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The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar

Seafood Restaurant and Cajun and Creole Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
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    Amanda T.
    "Get the boiled crawfish and add corn and potatoes to jazz it up!"(18 Tips)
    Suzanne M.
    "I had the bayou platter and it was amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Stan M.
    "Great lunch of oysters on the half shell and fried green tomatoes."(22 Tips)
    Stefan T.
    "The seafood gumbo is really amazing."(5 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon87 Tips and reviews
  • crawfish
  • bayou platter
  • gumbo
  • balcony
  • grits
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  • Tony T.
    Tony TJune 15, 2017
    Everything form the famous jambalaya, gumbo, bbq oysters/shrimp, gator sausage, crayfish etroufee, frog legs, famous red beans and rice.Ya name it, if its a New Orleans thing, they're serving it here!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Sookie S.
    Sookie StackhouseJune 16, 2013
    Ask for Andrew, super cute! get 2 lb crawfish, add corn and taters, and a bowl of red beans and rice. And split it between 2!! And of course brews!!! Sit by the stairs bc it's cooler!
  • Amanda T.heart icon on user image
    Amanda ThumannFebruary 6, 2018
    This is my favorite spot in the French Quarter for crawfish. Get the boiled crawfish and add corn and potatoes to jazz it up! Always sit upstairs on the patio when you can, it’s a great view.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SMay 15, 2011
    Start w/ an Abita & 1/2 doz raw oysters, then jump into the fried seafood platter (scratch the fish an add extra shrimp, oysters or soft shell crabs) YUMMY! Walk back to your hotel 2 work it all off!
  • Jeff I.heart icon on user image
    Jeff IsraelJanuary 1, 2017
    Had gumbo, jambalaya, and grilled oysters and all of it was super delicious. Ate well past full and into self loathing; no regrets.
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusApril 4, 2016
    Great for a crawfish boil when in season. Has outdoor balcony seating (if you can wait!)
  • Lexi W.
    Lexi WanglerJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Crawfish season is from March till June. There is no crawfish any other time of year. If you ask for it any other time of year, you will be laughed at behind your back.
  • Suzanne M.heart icon on user image
    Suzanne MullinnixFebruary 8, 2014
    Omg the grilled oysters were so good a member of our group ate three! I had the bayou platter and it was amazing!
  • Karenheart icon on user image
    KarenFebruary 16, 2019
    The shrimp boil is super spicy and delicious. The oysters here are the best in the city.
  • Jonathon T.heart icon on user image
    Jonathon TaylorJanuary 10, 2022
    The bayou platter was a good selection of different things. I will say though not that much meat with the blackened alligator dish
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony McCrayApril 8, 2014
    This was the best restaurant out of all of the ones that I've visited. You can smell their cooking before entering!
  • Diego A.
    Diego AnellJuly 23, 2017
    Anything boiled here is amazing. Ask for Ron, one of the best waiters out there!
  • Tyler S.heart icon on user image
    Tyler SavoieJune 24, 2012
    I wasn't here for crawfish or crab season but the boiled shrimp, raw oysters on 1/2 shell, and roast beef Po Boy were excellent!
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitDecember 28, 2014
    I came here for the cheesecakes. It's tasty but you need to share because it's huge!
  • Tony H.heart icon on user image
    Tony HillApril 3, 2015
    Great place for shrimp, crawfish or crab Boils! Drinks are great as well!
  • K L.
    K LJuly 8, 2012
    If you want GOOD bayou classic foods like red beans and rice, shrimp creole or jambalaya ... Go across the street. It's nasty here
  • Olmedo M.heart icon on user image
    Olmedo MirandaOctober 31, 2016
    Nice restaurant in Decatur street. The pasta Jambalaya very good!
  • Tamela G.
    Tamela GibsonOctober 26, 2013
    You must try the Crabmeat Cheesecake. Delicious. And if Corey is working, he's the bomb
  • Dave G.heart icon on user image
    Dave GNovember 17, 2014
    The Bayou Platter is awesome. And request a balcony table!
  • Anthony I.
    Anthony IntravaiaOctober 27, 2014
    We had jambalaya & shrimp and grits And a LA lemonade very good.
