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Oceana Grill

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
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8.6/10
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  • 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)
    Todd
    "Blackened Catfish Po Boy and eggplant fries were amazing!"(12 Tips)
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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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alisha O.
    Alisha OutridgeJanuary 20, 2013
    The blackened gator bites are divine! The perfect blend of chewy alligator meat, spice & flavor.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy H.July 7, 2013
    Crab cakes and Gator tips were delicious. Don't let line discourage you, definitely worth it
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lashes
    LashesJuly 6, 2013
    Bar seating is good and the service is great. The hurricanes are great and the blackened catfish Poboy is amazing!!!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KhanJune 12
    Loved this place! Service was awesome! Our waiter David was so friendly and helpful! I also really enjoyed the seafood platter
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MercadoNovember 20, 2014
    Very nice selections of cocktails..the food is very good. The flavor of New Orleans
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.August 1, 2015
    The crab cake and shrimp po boy is where it's at! I loved the food.
  • 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!
  • Nazary N.
    Nazary NebelukApril 10, 2013
    Get the half gator/half blackened catfish po'boy and a nice cold Abita. Enjoy life.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Cortney W.
    Cortney WallaceJune 9, 2012
    Food is amazing, our server Printess was cool, ask for him! Get the blackened Alligator and charbroiled oysters!
  • Drew M.
    Drew MApril 18, 2014
    The crab cakes are fantastic. Try the duck as well - both duck plates are good choices.
  • Janine H.
    Janine HarrisonJune 10, 2013
    Blackened gator bites are amazing! The fried shrimp and chicken po boy are great as well!
  • Dana M.
    Dana MofieldNovember 8, 2015
    Absolutely amazing!! The bourbon pecan pie is a must!
  • 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!!!!
  • Maggie L.
    Maggie LingerJanuary 8, 2014
    Great location and ambiance! The blackened gator tail was awesome! Service was fantastic too!
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonNovember 26, 2014
    The crab cakes are my pick here. Share them though, it's a lot of food. Same goes for the alligator tips.
  • 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!
  • Tony M.
    Tony MeisterApril 19, 2012
    Try the Crab Cakes - Louisiana Crabmeat Cakes in New Orleans ... next is turtle soup! Cajon sensation. #seafood
  • Seth K.
    Seth KleinApril 21, 2016
    Wow - I did read through the reviews but lost some trust in my fellow foursquarers. Had high hopes for oceana, but basically seems like chain restaurant food. Didn't hold a candle to other NO fare.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer ThunbergApril 1, 2014
    Best seafood I have ever eaten. If you like crab cakes, the appetizer is worth it.
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney R.January 26, 2015
    Try the TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS for a sample of the local flavor. Po boys are great too.
  • Rodney A.
    Rodney AdamsFebruary 1, 2014
    Try the breakfast, but unless you are really hungry, get the short stack of hotcakes. This should be more than enough.
  • Jared L.
    Jared LeightonMarch 2, 2013
    Best red beans and rice in town. You won't regret ordering their red beans and rice.
  • Beverly R.
    Beverly RomineFebruary 7, 2013
    Eat anything and you won't be disappointed!! (: Recommend the tuna blackened!! Freakin awesome!!!! (:
  • Idierys A.
    Idierys Acevedo5 days ago
    Best food we had in NOLA, recommend the oysters, crab cakes, and the cajun pasta.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FlemingMay 2, 2012
    Friendly staff and fantastic food! Try the alligator bites!! Don't be afraid, they don't bite back.
  • Anibal G.
    Anibal GDecember 29, 2014
    Everything was awesome, I had the blackrned catfish with crawfish sauce. Amazing 👏
  • Leeann M.
    Leeann McKeonFebruary 2, 2014
    Try the Turtle Soup and the Fried Catfish. They do a very tasty job of it.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda ThauJune 6, 2016
    It's touristy, but the food is great. Kitchen is open late if you were too busy drinking and forgot about dinner!
  • Jerald P.
    Jerald PrinceMarch 6, 2016
    Very good! Oysters Rockefeller for App and Cajun Combo. All good!
  • Saúl J.
    Saúl JonMay 11, 2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, great and fast service, the Best Cajun Food in Mew Orleans!
  • David W.
    David WSeptember 3, 2011
    I never even heard of grilled oysters before but they were fantastic! Best oysters I've ever had.
  • Freddy C.
    Freddy CSeptember 2, 2013
    Had good service by friendly wait staff. Been here twice once for lunch and once for their desert.
