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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 - 10:00 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
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    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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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Champaign, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?