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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
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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
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Any time we meet friends in NOLA we eat here

Over the years the quality and food has not changed much. That is a good thing. Another good thing is they now accept credit cards. I would hate to eat a meal and not have the cash to pay for it. But they do have an ATM machine around just in case I had a 1/2 and 1/2 shrimp poboy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great food. Loved everything we tried. Busy place most times. Short walk from the 1896 O'Malley house.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have frequented Mandina's quite often, but this meal was special. It was a family dinner and the restaurant did not disappoint. The menu is so varied, everyone ordered a different entree, including the kid's, who ordered from the kid's menu. The waiter was excellent and made sure we were taken care of and had everything we needed. The ambiance... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best restaurant is New Orleans. Not in the busy downtown, but on Canal Street. You can get there on the Street car. The special on Monday (only) is Red Beans & rice with Veal or Sausage. Totally remodeled after Katrina.

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Pensacola, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Over the years the quality and food has not changed much. That is a good thing. Another good thing is they now accept credit cards. I would hate to eat a meal and not have the cash to pay for it. But they do have an ATM machine around just in case I had a 1/2 and 1/2 shrimp poboy... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

After being seated, I noticed an armed, uniformed sheriff's deputy walking around the facility. I asked my server about it. She told me that Mandina's had just recently begun accepting debit/charge cards. Before that time, it was cash only. The neighborhood, she said, has had issues in the past with muggings and robberies. The guard seems simply to be a... More 

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Surf City, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Recommended by a friend. The "turtle soup" was fair at best. The "gulf" fish dinner I had was ok but I wouldn't order it again. Service was good and friendly. With so many places to choose from I wouldn't go back.

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Food was excellent, waiter was good but seemed unfriendly. Noisiest restaurant I have neeb in, had to strain to hear one another. Food, great, gumbo as good as it gets.

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Seattle
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had an early Sunday dinner at Mandina's and had several people in my group ordered the fried chicken. We were warned that it would take extra time (30min) as this dish is made to order - and it was well worth the wait. Even those in at our table who are not usually fried chicken fans had to admit... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner, Seafood Platter and Buster Crab with Remoulade and an excellent Puppy Drum fish. They serve large portions, we had no room for dessert. The service was great and plenty of parking too.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant since I was a child some 40 years or so. It has never changed. The atmosphere is a typical new Orleans one, Nothing fancy a little loud and usually a small wait to get in. The service is top notch. I always get the trout almandine or the soft shell crab Meniere that is... More 

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