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Dinner on a budget with a group

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Dinner on a budget with a group

Hello! We will be travelling to New Orleans with a group of 20 people to take a big family cruise. We have a couple of young families going with us that have been scrimping and saving just to take the cruise, and I don't want them to have to worry about paying for an expensive dinner the night before on top of that.

But...we also want to be able to have some great food for our night in NOLA! Is there a good, cheap, authentic restaurant that you can recommend? It doesn't necessarily have to be in the French Quarter, but that's preferrable. We are staying in Mettaire but heading to the FQ that evening.

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1. Re: Dinner on a budget with a group

What's "cheap" for you? What's the budget?

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2. Re: Dinner on a budget with a group

Dishes around $10-$12 would be okay.

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3. Re: Dinner on a budget with a group

That "pricepoint" might be hard to hit. Praline Connection on Frenchman Street is a bit higher than that, but has a good selection.

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4. Re: Dinner on a budget with a group

Carrie - you might want to try Red Fish Grill, they have a few entrees under $20: www.redfishgrill.com/menu_display.html?id=52

or the Original Pierre Maspero's: pierremasperosrestaurant.com/food_pdf/1_Menu…

Or Ralph & Kacoos: ralphandkacoos.com/media/…20Dinner.pdf

Enjoy!

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5. Re: Dinner on a budget with a group

carrie, you might also consider Napoleon House in the French Quarter. It is very inexpensive (cheap really) and has the best ambiance of any building in the Quarter, in my opinion. They have a limited menu, mostly po-boys and muffalettas, but what the heck, you will be having fabulous meals on the cruise! We went on a family cruise 3 years ago (out of Miami) and it was absolutely the best vacation we have ever had. Hope your cruise is as much fun as ours was!

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6. Re: Dinner on a budget with a group

You've received good advice. If sandwich type food will get the job done, Napoleon House, for a proper meal, Red Fish Grill, even if it's a bit more expensive than you would prefer.

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