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Oceana Grill

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Andy L.
    "Try the alligator bites and the Po' boys."(5 Tips)
    Mary L.
    "Get the chargrilled oysters .excellent"(9 Tips)
    Laura T.
    "The Redfish with crawfish étouffée is great."(9 Tips)
    "Blackened Catfish Po Boy and eggplant fries were amazing!"(12 Tips)
275 Tips and reviews
  • crab cakes
  • oysters
  • po' boys
  • crawfish
  • gumbo
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  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MaeFebruary 8, 2016
    LOVE this place. I come here everytime I come to NOLA. BBQ shrimp, chargrilled oysters, gator bites, redfish dish. All great eats! Sorry I don't have more pic it was so good I ate it quick lol
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileyApril 8, 2016
    The Oceana oysters were the best oysters I have ever had. It seems touristy bot don't be fooled. It's worth the wait to get in the food is amazing.
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia Myers-McCoyMarch 30, 2013
    Crab cakes & alligator tail both amazing!! Fried seafood platter is huge! Lots for what you're paying for. Family of 5 & only waited for 15 mins or a table at 730 on a busy Tuesday night
  • Marcelius F.
    Marcelius F.November 6, 2015
    The chicken fettuccine Alfredo is top class! Spicy Cajun sauce served over a delicious fried chicken breast. And you should really try the Gator bates. Surprised me how tasty it was!
  • Larry F.
    Larry FrancisJanuary 20, 2012
    The tuna special is the way to go. Blackened tuna stuffed with a crabcake topped with crawfish and a sauce served with a side of jambalaya and a vegetable. The service was great ask for Ben.
  • BostonMike L.
    BostonMike LewisSeptember 15, 2014
    Blackened chicken was great. Had me sweating just enough to know I was in New Orleans but not enough to have me on the toilet. The rice was also phenomenal! Two thumbs up!
  • Laura T.
    Laura ThomasSeptember 26, 2012
    The Redfish with crawfish étouffée is great. Had gator bites and oysters Rockefeller for appetizers. My husband enjoyed his classic martinis, too. Creme broule was a good choice for dessert.
  • M. P.
    M. PireOctober 29, 2016
    The food, atmosphere & service are phenomenal here! Jamal is, hands down, one of the most knowledgeable & best servers I've ever had! Thank you Jamal & Oceana, for a great experience.
  • Sunil S.
    Sunil SubramanianJuly 31, 2016
    Reasonably prized breakfast. The pain perdu (french toast) with sausage was amazing, the french bread was delicious and soft. Hash browns were good, but the biscuits were average. Coffee was good.
  • Marcelius F.
    Marcelius F.November 6, 2015
    Gator bites served with a spicy dipping sauce. Mm! Surprisingly tasty. Also try the chicken fettuccine Alfredo. Deliciously fried chicken breast with a spicy Cajun sauce and fettuccine. yum!
  • Big D.
    Big DJune 18, 2011
    Started with a Hurricane, and then another. A bowl of Gumbo with two spoons. (To die for) Then I had the Fried Shrimp Platter. GREAT! My wife had the Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo and two Hurricanes!
  • Lorri L.
    Lorri LiebermanDecember 9, 2016
    The best ribs I've ever had! Melt in your mouth and the barbecue sauce is perfect. My husband loved the blackened salmon with the crawfish. Will be back!
  • freddie d.
    freddie dancyFebruary 17, 2014
    Everything sounded and look great but had just ate somewhere else but did have the crab cakes....very, very yummy....look forward in going back to have a great meal.
  • Britney P.
    Britney Phillips, DMDNovember 8, 2013
    Delicious! One of the best places we ate at in New Orleans. Tried the turtle soup (100 year old recipe) and it was good. Tasted like chili.
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KasperFebruary 9, 2016
    Seafood gumbo and crab cakes are both musts!! Crab cakes have a sauce over top - table favorite!
  • SharLeneMiChele
    SharLeneMiCheleJune 2, 2014
    Johnell is a great server. Very attentive to the customer. Get the chargrilled oysters the ocean way. Perfection! A seafood gumbo also a win!
  • Sganga S.
    Sganga SgangasJuly 29, 2015
    I suggest Crawfish Etuffee and Taste of New Orleans, very tasty, no digestion problems. If you take lemonade you don't pay.
  • Cristela C.
    Cristela CMay 27, 2013
    Great Good. I recommend the chargrilled oysters (either Rockefeller or Oceana), BBQ Shrimp & Red Beans & Rice. Throughly enjoyed our experience.
  • Alisha O.
    Alisha OutridgeJanuary 20, 2013
    The blackened gator bites are divine! The perfect blend of chewy alligator meat, spice & flavor.
  • Joey G.
    Joey GallahanSeptember 6, 2013
    Holy shellfish! This was the best crab cake I have ever had. Then I had the special with the Ahi stuffed with crab??? Best. Dinner. Ever.
  • Jen C.
