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Ye Olde College Inn

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3000 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-4304 (Formerly Ye Olde College Inn Incorporated) (Fig Street)
+1 504-866-3683
16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best meals I've had in New Orleans, and that's saying a lot. The fish was amazing, the sides were perfectly prepared, the desert was impeccable...totally worth every penny!

Thank Bertsmom44
New Orleans
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341 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ye Olde College in has stepped up since Katrina, from an octogenarian's hangout to a fine restaurant. This visit started out with a positively knockout Old Fashioned (me) and a good pinot noir (she). An "Oysters Bleu" ($12) was stunningly generous and very good. The gumbo was very dark, but not at all bitter, the flavor was rich and delicious.... More 

1 Thank Rigel54
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service here were excellent Had the Gumbo and Crawfish ettouffee with fried drum which were great.Our waiter had worked there for twenty years and showed dedication to the restaurant. Was full of locals on a Tuesday nite which speaks volumes. Skip the French quarter for something just as good for half the price.

1 Thank gatordoc78
Washington DC
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180 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a marvelous restaurant that is slightly off the beaten path. We discovered it in an article "where the locals eat" and were not disappointed. It is a very nicely appointed panelled dining room with booths and tabels. The wait staff could not have been more helpful and flexible. The menu is American and Creole. The shrimp dishes were... More 

1 Thank EuropeLover_9
McLean, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Nice sized portions and so very accommodating. Made up a vegan pasta dish (see photo) that was very innovative and beyond delicious. Service was great and Jordan (who I think is the manager) was very helpful and kind. Went there twice on our trip.

Thank Karen W
Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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199 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This restaurant is located right next to the Rock n bowl and was beautifully decorated. We called to ask if we needed reservations and were told no but when we got there, it was a 30 min. wait to be seated. Once we were seated the service was great ad the food was good. The portion for the veal cutlet... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I spent a little time this evening figuring out that some of these reviews are for a restaurant at the airport (perhaps a branch of this one?) - but this particular restaurant is opposite the Rock 'n Bowl in town. That said, I'd give it my highest rating. Took our family of five, without reservation, and had to wait half... More 

1 Thank FriskyTrips
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Now days with having to get to the airport 2 hours ahead of time we found ourselves with time for lunch and this restaurant has an outpost in the terminal. Great tasty gumbo and a friendly bartender.

1 Thank JasperJenni
Painted Post, New York
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is all about the BBQ shrimp. I said to my wife that we have to get the BBQ shrimp...it's so good in New Orleans...it's not like bbq sauce...it's worcestershire and butter sauce....and the Olde College Inn does it right...thick buttery sauce...perfectly cooked shrimp...ya baby !!!

Thank davidphelps12
Metairie, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This uptown restaurant is part of the fabric of New Orleans with its farm next door for the freshest ingredients. Classic fare with updated twists set this one apart from the tourist fare found in the quarter.

1 Thank William C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-4304 (Formerly Ye Olde College Inn Incorporated)
    (Fig Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-866-3683
Since 1933 Ye Olde College Inn has served generations of New Orleanians. Come join us at a true New Orleans landmark. Our menu features our latest Creole specials and plenty of twists on traditional New Orleans standards. Next door is another New Orleans landmark, the Rock’n'Bowl. Ask for a $5 off voucher when you dine from the entree section of our menu.

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Arlington, Virginia
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?