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“CLASSIC GARDEN DISTRICT”
Review of The Camellia Grill

The Camellia Grill
Ranked #125 of 1,963 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“CLASSIC GARDEN DISTRICT”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

The best hamburger topped with bacon and egg... Dining here was like walking into a old neighborhood diner in the 40'... sitting a the horseshoe counter watching the cook grill your order and the waiter shouting out your order was quite the show. The meat for the burgers is fresh ground daily.. Must admit I ate here twice while in New Orleans and had the burger each time...Great burger place....

  • Visited June 2013
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“Best Breakfast Ever...'nuff said”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food, great service! Not a place I would have fone to if it hadnt been recommended but I'm glad it was! Going again tomorrow!

  • Visited October 2012
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Tennessee
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73 reviews
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“Fun Food for Everyone”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The hubs and I have experienced the "original" Camellia on Carrollton as well as the "new" location in the Quarter. We love the classic diner food and the portions are enough to share. Perhaps the best part of the experience is the up close and personal wait and cook staff. They are known for their good natured ribbing and service with small talk. I prefer breakfast service to the lunch just because there are so many other places you should have lunch or dinner in NOLA. One of my favorite parts about eating here is watching and eavesdropping on older couples as they chat and reminisce about their undergrad days at Tulane and memories of shared malts and burgers at Camellia.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank callie1980
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
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“Great food at a good price”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is as it's title suggests, a no frills grill where customers sit at the counter and see all the food prepared. Fine dining it is not but goos atmosphere in a traditional grill style setting, food was good and great value compared to hard rock etc. I had the Ny steak at 10.99 and this beat many steaks hands down despite being under half the price.
The waiters like to engage you in conversation and have some fun so don't be shy and you will have a great experience

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sammy509
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Western NY
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Unique experience - Old School Diner”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Visited the diner on Chartres Street (not the location in the first picture on TA). Corner location with old school counters and stools. Servers in white chef coats. Very friendly but with a twist of teasing. If you're not ready for it, you may think the server is aloof but engage them and its fun. We had a great guy (wish I could remember his name!!). Two servers on two different sides of the counter bantering back and forth. Other employees very friendly as well. Our server took our order and then cooked our food. He was so happy when we gave him his tip in cash versus on the credit card. Was an entertaining exchange. Had a BLT that was great. Piece of homemade banana cream pie was awesome.

  • Visited September 2013
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