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Huck Finn's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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135 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313
+1 504-529-8600
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the three local dishes know to NOLA. Gumbo was Wonderful!. and Jumbalaya was full of meats and the etouffee was nice and spicy. Can't go wrong with this platter. My husband had the Alligator Po'Boy and really liked it....It was a bit on the dry side BUT with a packet of Mayo....it was good. We had a coupon... More 

Thank Annette H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was really good, plenty and the service was good (most of the times). I only had poor experiences with head-waiters. The first time I went there with a colleague, the head waiter couldn’t look more bored and annoyed with customers. The second time, they were expecting a large crowd and the head waiter was not helpful at all,... More 

Thank Monica C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly staff (Natasha) and fast service amplified the delicious food. I ordered the redfish, my sister had the bread pudding (yes, for ddinner) my son ordered mac and cheese and his friend ordered shrimp and grits. Everything was excellent! Will return!

Thank Mary B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice French quarter restaurant. It is not expensive and it is not full of tourists. It is simple (we were served our beers in bottles, not glasses) but the food is quite good. Not a place you'd take a business client but rather where you'd go with friends.

Thank manytrips92
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not a "fine dining" restaurant but a great place to bring a family and/or watch sports. The food is nothing fancy but well prepared with fresh ingredients and cooked like you ask. Over the past years I have been here with friends and out of town family and have always enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere and good food.

Thank DCSDon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We felt the menu here was interesting but still competitively priced compared to other similar restaurants in the area. Nothing wrong with the food and service was attentive. Liked the flights of craft beer which is something we are not used to at home

Thank Adrian P
Wilton Manors, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to eat at Huck Finn since it is very close to our hotel. We went for breakfast and were pleased with both the service and taste of our meals. Since we enjoyed our breakfast experience, we decided to return for dinner. We should have left well enough alone. Our server was both attentive and pleasant. The beer and... More 

Thank John G
Hamlin, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very tasty, the waiter was very attentive and informative seated immediately, this was dinner after a long day, would visit again

Thank Russell A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for brunch. It took 15 minutes to get acknowledged by server, then another 15 to get water and coffee brought to table. They waitress came back 30 minutes after we ordered to ask what we had ordered, as if she forgot and hadn't even sent the order to the kitchen. It was awful. Wouldn't go back.

Thank mpmtu
Grenoble, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's more of a sports pub than a cafe. I took the alligator two ways (fried meatballs and sausage). The fried meatballs were good, but the gator didn't have much taste. Probably a farmed gator. The sausage was nice too. But the letdown was the fries. Obviously frozen, they were soggy and badly fried.

Thank Nicolas B

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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
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Fusion, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-529-8600
Huck Finn's Café is a from scratch Creole-Cajun restaurant serving a fusion of traditional and modern classics to satisfy your palate. Located in the heart of New Orleans, in the French Quarter, conveniently one block from the Canal Streetcar let us act as your gateway to this historic area. With 15 TVs for all the sporting needs, delightful exciting local and classic cocktails, and incredible specialty dishes like alligator, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, boudin balls, Cajun eggrolls, and all the po-boy combinations you can imagine. Come by and get a little more New Orleans in you.

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