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Cooter Browns Tavern & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Uptown / Carrollton
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1005
+1 504-866-9104
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Central, South Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Doing solo dinner while friend was with family...wanted oysters on the half she'll which friend won't eat. Had a choice of Acme Oyster House, Felix's (both in the Quarter) or Cooter Browns. Chose to go uptown and was I pleased!!! No longer lines, personable bar tenders and great food. Haven't been since '92 and it's changed a bit with counter... More 

Thank Angie G
Burke, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun stop near the end of the St. Charles line, just part the Garden District when the trolley takes a sharp right turn. We followed some locals who were having a birthday celebration (on the trolley and everywhere else) into Cooter Brown's. They have a great beer selection and good prices. But I'm writing the review because... More 

Thank Happy_Traveler_0007
Florence, AL
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226 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you take the street car, get off where the St Charles line turns onto Carrollton. Very carefully cross back over the tracks and through traffic. They boast 400 beers. Draft specials and bottles galore. While I do enjoy a good beer list I found it curious that all the Gluten Free options were not listed as a grouping. As... More 

Thank Americana29
Tustin, California
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the trolly from the French Quarter and enjoy the scenic ride through the Garden District. Once you get here, be amazed by the beer selection - over 100 tap handles plus several fridges full of bottled beer. Also, the food (order at the counter separately and bring to your table) was delicious.

Thank lizdwhiz
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238 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Called whilst waiting for the return streetcar to the city based on previous reviews. Plenty of draft beer choices in a moody, dark bar with a local feel about it.

Thank alfielanger
Montclair, Virginia
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We got there late so the full kitchen was not open but they had a limited menu available. I ordered a muffuletta, which was awesome. All the other meals ordered were also delicious. The beer is cold and you can also order mixed drinks. Cost of drinks is cheap. Great atmosphere. We went to Cooters with a local who said... More 

Thank Tim J
Tynong, Australia
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Strolled in after a nice tram ride, met with friendly staff. Quick service and delicious food. Pulled Pork loaded fries were mouth-watering! Beers were ice cold :-)

Thank Nicole W
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

From KC and Spent 5 days over Xmas with family. Wanted a night off bourbon st and found this place and couldn't have worked out any better. Great place to watch sports, great beer selection, and the food was great and perfect to share. Chiefs had an important game Xmas night, Cooters was open, so we went back AGAIN to... More 

Thank Brent K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

This place isn't fancy, there isn't waiter service and it is a bit of a dive bar. But the quality of everything is so good. I sat at the bar and read a book with no interruptions. The service was top notch: the bartender even helped me map out good places to grab beer in other parts of NOLA for... More 

1 Thank mustloveNY
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107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Love the place especially the raw oysters. We ordered 12 and they gave us 14. Love the sauce bar where you make your own cocktail sauce. Great beer selection. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Judy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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: +1 504-866-9104

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

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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.
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