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Franky & Johnny's Restaurant

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

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    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
Great New Orleans Lunch

I really enjoyed this restaurant. Yes, it's a dive and a local hangout. Lunch was very good, the beer was cold and the service was excellent. I'd give this a big hearty go and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in an authentic NOLA lunch place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Stow, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Franky & Johnny's on the recommendation of a friend. When we arrived, we weren't so sure that we would go in. It looks like a simple local bar that would serve only Bud (not that there's anything wrong with that!). We decided to give it a try and we were glad we did. The staff were so welcoming... More 

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Chicago
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I really enjoyed this restaurant. Yes, it's a dive and a local hangout. Lunch was very good, the beer was cold and the service was excellent. I'd give this a big hearty go and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in an authentic NOLA lunch place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Came here with my family due to fact that I was looking for crawfish. I was informed they were not in season but waitress offered other suggestions and everything was delicious. Prices were reasonable and they even had kid meals. We had the lunch special chicken & andouille gumbo and sandwiches the Ferdie all I can say is everyone's plates... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My wife and I settled on Franky and Johnny's for a late lunch on our recent vacation. Don't know if it was the time of day but the service was horrible. We were Given water then made to sit for 20 minutes until we finally flagged down a busboy who helped us out. He was very nice and we wish... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
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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