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Liuzza's by the Track

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Fairgrounds
American, Californian, Cajun & Creole
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1518 N Lopez St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3029
+1 504-218-7888
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Local flavor at it's best near the Fairgrounds! BBQ Shrimp poboys...
Local flavor at it's best near the Fairgrounds! BBQ Shrimp poboys, Gumbo,Bloody Marys etc.
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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It’s A Party During Festival Time.

Lukas and I get off the bus at the RTA stop at the small triangular shaped Fortier Park on the corner of Grand Route Saint John Street and Esplanade Avenue. We are less than a five-minute walk to this quaint, hopping bar/restaurant. This place sits on a corner of the intersection of Ponce De Leon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
BigBoyWorldDada
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Denmark, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Denmark, South Carolina
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203 reviews 203 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lukas and I get off the bus at the RTA stop at the small triangular shaped Fortier Park on the corner of Grand Route Saint John Street and Esplanade Avenue. We are less than a five-minute walk to this quaint, hopping bar/restaurant. This place sits on a corner of the intersection of Ponce De Leon and North Lopez Streets. During... More 

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New Orleans
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Get the BBQ shrimp po-boy -- best in the city other than my homemade -- and a beer in a frosty mug. Listen into the bar conversations if you want to know the solutions to the world's problems and the most confident (if partially informed) predictions for the Saints next year.

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Richland, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We always take one of these gigantic and delicious sandwiches with us to City Park, where we spend the day hiking and enjoying art and nature. This is one of the city's tastiest concoctions. The bread is fantastic: crusty and soft all at once. Great flavor. Great enjoyment. Great tradition. Thanks for being our favorite sandwich spot since the 1950s.

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Mobile, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is where the locals eat. The barbecue shrimp poboy is the specialty and is something you will only get in NOLA. It is has nothing to do with barbecue sauce, and it is delicious. Catfish, fried oysters, and shrimp all cooked to perfection. Service is friendly.

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Bethesda, MD
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were first turned onto Liuzza's by a friend from Louisiana, who goes there every year when he attends Jazz Fest. If you are looking for yummy Creole food without pretensions or hype this is the place. The gumbo is savory, the beef sandwiches are great, and the barbecue shrimp po-boy is a meal and a half. Wash the whole... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Been here several times. Food has always been excellent. Some of the best gumbo in La. Oyster po boy is excellent. Staff and service can be awkward, however, the food is well worth it. If I'm in NO, I make sure I eat here at least once. It's off the beat and path of the normal touristy places, but worth... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Have the BBQ Shrimp Po Boy!!! It was the best Gumbo I've ever eaten! Local area eatery but the best food ever!

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Bronxville, New York
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155 reviews 155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just a block or two from the Fairgrounds race track, Liuzza's By The Track is one of a dying breed of neighborhood gems that really define New Orleans cuisine. Small and totally unpretentious, Liuzza's specializes in New Orleans comfort food--fried oyster po-boys, red beans and rice, and a surprisingly spicy but good gumbo. There's the requisite long bar with tv's... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One of our friends, who is a local to New Orleans, wanted us to venture off the quarter with him and he wanted us to visit this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. This was one of the best places we ate while on vacation, and we would happily visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Somewhat out of the way (15- 20 minute cab drive from the Quarter) but this little local joint is outstanding! Gumbo, Po boys, crawfish étouffée were excellent. The Bloody Mary was one of the best I have had in a long time. Two other couples we were with loved it. Well worth the visit, you will not be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1518 N Lopez St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3029
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Fairgrounds
  • Neighborhood: Fairgrounds
  • Phone Number: +1 504-218-7888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

Description

Local flavor at it's best near the Fairgrounds! BBQ Shrimp poboys, Gumbo,Bloody Marys etc.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?