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Franky & Johnny's Restaurant

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$$$
American, Californian, Seafood
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321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2005
(504) 899-9146
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wow. You need to find this place for some good grub.

We stumbled upon this little place quite by accident. Are we glad that we did. Great beer selection and awesome crawfish. The oysters were the best we had in all of NOLA. Both raw and chargrilled. So succulent and tender. My only regret is that we didn't go back again. Next time we will for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
njpk
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this little place quite by accident. Are we glad that we did. Great beer selection and awesome crawfish. The oysters were the best we had in all of NOLA. Both raw and chargrilled. So succulent and tender. My only regret is that we didn't go back again. Next time we will for sure.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Mounds of seafood. Fried artichoke hearts. Cajun corn balls (something like a hushpuppy but with crawfish inside). Huge onion rings. If you like seafood in vast quantities with a local flare and you like to get away from the tourist to the neighborhoods of a city, this place is for you. If you want to eat with the other hordes... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fabulous down home restaurant. Had the crawfish and enjoyed the local beer. The special was black eyed peas and rice which was delicious. The salad dressings are homemade and wonderful. This place should be profiled on triple D.

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Helena, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Happily surprised at the, sometime in the recent past, renovated Franky and Johnny's. Unrecognizable from the place I frequented in college over 20 years ago, the crawfish and beer were just as good as I remembered. I had heard dire things, but clearly that was before the remodel. Worth the trip if you are uptown.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place was recommended to me when I was on vacation as a local's joint with great food. I wasn't too impressed by the food or the service. It was a happening place for dinner. If visiting NOLA, I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here. But, if you are in the neighborhood, it isn't a bad place... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had the pleasure of spending several weeks in NOLA at a house almost directly across the street from F and J's. We ate there countless times--fabulous red beans and rice, with smoked sausage, please; crawfish in season; crab cakes; shrimp; but best of all, charbroiled oysters. I will dream of these when I'm back in Boston. A simply wonderful... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

How could anyone say this place is dirty and they saw roaches???? Give me a break. Maybe you shouldn't come to New Orleans at all and dirty up this restaurants name. It's a classic. The service is ok, but just getting back from Europe its normal. The food is great and the atmosphere so authentic. Bad reviews about this place... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We ate here with some friends who used to be locals. The food was good but not exceptional. Being from a seafood town (Mobile, Alabama), we have our fair share of fresh seafood so we weren't that impressed. The staff was friendly and service was fine. However, at the end of our meal, we noticed at least 5 roaches on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fantastic crawfish and staff was really friendly. Can tell it's popular with locals. Brought 22 month old son and he loved it too.

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is the real deal. I had a fantastic Po-Boy Sandwich and Cajun Crawfish balls. The service was excellent with real Southern Hospitality. Check it out for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: (504) 899-9146

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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