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New Orleans Restaurants & Cuisine

Casual Dining in New Orleans

When it comes to approaching the overwhelming abundance of the New Orleans dining scene, sometimes the best strategy is to skip the fancy flatware and dig right in! From cozy mom’n’pop restaurants to familiar, nationwide names, New Orleans has a cozy dining option for everyone. These casual eateries reflect the fun-loving, easygoing attitude of the Big Easy while still offering plenty of flavor and variety. Whether you're eating in the French Quarter or Mid-City, every neighborhood of the city has its own favorite spots to grab a laid-back bite.

Exploring the numerous restaurants around the city is a delicious way to get to know the area and really embrace the unbeatable enthusiasm that New Orleans' cooks and customers alike show for their food. Casual dining offers a great opportunity for a family outing or for catching up with friends over breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Not that casual means boring– from generations-old family recipes to inventive takes on diner staples, these menus still have the oomph to please your taste buds.

Whatever you’re craving, New Orleans has a plate to match it at a price that won’t break the bank. With such an abundance of different restaurants, you are sure to find something that fits both your wallet and your appetite, whether you’re looking for a fast bite on the go or a big, family-style sit-down. Browse our listings to find the perfect spot to snag a spicy bowl of Creole gumbo, a flavorful Vietnamese banh-mi, a loaded, Mexican-style taco, or even just a good ole’ American grilled cheese. Bon appetit!

Click Here for a list of casual restaurants in New Orleans.

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