New Orleans is a hub of amazing food, with the French Quarter offering a mix of European, African and Caribbean cultures and cuisines. These top three restaurants in New Orleans were showcased on the TV show Man v. Food, and we’ve found where to stay nearby so you can be within reasonable distance of the best food in New Orleans.
1. Mother’s Restaurant
Enjoy some real soul food at this traditional New Orleans restaurant. A key staple of New Orleans cuisine is the famous “po’boy” sandwich — New Orleans French bread stuffed with meat or fried seafood. Mother’s Restaurant has the best po’boys around with options such as baked ham and roast beef stuffed, dressed with Creole mustard and smothered in gravy.
Where to stay: Windsor Court Hotel
Just two blocks from the Mississippi waterfront you’ll find one of New Orleans’ finest hotels. This luxury hotel is a three-minute walk from Mother’s Restaurant and a nine-minute walk from Acme Oyster House. It includes an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and a health club. The Windsor Court Hotel also boasts a five-star restaurant, so you can enjoy fine dining at your convenience.
2. Acme Oyster House
A French Quarter favorite on Man v. Food is Acme Oyster House, where host Adam Richman eats 15 dozen oysters. Here you’ll find some of the city’s most mouthwatering seafood, where oysters are served in a variety of ways: straight out of the shell, grilled or fried, on a saltine or with cocktail sauce. No matter how you choose to eat your seafood, freshness is guaranteed as these oysters are almost exclusively from Louisiana’s Gulf coast.
Where to stay: Luxury 3 Bedroom Condo with Private Deck & Hot Tub
Located a ten-minute walk from Acme Oyster House, a stay at this luxury condo will place you right in the midst of mouth-watering seafood and po’boys galore. Suite features include a private patio and outdoor hot tub as well as a BBQ pit overlooking the condo’s courtyard and pool. The combination of local photography with contemporary artwork and exposed brick walls with modern furnishings gives this home an artsy, stylish feel.
3. Eat New Orleans
At Eat New Orleans everything is local, from traditional dishes to fresh seafood and even the art hanging on the walls. With a wide variety of Cajun, Creole and other New Orleans cuisine offered, this popular restaurant stays true to its name. Try the fried chicken livers with pepper jelly, a crowd favorite, or the flavorful Cochon with mustard greens.
Where to Stay: Loft At Mardi Gras Indian Gallery
This expansive loft in the French Quarter boasts a prime location, just four blocks from Bourbon Street, and within walking distance of restaurants like Eat New Orleans, coffee shops, and late night bars. The space is above a Mardi Indian Gallery and is filled with sunlight and beautiful artwork. French doors open to large balconies in every bedroom, with views over Louis Armstrong Park.