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Old 09-19-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX!!!!
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We are in town for just a couple of days. We ate a Mulates last night which was fun but a bit spendy. We'd like to go somewhere else tonight that is tasty and specializes in Cajun food but where we can get a dinner for less than that $20 a head. Could y'all provide some recommendations please. We'd really appreciate it! Tonight is our last night here so it needs to be open on Monday night.

Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Only Cajun food?
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Coop's Place on Decatur Street! That definitely will not break the bank. It has sort of a bar atmosphere but the food is absolutely fabulous. It's on Decatur near the end, opposite the Canal Street side. It is pretty close to Esplanade. Just ask around if you don't follow me, the locals will know!
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX!!!!
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Coop's Place on Decatur Street! That definitely will not break the bank. It has sort of a bar atmosphere but the food is absolutely fabulous. It's on Decatur near the end, opposite the Canal Street side. It is pretty close to Esplanade. Just ask around if you don't follow me, the locals will know!
Just looked up Coops. Unfortunately, no one under 21 and we have a 9 year old with us.

Anyone else?
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Not sure on the prices, but I think Michaul's is fairly highly regarded: Michaul's Live Cajun Music Restaurant ... New Orleans cajun music Restaurant!

It's on St. Charles.

Edit: found a menu with prices, unfortunately, it looks like you'll be looking at over $20 a person unless you split dishes: http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com...rant/menu.html
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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This is probably too late but I like Napoleon House. They have muffalettas, red beans, jambalaya, etc.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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It's mindblowing how expensive food is in this city.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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It's mindblowing how expensive food is in this city.
I'll give you these places I like that are not expensive in my opinion: Lunch - Nola Grocery, Napoleon House, The Commerce, P&J, The Store, Streetcar Cafe, Country Flame.
Dinner - I'm not usually in town for dinner and when I am I don't watch my wallet but Mandina's & Green Goddess are not very expensive. Rio Mar has small plates as does Cochon. I like that because you can pass them around and taste everything.
Most overrated: Mulate's and Mother's.
I'll be dining at Tommy's and LaBoca soon and I can't wait. A night out playing tourist is always fun.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I'll give you these places I like that are not expensive in my opinion: Lunch - Nola Grocery, Napoleon House, The Commerce, P&J, The Store, Streetcar Cafe, Country Flame.
Dinner - I'm not usually in town for dinner and when I am I don't watch my wallet but Mandina's & Green Goddess are not very expensive. Rio Mar has small plates as does Cochon. I like that because you can pass them around and taste everything.
Most overrated: Mulate's and Mother's.
I'll be dining at Tommy's and LaBoca soon and I can't wait. A night out playing tourist is always fun.
So glad somebody else knows about Green Goddess, I've only been there once, but I never hear it mentioned. It's a treat. And La Boca is great. Enjoy. And I agree about Mother's. My first job was there, and while it was great to get free debris biscuits for break every day, waiting in line for half an hour to wait (again) on an undersized, 9 dollar po-boy isn't my idea of a great experience.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Not sure about dinner, but for lunch go to Messina's in the riverwalk food court. Yes it's a food court, but the food is incredible and cheap and you have an amazing view of the river in A/C comfort.

EDIT: the thing is...unless you're looking for atmosphere there is NO reason to spend a lot on food in New Orleans (meaning more than ~10 bucks). Even the most grungy dives serve up great food.
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