New Orleans – Affordable French Quarter Restaurants

In New Orleans’ French Quarter you can find many world-famous restaurants, but there are also a huge number of quality restaurants that are offering good food at affordable prices. All the restaurants listed below offer full meals under $12. Enjoy good food in one of America’s most historical locations:

Acme Oyster And Seafood House
724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-5973
Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Po-Boys
This restaurant has been around for almost a century and is renown for affordable seafood in a pleasant setting. Enjoy your oysters at the bar.

The Alibi Bar
811 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504– 522-9187
Casual, Cuisine: Bar/Pub Food
This restaurant is known for friendly bar staff, decent atmosphere, and good food.

Angeli
1141 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-566-0077
Cuisine: Greek/Mediterranean, Pizza
This French Quarter restaurant stays open late during the week and serves from hummus to pizza.

Backspace Bar & Kitchen
139 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-2216
Cuisine: American, Bar/Pub Food
Backspace Bar is a pleasant place on Chartres Street and serves comfort foods. The restaurant offers a warm, welcoming feel that will keep you coming back.

Bennachin
1212 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-522-1230
Cuisine: African
In this restaurant, you are not going to find African-influenced New Orleans cuisine, but instead, you will discover the New Orleans-influenced African cuisine.

Bistreaux
1001 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-648-6153
Cuisine: American, Bistro
In this place, you can find a casual menu that is prepared with the freshest local ingredients in the southern cooking style. Great food and local jazz.

Cafe Beignet
334-B Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-5530
Cuisine: Coffee Shops, Sandwiches deluxe
New Orleans’ Cafe Beignet offers a grand cafe environment out and inside. They serve full breakfast, lunch and Cajun specialties.

Cafe Beignet at Music Legends Park
311 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-525-2611
Cuisine: Coffee Shops, Sandwiches
A grand cafe setting outside and inside, and breakfast is served all day together with lunch and Cajun specialties.

Cafe Pontalba
546 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-522-1180
Cuisine: Seafood, Creole
This restaurant is located right in the middle of Jackson Square and offers delicious Creole cuisine. A perfect place to take in the sights and sounds of New Orleans.

Cafe Rose Nicaud
632 Frenchmen Street New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-949-3300
Cuisine: Coffee Shops, Sandwiches deluxe
The restaurant is named for a slave who became the first coffee vendor in New Orleans. This cafe has both a long history and great food.

Cafe Soulé
720 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-304-4636
Cuisine: French, Desserts, Bakery, Sandwiches
This is a pretty new French-style bistro with excellent food, situated across the street from Antoine’s renowned restaurant.

Central Grocery
923 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-523-1620
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Po-Boys
This restaurant is home to the original muffuletta, and they make several varieties, including a veggie version.

Clover Grill
900 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-598-1010
Cuisine: American, Diner
The Clover Grill, one of the long-established places (1939), is a unique grill famous for their delightful juicy burgers at a very reasonable price

Coop’s Place
1109 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-525-9053
Cuisine: Bar/Pub Food, Cajun, Creole
This place has been around since 1982 and serves locals and visitors alike great food in the setting of a pleasant local pub.

Corner Oyster Bar and Grill
500 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-522-2999
Cuisine: Bar/Pub Food, Seafood
This restaurant features great Cajun and Creole cooking in a great bar atmosphere where you can watch any game you’d like.

Country Flame
620 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-1138
Cuisine: Mexican, Cuban
This is a small, inexpensive cantina serving good ropa vieja, pressed Cuban sandwiches and other filling Mexican and Cuban food.

Daisy Dukes
91 French Market Place, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-561-5171
Cuisine: Cajun, Pizza, Po-Boys
Good southern-style breakfast anytime of the day or night, quick, friendly service.

Deja Vu Restaurant And Bar
400 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-523-1931
Cuisine: American, Bar/Pub Food
This place is literally open all the time, and the menu includes their famous Eggwich, Super Deluxe Omelette, char-grilled burgers, po-boy sandwiches, red beans and rice, gumbo, and more.

Fiorella’s
45 French Market Place, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-528-9566
Cuisine: American, Soul Food
This restaurant has been around since 1906. Try the daily special, the crispy fried chicken, or a bowl of traditional gumbo.

Flanagan’s Pub
625 St. Phillip Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-598-9002
Cuisine: Bar/Pub Food
Flanagan’s is really a pub but they serve good food as well. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is amazing and the menu is refreshingly affordable.

Nawlins Flava Café
1214 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-324-6420
Cuisine: Soul Food
This restaurant offers upscale casual dining, and features spectacular flavorful food,

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe
1104 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-592-2565
Cuisine: American, Bar/Pub Food
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe offers burgers and seafood favorites in a restaurant splashed with color.

Johnny’s Po-boys
511 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-8129
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Po-Boys
This is a one of New Orleans favorite hang-out and offers over 45 different varieties of the classic New Orleans po-boy.

Mena’s Palace Restaurant & Bar
200 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-0217
Cuisine: American, Diner
A small down-home New Orleans restaurant, known for its red beans and rice and fried catfish.

The Original Pierre Maspero’s
440 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-8990
Casual, Cuisine: Cajun, Sandwiches
The restaurant is housed in a historically significant 1700’s building and here you can experience a wonderful modern infusion of Cajun-Creole Cuisine and wonderful views.

Port Of Call
838 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-523-0120
Cuisine: American, Bar/Pub Food
This restaurant is located on beautiful, historic Esplanade Avenue, and is open only at night. The Port of Call is world famous for its burgers and steaks.

Remoulade
309 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-523-0377
Cuisine: Cajun
Remoulade serves visitors and locals alike and features Shrimp Arnaud, red beans and rice, oysters on the half shell and po-boys as well as specialty burgers and pizza.

Salt ‘n’ Pepper
201 N. Peters Street New Orleans, LA 70054, 504-561-6070
Cuisine: Indian
Pakistani restaurant with beef kebabs and chicken kebabs that are served with rice and bread.

N’awlins Cafe & Spice Emporium
1100 N. Peters Street, 15-19, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-528-7770
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole, Louisiana
The restaurant has a sampling bar (the Walk of Flame) where you can try a range of their sauces on chips. Try the heat.

Yo-Mama’s Bar and Grill
727 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-522-1125
Cuisine: American, Bar/Pub Food
Enjoy the Bullfighter burger, with jalapenos, avocado, and salsa, or go for a burger with peanut butter and bacon.