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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Hoooo-Wee! Good Crayfish.

Went to Frankie & Johnny's with a group of friends while in New Orleans for a conference. Definitely recommend getting the boiled crayfish and raw oysters. The crayfish were prepared perfectly, with just the right amount of spice and slow heat to them, and the raw oysters were very fresh and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
KCmotravler
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Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Champaign, Illinois
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We found this restaurant online. We were a little skeptical due to the large number of complaints of poor/slow service. We decided to take a risk, thinking that the food must be good if they are still doing well with so many complaints about their service. When we arrived, we were also concerned with the look of the restaurant. As... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went to Frankie & Johnny's with a group of friends while in New Orleans for a conference. Definitely recommend getting the boiled crayfish and raw oysters. The crayfish were prepared perfectly, with just the right amount of spice and slow heat to them, and the raw oysters were very fresh and sweet. The only reason for not rating a 5... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Franky & Johnny's is one of my favorite places to get a good bowl of Red Beans and Rice or a Po-Boy and my recent visit affirmed this in me. I had the Ferdi, which filled me with tasty goodness...such a great sandwich. Not to uncover my addiction, but the night before I had the Red Beans and Rice with... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We wanted to go eat where the locals went. We arrived they were out of crawfish and we had to wait in line for 20 minutes during lunch hour rush. There are no thrills, nothing fancy, just a neighborhood bar serving GREAT authentic New Orleans food. Love the roast beef po boy and red beans and rice. Service was slow... More 

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River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The crawfish was great! Service was slightly lacking, but the food was really good. A great laid back place for good food.

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Topeka, Kansas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was our first visit to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. We discovered that our favorite neighborhood tavern was back in business, so it became our first stop after settling in. As we drove up the narrow streets, we felt fortunate to find a parking spot on the crowded street. From the outside, it looked like the familiar family-friendly blue... More 

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seattle
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great po-boys, ok gumbo (sorry, guess I like mine better!). Always a wonderful place to stop in for fresh seafood. Glad to see it hasn't changed much in many years, and glad to see it's still here. Worth the trip uptown.

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Gumbo to die for! A wide menu of local favorites. A little out of the way but worth the trip! Our family of six have tastes that range from vegetarian to carnivore

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went to multiple fancy, higher end places. This wasn't one of them. However, this place was # 1 on my trip. The mid-neighborhood location was perfect, off the beaten path. The ambiance was relaxed and exactly what I was looking for. If you like down-home dive barish neighborhood hang outs you will like this atmosphere. For a mid day... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A family member lived in New Orleans for many years and tried evey po-boy place in the area and declared this one to be the best and they are so right. It had been ten years since I had had an oyster po-boy from Frankie and Johnny's and I dreamed about the day I would get to return. This past... More 

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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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?