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My husband and I are staying in the FQ for 4 nights for our anniversary, haven't been to NO for years. Suggestions for good hole-in-the-wall eateries and outings? I loved the plantation tours when we went years ago, don't mind driving a bit...

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Cher--If you're over 21 years old about the best dive is Coop's Place! They make awesome fried chicken! There are sooooo many good places to eat it's just not funny! Johnny Po Boys is another great place too! Have fun! Happy Anniversary!

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Bayona's for your anniversary dinner! Its the best!

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Another couple hole-in-the-wall places to eat are Deja Vu and Yo Mama's.




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When are you arriving. MG is around the corner. NOLA will become quite busy. Where are you staying. If you are staying in the FQ or CBD here are some good joints for inexpensive dining.

Mena's Palace is a local's favorite that serves NOLA comfort food for breakfast and lunch. They serve 25/30 different po boys. Johnny's Po Boy's is in the FQ on St. Louis and has outstanding po boys. Clover Grill is open 24/7 for breakfast and good burgers and it's inexpensive. Rampart Food Store has good po boys.

Antoine's, Mr. B's and Luke both have a 3 course prix fixe lunch for $20.00 if you want to step up a notch. Antoine's has 25 cent martini's at lunch. Luke has 50 cent oysters and half price drinks each weekday from 3 PM to 6 PM. Dine at the bar if you like. Domenica in The Roosevelt Hotel has half price pizza and half price drinks between 3 PM and 6 PM every weekday.

Mena's Palace @ 200 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 0217.


Johnny's Po Boys @ 511 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 8129.


Clover Grill @ 900 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 598 - 1010.


Rampart Food Store @ 1700 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 944 - 7777.

Antoine's @ 713 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 581 - 4422.


Mr. B's Bistro @ 201 Royal St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 2078.


Luke Restaurant @ 333 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 378 - 2840.


Domenica @ 123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 648 - 6020.


Daisy Dukes serves good breakfast, lunch and dinner open 24/7. Yo Mama's Bar and Grill has good inexpensive food and great burgers. The Trolley Stop Cafe on St. Charles Avenue has outstanding breakfast and lunch that's inexpensive. Go for the early bird $2.99 special. Angeli on Decatur has cheap late night eats such as pizza, burgers, sandwiches and pasta with a Mediterranean flair. Cafe Maspero serves very good reasonable NOLA cuisine also. Coop's is a great NOLA dive joint that serves outstanding comfort food and cold drinks. You can also watch the game there on their many TV's.

Daisy Duke's @ 121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 5171.


Yo Moma's Bar and Grill @ 727 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 1125.


Trolley Stop Cafe @ 1923 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 0090.

Angeli on Decatur @ 1141 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 566 - 0077.

Cafe Maspero @ 601 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 504 - 523 - 6250.


Coops Place @ 1109 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 9053.


Mimi's in the Marigny and Port O Call are fine places for inexpensive dining. The burgers at Port O Call are outstanding. Buffa's Lounge has good tamales.

Mimi's in the Marigny @ 2601 Royal St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 872 - 9868.

Port of Call @ 838 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 0120.


Buffa's Lounge @ 1001 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 949 - 0038.


Here's a link to cheap drinks in NOLA.


Go to Lucy's Bar on Tchoupitoulas for a good 4 to 7 happy hour and $2.50 beer. You can walk there. Tell your wife to wear comfortable shoes.

Lucy's Bar @ 701 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 8995.


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Destrehan is the closest Plantation Home to NOLA. Take I 10 W to Exit 220 just W of the NOLA airport and go S on I 310 to Exit 6 just before you reach the river. Turn and go E to the home. They offer tours daily except major holidays.

Destrehan Plantation @ 13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 985 - 764 - 8785.


Laura, Evergreen and Oak Alley are within 10 miles of each other. You can reach these homes in about an hour. Evergreen and Laura are very good tours that are presented from a historical perspective.

Take I 10 E to Exit 194 and take Highway 641 S to Gramercy Bridge. Cross the river and turn right on Highway 18 and go W to Laura Plantation. The tour information is available at the LP website. Tours are available daily except holidays. To get to Evergreen Plantation take a left when you cross Gramercy Bridge and go E on Highway 18/River Road. Evergreen Plantation is a working plantation with 37 buildings in the National Register of Historial Places. Tours are available daily.

Laura Plantation @ 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 225 - 265 - 7690.


Evergreen Plantation @ 4649 Louisiana 18, Edgard, LA 985 - 497 - 3837. (51M/60Minutes)


After you tour Laura Plantation and/or Evergreen go W on Highway 18 to Oak Alley Plantation. You can view the home from the Highway and see the grand oak trees lining the driveway from the river road to the house. Take pictures from the road. There's no use touring OA. It's not very impressive.

Oak Alley Plantation @ 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 225 - 265 - 2151.


After you leave OA drive W on Highway 18 to Donaldsonville, LA and have lunch at Grapevine Cafe.

Grapevine Cafe and Gallery @ 211 Railroad Avenue, Donaldsonville, LA 225 - 473 - 8463.


After lunch take Highway 1 NW to White Castle to Nottoway Plantation and tour this home. It's a working B&B and has a nice restaurant. It's one of the most beautiful plantation homes IMO. It's about an hour and a half from NOLA.

Nottoway Plantation @ 31025 Louisiana Highway 1, White Castle, LA 225 - 545 - 2992.


Take Highway 1 back SE to Donaldsonville, LA and cross the Highway 70 Bridge. Turn left on Highway 44/River Road and go NW to Houmas House which is another very beautiful home. It's about an hour from NOLA to Houmas. Lunch and dinner is served there if you are interested. They offer tours daily and also offer a tour that will pick you up in the FQ in NOLA at 10:30 AM and returns around 4 PM. You ride in a 32 passenger bus and get to watch a video presentation of Houmas Plantation on your drive to the home.

Houmas House Plantation @ 40136 Hwy 942, Darrow, LA 225 - 473 - 9380.


You should be able to drive from the FQ to Houmas House or Nottoway in an hour depending on traffic. You should be able to drive to Evergreen, Laura, and Oak Alley in less than an hour. The roads are good and it's a safe drive.

Driving on the River Road is slow and there is not much to see. You can't see the river because of the levee. Don't depend on your GPS to get from the Laura/Oak Alley area to the Nottoway/Houmas area. Use a road map.

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