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Mandina's

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3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-9179
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 213
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 20
    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
Good food, cool atmosphere

A friend recommended Mandina's and we really enjoyed it. It is located in a cool old home and has an old school vibe. We had giant po' boys - shrimp was best, and the kids had gumbo and spaghetti. Gumbo was very good, some of the best we had in NOLA, but the kid's spaghetti was super good and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Mandy D
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Lucas
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  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Biloxi
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Because this restaurant is not downtown, many tourists do not get a chance to savor the food at this midcity tradition for my family. The food is always spectacular. The service is amazing and the atmosphere is fun and inviting. My children devour the gumbo and poboys. My wife loves the turtle soup and red beans and rice. The food... More 

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Lucas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended Mandina's and we really enjoyed it. It is located in a cool old home and has an old school vibe. We had giant po' boys - shrimp was best, and the kids had gumbo and spaghetti. Gumbo was very good, some of the best we had in NOLA, but the kid's spaghetti was super good and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We brought a big party here at the end of June. Server was horrible and as it turned out padded the bill with multiple items (about $50 worth) we never ordered or received. Food was fine but service was not. Manager never called me back to discuss the issue even after multiple attempts on my part. Stay Away!

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our last night in NOLA it was raining so we decided to dine nearer to the inn. Mandina's was a short jaunt by foot. We were unimpressed. Perhaps we didn't make the best choices from the menu but it was just okay.

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Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Exceptional service and outstanding food! Don't miss this local hot spot for fresh and cooked to perfection food. I had soft shell crab and gumbo. My honey had turtle soup and soft shell crab. All the food being delivered at tables near by looked outstanding. Portions were big. Next time we will share a plate if we could agree on... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Been going here for decades. This is a classic N.O. neighborhood restaurant with Italian influences. Nothing fancy and just plain good and reasonably priced. This place came back bigger and stronger after getting nailed by Katrina.

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Destrehan, Louisiana
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have eaten at Mandina's several times since my previous review, and it has not failed to please. As a native New Orleanian who has eaten here for over 50 years, I can again place it at or near the top of the list for my favorite neighborhood restaurants in that city of great chefs and home cooks. To put... More 

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

They still have the best eggplant appetizer in the city. The sticks are cut thick, fried crispy and served with a delicious marinara sauce. The only thing that could make it better is if they would grate fresh parmesan cheese rather than the commercial cheese. They do great seafood and of course all of their Italian dishes are great. The... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I'm not going to bother writing a standard review and regale you with how good this dish is or that dish was, etc. Mandina's is a New Orleans institution. Local, casual, good value, varied menu of New Orleans and Italian with lots of seafood, pastas po'boys, etc. Everything here is stick to your ribs good and I can't say enough... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Mandina's has been around for a long time and the food is always good. The service is also very good and reasonable prices.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?