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Sort of off topic - Looking for BBQ Restaurant recommendations in New O'rleans

I will ne traveling to the big easy in March and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for BBQ joints where I can get some good southern BBQ while I am there.

Living in NS Canada I want to experience some of the famous southern BBQ I keep hearing about.


Thanks for the feedback.


  • solasola Posts: 118
    Not a ton of BBQ resturants in town. Make you a list of good creole/Cajun & that'll know our socks off. I'm sure you're aware Cajuns come from Nova Scotia.
  • LOL


    Yes I am but it seems the Cajun food culture has left us here.


    for one we don't have any Craw Fish.

  • I would love to have the list of good creole/Cajun though
  • solasola Posts: 118
    Check out the thread for Super Bowl in BR. They have some great ones there. You staying downtown?

    I have some NS people on my moms side a couple generations back & my wife's family is from Alberta.
  • I am staying at the Intercontinental on  Charles Ave.



  • Pascal Manale's BBQ shrimp.
  • ParallelParallel Posts: 433
    edited January 2013
    Down here on the Bayou Louisiana BBQ means cochon de lait, pronounced cu shawn de lay, which is pit-roasted young suckling pig. A couple of the best places to have this dish here in New Orleans are:

    930 Tchoupitoulas St.
    New orleans, LA
    (504) 588-2123

    Another is:

    520 Capdeville St.
    (504) 371-5161

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
  • +1 on Cochon. I was in town for a conference and got the "louisiana cochon with turnips, cabbage, pickled peaches & cracklins" for lunch. I had to take the food out of my mouth after the first bite just so I could look at what magical substance was enchanting my mouth.
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 667
    While not a BBQ place, Muthers is an excellent restaurant.  Great fried food, po boys, etc...  Not a fancy place at all but the locals love it.  It is near the casino.

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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 433
    edited January 2013
    If you're looking for REAL southern BBQ make a side trip to Memphis Tennessee for awesome porksicle or head West to Houston TX and get some Beef BBQ. Either city is only a bit over 6 hours by car and so worth it that before I became an egghead I made the trip once or twice a year to Memphis just to eat BBQ. Of course Kansas City BBQ is good as well... but that's too damned far to drive... LOL.

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    @Fliehigh - send a PM to @nolaegghead - he has been really busy lately, not so active on the forum, but he will probably give you some worthwhile thoughts on places to go. 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,712
    Thanks, Skiddy - not a lot of BBQ joints here, Parallel listed some of the best.  But life doesn't end with BBQ - some of the best food in North America can be found here.   Go look at and try being adventurous.  You can't go wrong with going to any of the 4-5 star rated places, and listen to the recommendations of the serving staff - as in Rome.....
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  • I have never been in New Orleans before and I didn't even consider creole or Cajun, I was just thinking south = southern bbq.


    Now I am excited to try some Gumbo and craw fish.

  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214 , Here is a link to a former discission, (thanks Nola) we are going in Feb, have booked some great rated places and can not wait to go.
    Lynnwood WA
  • KempyKempy Posts: 188
    QDude said:

    While not a BBQ place, Muthers is an excellent restaurant.  Great fried food, po boys, etc...  Not a fancy place at all but the locals love it.  It is near the casino.

    I have to agree. Make sure to try the ferdi with debris. (At least that's what I think it is called).
  • Fliehigh.......forget the BBQ and immerse yourself in New Orleans Cuisine.  There are some great places to eat.  It is always good to get recommendations.  There are a lot of old established N.O. eateries as well as a huge crop of new chefs trying to make a name for themselves.  You don't have to spend a lot of money to get good food either.  Some eateries may be difficult to find, but you can always take a cab. 
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