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Franky & Johnny's Restaurant

321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2005
(504) 899-9146
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Ranked #404 of 1,605 restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Horrible service with under seasoned food. A group of 8 of us went to Franky and Johnny's. We were seated within a half hour which was fine given that we wanted to sit together. We ordered a couple half sandwich and gumbo combos, a few bowls of gumbo and their special of the day shrimp étouffée. We waited over an... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you want to get away from the French quarter and where all the locals go...this is it!!! Amazing poboys, gumbo and cajun balls! Service was awesome. Highly recommend!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Fresh Oysters, crawfish and beer on a sunny afternoon. The oysters could not have been prepared any better and the crawfish was just perfect. The super friendly staff took good care of us. We enjoyed the outside seating and the afternoon sun. A great place to take a break from your busy day.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Very accomodating to our large party, especially considering we did not arrive together. Also easy access for my grandmother in a wheelchair. Great food and very nice wait staff!!

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Dalton, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a neighborhood restaurant/bar that has been a staple in uptown for years. it closed in the Fall of 2012 because the owners had let the place go. They stripped the walls down to the studs, cleared it out, and then sold it to these two friends and business partners. Woody is one of the new owners. Very nice,... More

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Columbus, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I went to New Orleans for the Wrestle Mania 30 and visited this restaurant. I ordered a PoBoy Shrimp and was not that impressed with the meal. The meal was lukewarm and not a real satisfying taste. I would not order the sandwich again nor visit the restaurant. The customer service was good and the staff was friendly. I also... More

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New Orleans, LA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

So, I understand the people who used to manage this place won't allow the new management to mark it as OPEN on the Tripadvisor site- bad form! At any rate, it's open, it's renovated, it's cleaner, and it has a new front porch. If you've been here prior to the bad days just before the closure, you will recognize the... More

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Po boy heaven! The newly reopened Uptown restaurant offers a wide variety of fried seafood platters and Po- boys! The selection of adult and soft beverages leaves nothing to be desired! Get a great feel for a New Orleans hole in the wall!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

under a new name Frankie & Johnny's, same location and some of the same staff, BUT completely renovated- basically same menu & prices-clean and more light than before- oyster & shrimp poboys are really good not greasy-

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West Point New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

we went a few years ago and it was crowded, food was cold...we went a few mos ago and it was yummy...everyone said that it was like the good old days. a NOLA classic...give it a try.

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