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Eater 38 Restaurants Still Open for Top-Notch Takeout in New Orleans

26 restaurants on New Orleans’s Eater 38 are currently open for takeout or delivery

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Of the restaurants that make up the Eater 38, a collection of New Orleans’s essential restaurants, many are closed for the time being due to the coronavirus pandemic, the summer slow season, or some combination of both. As of this writing, 27 are currently open, with many finding creative ways to offer takeout and delivery despite shifting restrictions and limited resources.

From a classic Jewish-Italian deli on Magazine Street to a longstanding Creole icon in Treme to a refined neighborhood bistro in Bywater, these are the Eater 38 restaurants in New Orleans that remain open. The situation locally, and restaurant owners’ responses to it, is shifting day by day, so be sure to check restaurant websites and social media.

This map was originally published on April 2, 2020 and has been updated with more options.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Brigtsen's Restaurant

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723 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-7610
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Chef Frank Brigtsen’s beloved Riverbend restaurant, a longtime destination for celebrating special occasions with friends and family, has reopened for to-go orders only, the first time its offered takeout. The menu of soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts will be updated daily. Call between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to place an order for a limited number of pickup times — 5, 5:30, 6, or 6:30 p.m. Low-contact pickup will take place on the sidewalk in front of the Riverbend restaurant.

2. Vincent's Italian Cuisine

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7839 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-9313
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Vincent’s is currently open for takeout every night from 5 to 9 p.m., serving Louisiana-style Italian classics like seafood-stuffed mirliton and corn and crab bisque. Order online here.

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3. Jamila's Mediterranean Cuisine

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7808 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-4366
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Uptown’s beloved, family-run Tunisian restaurant is now open for both dine-in and takeout, 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call to order.

4. Barrow’s Catfish

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8300 Earhart Blvd #103
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 265-8995
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This Hollygrove shop with a reputation for some of the best fried catfish in town is open for takeout, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call to place an order for curbside pickup at the restaurant, where the family has instituted a carhop model.

Catfish platter from Barrow’s Catfish
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5. Domilise's Po-Boy & Bar

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5240 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-9126
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One of the oldest and most loved of New Orleans’s many old and loved po-boy spots, Domilise’s is open for takeout and is now serving the full menu (including roast beef). Call to order or visit the takeout window Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

6. La Petite Grocery

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4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3377
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Justin Devillier’s nationally-acclaimed Uptown restaurant, known for dishes like crab beignets and turtle Bolognese, is open for takeout, delivery, and dine-in. Order through La Petite’s website or call for takeout, and order delivery through D’Livery Nola.

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7. Saffron Nola

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4128 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 323-2626
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The upscale Indian restaurant on Magazine Street added takeout for the first time during the stay-at-home order, available 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call after 2 p.m. or order online here. Also taking limited reservations for dine-in.

Oyster roast from Saffron Nola
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8. Blue Oak BBQ

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900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-2583
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Call the restaurant or use the online ordering site to get your Mid City barbecue fix, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Ribs, sausage, and chicken from Blue Oak
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9. Parkway Bakery & Tavern

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538 Hagan Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-3047
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The beloved Parkway reopened in May with a limited takeout menu of its favorite po-boys, sides, and desserts. Call for parking lot pickup, Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or stop by.

Parkway roast beef, shrimp, and french fry po-boys
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10. Heard Dat Kitchen

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2520 Felicity St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 510-4248

Central City’s Heard Dat Kitchen is open for comforting Creole-style soul dishes dailyfrom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Operating with curbside pickup and delivery via Uber EatsWaitr, and Postmates.

Dat Plate (chicken, fish, shrimp or bell pepper with mac and cheese, potato salad and peas)
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11. Commander's Palace

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1403 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 899-8221
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The Commander’s takeout menu changes daily and rotates classics like turtle soup, lacquered quail, and pecan pie as well as seasonal dishes like duck breast salad and wild Louisiana barbecue shrimp, available in family or individual sizes. Call to order, seven days a week between 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. for same-day pick up or stop by to order at the front door. Menu may change daily.

12. Liuzza's by the Track

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1518 N Lopez St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 218-7888
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Call Liuzza’s directly at to order the famous gumbo, barbecue shrimp po-boy, or garlic oyster po-boy, all stuffed to the brim with seafood. Curbside pickup or local delivery in Mid City.

13. Coquette

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2800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 265-0421
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Longtime Magazine Street stunner Coquette is open for takeout service, Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Order online day-of here or call the restaurant after 1 p.m.

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14. Cafe Reconcile

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1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 568-1157
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One of New Orleans most endearing restaurants, Cafe Reconcile doubles as a successful job-training program for at-risk teens and young adults. It is currently open for weekday takeout lunch service, 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. In addition to the daily lunch menu and specials that feature café favorites, Café Reconcile has also introduced a “family meal for 4” takeout option.

