
The food is simple fare. Order at the counter and it's brought to your table, But it was superb food, and plentiful. Between us two we had BBQ chicken, pulled pork and brisket. Sides of potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans. An Abita to wash it down. Mouth-watering fare.
The clientele was a healthy mix of nearby locals, N.O. residents, and travelers like us. A bit eclectic - but that's nice.
I would whole-heartedly recommend The Joint for an excellent meal, friendly atmosphere and good prices. You could eat here six times for what we'd paid at a name French Quarter restaurant. The food quality was comparable. Quantity greater.
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