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Mandina's Restaurant

Mandina's Restaurant

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Italian Restaurant, and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Mid-City, New Orleans
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  • The experts at Eater and Epicurious recommend this place
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  • Jaclyn T.
    "The onion rings are amazing....so is the turtle soup!"(16 Tips)
    Lily M.
    "Also the shrimp po boy was amazing!!!"(5 Tips)
    Trish K.
    "Loved the shrimp creole!!!!"(3 Tips)
    Jerrell J.
    "Delicious turtle soup and seafood gumbo."(4 Tips)
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  • Jerrell J.
    Delicious turtle soup and seafood gumbo. Fried plates were alright.
  • Hank C.
    Hank CarusoFebruary 10
    Food was very pricey. I am originally from NOLA and try to eat a roast beef poboy every time I go home. The sandwich here was average at best. Sandwich fell apart and I had to finish it with a fork.
  • Jen C.
    Jen CreechJuly 22, 2016
    Portions are enormous
  • Melonee G.
    Melonee GriggsJuly 6, 2016
    Big servings! Try the daily specials. You can't go wrong with the NOLA cuisine standards. Family friendly.
  • Maury W.
    Maury WilliamsApril 7, 2016
    Turtle soup and Italian salad!
  • Sherry R.
    Sherry RothFebruary 2, 2016
    Everything!
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Shanna L.
    Shanna LeeJanuary 6, 2016
    My bf is obsessed with the ponchartrain fish. I like the red beans and rice.
  • Travis G.
    Travis GilbertSeptember 7, 2015
    Soft shell crab! Also the onion loops
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁June 26, 2015
    Yummy yummy taste of onion ox-tail soup
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SmytheJune 23, 2015
    Traditional joint out of the French Quarter that is big on portions and nostalgia. The mains are great and the seafood fresh but the service lacking and the sides bland.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff Stark★April 20, 2015
    Try the po-boys always a good choice. Pictured is the po-boy1/2 shrimp 1/2 & clams. Plenty of parking in the back. Look for the pink building.They open at 11AM during the week and noon on Sunday's.
  • Marc P.
    Marc PApril 2, 2015
    My first official stop on my short trip to NOLA. Had to have a po'boy! Delicious!!
  • Lily M.
    Lily MatavaMarch 19, 2015
    Best gumbo ever! Also the shrimp po boy was amazing!!! I can't wait to get back to New Orleans to eat here again!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousMarch 10, 2015
    The turtle soup is some of the best in town. The po'boys are good, too. And the bartenders are particularly adept at Sazeracs and Old Fashioneds. Read more
  • Eric D.
    Eric DNovember 1, 2014
    Classic New Orleans cuisine. They do beautiful things with crab and crawfish. Right on Canal so it's easy to hop a streetcar to/from the quarter.
  • Arjumand B.
    Arjumand BonhommeOctober 28, 2014
    Had the turtle soup, it was good, but I was disappointed to find out there's no actual turtle. Red beans are pretty good. Grilled pork chop is AMAZING!
  • Jill K.
    Jill KSeptember 9, 2014
    Huge portions, delicious food!
  • Katie P.
    Katie PitreMarch 5, 2014
    All delicious: Crawfish cake special, turtle soup, spaghetti & meatballs, and shrimp creole. A bit pricier than lesser-known local joints, but an overall good experience.
  • Anya P.
    Anya PratskevichJanuary 3, 2014
    Simply delicious southern food. Get the turtle soup with sherry or the oyster soup - both are fantastic.
  • Cash E.
    Cash EdwardsDecember 30, 2013
    Turtle soup.... old school fabulous!
  • Just S.
    Just Sayin’November 7, 2013
    And though I had a bad experience with the food our waiter was very understanding and apologetic and offered to take it off my bill and give me a gumbo on the house.
  • Just S.
    Just Sayin’November 7, 2013
    This places food is what I imagine you'd find in an old folks home cafeteria with 5-star prices. Ordered a crawfish etouffee that reminded me too much of cat food I couldn't touch it. All around bland
  • Tim S.
    Tim SonnierAugust 1, 2013
    food was fantastic
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangJuly 21, 2013
    We split a grilled shrimp salad and a meatball sub and I'm still excited about it.
  • Dana G.
    Dana GardnerJuly 16, 2013
    Soft shell crab was great! Nice atmosphere. Fresh food.
  • Trish K.
