Seven Deliciously Cheap New Orleans Restaurants
Very few cities can match the culinary scene and the pure passion for eating good stuff like New Orleans. While the Crescent City is known for its thriving jazz scene and of course the mother of all parties, Mardi Gras, it is the downright delicious food options that are scattered throughout the city that truly make it a "must visit" travel destination. Travel along as we share with you our top picks for cheap New Orleans restaurants that offer plenty to eat without going broke in the Big Easy.
Cafe du Monde: No visit to New Orleans would be complete without chowing down on a world famous beignet. This square piece of fried dough covered in powdered sugar is a popular pastry around these parts. The best New Orleans restaurant to dine on these devilishly good desserts is at the historic Cafe du Monde. Here beignets are served in orders of three.
City Diner: Open 24 hours a day, this New Orleans restaurant offers up tasty dishes for hungry travelers and locals on a budget. Gorge on oversized shrimp and diner-style grits with biscuits for under $10 or inhale some of the fluffiest pancakes in Louisiana for just $4.99!
Dress It: New Orleans restaurants are known for their seafood expertise and Dress It is no different. Order up a plate of the outstanding extra large lump crab cakes for under $10! Best of all you can dress it with 16 different toppings - including tomato, grilled onions, red peppers and fiery jalapenos. It doesn't hurt that Dress It also has attentive service and a very cool atmosphere that really helps patrons truly enjoy their dining experience.
Johnny's Po Boys: For over 60 years, this iconic New Orleans restaurant has been serving up a plethora of po boys that bring locals and visitors back again and again. With many priced under $10, not only is this a great place to fill your belly, but you will have plenty of extra cash leftover to partake in a Hurricane or two.
Old Gentilly Spicy Kitchen: Considered by many locals as the best New Orleans restaurant for authentic soul food, Old Gentilly Spicy Kitchen will have you drooling over such affordable fare as neckbones, cornbread and freshly squeezed lemonade.
Flanagan's Pub: Do not let this hole in the wall deceive you. Inside this French Quarter favorite is some of the best pub grub the Crescent City has to offer. Order up their Huge Freakin' Nachos (oh and they do not lie), chili cheese fries, Cajun friend chicken and the classic shepherd's pie.
Julie's Little India Kitchen: The motto of this New Orleans restaurant is a "Unique New Orleans Experience." That might be an understatement as Julie's seems to suffer from an identity crisis as it is a bar, B&B, sandwich joint, convenience store and even a laundromat! However, it is the Indian restaurant located here that we love checking out when in NOLA. So many tasty curry dishes at budget-friendly prices.
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