Uptown is a relatively high-end area and one of the safest in New Orleans. In Magazine Street you will find many local shops, restaurants, and art galleries, and this part of the city was developed when New Orleans was booming in the 19th century when New Orleans was one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.
Uptown’s most visited streets are St. Charles Avenue (famous for its historic streetcar line), Magazine Street, Prytania Street, Freret Street (a symbol of New Orleans’ rebirth after Katrina).
Here Are Some Affordable Uptown Eateries:
4508 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-324-1636
This welcoming pizzeria, just like so many places on booming Freret Street, satisfies the desires of locals but serves food deserving visitors’ attention.
7724 Maple Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-314-0010
A nice and traditional restaurant and the homemade bread is absolutely wonderful. Gyro is great and the dishes here remind of the food the neighborhood families would prepare.
530 Lyons Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-621-9837
This BBQ is famous for its burgers, wings, smoked specials, and their homemade sauces. A local’s favorite.
1510 S Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-865-9200
A typical old fashioned Italian & Pizza restaurant looking to recreate the Little Italy-flavor from cities like Boston or Chicago with amazing prices.
4330 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-895-9761
Casamento’s really is the location for Uptown seafood fanatics, and specialties from the menu include oysters lightly poached in seasoned milk, fried shrimp, trout, and soft-shell-crab platters.
4600 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-267-0320
Signature burgers include fresh-ground patties, bread-and-butter pickles, American cheese, and red onions. You can load it up with homemade condiments.
5030 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-899-6883
The menu is all about hot dogs, and options cover anything from traditional German wieners to Louisiana alligator sausages. Even fish eaters and vegetarians have options.
Freret Street Po-Boy & Donut Shop
4701 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-872-9676
Their gumbo is a high-quality standard with all the right flavors, ingredients, and textures. Great Po’ boys.
5259 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70195, 504-891-5025
Guy’s is really what a neighborhood poor boy shop should be. Nothing fancy, but their sandwiches are first class with constant quality.
3001 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-891-0997
This neighborhood place for locals and visitors, located in the heart of Magazine Street, has been serving local dishes like Red Beans & Rice, Jambalaya, Po’ Boys and Catfish for almost 20 years.
Juans Flying Burrito
4724 S Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-486-9950
Good and affordable food in a casual restaurant where you won’t get disappointed. Local’s favorite with dishes like Juan’s Flying Burrito.
Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy Restaurant
1535 Basin Street, Treme, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-309-5828
Recently opened great show and food place close to Uptown and the French Quarter. Go on and go crazy ’bout jumpin’ and havin’ fun.
La Crepe Nanou
1410 Robert Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-899-2670
French restaurant for the budget-minded. Offers standard dishes such as filet mignon, classic French sauces, pate maison, mussels and fries, and the lavish dessert crepes.
La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-891-3377
Intimate fine-dining establishment, where the menu includes items like blue crab beignets and pork shank osso buco. The restaurant serves signature burgers as well.
Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop
3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-899-3374
Delicious local shrimp, hand-cut french fries, and nontraditional menu items like chicken livers with coleslaw or fried oysters with remoulade sauce.
5908 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-91-8495
French cooking, including a butternut squash bisque, escargots with exotic mushrooms, and oven-roasted, cane-syrup-infused duck breast. Dinner menus change every three months.
2533 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-897-5413
A local’s favorite that serves shrimp or roast beef po’ boy. The restaurant and bar are separated, and both places can get very crowded, especially during a Saints game.
1838 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-895-4877
Famous Barbecue Shrimp, regional seafood and Italian-style creations, turtle soup, and fried eggplant. The nice old bar might be the best place in the city to slurp raw oysters.
1200 S Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-304-8334
The pho is excellent and cooked with all fresh ingredients, a true Vietnamese homemade pho. They also serve tender filet mignon that just melts in your mouth.
3151 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, LA 70125, 504-861-9602
This restaurant offers so many delicious meals at reasonable prices that they must get many returning customers.
4520 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-324-3562
Discovered this great little Latin American restaurant and become one of the many big fans. This is a family run restaurant, and the food is very tasty and affordable.
4200 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-301-2755
Probably the best BBQ in New Orleans, and their brisket rivals the old time places because it is juicy, tender, and most importantly delicious.