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8801 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1225
+1 504-298-8689
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“mac cheese” (16 reviews)
“hamburger” (13 reviews)
“fries” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8801 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1225
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our local friends brought us here or a casual dinner, and we had great outdoor table seating on a lovely evening. Sydney was our server and took great care of us. Burgers were simply amazing. Shared sides included the wings (bone-in deliciousness), brussel sprouts (superb)...More

Thank ccm02139
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little off the beaten path but well worth the effort to find. Mac & cheese is divine and other dishes were great also. Service was excellent.

Thank KSteele764
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

This was probably the best meal we had in New Orleans. Every piece of this meal was well thought out and had purpose. The roll, the house made cheese, the sauces for fries and burgers were all absolutely perfect. The Mac and Cheese was some...More

Thank LiveLoveRun
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I've visited Cowbell probably a dozen times over the last few years -- which is not very often for me, as I eat out 4 or more nights per week. Every time I visit, I find myself disappointed, and this most recent visit was no...More

Thank EnglishPease
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

I had the crawfish Mac and cheese. It was so good, small portion but very filling. My daughter had some sort of veggie burger and said it was really yummy as well.

Thank Bailaencuba
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Wow the food the decor the staff . The cornmeal muffins were to die for, great texture, just the right amount of sweetness..yahoo! Next the burger and fries just over the top and I had a salad that was worth it's weight in gold.

Thank Lesley333a
Reviewed October 21, 2017

This little restaurant is in a difficult location and parking is limited. Most of the tables are outside and right next to a busy street and railroad crossing, but the service is great and it is worth all of the noise and traffic to have...More

Thank NewOrleansfirstgal
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We were in the area for business but did not want to go into the city for dinner. This was a great find. We had a terrific meal at a great price. The macaroni and cheese was incredible. The atmosphere is unique. I need to...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We have been in town for 4 days and this was our last dinner. It was worth the wait. Do have the Mac-n-cheese- cheesy and creamy. Do have the iron skillet chicken wings - spicy and different Do try the burgers- if for nothing else...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Made several visits all perfect!! Had pork schnitzel with grits and green beans this time and it was over the top! It has first class food at very reasonable prices compared to so many NOLA hot spots. Please add it to your list of to...More

Thank Bobbie S
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8801 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1225
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-298-8689
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In the olden times, ranchers adorned their cows with custom bells to identify them as they ate their way through the open range. The mellifluous ring of the cowbell reminds the rancher to bring those delicious meats to us, so that we can serve them to you in the Riverbend. Cowbell in New Orleans is where you can find food. Handmade. Simple. Delicious.BYOB 'til the city sets us free.
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