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Cooter Browns Tavern & Oyster Bar

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Neighborhood:
Uptown / Carrollton
Pub, Seafood, Diner
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509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1005
504-866-9104
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Football Dive Bar

Great place to watch football. Great beer selection on draught and in bottles. Very good bartender who makes real cocktails. Expensive but decent oysters. Bar good can be ordered in the kitchen and brought to your seat. Strange ordering system but it works. Not a healthy menu but it is good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Huntguy77
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Alabama
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're local for that typical local 'hole in the wall' experience, Cooter Brown is a perfect spot. Locals and university students find their way there and enjoy the many beers on tap (80 or so, I believe) and great food. Love this place!

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Thank Jean M
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

When I have the craving for Oysters, you cannot find fresher. They are not expensive and they just go real well with one of their beers, hundreds.

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Thank Markarios
Alabama
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Great place to watch football. Great beer selection on draught and in bottles. Very good bartender who makes real cocktails. Expensive but decent oysters. Bar good can be ordered in the kitchen and brought to your seat. Strange ordering system but it works. Not a healthy menu but it is good food. Can be a bit intimidating place to figure... More 

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Thank Huntguy77
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

made this our local while on holidays, loved the food... and the atmosphere especially on football night was great, ( sorry LSU lost ) we would definitely come back here!

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Thank Marianne354
New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I can order a hamburger, a meat pie, an oyster and shrimp poboy and can know I will always be happy. Love Dale's kitchen and hope the new owners will let him stay.

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Thank Zeenat2015
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Had some friends visit New Orleans so we I drove down. We googled sports bars and decided to check this one out. They had a nice beer selection and the food was ok. Staff was pretty awesome. The likes kept flickering and they lost their cash register ability to take credit cards which sucked. But they entire time the lights... More 

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Thank fredsalinas
New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Go early if you want a mufflotta on the weekend because they go fast! The beer selection comes with a menu that looks like they buy from every distributor in the world! Perfect!

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Thank jerry b
Manasquan, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

6 of us took the streetcar to Cooter Brown's for a little football and cocktails. This place is always crowded on Sundays during football season so we were pretty lucky to grab 6 seats together. After a few cocktails & cold beers, we ordered a couple dozen raw oysters & an order of boiled shrimp. Everything was tasty! The oysters... More 

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Thank EileenandBill
Puget Sound
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190 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Cooter Brown's Tavern Oyster House was the biggest disappointment of our 12 day vacation. It was recommended by a friend who raved about it but neither of us found it to our liking. The food is rather run-of-the-mill tavern food and the oysters didn't taste fresh.

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Thank compassNSEW
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I live a few blocks away and have goon there out of convenience. I have seen the Creatinous kitchen staff assault people for no reson.Not much to miss here.good beer selection though.

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Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: 504-866-9104

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pub, Seafood, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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 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.