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New Orleans' 20 Most Iconic Dishes

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Perhaps more than anywhere else, New Orleans is a city filled with iconic dishes. Gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, beignets?these are the staples, the icons of New Orleans cuisine. And many restaurants here offer dishes that are an iconic part of that restaurant's identity, like the beignets at Café du Monde or the turtle soup au sherry at Commander's. These are dishes that are specific to that restaurant but still are quintessentially, iconically New Orleans.

While some of these dishes really aren't worth anyone's time, many of them are items that locals proudly embrace, love and eat. Here, now, is a map of New Orleans' most iconic dishes, and where to get them.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Beignets at Cafe du Monde

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800 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-4544
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2. Baked Alaska at Antoine's

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513 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-8045
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3. Turtle Soup at Commander's Palace

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1403 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-8221
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4. Charbroiled Oysters at Drago's

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3232 N Arnoult Rd
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 888-9254
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5. Gumbo at Dooky Chase

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2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-0600

6. Fried Chicken at Willie Mae's

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2401 St Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-9503

7. Snowball at Hansen's

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4801 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-9788
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8. Oyster Loaf at Casamento's

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4330 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-9761
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9. BBQ Shrimp Po' Boy at Liuzza's by the Track

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1518 N Lopez St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 218-7888
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10. Gator Cheesecake at Jacques-Imo's

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8324 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-0886
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11. Praline Bacon at Elizabeth's

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601 Gallier St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 944-9272
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12. Pecan Pie at Camellia Grill

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626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 309-2679

13. Burger and Potato at Port of Call

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838 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 523-0120
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14. Boiled Crawfish at Franky and Johnny's

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321 Arabella St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-9146
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15. Shrimp Remoulade at Napoleon House

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500 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-4152
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16. Muffuletta at Cochon Butcher

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930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-7675
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17. Lucky Dog from any Lucky Dog cart

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Decatur St & St Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70116

18. Jambalaya at Coop's Place

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1109 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-9053
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19. Oysters and Brie at Clancy's

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6100 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 895-1111
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20. Pork and Pate Banh Mi at Pho Tau Bay

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113 Westbank Expy #C
Gretna, LA70053
(504) 368-9846

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1. Beignets at Cafe du Monde

800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
800 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

2. Baked Alaska at Antoine's

513 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
513 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Turtle Soup at Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
1403 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. Charbroiled Oysters at Drago's

3232 N Arnoult Rd, Metairie, LA 70002
3232 N Arnoult Rd
Metairie, LA 70002

5. Gumbo at Dooky Chase

2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Fried Chicken at Willie Mae's

2401 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119
2401 St Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Snowball at Hansen's

4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115
4801 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. Oyster Loaf at Casamento's

4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
4330 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. BBQ Shrimp Po' Boy at Liuzza's by the Track

1518 N Lopez St, New Orleans, LA 70119
1518 N Lopez St
New Orleans, LA 70119

10. Gator Cheesecake at Jacques-Imo's

8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
8324 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

11. Praline Bacon at Elizabeth's

601 Gallier St, New Orleans, LA 70117
601 Gallier St
New Orleans, LA 70117

12. Pecan Pie at Camellia Grill

626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

13. Burger and Potato at Port of Call

838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
838 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

14. Boiled Crawfish at Franky and Johnny's

321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115
321 Arabella St
New Orleans, LA 70115

15. Shrimp Remoulade at Napoleon House

500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
500 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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16. Muffuletta at Cochon Butcher

930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

17. Lucky Dog from any Lucky Dog cart

Decatur St & St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Decatur St & St Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70116

18. Jambalaya at Coop's Place

1109 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
1109 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

19. Oysters and Brie at Clancy's

6100 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70118
6100 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70118

20. Pork and Pate Banh Mi at Pho Tau Bay

113 Westbank Expy #C, Gretna, LA70053
113 Westbank Expy #C
Gretna, LA70053

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