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Mandina's

3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-9179
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Ranked #160 of 1,577 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Italian
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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115 reviews 115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Ate here on a recent Friday night with my wife and 30-something daughter. We arrived at about 6:45, had to put our names on a list but only waited about 10 minutes for a table. We ordered drinks while we waited; two Bloody Marys and one Gin and Tonic. Drinks were weak. The interior of this place is plain, wooden... More

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HUNTSVILLE
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant! It was right on the trolley route so we stepped off the trolley for dinner. The turtle soup was outstanding, just enough kick. We were told theirs is the best. Having never tried turtle soup before, we have no comparison, but it was fantastic! The brisket was delicious. The "small" shrimp po'boy... More

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LaGrange, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Both food and service were excellent! I had the turtle soup and shared a shrimp/oyster lo-boy with my companion. What a delicious meal!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

The fried catfish was fresh. The tartar sauce was amazing. I had the shrimp creole and loved it. My wife got the eggplant creole which had this crabmeat filling that was really good. The stuffed shrimp had that same kind of stuffing, combined with the tartar sauce was delicious as well. I think the place is high quality. It was... More

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Albany, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a local family place, a local friend took us here. The ambiance and service are a bit rough but enjoyable (just don't be a pain and you will be fine) The food is fantastic and extremely local.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Fabulous gumbo, po boys, remoulade! Good location easy to find on canal st, been going there for 20 years and always consistent , good, value!!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a wonderful discovery on our latest New Orleans visit, I can't speak to the past, but the present was certainly good enough for us. Mandina's is one of the many New Orleans restaurants that would be highly touted if it were located anywhere else, offering a casual dining experience, a charming local ambience with well prepared and seasoned food.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Besides great Italian, the seafood choices are excellent! From poboys to crab topped trout and soft shell crabs and don't forget the onion rings!!

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Chappaqua, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Mandina's is always my first stop in New Orleans. I fell in love with this place when I lived in NOLA in the 80's. I visited in 2007 after Katrina and the food was still amazing. This time, I was a little disappointed. The food was very good, but not as great as it's been. Onion rings a little soggier,... More

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Sacramento, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This restaurant is a NOLA staple – just good ole Louisiana food, plain and simple. This was our very first stop before going to our hotel, and it’s usually packed at dinner, so expect a little bit of a wait. However, it’s worth it. Just about everything on the menu is great, but we got the seafood platter, gumbo and... More

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