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Cooter Browns Tavern & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Uptown / Carrollton
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood, Diner
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509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1005
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends for drinks and food at Cooter Browns. Ordered habanero wings, fries w/ debris and curds and muffalata. The wings were very hot but still had good flavor. The muffalata was top notch and the fries fill the empty spots. They also have a very large variety of beers. Before the night was over we split a dozen oysters.... More 

Thank Jarrod T
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always make a stop at Cooter Brown's when we're in New Orleans. Great food, drinks and beer selection. Get out of the French Quarter and make a visit to Cooter Brown's!

Thank Cates622
Argyle, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly bartender and lots of TV's so you can watch the big game. Too many beer choices to mention. Lots of local craft brews. Surprising twist, strawberry rosemary lemonade - summer special - very tasty. Above average sports bar with some personality.

Thank CCCoachkap
Washington, NJ
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

My husband and I went here based on a recommendation by our tour guide. Its a dark bar but the food is good and the oysters are great! The beer selection was really good and the bartender was friendly on a quiet afternoon lunch time.

Thank Michele R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Get ready to cozy up with your fellow patrons and enjoy delicious perfectly cooked French cuisine. The service was good, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was so local. We ordered the lentils as an appetizer. Delicious. Be sure to get there early because they run out of their mouthwatering made daily desserts

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Covington, Louisiana
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a local tavern that has excellent food! Though out of the New Orleans typical tourist area, it has a varied menu of expected New Orleans food, & is very reasonably priced. Well worth going & is loved by locals.

Thank JeffnTerry
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I live near by and every time I'm back in town, this is the only place I go to for Shrimp Po-Boys. Nice little bar, with great food, friendly staff, lots of TVs and Pool tables.

Thank John B
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a must for anyone visiting the garden district. Just take the trolly past the district until it ends at Carrollton. Have an ice cold beer, sit at a wooden booth and eat either a soft shelled Crab Po Boy or Beef. Prepare for it to be messy but delicious. We come here every time we're in New Orleans.

Thank udannefitz
San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The best oysters in town! Nicely located by the river in uptown New Orleans. Salads are also great. Chicken was delicious but a little hot eventhough I ordered the mild one. Great place to watch sports also.

Thank Silvana C
La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic local joint for microbrews and oysters! Great excuse to get on the trolly, visit the park by Loyola and then having lunch there! If you go often to nola, it's is a great scape from touristy places and prices.

Thank Javierdp_wanderer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 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?

Staying in Uptown / Carrollton

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.