So you've never been to the French Quarter. First of all, welcome. Second of all, do not just immediately head to Bourbon street. Instead, Eater suggests approaching the Vieux Carre with an eye for the must-visit spots, from the oldest bars in America to hidden tiki oases to...okay... some very famous Bourbon Street spots.
This map — the restaurants, dishes, and culinary experiences that help define the French Quarter's gastronomic identity — should offer a comprehensive starting point for any visitor. It includes the obvious and the over-publicized, but also hidden gems. It’s mostly about dishes and experiences, rather than the restaurant experience as a whole. If you're looking for the French Quarter's essential restaurants, head over here.
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