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BiggTigg
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Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
Wife and I are heading to the city this weekend and are looking to avoid tourist traps. Any local suggestions I could tell the cab driver to stop at would be greatly appreciated.


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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
how much you looking to spend?


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Swagga
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
R&O's if you're looking for a casual place. Out in bucktown


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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
define a "tourist trap" please
This post was edited on 4/23 at 8:29 pm


Lester Earl
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
a search will turn up a lot of great options. This board as a whole does not really recommend many tourist traps.


but if you want better info, a price point and type of food you are looking for would help


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BiggTigg
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
"Non-Tourist Trap" meaning something only the locals enjoy. Back Alley hole in the wall joints are welcome.

oh and $$$, not an issue...any suggestions are great
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glassman
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
Boucherie
Cafe Minh
Gautreus's
Clancy's
Lilette
Bistro Daisy
Patois
Martinique, especially for outside dining


pnut53088
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
I'd add Brigtsen's, Dante's Kitchen, Atchafalaya.


glassman
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
Me too. Also Herbsaint and Coquette.


Boondock544
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
With the internet and iphones, tourists are widening thier horizons


Swagga
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
You guys forgot Landry's, bubba gump, and acme oyster house. 3 classics IMO.


pnut53088
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
jesus


Swagga
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
told you puss


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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
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With the internet and iphones, tourists are widening thier horizons


Exactly my thoughts. The whole concept of tourist traps is losing its relevance due to technology. You're still going to have people from out of town go to Commander's Palace because it's a New Orleans institution. But lots of locals go there as well.

Same goes for Cochon. There's always a ton of out-of-towners there. NOLA residents too.

Good food is good food. Throwing around the term "tourist trap" is lazy. And most quasi-intelligent tourists have gotten better at surmising what's worth the price and what's not based on word of mouth, looking at the menu and online reviews.


pnut53088
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
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Same goes for Cochon. There's always a ton of out-of-towners there. NOLA residents too.


I've been trying to get a reservation at that place for the last two months


Kingwood Tiger
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
For dive with awesome food...Coop's place


Rohan2Reed
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
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For dive with awesome food...Coop's place



First time I went there years ago I had the best jambalaya of my life. Also walked right in the door on a Saturday afternoon and sat down with no problem.

Now every time I walk or drive by there's a line out the door. Looks like the word is out.


VOR
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
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Throwing around the term "tourist trap" is lazy. And most quasi-intelligent tourists have gotten better at surmising what's worth the price and what's not based on word of mouth, looking at the menu and online reviews.


That line in front of Acme Oyster House suggests otherwise, along with the schmoes eating breakfast at Brennan's.


Fun Bunch
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New Orleans
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
Atchafalaya for sure. Go there. Cochon as well.

Clancy's. Patois.

We have great Vietnamese food, too.


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burgeman
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re: Best Non-Tourist Trap New Orleans Restaurants and Why?
I was just about to mention coops, my favorite hole in the wall in the french quarter. If there is a line just get a drink from next door.


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