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Cooter Browns Tavern & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Uptown / Carrollton
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1005
+1 504-866-9104
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Tustin, California
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the trolly from the French Quarter and enjoy the scenic ride through the Garden District. Once you get here, be amazed by the beer selection - over 100 tap handles plus several fridges full of bottled beer. Also, the food (order at the counter separately and bring to your table) was delicious.

Thank lizdwhiz
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238 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called whilst waiting for the return streetcar to the city based on previous reviews. Plenty of draft beer choices in a moody, dark bar with a local feel about it.

Thank alfielanger
Montclair, Virginia
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there late so the full kitchen was not open but they had a limited menu available. I ordered a muffuletta, which was awesome. All the other meals ordered were also delicious. The beer is cold and you can also order mixed drinks. Cost of drinks is cheap. Great atmosphere. We went to Cooters with a local who said... More 

Thank Tim J
Tynong, Australia
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strolled in after a nice tram ride, met with friendly staff. Quick service and delicious food. Pulled Pork loaded fries were mouth-watering! Beers were ice cold :-)

Thank Nicole W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

From KC and Spent 5 days over Xmas with family. Wanted a night off bourbon st and found this place and couldn't have worked out any better. Great place to watch sports, great beer selection, and the food was great and perfect to share. Chiefs had an important game Xmas night, Cooters was open, so we went back AGAIN to... More 

Thank Brent K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place isn't fancy, there isn't waiter service and it is a bit of a dive bar. But the quality of everything is so good. I sat at the bar and read a book with no interruptions. The service was top notch: the bartender even helped me map out good places to grab beer in other parts of NOLA for... More 

1 Thank mustloveNY
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107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Love the place especially the raw oysters. We ordered 12 and they gave us 14. Love the sauce bar where you make your own cocktail sauce. Great beer selection. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Judy S
Waterloo, Iowa
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We expected a rowdy dive but found a quiet sports bar. We ate at noon on a rainy Monday. The bathroom had 2 stalls, but I am glad I went alone. VERY tiny. There weren't waiters that day. We ordered beverages at the bar and food in the take out area. My Radiator sandwich was huge and soooooo good! Lots... More 

Thank McHove
Mandeville, Louisiana
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This place has a nostalgic quality. The woodwork and decor is very old school campy..... it now has a lot more tvs (way too many) The beer selection is great (extensive before beer was cool.) Great bar food... fried deliciousness ... One gripe... the fries here used to be legendary .... like very thick potato chips ... in circles ....... More 

Thank curbimus
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

So many choices but only tried one, a brown sugar infused Lagunitas. Large portions on appetizers. I had fries and fried pickles while watching college basketball on one of many screens. Parking not easy, but great bar and easy to see why the NOLA college students come here.

Thank RaymondAsher

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-866-9104

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

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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