    Jen CDecember 29, 2012
    If you're starving, take the Maw Maw's Cajun breakfast challenge... Also the Eggs Melanaza are as good as touted. Bloody Mary is a necessary staple.
  • Alisha O.
    Alisha OutridgeJanuary 20, 2013
    Spice up your life with the Ragin Cajun Bloody Mary paired with the alligator bites. Then cool down with the Spiced Apple Mojito. The mint & rum blend will feel like you took a sip of heaven
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarveyOctober 7, 2011
    Blackened Redfish... Seasoned and pan-broiled in a searing skillet. Served with jambalaya and sauteed vegetables with a big glass of southern iced tea?! Yes, please!
  • Greg P.
    Greg PierceFebruary 21, 2013
    Public Health Department rated Oceana the 8th dirtiest restaurant in Greater New Orleans, and the DIRTIEST in the French Quarter.
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy H.July 7, 2013
    Crab cakes and Gator tips were delicious. Don't let line discourage you, definitely worth it
  • Lashes
    LashesJuly 6, 2013
    Bar seating is good and the service is great. The hurricanes are great and the blackened catfish Poboy is amazing!!!
  • Russ W.
    Russ WalkerMay 24, 2015
    Food was excellent. Also, the upstairs dining area was very quiet and a welcome change from the hustle bustle of bourbon
  • Brittany E.
    Brittany ElizabethDecember 4, 2011
    This place has the best gumbo I have ever had. Get the bowl because the cup isn't enough! The blackened oysters are also amazing!
  • Maureen K.
    Maureen KavanaughJanuary 15, 2014
    Everything on the menu was delicious. Friendly and attentive staff. Best dining experience in the French Quarter!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WhittakerJune 5, 2011
    Get the red fish it is a big portion for the price and taste delicious. Bread pudding was pretty good not the best I've had but worth it.
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MercadoNovember 20, 2014
    Very nice selections of cocktails..the food is very good. The flavor of New Orleans
  • Mitzi N.
    Mitzi NunyaApril 11, 2015
    The blackened alligator was amazing. The pain perdu was so rich and delicious, it practically melted in your mouth.
  • Hilary A.
    Hilary AraujoAugust 17, 2013
    Cajun jambalaya was fantastic! Staff was friendly and we were seated right away. Great place and great location
  • Trina R.
    Trina ReneeAugust 7, 2015
    Tried the seafood platter. It was great fried seafood but could use more flavor
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.August 1, 2015
    The crab cake and shrimp po boy is where it's at! I loved the food.
  • Nazary N.
    Nazary NebelukApril 10, 2013
    Get the half gator/half blackened catfish po'boy and a nice cold Abita. Enjoy life.
  • Michael S.
    Michael StruiksmaAugust 15, 2014
    Try the Taste of New Orleans if you're on the fence about anything. Delicious.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MaeFebruary 8, 2016
    I love this place! Chargrilled oysters, BBQ shrimp, gator bites and redfish dishes are amazing!
  • Amber P.
    Amber PointerMarch 6, 2011
    Jambalaya is amazing here and Lloyd is the best server ever - took excellent care of us. Highly recommend while you're visiting the French Qtr.
  • Fred G.
    Fred GeigerApril 21, 2013
    Had the Cajun breakfast with alligator sausage and grits, and probably one of the best bloody Mary's I ever drank, cured the hangover right up
  • Lexi G.
    Lexi GoodreauJanuary 8, 2016
    Amazing alligator bites and the most buttery mashed potatoes I've ever eaten!
  • Cortney W.
    Cortney WallaceJune 9, 2012
    Food is amazing, our server Printess was cool, ask for him! Get the blackened Alligator and charbroiled oysters!
  • Janine H.
    Janine HarrisonJune 10, 2013
    Blackened gator bites are amazing! The fried shrimp and chicken po boy are great as well!
    Upvoted Feb 28
  • Keri S.
    Keri SharpFebruary 21, 2012
    FASTEST SERVICE I've ever had! and...the food was INCREDIBLE! Oysters on the half shell and crab cakes rocked!!!!
  • Drew M.
    Drew MApril 18, 2014
    The crab cakes are fantastic. Try the duck as well - both duck plates are good choices.
  • Dana M.
    Dana MofieldNovember 8, 2015
    Absolutely amazing!! The bourbon pecan pie is a must!
  • Tony M.
    Tony MeisterApril 19, 2012
    Try the Crab Cakes - Louisiana Crabmeat Cakes in New Orleans ... next is turtle soup! Cajon sensation. #seafood
  • Maggie L.
    Maggie LingerJanuary 8, 2014
    Great location and ambiance! The blackened gator tail was awesome! Service was fantastic too!
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LaPlaineJune 8, 2013
    Food was great, service was great. This is a great place to do dinner, I will go here again.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SlabitNovember 28, 2013
    The crawfish sauce on the crab cakes was to die for! You can get it added to anything!
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