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“A local favorite”

Russell's Marina Grill
Ranked #315 of 1,998 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Lakeview
Description: A New Orleans favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot since 1985, Russell's Marina Grill serves traditional breakfast and lunch items along with a variety of healthy items, such as eggwhite omelets, multigrain pancakes and waffles, fresh fruit, in house roasted turkey, as well as ten different salads and a number of wraps. All desserts such as White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Blueberry Basil Pie, and Lemon Ice Box Pie are made on the premises. Eat inside at our counter, in our dining room, or outside on our pet friendly patio.
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

Fresh ingredients well prepared. The BBQ shrimp and grits are just too good ... Pair it with Big Al's blood Mary and you will be set for a NOLA kind of day!!!

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1  Thank Ken H
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Before Katrina New Orleans was a twenty-four hour city.  The Walgreens on Canal Street had not closed in living memory.  Cafe du Monde  and Morning Call served Cafe Au Lait and Beignet around the clock.  Party goers would stop there on their way to the 3am (fishermen's) mass at St. Roch's Church.  

More recently, but clearly part of the tradition, Russell's Marina Grill operated around the clock.  It too was a favorite of those late to bed or early to rise.  It also served breakfast to those late to rise.  After Katrina Russell's served only breakfast from 5am until noon.  The problem was not so much lack of patronage as lack of staff.  Russell's is now open to 10pm; a measure of the City's return to normalcy.  

So, Russell's is part of the tradition of New Orleans breakfast.  It sits between the cafe' and fine dining Breakfast at Brennan's.  It has a vast menu.  Breakfast includes everything from pancakes and pain perdue to omelet's to Eggs Benedict.  The quality and variety of these dishes is several notches above what one might expect from a pancake house or diner, at least in part because of the volume.  

Some of you may have eaten an Onion Mumm at the Outback Steakhouse chain.  It got there from Oz 
via Russell's which introduced it to the US.

While always crowded, somehow the wait is rarely very long and the service very prompt.  While large family parties are popular and welcome, the wait may be a little longer.   I usually give my name to the hostess and then order my Bloody Mary at the bar.  By the time I have had my first sip, the hostess is calling my name.  

Russell's is a part of my every visit to New Orleans.  Great New Orleans dishes are served at family prices   Make it part of your next visit.  

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2  Thank whmurray
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Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

I can't remember the name of the omelette, but it comes with fried oysters (can't do it for breakfast, so I replace them with grilled shrimp), tomatoes, artichoke hearts and cheese and is topped with their amazing house-made remoulade. I always get my daughter their delicious sweet potato pancakes. The heart healthy California omelette was good as well, but the fresh tasting remoulade is what always sends me back to the previously mentioned omelette. The only suggestion I would have is to change the biscuits because they're a little too dry to soak up the spicy hollandaise sauce that tops another omelette filled with shrimp. It's definitely worth the trip.

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Thank FD504
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Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

A well kept secret is that Russels is open till 10 pm. This restaurant is generally packed for breakfast and lunch but if go at dinner is quiet. Get the onion mumm or fried artichoke hearts as a starter! The dinner specials we had were 13.99 and were steak or redfish with soup/salad and dessert. A tasty bargain!

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Located just short of the Lake, Russell's Marina Grill serves a great filling breakfast. When we arrived fairly early on a Saturday morning, the diner was filled with locals, and while, on the inside, Russell's looks like any of a thousand mid-American diners, the food quickly reminds you that you are in New Orleans. Great coffee, and freshly squeezed orange juice with just the right amount of pulp got us started on the right foot. Our party had Eggs Benedict, Eggs Pontchartrain, which has a thick bacon instead of the canadian bacon, a specialty omelette with spinach, and two egg breakfast with pancakes and grits that were delightfully smooth. The biscuits were great as well. Our waitress took very good care of us with the proper amounts of "darlin'" and "hun". A great local diner!!

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Thank TUFish
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