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3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6037
(504) 482-9179
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open 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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Gonzales, Louisiana
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time at our last visit here. This is my 5th time here and each time it is better and better. I had out of town guest from Texas and they thoroughly enjoyed the food and was way more food than the four of us could ever eat in one sitting. Our server was fantastic as well... More 

Thank John M
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love bread, but they could do a little better on theirs. It's more like toast. I ordered the soft shell crab and it was more of a paper shell. Had to spit out half of it due to tough shell. The sauce and shrimp on top of the crab was delicious, though. The green beans were very good, but... More 

Thank Angela S
Gulfport, Mississippi
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mandina's is another restaurant that came back better than ever after Katrina. This place is always full of locals. You might find yourself sitting next to the mayor, but visitors can get there via streetcar. Everything is delicious - seafood, Italian dishes - everything. Our favorites are the calimari, turtle soup (don't forget the splash of sherry), and shrimp remoulade!... More 

Thank Nolafan2164
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is awesome and the shrimp us worth coming back for time after time! Gumbo is wonderful also.

Thank MicoBabs
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting fusion restaurant of creole and Italian. We got the shrimp creole and it was served with a side of spaghetti! It was a delicious combo! Another person had the fried chicken and said it was some of the best he ever had. We had starters of the calamari which was delicious too! Very nice restaurant with... More 

Thank Janet S
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over cooked, mushy pasta. Weirdest shrimp cocktail ever, just tiny shrimp drowned in cocktail sauce. Good turtle soup though, and good service.

Thank Don B
Lexington, South Carolina
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Sunday lunch. I had the turtle soup with a shot of sherry. The fish almondine was the best ever-- wonderful taste. Large amount of food. Just for your information if you go on Sunday, there is a Sunday menu only. Everyone at my table really enjoyed their meals--roast beef sandwich, gumbo, gulf drum fish lafitte with... More 

Thank Rickandpam2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant feels so nostalgic because I dined here as a child with my grandparents. The food is always the best. Hard to decide what to have here, everything is so good. It is what New Orleans food is supposed to taste like.

Thank I7495PXsharonl
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolute must. Bar is wonderful. Bloody Mary is the best. Made from scratch. Food is way more than you can eat. Take half home for another dinner Food is exceptional.

Thank Jeffrey A
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102 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mandina's is a landmark New Orleans eatery, a "roll-up-your-sleeves" place that attracts mostly locals. There is a watermark at the entrance wall that shows how high the water was after Katrina, near the ceiling. Fantastic poor boy sandwiches, like oyster or crab or half and half and red beans served on Mondays. Take the Canal Street Car towards Canal Blvd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?