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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
11:00 am - 9:30 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Don't, just don't

Back in the day it was a NOLA landmark for good food. Now it's just ordinary and living off it's history. I don't think the Mandinas' run it anymore. Last couple times I've been there it looks like it's run by Asians. Nothing against Asians but they don't know good Cajun food. Might as well be... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
TOM S
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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377 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Back in the day it was a NOLA landmark for good food. Now it's just ordinary and living off it's history. I don't think the Mandinas' run it anymore. Last couple times I've been there it looks like it's run by Asians. Nothing against Asians but they don't know good Cajun food. Might as well be a Chinese buffet.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

After a day of exploring the French Quarter we stopped by here for a late lunch. The food was great and the restaurant was so welcoming. We ended up sharing a lunch special but definitely left satisfied.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I always thought catfish was fishy until eating it here. Shrimp po boy and creole is delicious. Well known with locals. Crab finger extremely rich.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First off this place is wonderful environment. The wood inside made you feel welcome. Then we were seated in a halfway nook two tables and one was occupied by a local Catholic priest. Our waiter DJ was phenomenal. Made us feel welcome and part of the restaurant. Great conversation and great food. TRAVERLERS.... be aware that etouffee, creole, and red... More 

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Biloxi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Frequent visitor and long time fan of the food here. Location is great and the food is amazing. Good bar selection and the prices won't make you gasp. One of my favorite restaurants in my home city!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Good mix of local and tourists. good food. good gumbo. good shrimp remoulade. good service. i always go there on my trips to new orleans. not too noisy. good space between tables.

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San Francisco, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Opened at 3pm on Mardi Gras mostly locals filled this place. There was a wait. I got a too go order. Crawfish eutoufee and a bloody mary. Good food good service about 20.00 for both. Short wait for the food after I placed the order.

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Birmingham
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've always wanted to go to Mandina's and finally got the opportunity for lunch on Lundi Gras. Place was packed, but we didn't mind. We shared many of the items on the menu and all were excellent. We are looking forward to going back when things are back to normal (not Mardi Gras). Definitely want to wear a jacket. They... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited and eaten at Mandina.s for over 60 years and this last time it was as good as ever. While I have usually had the special of the day and always pleased my companion did her picking and loved it. She especially loved the portions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Food was great, atmosphere as good, got to visit with one of Louisiana Icons, Governor Edwin Edwards. Try the bread pudding and Turtle soup.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Italian

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?