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“Great Food, in a place I had never heard of .... Bywater!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Joint

The Joint
Ranked #15 of 1,920 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Fresno, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food, in a place I had never heard of .... Bywater!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

We asked the locals about a great place to eat. We normally stay away from the tourist traps. We were a little concerned on the way, the streets were getting narrower and narrower. When we arrived we pre-judged the appearance of the building. This is something one should never do, in New Orleans. The food was mouthwatering. I felt that we were enjoying a good meal in a old fashion juke joint. The staff was friendly and helpful. I was give a engraved pen by one of the waters. This is a dont miss place. I highly recommend the venture to Bywater!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Michigan
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Had the ribs and mac and cheese and wife had pulled pork. Very good meal and very meaty ribs. Just a little hole but very good. Would go back.

Visited July 2014
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Brecksville, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place in the Bywater!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I never thought of New Orleans in the context of barbecue, but The Joint puts it on the map! Had the three meat combo with ribs, brisket and Cajun sausage...sides of coleslaw and mac-n-cheese. Also tried a little of husband's pulled pork. All were truly excellent and went down well with an Abita seasonal brew.
Busy, fun, friendly, quirky, locals, tourists...and the best barbecue I've had in a very long time!

Visited July 2014
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Metairie, Louisiana
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good BBQ, go in the daytime”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

The location seems a bit sketchy, which is why I would visit in the daytime. The food is pretty tasty. You have to order at a bar, and then seat yourself. It is not like a typical restaurant with servers. The sweet tea and the ribs were great. The ribs were juicy and tender. Would def recommend.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great bbq!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Looks like a hole in the wall but oh what gr8 bbq! We had the combo special- pulled pork and ribs with a side. Skip the salad- not so good, but the beans were yum! They don't drown everything with their bbq sauce, actually there were 3 different homemade versions of sauce on the table to try. When it gets crowded, there is seating outside.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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