15. Gabrielle Restaurant

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2441 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 603-2344
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Mid City locals favorite Gabrielle has been closed during the majority of the pandemic, reopening last month for its annual “Duck Fest,” takeout edition. Now, the restaurant is participating in this year’s Coolinary, offering to-go lunch and dinner Friday through Sunday with pickup times between 4 and 7 p.m. with a prepaid online orders. Try chef Greg Sonnier’s slow roasted duck with crimini mushrooms and dirty rice on the side, turkey and bacon Cobb salad, or the barbecue shrimp pasta. Plan ahead — orders must be in by 3 p.m. the day of pickup.

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16. Willie Mae's Scotch House

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2401 St Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-9503
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The original Treme institution has reopened for pickup only with limited hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Order online from a menu of fried chicken, fried seafood platters, and pork chops; more than a dozen classic sides; and salads and desserts.

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17. Dooky Chase Restaurant

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2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-0600
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Dooky Chase has weekly takeout menus with family meals made up of the most famous Creole cuisine in New Orleans. Call the restaurant Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email takeout@dookychaserestaurants.com to preorder.

Gumbo at Dooky Chase’s
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18. McHardy's Chicken & Fixin'

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1458 N Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 949-0000

This tiny, quick-serve gem on North Broad Street created a genius way to safely get its famous fried chicken to customers — a zipline, operated with a pulley system. Here’s to another 20 years.

19. Stein's Market and Deli

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2207 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 527-0771
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This hybrid Jewish/Italian deli is open for curbside pickup via phone with new hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited delivery to the LGD, Uptown, or the CBD neighborhoods.

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20. Lilly's Cafe

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1813 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 599-9999
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This beloved Lower Garden District Vietnamese cafe known for its pho is currently open for takeout, daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and dine-in from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

21. Herbsaint

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701 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-4114
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Restaurateur Donald Link’s flagship restaurant is open for dine-in, takeout, and curbside pickup, Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m. Order online for takeout & curbside pick-up.

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22. Galatoire’s

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209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2021
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This jackets-required grand dame of Bourbon Street open for dine-in Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and for weekly changing menu of takeout family meals. Call to order between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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23. Adolfo's

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611 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 948-3800

Closed throughout most of the stay-at-home order, this cozy and bustling Frenchman Street institution just reopened for takeout and dine-in service, Thursday through Sunday. Call the restaurant after 5:30 p.m. to place an order for Creole Italian classics.

24. Tan Dinh Restaurant

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1705 Lafayette St
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 361-8008

West Bank gem Tan Dinh is offering its legendary Vietnamese specialties, including goat curry and lemongrass chicken wings, via Postmates. Open for takeout and Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner (until 8:30 p.m.), and for dinner on Sunday (2 to 7 p.m.).

Tan Dinh
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25. Bywater American Bistro

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2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 605-3827
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Chef Nina Compton’s Bywater restaurant is open for takeout and delivery, serving a revised menu along with limited daily specials. Call the restaurant directly or order here, 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

The oyster gravy at Bywater American Bistro
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26. Saint-Germain

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3054 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 218-8729
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This Parisian sanctuary in the Bywater neighborhood has reopened its lovely courtyard patio for bar snacks and drinks Wednesday through Sunday, 5 to 11 p.m.

Vegetable crudites from Saint-Germain’s bar menu 
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27. Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits

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600 Poland Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 948-9111
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Bacchanal, a Bywater wine shop known for its amazing courtyard and eclectic, creative small plates, is open for curbside pickup and courtyard dining. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m.

1. Brigtsen's Restaurant

723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Chef Frank Brigtsen’s beloved Riverbend restaurant, a longtime destination for celebrating special occasions with friends and family, has reopened for to-go orders only, the first time its offered takeout. The menu of soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts will be updated daily. Call between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to place an order for a limited number of pickup times — 5, 5:30, 6, or 6:30 p.m. Low-contact pickup will take place on the sidewalk in front of the Riverbend restaurant.

723 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118

2. Vincent's Italian Cuisine

7839 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
Vincent’s lamb chops
Vincent’s/Facebook

Vincent’s is currently open for takeout every night from 5 to 9 p.m., serving Louisiana-style Italian classics like seafood-stuffed mirliton and corn and crab bisque. Order online here.

7839 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

3. Jamila's Mediterranean Cuisine

7808 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Uptown’s beloved, family-run Tunisian restaurant is now open for both dine-in and takeout, 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call to order.

7808 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118

4. Barrow’s Catfish

8300 Earhart Blvd #103, New Orleans, LA 70118
Catfish platter from Barrow’s Catfish
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This Hollygrove shop with a reputation for some of the best fried catfish in town is open for takeout, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call to place an order for curbside pickup at the restaurant, where the family has instituted a carhop model.

8300 Earhart Blvd #103
New Orleans, LA 70118

5. Domilise's Po-Boy & Bar

5240 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70115

One of the oldest and most loved of New Orleans’s many old and loved po-boy spots, Domilise’s is open for takeout and is now serving the full menu (including roast beef). Call to order or visit the takeout window Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

5240 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. La Petite Grocery

4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Justin Devillier’s nationally-acclaimed Uptown restaurant, known for dishes like crab beignets and turtle Bolognese, is open for takeout, delivery, and dine-in. Order through La Petite’s website or call for takeout, and order delivery through D’Livery Nola.

