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Praline Connection

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
+1 504-943-3934
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to get a taste of New Orleans. Good Gumbo, catfish, and alligator. I wasn't impressed with the red beans and rice. They tasted like Blue Runner. Everything else seemed fresh. We had a group of 12 and sat in 20mins.

Thank ItsaGthg
Toney, Alabama
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Queen served our group of 10 late Friday night. We had many different menu items and all were good. Their drinks were enjoyable. We'll be back.

Thank TycerTraveller
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the gumbo...very good...prices are reasonable...a good dpot to experience what local dishes are like

Thank MissBeee
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

It's awesome you got to experience the flavor of New Orleans here! I hope we'll get to welcome you back for more gumbo before the end of your trip. All the best, Curtis Owner More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was just OK. Every other place we ate in NOLA was much better. If I had known better, I would have given this one a pass by.

Thank sherrymaj
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

I'm disappointed the food didn't live up to NOLA's standard in your eyes, Sherry. As you've probably learned from your visit here, Cajun food is supposed to be full of flavor -- that's exactly what you should have expected from us. More feedback about what you ordered would have been helpful, but I appreciate your comments. Rest assured that I... More 

San Diego, California
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364 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we tried their gator Sausage for an appetizer which was something which was a first and it was good tasted like chicken almost , i had a combo with fried chicken, fried catfish, BBQpork ribs,red beans & rice, jambalaya, collared greens and all was very good i wanted a combo to try variety since we are tourist and my wife... More 

Thank randy7496
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had the chance to try out a few different dishes with us, Randy -- thanks for coming out to see us! Glad it could all hit the spot, and I sure hope we'll see you again someday! Take care, Curtis Owner More 

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245 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are huge but pretty basic. They only take reservations for groups over 8. Th food is ok but the portions are massive. The appetizer platter for 4 could feed 10!

1 Thank Neil P
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

I sure do wish we'd been able to make a better impression on your visit, Neil. While we do believe in a filling meal, we're also big on flavor and preparation. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by our food here, as we know that we can do much more. I sure hope we get a chance... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I started lunch with a cup of the gumbo. It was good but not my favorite. The roux was really thin. It wasn't very spicy either. I had the shrimp dinner as my entree. I had 9 butterflied shrimp with collard greens and crowder peas. The shrimp was fried a little harder than I like but it was still good.... More 

Thank Dana H
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

You know just as well as I do that the food in NOLA should be rich and flavorful -- it's something that we've prided ourselves on since 1990. If our team was made aware that there was something off with the gumbo, shrimp, or iced tea, we would have definitely looked into it. While we didn't exactly blow you away,... More 

Youngstown, Ohio
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The meatloaf here is honestly the most flavorful I've had. The fried pickles were absolutely out of this world. It is very family friendly. We love coming here.

Thank Anna M
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure welcoming you in, Anna! No matter when you stop by, I'm thrilled both the meatloaf and fried pickles hit the spot. Hope this trip to NOLA went well -- my team and I can't wait to see you again. All the best, Curtis Owner More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hey....the food is excellent. ..I promise that you will not lose weight. Although the staff works very hard to please, they could benefit from an efficiency review. It takes to long to pay for your meal and get outta there. The food attendants need efficiency training as to how to service multiple customers. Did I say the food was good?... More 

Thank James G
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear service was a bit slower than expected. Being in a heavy traffic area like Frenchmen Street, we're used to a big crowd. That's why our team should be adept to handle any crowd. I do appreciate you bringing this up, James -- I'll be sure to touch base with my team about your visit. I'm thrilled... More 

Metuchen, New Jersey
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waiters are dressed in black suits and hats-kinda cool. Restaurant is small and tables are close, but it seems everyone who comes is friendly. Food is sort of southern/NewOrleans. Worth the trip, food is good, staff is friendly and great deserts. There are a couple of seats in the back that has no atmosphere. But if crowed and you do... More 

Thank Rbward
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

It's just awesome that you had a great time here while enjoying some good Cajun food! Glad we were worth the trip -- my team and I hope the rest of your visit to NOLA went just as well. All the best, Curtis Owner More 

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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
US$15 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-943-3934

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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