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Franky & Johnny's Restaurant

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321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2005
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden treasure

Tough to find but friendly neighborhood and great staff. Food was very good and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tough to find but friendly neighborhood and great staff. Food was very good and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank jcs0014
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Classic hidden gem in Uptown New Orleans. Good local cuisine with red beans offered everyday (not just Monday) along with great sandwiches and plate specials. Gotta try the Oyster Nachos (fried oyster on nacho chip with picco). Casual atmosphere but clean.

Thank Paul G
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was escorting a group of 24 from out of state first timers in New Orleans. The restaurant made a great first impression. The best fried sweet potatoes I ever had. Clean restaurant, portions were great, all we happy.

Thank JBrosius
Kosciusko, Mississippi
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the oysters and a roast beef poboy. Good spot to watch a game as well. Family friendly. Good food. Good drinks. Quintessential New Orleans

Thank Rccarter
Wright City, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good neighborhood restaurant. First night in NOLA after driving for 12 hours. A short walk from where we were staying. Enjoyed the poorboys and onion rings. The bread pudding was really good.

Thank Karen G
New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a local neighborhood spot with tons of atmosphere and friendly people and staff. Order anything on the menu that is fried and you will not be disappointed. I get the fried catfish sandwich (poboy), dressed (lettuce, tomato, mayo, pickles). One of the best in town. Very kid friendly, and a parking lot next to the building (which is... More 

Waynesville, Missouri
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The waitstaff here were nothing but friendly, and the atmosphere was lively with a young, boisterous crowd. The menu was promising, but failed to deliver on a couple of fronts. We started with a couple of cups of seafood gumbo; the base was tasty, but the shrimp were severely overcooked. The boiled shrimp I had were quite overcooked as well.... More 

Thank bamberger603
Stow, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 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 

Thank MickC_01
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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.

Thank Procurare
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 15042431234

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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?