4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. Saffron Nola

4128 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Oyster roast from Saffron Nola
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

The upscale Indian restaurant on Magazine Street added takeout for the first time during the stay-at-home order, available 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call after 2 p.m. or order online here. Also taking limited reservations for dine-in.

4128 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. Blue Oak BBQ

900 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Ribs, sausage, and chicken from Blue Oak
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Call the restaurant or use the online ordering site to get your Mid City barbecue fix, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

9. Parkway Bakery & Tavern

538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Parkway roast beef, shrimp, and french fry po-boys
Parkway Tavern / Instagram

The beloved Parkway reopened in May with a limited takeout menu of its favorite po-boys, sides, and desserts. Call for parking lot pickup, Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or stop by.

538 Hagan Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

10. Heard Dat Kitchen

2520 Felicity St, New Orleans, LA 70113
Dat Plate (chicken, fish, shrimp or bell pepper with mac and cheese, potato salad and peas)
Heard Dat Kitchen/Official Photo

Central City’s Heard Dat Kitchen is open for comforting Creole-style soul dishes dailyfrom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Operating with curbside pickup and delivery via Uber EatsWaitr, and Postmates.

2520 Felicity St
New Orleans, LA 70113

11. Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

The Commander’s takeout menu changes daily and rotates classics like turtle soup, lacquered quail, and pecan pie as well as seasonal dishes like duck breast salad and wild Louisiana barbecue shrimp, available in family or individual sizes. Call to order, seven days a week between 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. for same-day pick up or stop by to order at the front door. Menu may change daily.

1403 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Liuzza's by the Track

1518 N Lopez St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Call Liuzza’s directly at to order the famous gumbo, barbecue shrimp po-boy, or garlic oyster po-boy, all stuffed to the brim with seafood. Curbside pickup or local delivery in Mid City.

1518 N Lopez St
New Orleans, LA 70119

13. Coquette

2800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Coquette’s okra
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Longtime Magazine Street stunner Coquette is open for takeout service, Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Order online day-of here or call the restaurant after 1 p.m.

2800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

14. Cafe Reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

One of New Orleans most endearing restaurants, Cafe Reconcile doubles as a successful job-training program for at-risk teens and young adults. It is currently open for weekday takeout lunch service, 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. In addition to the daily lunch menu and specials that feature café favorites, Café Reconcile has also introduced a “family meal for 4” takeout option.

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113

15. Gabrielle Restaurant

2441 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Mid City locals favorite Gabrielle has been closed during the majority of the pandemic, reopening last month for its annual “Duck Fest,” takeout edition. Now, the restaurant is participating in this year’s Coolinary, offering to-go lunch and dinner Friday through Sunday with pickup times between 4 and 7 p.m. with a prepaid online orders. Try chef Greg Sonnier’s slow roasted duck with crimini mushrooms and dirty rice on the side, turkey and bacon Cobb salad, or the barbecue shrimp pasta. Plan ahead — orders must be in by 3 p.m. the day of pickup.

2441 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

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16. Willie Mae's Scotch House

2401 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

The original Treme institution has reopened for pickup only with limited hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Order online from a menu of fried chicken, fried seafood platters, and pork chops; more than a dozen classic sides; and salads and desserts.

2401 St Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70119

17. Dooky Chase Restaurant

2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Gumbo at Dooky Chase’s
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Dooky Chase has weekly takeout menus with family meals made up of the most famous Creole cuisine in New Orleans. Call the restaurant Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email takeout@dookychaserestaurants.com to preorder.

2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

18. McHardy's Chicken & Fixin'

1458 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119

This tiny, quick-serve gem on North Broad Street created a genius way to safely get its famous fried chicken to customers — a zipline, operated with a pulley system. Here’s to another 20 years.

1458 N Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119

19. Stein's Market and Deli

2207 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Stein’s Market and Deli
Stein’s Market and Deli/Facebook

This hybrid Jewish/Italian deli is open for curbside pickup via phone with new hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited delivery to the LGD, Uptown, or the CBD neighborhoods.

2207 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

20. Lilly's Cafe

1813 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This beloved Lower Garden District Vietnamese cafe known for its pho is currently open for takeout, daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and dine-in from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

1813 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

21. Herbsaint

701 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Herbsaint’s gumbo
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Restaurateur Donald Link’s flagship restaurant is open for dine-in, takeout, and curbside pickup, Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m. Order online for takeout & curbside pick-up.

701 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

22. Galatoire’s

209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Photo by Josh Brasted

This jackets-required grand dame of Bourbon Street open for dine-in Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and for weekly changing menu of takeout family meals. Call to order between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

23. Adolfo's

611 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Closed throughout most of the stay-at-home order, this cozy and bustling Frenchman Street institution just reopened for takeout and dine-in service, Thursday through Sunday. Call the restaurant after 5:30 p.m. to place an order for Creole Italian classics.

611 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70117

24. Tan Dinh Restaurant

1705 Lafayette St, Gretna, LA 70053