  • Drew P.
    Drew PorterfieldApril 4, 2014
    Balcony seating would be my preference... jazz and a nice breeze.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HosekJuly 15, 2013
    I highly enjoyed the bar staff and customers. BBQ oysters are SOOOO tasty!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Carlton B.
    Al (black guy) and Dante (white guy) treat you right make sure you sit at the seafood bar and let them teach you about seafood.
  • Antonella
    AntonellaMay 17, 2023
    The best raw oysters and crawfish boil in the French Quarter!
  • Eva 🐾 B.heart icon on user image
    Eva 🐾 BanovaJuly 6, 2018
    Really good Bloody Marry’s! Crawfish was good too
  • Phil R.heart icon on user image
    Phil RogersFebruary 9, 2014
    Swamp Platter was awesome! If your into frog legs, gator and crawfish!
  • Hannah U.
    Hannah UlbrichDecember 22, 2011
    Easily the best Bloody Mary I have ever had. Anything from their boil pot is AMAZING.
  • Tara M.heart icon on user image
    Tara MoserApril 8, 2015
    The grilled oysters are out of this world.
  • Jared L.heart icon on user image
    Jared LeBlancMarch 12, 2014
    Sheila is an awesome waitress! The oyster po'boy was delicious!
  • Red J.
    Red JohnsonNovember 19, 2011
    Breakfast is hot and fresh! Servers helpful and pleasant. I love this place!
  • Rabia E.heart icon on user image
    Rabia EdaliDecember 23, 2019
    Very big portions and really delicious👍
  • Katie D.
    Katie DayNovember 17, 2012
    Eat on the balcony for good people watching. Grilled shrimp was okay, salad had brown lettuce.
  • Stan M.
    Stan MalleyMarch 17, 2014
    Great lunch of oysters on the half shell and fried green tomatoes.
  • Tara D.heart icon on user image
    Tara DîanaJanuary 25, 2015
    The creole chargrilled oysters are phenomenal.
  • Brandi B.
    Brandi BruceMarch 4, 2017
    Servers were great. Crawfish super mushy and way overpriced
  • jeff s.
    jeff semonesAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fish n' grits with shrimp is awesome. Dig in.
  • Kayla S.
    Kayla SmithApril 24, 2011
    If you've walked far take your shoes off and rub your feet on the carpet. Feels sooo good :)
  • Mirella B.
    Mirella BroylesOctober 16, 2013
    Place looks like a dirty dungeon. Mixed reviews on food. Oysters were so dirty-the guy never cleaned them before shucking. Hubby had red beans and rice that he said were good. Shrimp po boy dry.
  • Emily G.
    Emily GroganNovember 12, 2019
    The Swamp Platter is a must!
  • Shaunie S.
    Shaunie ShaunNovember 12, 2011
    Good quick service and food split the entrees its a lot of food
  • Robert M.
    Robert MurrayJanuary 21, 2014
    Red Beans & Rice w/ Fried Catfish was great!
  • Stefan T.heart icon on user image
    Stefan TMarch 13, 2017
    The seafood gumbo is really amazing.
  • Tina W.
    Tina WhiteDecember 18, 2011
    Ditch all the chain restaurants this is the best food ever! Seafood platter is amazing!
  • Stacy
    StacyAugust 6, 2014
    Peel and eat shrimp were huge! We ordered 1lb, server charged us for 2lb. His service was slow and terrible, will not return bc of it. Awesome seafood!
  • Debbie M.
    Debbie MartinSeptember 27, 2014
    Oysters Rockefeller was excellent. The rest of the food not so great.
  • Candace C.heart icon on user image
    Candace ChinnMarch 26, 2016
    The crawfish ettouffe was great
  • Reggie W.
    Reggie WilliamsJuly 21, 2014
    If you're looking for new Orleans things. This is the place.
  • Christopher B.
    Best Crawfish in NOLA!
  • trina l.
    trina leeMarch 3, 2013
    Fantastic crawfish! Friendly service!
  • Sophie C.
    Sophie ChungMarch 24, 2014
    Happy hour M-F 3PM-5PM with raw oysters $.50 each.
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