Buffa's Lounge

Buffa's Lounge

American Restaurant, Bar, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant
1001 Esplanade Ave (Burgundy), New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
Hours:
Open (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Drinks:
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
No

A true New Orleans style neighborhood bar, conveniently located on the "Border of the Quarter" since 1939. Now owned by the Rogers family.

8.0/10

Based on 147 votes

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    Danielle T.
    "Try the gator balls, they're delicious!"(4 Tips)
    Rian
    "Best jazz brunch ever!"(2 Tips)
    OffBeat Magazine
    "The Buffa burger is one of the best around, the camaraderie..."(2 Tips)
    Leo L.
    "Work place of the fantastic Sasha creature."(2 Tips)
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  • gator balls
  • burgers
  • breakfast food
  • Bloody Marys
  • sasha
  • brunch food
  • grits
  • free Wifi
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for a late night
  • chicken cordon bleu
  • casual
  • Reuben sandwiches
  • chicken wings
  • biscuits
  • waffles
  • beer
  • shrimp
  • eggs
  • fish
  • RobinWB

    Check out the Dr. Who art in the hallway. Live music, cheap&decent food-not touristy in the slightest.

    RobinWB · March 18
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  • Erik R.

    This is one of the best dive bars and restaurants in New Orleans, hands down. The food is incredible, love the red beans and rice dish. Perfect late night food after exploring and drinking on the town

    Erik Rowley · January 29
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  • Rebecca C.

    Friday night comedy hot spot

    Rebecca Collins · December 14, 2014
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  • Marianna🛀 A.

    Единственное пока заведение в Америке, которое я встретила, где не ебашит кондей, поэтому туту по кайфу))

    Marianna🛀 Arbuzova🍉 · October 28, 2014
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  • Massimo B.

    Buon cibo e musica live

    Massimo Bologna · September 29, 2014
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  • Amber E.

    shrimp creole is good. doesnt currently have a bathroom though

    Amber E · September 26, 2014
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  • Ömer K.

    The best bar in nola. I suggest everyone who just wants a to have a peaceful time. And the jalapeno cheese poppers are the best one I've ever had

    Ömer Kantarcıoğlu · September 4, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Buffa's as seen on Best Bars in America Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 4, 2014
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  • Tony F.

    Food & Comedy

    Tony Frederick · August 23, 2014
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  • Joy S.

    This is a locals bar. Totally cool laid back and cozy. Slip right in sit and have a beer. Act right if your not a local. #plugintobola

    Joy Sylvester · August 21, 2014
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  • Madison L.

    Literally the Best Veggie Burger I have ever had.

    Madison Leavelle · August 21, 2014
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  • Chris

    A great neighborhood bar with food, music, and stiff drinks.

    Chris · June 6, 2014
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  • Pete M.

    Holy hell the bathroom

    Pete Meiler · May 16, 2014
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  • Ian E.

    The chicken cordon bleu is amazing!

    Ian Everett · May 3, 2014
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  • Jules K.

    A good place to lose people on your tail.

    Jules Kw · May 2, 2014
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  • Andrew H.

    under the bar you can find electrical outlets and USB ports to charge your phone, but if you go to the men's room you have to piss on the wall.

    Andrew Healan · April 26, 2014
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  • Kika G.

    24-hours and always serving food. A beer + shrimp w. grits is all you need for breakfast!

    Kika G · March 24, 2014
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  • Kim S.

    Burgers are great!! (And the wings!)

    Kim Stanga · January 1, 2014
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  • Matt E.

    love this place but the bartender last Sat was a jerk. Before asking what we'd like to drink she states "the back room is closed" as if that's why we were there. generally unfriendly, won't go back

    Matt Ellis · September 30, 2013
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  • Casey D.

    Gator balls with crawfish sauce. Literally the best food I've had in my LIFE!!

    Casey D. · September 2, 2013
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  • Alfonso H.

    Nice chill spot on Sunday evening...if you like vampires

    Alfonso H · July 15, 2013
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  • Yvonne S.