    Trish KellyApril 29, 2013
    They do take credit cards now. They have for about two years now. Loved the shrimp creole!!!!
  • Trish K.
    Trish KellyApril 29, 2013
    It's not really turtle, it's veal in the turtle soup.
  • I Am Nolas F.
    I Am Nolas FinestMarch 9, 2013
    Fried seafood platter is to die for
  • Lucretia P.
    Lucretia ParkerDecember 22, 2012
    Fried shrimp po boy
  • Lucretia P.
    Lucretia ParkerDecember 22, 2012
    Onion rings app
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansNovember 16, 2012
    This Creole-Italian stalwart serves daube over spaghetti on Wednesdays Read more
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BurgessSeptember 9, 2012
    Service was horrible day :(
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BoudreauJune 11, 2012
    If you're staying downtown or in French Quarter, take a streetcar ride down Canal St to this mid-city neighborhood restaurant. Creole Italian at its best! Love the stuffed shrimp special on Fridays.
  • Rich @DisneyEcho K.
    Rich @DisneyEcho KosterMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The bar has no barstools! I love the turtle soup au sherry even though Tom Fitzmorris says it has eggs instead of turtle in it.
  • Britt L.
    Britt L.December 31, 2011
    Edward was great! Order the turtle soup and eggplant special if it's a Friday.
  • Stacy G.
    Stacy GlassDecember 17, 2011
    Calamari was AWESOME
  • Stacy G.
    Stacy GlassDecember 17, 2011
    Service is pretty slow .. Been here 20min and server hasn't asked my drinks order:(
  • sam D.
    sam DiamondNovember 30, 2011
    The food was bland... Not impressed!
  • Tammie B.
    Tammie BrewerNovember 28, 2011
    The shrimp creole was awesome, as was the service!
  • Chad B.
    Chad BNovember 23, 2011
    Get the Trout Almandine. You can thank me later.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 5, 2011
    A Canal Street institution drawing patrons for lunch and dinner, Mandina’s menu is creole and Italian, offering fried seafood, po’ boys, sandwiches, and Italian classics. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Neil C.
    Neil ChilsonJune 26, 2011
    Food is terrific, but avoid the house red wine.
  • Mariah G.
    Mariah GiovingoMay 8, 2011
    Mother's Day Wait.. hour and a half
  • Sean C.
    Sean C.May 6, 2011
    Amazing food. Order a cup of turtle soup and a 1/2 and 1/2 on a half. Best decision you will ever make. Food will fill you up. Come hunger leave happy!!!
  • Elise C.
    Elise ClayMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The soft shell crab is amazing
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveMarch 4, 2011
    This Mardi Gras season try the Turtle soup and Crawfish etouffee. It’s a Saturday special in Italian-Creole at this downhome standby.
  • Kunal S.
    Kunal ShahNovember 7, 2010
    the plates are enormous, split with friends, or get a few smaller items if you are by yourself
  • Veronica C.
    Veronica CarmonaNovember 6, 2010
    We just found a piece of plastic in our calamari. Service is horrible.. Our server is super rude.. WTF
  • Bite and Booze
    Bite and BoozeOctober 16, 2010
    Oyster poboys are where it's at!
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline BarryOctober 1, 2010
    Bloody Mary, Turtle Soup, Half & Half (oyster-shrimp)
  • Jaclyn T.
    Jaclyn TSeptember 25, 2010
    The onion rings are amazing....so is the turtle soup!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    This newly-rebuilt restaurant has been in operation since 1932 and is loved by everyone who visits. The specialties are New Orleans favorites, like turtle soup and trout amandine.
  • Diane D.
    Diane DaigleJune 9, 2010
    Join Mandina's on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/New-Orleans-LA/Mandinas-Restaurant/90375794341?ref=ts&ajaxpipe=1&__a=13 Read more
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen ScarbroughApril 16, 2010
    Best turtle soup....best everything!
  • Evan Draeger Photography
    Evan Draeger PhotographyFebruary 16, 2010
    The gumbo is OMG good!
  • @sloane
    @sloaneJanuary 11, 2010
    Ask to sit in Mister Eddie's section. You won't be sorry! Great old-timer with lots of stories.
  • Tung L.
    Tung LyOctober 18, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Turtle soup au sherry
  • Olya O.
    Olya ObysovaJune 7, 2015
    OMG one plate is for three people... Порции конские))
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