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Franky & Johnny's Restaurant

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Uptown / Carrollton
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321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2005
15042431234
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    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
Fun bar environment with great food

This was my first stop in New Orleans with a friend who remembered the place to be a bit more like a dive with great food. (It has since been updated) we had a great server. Crawfish were great as were charbroiled oysters and crab cakes. Gumbo was a bit off the mark. Fried oysters were a bit salty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tarheel_on_the_go
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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164 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first stop in New Orleans with a friend who remembered the place to be a bit more like a dive with great food. (It has since been updated) we had a great server. Crawfish were great as were charbroiled oysters and crab cakes. Gumbo was a bit off the mark. Fried oysters were a bit salty but... More 

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Thank Tarheel_on_the_go
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate here again after many years. I was in town for the recent Sugar Bowl and was taken here by my friend who is a local. It must have been over ten years since I had eaten here and it was just as great. We had several items on the menu and shared them all. That's what three days... More 

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Thank Jason P
Sanford, North Carolina
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy the beautiful homes of Audubon Dr, Audubon Park, State Street, Nashville Street, Napoleon Street, and Henry Clay. Then head toward the river to Arabella Street where you will enjoy boiled crawfish, great local brews, fried Cajun balls, oyster toast, chargrilled oysters, and any kind of po-boy you might want. Great setting in reconstructed restaurant, plenty of televisions and some... More 

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Thank RelaxationMcGee
Florida
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306 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Uber driver recommended this place since he is a long term resident of the area. Everything we had was fresh and good and the service good as well. We had the peel and eat shrimp, charbroiled oysters, and a fried seafood plate. Pricing was good too. It's worth the ride down there.

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Thank CandS2009
Portland, Maine
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eleven of us descended on Franky & Johnny's at peak supper time. The place was busy, almost jumping, but in five minutes we were settled in the back room where tables had been joined to seat us together. Orders taken, beverages served pretty quickly. After a reasonable wait, we got delicious char grilled oysters, followed by a regular fried oyster... More 

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Thank Suzanne E
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Awesome and we'll worth it! Fantastic people, great service and killer food! I will make this a must stop everytime I'm in NOLA!

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Thank Bud M
Milford, Ohio
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Thick, juicy, plump and incredibly fresh oysters! Worth the short drive out. Very casual atmosphere. Moderate prices. The pasta sauce is made from scratch by the same woman that's been doing it for many decades. You don't go there for the decor or the service, but the food is spot on!

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Thank jodiegirl37
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We can't afford the fine dining experience in NOLA, but this place was great. We just sat at the bar and grabbed drinks and dinner. We had to take ubers here and back, but our drivers both pointed out that they eat here! Wish we could've gone back and tried more of their food on the menu. Great service, seafood... More 

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Thank jlfoerster
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I came here a year ago for the first time and loved it. This time was no different. The different was that I have many more restaurants to compare it to in New Orleans, and boy does this joint stack up with the best of them. I would rather go here than any top end spot in the French Quarter... More 

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Thank Colin S
Houston, Texas, United States
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

You will have to journey out of the quarter for this little gem. The poboy sandwiches are to die for. They have a full bar and great atmosphere.

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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>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: 15042431234

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Staying in Uptown / Carrollton

Neighborhood Profile
Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.