New Orleans looking for some funky, off the beaten trail, restaurants out of French Quarter. First time having a car in the area.
Outside of New Orleans restaurants
I love Meauxbar Bistro located just on the outside edge of the quarter. Also, Ralph's on the Park is very good. It is near City Park. If you want to take a little drive north (about 45 minutes) you cannot beat Middendorf's, a casual place that locals have been swearing by for years. The pretty drive will take you through the swamp so you can get a feel for that part of Louisiana. This place is known for its fried catfish (thick or thin) and it really is worth the calories. The restaurant is on the water and has a nice outside bar area too. Very casual and they do not accept reservations. You will not be disappointed! almost 5 years ago