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Rocky & Carlo's Restaurant

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Coffee Shop, Diner, Italian
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613 W Saint Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043-4822
(504) 279-8323
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great

I grew up in the area and eating at rocky and Carlos was always a treat! And I still go back everyone I'm home to visit. My favorite is the macaroni and the meatballs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
sunshineriah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I grew up in the area and eating at rocky and Carlos was always a treat! And I still go back everyone I'm home to visit. My favorite is the macaroni and the meatballs.

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73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Made a return visit to Rocky & Carlos, this time for an early dinner. We ordered a roast beef po boy and a side of macaroni and cheese and split the meal. (There was more than enough to share! This would be the biggest tip I would offer: consider sharing a meal as the portion sizes are VERY LARGE! If... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We took a short trip out of New Orleans to have lunch at Rocky & Carlos. It was a good decision. The food is good and the service friendly and fast. I was especially impressed by the portions and the prices. I managed to taste the Muffaletta, macaroni and cheese, chicken and cooked cabbage, and all were great! Definitely worth... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've been eating here since you opened--1965? 1967? In fact, the "last meals" of my dying family members are more likely than not roast beef po-boys we bring them to eat on the bed they'll soon be dyin' in. Now while I know changes happen and you've struggled and risen above a lot of challenging times, please just always keep... More 

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Chalmette, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I love Rocky & Carlos. I have been a faithful patron for many years. The plates offer enough food to feed a couple of people easily if not 3 or 4 in some cases! Even with the gossip about the kitchen I have been undeterred. I would have to say my favorite meal there is the fried oyster dinner or... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I had fun waiting in line talking to a tourist, who had stumbled upon the place. He said it was his 3rd visit in 1 wk. Food was great, service was decent, prices seemed a little high, $9 for a 1/2 shrimp po-boy. Onion rings were thin and fried golden.. needs a dipping sauce. We left out of there with... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

OK, first off in full disclosure, my family have always loved this place. Over 30 years ago I refused to eat in the place because I said it was too nasty (actually remember sitting in the car while they ate). Well, after Katrina and a fire the place is a sparkling gem compared to what it used to be. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

After a long day of fishing we were in the mood for some good grub and lots of it.Our cajun friend put us on Rocky and Carlos's place in Chalmette.I love this place ,it is eerily reminiscent of Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn,NY,.The food is basic fare with Cajun entrees mixed in and comes in huge portions.The onion rings were a... More 

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Chalmette, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Rocky and Carlo's is legendary. They came back after hurricane Katrina, and, more recently, after a fire. Their food is great, and the portions are huge! You have to try the macaroni and cheese, roast beef po'boy, and the hamburger steak. It's always crowded and kind of loud and chaotic, but it's because everybody is there.

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Chalmette, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The menu is big. Many local Louisiana favorites. The half fried chicken takes 20 minutes to cook, but I worth the wait. The meatball and pasta is the best served with a nice light sauce. Whatever you pick you won't go wrong. And, oh yeah, Bark's root beer in a bottle. Wow!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 613 W Saint Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043-4822
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Chalmette
  • Phone Number: (504) 279-8323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?