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Cooter Browns Tavern & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Uptown / Carrollton
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank mustloveNY
Level Contributor
107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Waterloo, Iowa
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We expected a rowdy dive but found a quiet sports bar. We ate at noon on a rainy Monday. The bathroom had 2 stalls, but I am glad I went alone. VERY tiny. There weren't waiters that day. We ordered beverages at the bar and food in the take out area. My Radiator sandwich was huge and soooooo good! Lots... More 

Thank McHove
Mandeville, Louisiana
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

This place has a nostalgic quality. The woodwork and decor is very old school campy..... it now has a lot more tvs (way too many) The beer selection is great (extensive before beer was cool.) Great bar food... fried deliciousness ... One gripe... the fries here used to be legendary .... like very thick potato chips ... in circles ....... More 

Thank curbimus
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

So many choices but only tried one, a brown sugar infused Lagunitas. Large portions on appetizers. I had fries and fried pickles while watching college basketball on one of many screens. Parking not easy, but great bar and easy to see why the NOLA college students come here.

Thank RaymondAsher
Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Great place to watch a game but as you can see from the pics the food is anything but regular bar food

Thank cajunflo
Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This is located at Riverbend, almost to the end of the St. Charles streetcar line. It is a real dive! Love it!!!! They have a HUGE assortment of beers, both on tap and canned/bottled. We start our NOLA experience with oysters on the half shell....they were delicious and gigantic! Then went with the oyster po'boy and the shrimp po'boy. It... More 

Thank Jillsjourneys
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We stopped in with our out of town guests for some mid-afternoon oysters. Cooters is near our business so it was convenient for us, but I would have driven across town if needed. The oysters were shucked by hand after we ordered and they were as good we have ever had! Our guests were very pleased with the atmosphere and... More 

Thank John S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a beer and it just happened to coincide with Happy Hour and game 6 of the world series so one beer turned into more. Oysters on the half shell were also on happy hour prices. They were amaaaazing. Fun place for a sports show, beers and snacks.

Thank Taryn A
Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is a tavern/bar environment. Many fine choices of craft beer and absolutely delicious food. Fried oyster platter with a large mixed green salad; Jalapeno burger (quite large); shrimp and oyster po-boy which was jam packed and excellent.

Thank Tony B

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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