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The Joint

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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701 Mazant Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
+1 504-949-3232
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hubby found this place on Thrillist.com, checked out the reviews on TA & off we went. It's a decent walk from the French Quarter, but well doable & pleasant enough during the day - through the Marigny district. We got there around 2pm on Friday & there was no line. Hubby knew exactly what to order (walk up to the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is meat with a capital M. This really looks like a fast food joint but it is definitely worth the wait and try. We were tipped by a local and were grateful for this great dining experience.

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Thank christin77
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem is a must!!! Best BBQ I've ever had in my life. We got there right at opening and there was already a line. Food arrived fast and it was reasonably priced. I had a pulled pork sand which with a side of potato salad ( best ever) he had two meats ( pulled pork and brisket )... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soooo, we were visiting NOLA for the first time. My daughter is a Foodie and avid follower of Guy Fieri and his DD&D show. So my daughter insisted we eat at this place. Welllll, first of all - it moved. We took a taxi to the address on the show from the French Quarter. THANK GOD WE DIDNT WALK because... More 

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1 Thank suggaface
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured away from the tourist area to visit The Joint. It's in a cute neighborhood and has that neighborhood feel. On their patio locals were dining with their pooches. My hubby and I shared a combo platter. Brisket was our fav. The beans very tasty. Don't skip dessert. We shared the key lime pie and peanut butter pie. So... More 

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Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am BBQ lover, but I am picky. I have not found really great BBQ in New Orleans, but this is good. The meats are smoked and tasty and the sides are good too. Plus it has the atmosphere of a good old southern BBQ joint.

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Thank lillyg646
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their slogan is "We're always smoken." The Joint. Get it? This place does it right, therefore they are packed much of the time. The joint was one of the first restaurants in the resurgence of The Bywater. Give it a try.

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Thank Tim B
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Joint was a wow factor for my wife and I. This is the real thing....BBQ that is smoked. The ribs and brisket were out of this world and the sauce was really good. The baked beans were dynamite, the Mac and cheese was mediocre. The prices were fantastic for what you got and we are already talking about going... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a genuine BBQ restaurant the Joint came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. The food was served quickly and cordially. We had mixed meat platters and they were fantastic. Really good flavoured meat and the ribs were full of texture and taste. Washed down with local draught beer this was an excellent and great value experience.

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Thank GlobalDoorman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found The Joint on yelp and it was worth the little drive out of the Quarter. People were super nice and the BBQ fell of the bones. Great little place for a change of pace for the afternoon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Mazant Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-949-3232

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Neighborhood Profile
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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