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Ugly Dog Saloon

Lower Garden District
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401 Andrew Higgins Dr, New Orleans, LA 70130
504.569.8459
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't Go

I've never written a bad review, but this was the worst place we ate at while in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. My husband and I were visiting the National WWII Museum (worth the admission), and wanted some place nearby. We were going to go to Cochun, but passed the BBQ place first. Someone was out... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Maria B
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Clifton Park, New York
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  • Late Night
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Clifton Park, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I've never written a bad review, but this was the worst place we ate at while in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. My husband and I were visiting the National WWII Museum (worth the admission), and wanted some place nearby. We were going to go to Cochun, but passed the BBQ place first. Someone was out front cooking and it... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Perhaps it was still suffering from a Mardis Gras hangover since my visit was three days after Fat Tuesday, but I was greatly disappointed with The Ugly Dog Saloon and BBQ. It certainly smelled like it was going to be a winner, with the wonderful tang of smoke in the air, but alas it was not to be. I was... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I stayed in the Warehouse District of New Orleans and out walking looking for a place to grab a quick lunch....The Ugly Dog was it...I had a local beer and a half rack of baby back ribs....Later I found out they prepare the meat the night before and let them smoke for 12 hours slowly. A large healthy portion for... More 

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Erbendorf, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This place was garbage. I stopped because they were open on Sunday. My friend and I made a simple order. It wasn't very busy but it still managed to take 20 minutes or so for the order to be done. When I got it, my food was cold. I really wasn't impressed and won't go back, Sunday or not.

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Boulder, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This bar is a ton of fun when there is a game going on, absolutely recommend but be sure to get there pretty early, the picnic style tables fill up quickly!

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Smyrna, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

With Cochon and Butcher across the street, this place needs to change or die. Smelled like cleaning fluid and staff acted like they were play acting at a mortuary. Food was not much better. Counting the days...

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Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Terrible 'BBQ' it was not.....just terrible. The roast beef po boy tasted like it was cooked in five minutes and smothered in gravy. Horrible, chewy and took 30 minutes to get it. Might have been brisket, or aged rubber. Hard to tell...just close to WWII...only thing to say. Again, great reviews must be fixed....no way would any sensible, well adjusted... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great spot! Most accommodating, plenty of Beers, pitchers, Bloody Mary's were awesome, full bar, great servers! Friendly welcoming! BarBQue pork, brisket, nachos, baked potato with pork, cheese, go ahead add the bacon!!😃😃 chicken wings very good but tiny. Hamburgers are really great and juicy! Potato salad, coleslaw, Mac and cheeses and more sides. Picnic tables on the one side, sofas... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place is nothing special -- it has it's own sort of hole in wall appeal I suppose. The employees were nice and the beer and chili were good! It was convenient since I had been at the conference center. I'd go again but wouldn't go out of my way for it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's hard for me to believe how far the Ugly Dog Saloon has fallen. My family and I have been coming to NOLA for years. We heard about Ugly Dog almost a decade ago and instantly fell in love. (OMG, that coleslaw!) Since then, we've always made it a point to eat there every time we visit the Crescent City.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Andrew Higgins Dr, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Lower Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Lower Garden District
  • Phone Number: 504.569.8459

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?