    Cool place to hang but watch your credit card receipts, they will over charge you!!

    Yvonne Smith · June 23, 2013
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  • Rian

    Best jazz brunch ever!

    Rian · May 8, 2013
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  • Craig O.

    Food has changed; not sure why. Was very disappointed. Hopefully, it was an off-night.

    Craig Olson · April 28, 2013
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  • Craig O.

    Seems popular but the service can be offputting.

    Craig Olson · April 28, 2013
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  • Tabby B.

    The Way To Eden burger is amazing!

    Tabby Burkitt · April 24, 2013
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  • Sean W.

    Good burgers, great atmosphere!

    Sean Westbrock · April 22, 2013
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  • AKB

    Our local. Great for dogs and other people. Better burgers than the Port 'O Call and not wait. Brilliant bartenders. Love this place.

    AKB · March 17, 2013
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  • NOLA V.

    Sasha RULES!

    NOLA Veggie Fest · March 16, 2013
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  • Lea B.

    the boudin is the bomb!

    Lea Bowers · March 6, 2013
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  • Bobby B.

    They don't have French toast on menu anymore. WTF...

    Bobby Bronell · February 18, 2013
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  • Amanda J.

    Get the gator balls!

    Amanda Jagusiak · February 11, 2013
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  • Maeve Y.

    OMG! The gator balls!

    Maeve Yeager · December 21, 2012
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  • Gambit New Orleans

    Play Gambit’s 2012 Bar Stampede at Buffa's Lounge and you could win $1,000 in New Orleans bar tabs. Look for the secret code word in this bar to enter to win. Promotion ends December 30, 2012 Read more

    Gambit New Orleans · November 16, 2012
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  • Erion W.

    Shrimp and Grits. GET IT!!!

    Erion Williams · September 24, 2012
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  • Brian K.

    Deep dish pizza on mondays is ok. The menu has a nice spread from specialty burgers to blackened redfish.

    Brian Kubricht · July 17, 2012
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  • Gambit New Orleans

    Gambit's Top Bars 2012 - Bar's w/ Bar Food Read more

    Gambit New Orleans · July 3, 2012
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  • mark m.

    Wifi and it's open 24/7 (what's not to like?!)

    mark mayhew · June 12, 2012
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  • Craig G.

    The chef here is very accommodating & nice to someone with an allergy restriction.

    Craig Green · April 23, 2012
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  • Lori L.

    If you want a local bar where everyone is friendly and the drinks are cheap this is your place! The fried green beans are amazing.

    Lori L · February 28, 2012
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  • mark m.

    24/7 free wifi, good food, burgers, coffee and jalepeno poppers :)

    mark mayhew · January 19, 2012
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  • Philip S.

    Sunday mornings at 11 dixieland jazz and good breakfast

    Philip Shirley · January 8, 2012
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  • OffBeat Magazine

    The Buffa burger is one of the best around, the camaraderie at the bar is hard to beat, and the music in the smoke-free back room is always a welcome treat.

    OffBeat Magazine · November 10, 2011
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  • Mike L.

    My friend Phillip loves the tuna steak sandwich here. I mean LOVES!!!!!

    Mike Lancaster · November 10, 2011
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  • Danielle T.

    Absolutely the biggest, best Reuben in town. Try the gator balls, they're delicious!

    Danielle Tanguis · October 28, 2011
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  • Leo L.

    Work place of the fantastic Sasha creature.

    Leo LaCorde · August 25, 2011
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  • Joseph O.

    If port of call is too packed, Come here and try the boudin.

    Joseph O'Malley · August 1, 2011
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  • David R.

    Artichoke Dip...yum!

    David Rosenberg · July 7, 2011
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  • David R.

    Tamales special this weekend. 3 for $7. Sour cream is extra.

    David Rosenberg · June 25, 2011
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  • Dens

    Great spot for a hungover Sunday brunch off Bourbon Street. Biscuits + gravy & poached eggs are the way to go. Super spicy bloody mary too (take one to go!). Oh, and a jazz band.

    Dens · June 9, 2011
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