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The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant

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French Quarter
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714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3119
+1 504-875-4743
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Wed 08:00 - 14:30
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated for lunch. The food was mediocre and waited more then 20 minutes for a bowl of Gumbo that was not very good. Wait staff were not very attentive and the restaurant only accepts cash. No need to ever return.

Thank Robert P
Huntsville, Alabama
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was just what we needed! We were walking by & decided to go in. We sat on the courtyard. It has an inside as well. Good service, nice bathrooms! Good food!

Thank PiaS12345
Lafayette, Louisiana, Usa
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Love the location and easy in and out. Take your time and enjoy the experience. Loved this place

Thank Janis G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The worst service we've ever had. Our waitress (older woman - looked 70 was extremely rude to us). We asked for catsup. We could see it on the shelf nearby but instead of bringing it over to us right away she stopped to talk to her coworkers. Meanwhile our food was getting cold. We could have eaten the meal three... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in New Orleans touring the French Quarter while we waited for our cruise. We were looking for a place to go for breakfast, this restaurant had a long line out the door and out into the street. We debated waiting, but am I glad we did! Our family as well as the family we were travelling with all... More 

Thank Peyrhonik
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was OK, but nothing exceptional. I had to feel sorry for the waiter. He'd been at it since 7 am. Anyway, the restaurant filled a need to have something to eat and get out of the rain. I suspect on a less manic day, and without the rain, my review would have been more positive.

Thank Alan_D_Hudson
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148 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the quick-witted waitresses can be slow to deliver your food, just relax and enjoy the atmosphere and soul of this unique French Quarter restaurant. Come hungry. Portions are as large as the lines that are usually waiting to get in.

Thank Murph211
Tallassee, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here for lunch on Jan. 2. He ordered The New Orleans sampler appetizer. I had the Corn and Crab bisque. The sampler included chicken andouille (which is too die for), shrimp gumbo and red beans and rice. All were wonderful. Just the right amount for a flavorful and filling lunch. Service was also exceptional.

Thank Jeg3smom
Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 10 so we made a reservation two weeks before on open table. We showed up at the restaurant 15 minutes before our reservation and were told they had no record of our reservation and wouldn't be able to seat us because they had "people who actually made a reservation" luckily we had the email confirmation... More 

Thank Nat H
Rockland County, NY
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107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the advice of hotel clerk as we asked for a quick breakfast stop on our last morning in NOLA. No line when we entered; huge line when we departed. Good omelet and potatoes for me and grits and eggs for husband. Nothing fancy and reasonably priced.

Thank DriveAllNight

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-875-4743
The Old Coffee Pot, located on St. Peter Street located next to Pat O Brian's and right off Bourbon Street is a great location for tourists and locals alike. The restaurant founded and established in 1894, is well known for serving one of the best breakfasts in New Orleans, with famous dishes such as the Crab cake Jonathan and traditional dishes such as the callas cakes. We also serve great lunch, with a special that includes a half of po-boy, a cup of gumbo and a side of fries that has become a crowd favorite and is one of the best samplers in the neighborhood. Our evening menu features the "Triple D', a dish that was featured on Food Network's "Dinners, Drive-In's, and Dives". Alongside this dish are other reasonably priced dishes of Creole and Cajun cuisine to satisfy anyone's appetite. We also offer a variety of beverages and cocktails, traditional mixed drinks and wines to compliment any dish. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, an aesthetically pleasing courtyard and a unique and traditional dining room with an atmosphere filled with New Orleans tradition and Southern charm. The Old Coffee Pot also offers additional services such as private parties and catered banquets in the river room or courtyard, reservations, and extensive one on one cooking classes hosted by Taste bud Tours.

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