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Camellia Grill

626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1008
504-309-2679
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Ranked #47 of 1,600 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Not fancy. A single counter for service but just as advertised on tv and by reputation. A fun experience in New Orleans and the food is good but it doesn't have to be a stop for every NOLA visit.

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dunedin, florida, usa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Recommended by a good friend who went to school there, it fell short of expectations. Our friend apparently remembered his college years eating at this place fondly and not very accurately unless it has changed since then. The staff is very, very helpful and friendly. The food and price is good but nothing exceptional.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Because the eating area is shaped like a horseshoe, you sit on bar stools, and everyone talks to each other.The servers and cooks also join in the fun chatter that is all around you.Great choice of food.

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Colorado
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261 reviews 261 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We've come to the Camellia Grill off and on for 40 years; however, this is our first visit since Katrina. The inside has not changed at all and is showing it's age, for sure. The cafe is very small and the waits can be long (it's first come, first served), but once you saddle up to the serpentine counter, you'll... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Was visiting NOLA last weekend and a friend woke me up at 7:00 a.m. and said we were going to breakfast. He took me to the Camellia Grill and what an experience. It's a small diner (has only about 20 seats) you sit at the counter and your waiter takes your order, talks to you, teases the kids and serves... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

What a great place to get a burger and chat to your host (ours was called Dennis and was really good) the burger and fries was so good but too much to fit in a dessert! If you go on a Sunday you can park outside for free! $3 other days. Well worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Traveling on the St. Charles street car from the French Quarter as it makes a sharp right turn onto Carrolton Avenue - and kinda hungry for brunch - we saw a quaint wood frame building with a long line outside. We asked the trolley driver what the fuss was all about and she said that the place is one of... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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662 reviews 662 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a diner you don't want to miss. You take the streetcar thru the garden district and just after it makes a right turn you get off and there it is. This is the most friendly diner in the whole world. The food is exceptional just burgers and such but really good

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We took the St. Charles Trolley from the French Quarter and visited the Camellia Grill on Carrollton Ave. Breakfast was really good! The men behind the counter interact with everyone and you get the feel good of NOLA. Big portions served up with great service. Expect a line, but it is worth the wait. They just opened a Camillia's Grill... More

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Manhattan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I think the men behind the counter make this place exceptional. Watching them make their signature shakes, rushing back and forth to grill the orders, and generally creating mayhem, is a floor show in itself. Don't expect a quiet leisurely experience; counter seating only. Learned a lot about how they prepare the foods (crushed ice in the shakes, mixing the... More

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