  • Wayne A.
    Wayne AJune 6, 2010
    Crabcakes & BBQ shrimp combo on the appetizer menu is a great customized main dish. Ask for Jaycee! Best service in town compliments the food
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisSeptember 13, 2016
    The crab cakes for succulents also the collard greens are off the chain
  • Amir N.
    Amir N.December 29, 2016
    Amazing Cajun cuisine and seafood. Don't miss their hurricane!
  • Teri L.
    Everything! Personable staff, very friendly! Food is excellent along with atmosphere!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole B.March 18, 2013
    Try the shrimp po boy.... It was the most delicious seafood sandwich I've ever had
  • Esther M.
    Without words to describe the Blacken Porterhouse 20oz steak.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LearMarch 8, 2015
    Good, unpretentious food. Try the alligator bites and the Po' boys.
  • Ian G.
    Ian GMarch 3, 2011
    Ridiculously fast service; simple, straight up cajun food; good people. plus it's only a few steps off Bourbon. Check 'em out!
  • Morgan J.
    Morgan JohnstonFebruary 25, 2011
    One of the better bloody marys in NOLA. Served with pickled beans and a jalapeno garnish, it's got a good bite.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MarkFebruary 9, 2016
    Slightly overpriced, but this casual tourist spot is a solid stop for tasty jambalaya and crawfish etoufee
  • Tracey L.
    Tracey Lozano3 weeks ago
    The catfish platter and Red Beans and rice entree we both delicious!
  • Derri S.
    Derri ScottJanuary 14, 2014
    OMG the seafood gumbo was to kill for! Definitely going back to sit & dine in!
  • Tone M.
    Tone MosleyMarch 28, 2015
    Great choice with large variety. Very spicy (flavor).
  • Korey J H.
    Korey J HerronFebruary 15, 2016
    The blackened redfish was amazing! As well as the seafood gumbo!
  • Kat I.
    Kat InTheHatJanuary 31, 2014
    The blackened gator appetizer is so yummy! Try it! <3
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SchumanAugust 27, 2016
    The seafood is super fresh and good beers too
  • Ernie M.
    Ernie MiddletonOctober 14, 2010
    The grilled oysters you see flaming on the open grill in the back - YES they are as good as they look. Yum yum!!
  • Chantell M.
    Chantell MarieSeptember 1, 2011
    Try the Eggs St. Louis for breakfast! Mmmm :) And ask for Ezra as your server!
  • Mel A.
    Mel AhleAugust 12, 2011
    All of the oysters were awesome! Get extra bread to dip in the amazing sauce.
  • Nikia S.
    Nikia SummerlinJune 2, 2014
    The jambalaya pasta wins. My goodness. The catfish platter wasn't bad either.
  • RobinWB
    RobinWBMarch 18, 2015
    The crab cakes were delicious- especially the sauce it was topped with.
  • Lani B.
    Lani BetkeMarch 24, 2012
    The pain pardu at breakfast is amazing!! You will want to share it though.
  • Josie S.
    Josie SNovember 6, 2011
    Mardi Gras pasta is to die for. Service is top notch and atmosphere is wonderful.
  • Crystal C.
    Food was great. Make reservations as the line is always out the door
  • Jon Jon
    Jon JonAugust 19, 2016
    Definitely try the Taste of New Orleans! It is worth it!
  • Rowan J.
    Rowan JohnsonMarch 1, 2013
    Red beans and rice are perfect. Best meal I had in NoLa.
  • Reggie W.
    Reggie WilliamsJuly 21, 2014
    Very good and fresh seafood. Good service and desserts.
  • Alexa B.
    Alexa BomersbachApril 30, 2011
    I tried the crab cake just because of four square and it was by far the best out of anything we ordered!
  • Don C.
    Don CavalliOctober 9, 2016
    Great Cajun seafood for great prices! A must visit
  • Laine C.
    Laine CasalloSeptember 23, 2013
    The duck is a must have..... excellent service! ! ! !
  • JP N.
    JP NunemakerOctober 21, 2011
    The BBQ are seriously delicious and the sauce is amazing! Highly recommended.
  • Patricia P.
    Oysters to die for. Also alligator bites are delish.
  • Kyle O.
    Kyle OwenJuly 2, 2013
    I recommend the crab cakes they're amazing and service is great.
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireAugust 9, 2015
    Serviço rápido e atencioso. Crab cakes deliciosos!
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