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American, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Central City
0.4 miles from The National WWII Museum
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Yes, I know that a good number of folks would turn their noses up at the somewhat rough interior (the owners could update things a tad in my opinion); however, the food is well worth a wander on the St. Charles streetcar (there's a trolley...stop at the front door) for some good eats. I first wandered into the tavern circa 1988 and watched quality recede in the early 2000s; that having been said, the place has rebounded handily. The $14.95 ribeye steak is a phenomenal treat ($11.95 on Wednesday and Thursday nights!) and at a mere $10, a FULL pound hamburger is a sumptuous top-off to a busy day wandering the delights of the city. OH yes, the house salad was good also! A decent if not extensive offering of draft beer. Just noted the question below concerning the possibility of finding gluten free or vegan food at the tavern. Why the hell would you come to NOLA if either was applicable??More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

Nice relaxing place to get a drink and eat. Customers seem to be tourists mixed with local folks. Burgers are good and Bloody Mary’s can be spicy!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

Hopped off the hop on/hop off bus to find some lunch. This tavern won out over Tacos and Beer because my daghter-in-law had eaten Mexican the day before. Lucky break for us as this is a charming neighborhood dive. We had great service (maybe because...we were the ony ones there at 3:00 pm for lunch.) This is now the home of the one-pound burger as I was assured that every burger on the menu was made from a pound of beef. I ordered the first one in the burger section of the menu which was dressed with a cabbage slaw that made it deicious. My 11-yr.-old grandaughter had her first-ever omelette (breakfast served around the clock) with which she was suitably impressed. There is a nice-looking bar and three gaming machines in an adults-only little closet. Our hostess confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson sits at a table in the corner of the front window for breakfast when he is in town -- trying to keep a low profile.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

This is a great little place for breakfast. Defiantly recommend the omelettes. I stopped in here whilst in New Orleans and it was a good pick me up for the day.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I were in New Orleans for chance to sample the music and food as well as the real everyday flavor of the city. We chose this tavern as it was described as a dive bar with good food. Well it was a...dive alright. The joint was busy enough that the one waitress could not keep up.she was taking food orders , serving drinks at the bar and cashing out the customers. We ordered a couple of po boy sandwiches.it took forever to get them , and what a disappointing sad excuse they were. I asked for condiments which came after we were almost finished. My wife saw some small black speck floating in her water. I had to get up go toward the kitchen and ask one of two men who were employed in kitchen to get a fresh glass of water . One of my wife's meatballs in here po boy was rock hard .it could barely be cut with a knife and a lot of force. My sausage po boy was a long link split down the middle and laid on a roll.it tasted like a hillshire farms heated in a fry pan. It came with cold french fries, and a sad piece of tomato.sad because it sits within walking distance of 7 or 8 good restaurants. In general the food in the area was very good , but this place was as bad as I've had.dont know where the good reviews came from or how old they were, but STAY AWAY FROM THIS DIVE!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 18, 2020

Thick ribeyes, and a shrimp etouffee omlette to die for! The service was prompt and friendly. I always visit when I'm in NOLA.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2020

This has been my go-to place for breakfast whenever I'm in NOLA - I usually stay in this neighborhood, and the St. Charles Tavern is a neighborhood place. But I've never had a bad meal here at any time of day. Service is friendly and...good. Prices are appropriate, and, sometimes, when you take into account the quality (or see a special on the blackboard - you should always take advantage of the specials).you get real value for your dining dollar. Drinks are always just right. My favorite breakfast is the shrimp étouffée omelette, washed down with one of their excellent bloody Marys. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

We looked up who is open in New Orleans late at night and surprisingly for a city, most restaurants close at 5pm, and many more at 9pm. This place said they deliver at night so we placed an order, waited an hour, even had a...driver's name and then the restaurant canceled the order. AN HOUR LATER.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

The best corned beef hash I’ve EVER had! Watching the folks-still-here at 6 am is a riot (for this Midwesterner stopping on my way to church). Great service and staff. Did I mention the hash!?!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 9, 2020

Wandered into the bar when I first moved to the neighborhood. It's my corner bar and community center. Nice mix of locals and tourists. Friendly people and staff. Great food and drinks. Nice family owned business. Take the street car over from the quarter and...say hello to Mr. Adam.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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St. Charles Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5