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Mandina's

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3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-9179
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Welcome to the Neighborhood

This local neighborhood restaurant was recommended by the innkeeper at a nearby B&B. We had just arrived in NOLA after an 8 hour drive and just wanted something to eat. We arrived somewhat ahead of the usual evening dinner crowd (about 6:00 pm) and were seated immediately. The place was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
jhk49
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Leesburg, Georgia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Locals referred us to this restaurant. It was worth the drive! It is not in the crowed French Quarter and is not over priced. The food was authentic and excellently prepared. You'll love it!

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Oxford, Mississippi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The best places are often out of the quarter. So if that's where you are, get on the Canale Street line and head north. The soft shell crab is a favorite of a friend. I had not had the requisite fried platter yet on this trip and got the one here. Outstanding and much less than quarter restaurants. Platter was... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were in new Orleans for the Tulane graduation and had been trying the usual Nawlins fare. We decided to go somewhere we had never heard of for our last evening in town. A great choice. They were able to deal with twelve with no problem. In fact, our server, Diane, had our table together with one of six and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Definitely had a kind of older diner feel to it (I don't mean that to be offensive, but it just felt like a place your grandparents would want to go). Food was decent, but I did think it was a little overpriced, and the menu was a little all over the place for me (NO classics, pastas, sandwiches, seafood, etc.).... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

i have eaten at Mandina's six times over the last two months and THEY ARE BACK! Mandina's has been one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans for over 25 years. After Katrina when they lost some of the old time wait staff and the new ones came in, things were just not the same and the food left a... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

the host ,had an i,could care less.attitude....the food fair...the wait staff takes rude and unprofessional, to heights unknown in the service industry....you ve been warned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Leesburg, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This local neighborhood restaurant was recommended by the innkeeper at a nearby B&B. We had just arrived in NOLA after an 8 hour drive and just wanted something to eat. We arrived somewhat ahead of the usual evening dinner crowd (about 6:00 pm) and were seated immediately. The place was not fancy but was comfortable. The waitress quickly took our... More 

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New City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were very pleased with our meal. We had grilled drum fish. It was delicious. Good food selection and great service. We were happy to eat here instead of on bourbon street. Easy ride on canal street cable car.

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hotstackjg@aol.com
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Read an article , ? what newspaper, and this was a favorite of the author. On a recent visit to NOLA we took the trolley along Canal to this restaurant. Very casual inside and out. FRIENDLY waitress. She gave us [from a regular] the names of 2 restaurants, already on our list, which we later tried. Food here was good,... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I used to eat at Madina's on a regular basis but after Katrina I stopped going. Today's visit was a great surprise. The food and service were better than I remembered from many years of visits. The shrimp were the highlight. We had 5 different wished and they were all great. We were pleasantly surprised by the reasonable prices too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: (504) 482-9179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?