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3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6037
(504) 482-9179
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great mid-city restaurant that was flooded during the storm but came back...even better. If you are traveling to NOLA this is a great lunch spot. Simple and tasty food. Prices are reasonable too. Just take the trolley car and tell the driver that you want to go to Mandinas and he/she will know where to drop you off.

Thank Pat F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me tell you a little sumpin sumpin bout this here! This schnit right here will make you want to slap your mama! Which is exactly what I did when I had the Turtle Soup with a shot of Sherry on top. I took one sip and came across my moms face with everything I had, almost bruised my palm!

Thank M C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love, love, love this restaurant. Everything was fresh, service was great. The Milky Way dessert was delicious. We didn't wait long for our meal either. This is a must to come here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ridgecrest, California
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been a New Orleans staple that survived 9 ft of water after Katrina and I am so glad they did. This is a family place that you could find three generation dining at any given time. The wait staff still wear the traditional black and white but you can find a three piece suit and a pair of... More 

Thank Marsh h
austin, TX
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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a recommendation. Wow. Excellent food!!! Had the shrimp creole, which was done to perfection: firm rice, excellent base, and perfectly cooked shrimp. Friendly service, decent prices.

Thank dpaustex
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a half roast beef Po boy and seafood gumbo. It was luscious and you could tell all the folks around there were clearly New Orleans natives

Thank Nelda R
Virginia, USA
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mandina's is a great local place, Italian, brick walls, bustling, popular, delicious! We had been referred by Chickie Wah Wah's (live music bar) down Canal Street, and they were spot on! It was a Wednesday night around 8:30 pm, and we were seated right away. It was busy with very happy people chatting and enjoying their food. We got cups... More 

Thank GlobtrotterMom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mandina's last year for my 60th and this year for my husband's 60th Birthday. The staff has always been willing to work with us to accommodate our large group. The food is excellent. The turtle soup is a must. The server was very friendly and accommodating. Can't wait to eat there again.

Thank Wilhelmina H
Bentonville, Arkansas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is not fine dinning, it is eating like New Orleanians do. Red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, oyster and artichoke soup, roast beef po-boy, etc. They are known for trout almandine, and the turtle soap, but you can not go wrong with their delicious New Orleans "red gravy".

Thank hearttravel2015
New Orleans Area
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great Ambience! Real Good food with a ton of tradition. Italian and Seafood dishes are excellent. I recommend!

Thank formercoach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6037
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: (504) 482-9179

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