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3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6037
+1 504-482-9179
12:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sequim, Washington
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoy our twice per year trip to New Orleans. We tend to visit restaurants outside the typical tourist areas. This restaurant is one of our favorites. It is a friendly local spot. Lots of customer to customer interactions. The food as always was great - we ordered one meatball/Italian sausage spaghetti, one of red beans &... More 

Thank Sequim132
New Orleans, Louisiana
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having heard about this place forever, I was expecting so much more. First, too loud due to terrible acoustics. Not a huge deal, as it's NOLA. Service was clumsy and slow. The food, although large portions, was mediocre at best. It felt more like a cafeteria experience than a restaurant. Everything served was lower end than the prices dictated. We... More 

Thank phoebessh
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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151 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been over 20 plus years since I have visited to dine here. Called from another spot and asked about table wait which was at 30-40 minutes on a Saturday night. Headed over and got on the list, had a glass of Pinot and waited for our name to be shouted over the din of noise in the still charming... More 

Thank GulfCoastGuy
Gurnee, Illinois
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325 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick lunch but local fare. We were recommended here by a friend. We got there about 11:45 as traffic was picking up. We left at 1:00 and there was a wait. We all basically had soup and sandwiches. Some turtle soup some gumbo. All were good. Don't freak when you find a couple large pieces... More 

Thank gondekp
Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love so much about Mandina's, particularly the "feel" of this neighborhood restaurant. I go a couple of times per year just hoping the food gets better. Unfortunately, it doesn't and I need to scratch Mandina's off of my list. On my last visit, I had the "Gulf Fish" Almandine which should be a no brainer. Unfortunately what should have... More 

Thank Maranello05
Rutland, Vermont
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mandina's is a New Orleans tradition where the food is good and dependable, the service is friendly, and you feel like you have stepped back in time. Order the staples of N. O. cuisine like red beans and rice on Monday, gumbo, oyster loaf, etc. you won't be disappointed

Thank Baxter H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mandina's Baby! Roast Beef Po-Boy and Meatball on French! Served up with a Delicious Barq's Rootbeer in a bottle!

Thank Elad227
Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Lot of it and more than enough for a big appetite or two people could share a meal. True New Orleans style plus pastas and other choices.

Thank DMG52
Gulfport, Mississippi
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to a concert, didn't make a reservation because it was Sunday at 4:30, boy were they already packed and after getting our food we could see why. The staff was wonderful, very attentive, but the food was stellar. If you get the chance stop and check them out, the wait was worth it.

Thank Teresa A
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for family. Saturday night it gets crowded but worth the wait. Food was good, although I ordered their Fried Chicken and the four pieces were a lot smaller than normal. Because the number of large groups service was a little slow but over all still a good place to eat.

Thank Bob S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6037
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-482-9179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?