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Liuzza's by the Track

1518 N Lopez St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3029 (Fairgrounds)
+1 504-218-7888
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Ranked #115 of 1,605 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Californian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Neighborhood: Fairgrounds
Description: Local flavor at it's best near the Fairgrounds! BBQ Shrimp poboys, Gumbo,Bloody Marys etc.
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87% Recommend
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English first
Mobile, Alabama
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband I have been visiting New Orleans for nine years and this has remained a favorite since year one. We were recently back in Nola with a couple that had gone with us the year before. Our friend requested going here for the "messy po'boy". I knew she meant the BBQ Shrimp Po'boy. It's so delicious that a year... More

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Wake Forest, NC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

They have a terrific seafood gumbo along with terrific Poboys. Home made fries not to be missed. Located a bit off the beaten path but definitely worth the trip.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Liuzza’s by the Track (as in Fairgrounds Race Track) shouldn’t be confused with the other Liuzza’s by the old Mercy Hospital on Bienville Street. This Liuzza’s is the quintessential neighborhood New Orleans corner bar/restaurant. On N. Lopez Street where two one-way signs signal no way out, you’ll find Liuzza’s by the Track holding court on the corner. Modest and unassuming,... More

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Austin, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great spot for a quiet lunch. The fish po' boy and sausage gumbo is fantastic. The service was fast and the prices are low. I'd come here again and again.

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Oakland, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I like my gumbo on the thin side. I don't like to feel like I'm eating a bowl of gravy. But I also like rich flavor and lots of sausage and okra. This gumbo was the best I've had in NOLA. And the barbeque shrimp sandwich was amazing. I licked my plate and I'm not too proud to admit it!

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Arlington, TX
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322 reviews 322 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is not high end hoity toity dining to say the least. This is the kind of food you'd eat at your Grandmothers if you're lucky enough to have a Grandmother that's a really good cook and from south Louisiana. The gumbo is not a dark thick rouxed gumbo, it's a thinner gumbo with lots of okra, sausage, chicken and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was good---local hangout---local food menu--priced right--very casual--I will go back. I would recommend this.

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New York City, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Too often, visitors to the Big Easy miss out on many of the best places to dine in the Crescent City. I guess you could probably say this about most travel destinations; in the Crescent City, visitors tend to get “stuck” in the French Quarter or nearby Garden District and miss out on the neighborhood dining experience. Not that there... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by 2 locals and we weren't disappointed. The Frenchuletta (muffaletta on french bread) is huge so we split one of those and also shared an Italian salad. It was more than enough food for 2 people and excellent. The server was very nice and pleasant and the service was quick. Loved it and will... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The food here was great, gumbo was delicious, as was the turtle soup with sherry. For me the bbq shrimp was good but not great, but my husband thought it was better than I did. The breathtaking beef poboy which I got was good, but I thought served warm it would have been better. Service was wonderful, waitress was kind... More

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