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Looking for a great late lunch spot

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Looking for a great late lunch spot

We are driving through New Orleans on our way to Florida and figure since our kids (18,16) have never been to New Orleans we would stop for a late lunch somewhere so they can get the feel of the city. Does anyone have a good suggestion?

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1. Re: Looking for a great late lunch spot

Try Muriels in Jackson Square or Pierre Maspero's on Decatur (if you are looking for something cheaper).. that way you are near the center of the French Quarter and can check out some great musicians, artists and other street acts.

If you end up eating before you arrive- you could also stop at Cafe Du Monde for coffee and beignets...

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2. Re: Looking for a great late lunch spot

Try Napoleon House. You can eat inside or they have a small, lovely, you-know-you're-in-New-Orleans courtyard. Good food, including a heated muffuletta and an avocado salad with shrimp remoulaude. It's charming.

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3. Re: Looking for a great late lunch spot

Another vote for Napoleon House, the Gumbo Shop or Johnny's for po-boys. All of these are within the French Quarter, so the kids could definitely soak up New Orleans ambience!

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4. Re: Looking for a great late lunch spot

Houston: I would recomment Muriels Restaurant, which is located right down the street (Chartres) from the St. Louis Cathederal, and across the street from Jackson Square.

Muriels has all the New Orleans ambiance you will need. You can park on Decateur street in one of the lots near the Square, and walk a block or two, depending on how close you can park to the square and enjoy the scenery as you walk. Cafe du Monde is across the street from the Square, you can smell the beighets as you walk by this place and cross the street to head to Muriels.

The food at Muriels is excellent and lunch prices are very reasonable, not to mention the waitstaff is friendly.

The Gumbo Shop is another good place, but a little more walking..do the Muriel Restaurant, you will enjoy this experience.

Hope your visit is relaxing. I know the food will be enjoyable.

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5. Re: Looking for a great late lunch spot

I say Coop's on Decatur, they have great food, they're close to Jackson Sq, very casual as it's half bar/half restaurant, and great prices. Try the gumbo, crab stuffed peppers, poboys and sampler platters and you'll have a great taste of NO. Walk around Jackson Sq and that area a bit, have beignets then hit the road again.

sounds like a great stop on your road trip!

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6. Re: Looking for a great late lunch spot

Try Acme Oyster House, my kids love it.

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7. Re: Looking for a great late lunch spot

I'm not so sure about lunching at a mostly Cajun food place if they have never eaten that kind of food before, and then jumping back in the car to travel.

The Acme Oyster House may have enough on the menu to enjoy the ambiance and not test new foods while on the road. The Cafe Du Monde is a good choice too, but not a "lunch" place, just to go there anytime is a good feel and unique.

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8. Re: Looking for a great late lunch spot

We just got back on the 11th. Do Coops if they want a great burger. for NOLA food go to Oceean Grill. It was our best meal on our trip. The BBQ shrimp was GREAT. We at at Merial for Diner and it was better than OK, but pricy for the meal. Acme is touristy but good.

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9. Re: Looking for a great late lunch spot

I suggest Acme Oyster House. Sit at the bar stools where they shuck the oysters. That is true New Orleans. You will never forget it. Get an oyster po boy. If you go around 3 or 4 you should get a seat for the show.

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