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Where to Eat Near the Shrine on Airline, Home of the New Orleans Baby Cakes

Plenty of dining options near the field

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There is a charm to baseball stadium food in all its hot dog, peanuts, and Cracker Jackglory. The Shrine on Airline, where the Baby Cakes play ball, has some decent options — hot dogs, chicken tenders, and a splattering of local dishes. But sometimes, it makes sense to grab a sit-down meal at real-deal restaurant before or after the game. Here are some great options near the field.

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1. Shrine on Airline

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6000 Airline Dr
Metairie, LA 70003
(504) 734-5155
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The Shrine on Airline, home of the New Orleans Baby Cakes, baseball team has some dining options. From a splattering of local dishes to the usual ballpark fare, like hot dogs and chicken tenders, there are plenty of snacky options there. It's located near some good sit-down restaurants as well.
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  • 2. Short Stop Poboys

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    119 Transcontinental Dr
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 885-4572
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    This traditional little poboy shop on Transcontinental is known for its decadently messy roast beef poboy. It bangs spot-on classic poboys out fast, so it's perfect when you're in a hurry. It's also perfect when you're not.

    3. Heads & Tails Seafood and Oyster Bar

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    1820 Dickory Ave
    Harahan, LA 70123
    (504) 533-9515
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    This hot spot in Harahan straddles the worlds of old-school New Orleans seafood restaurant and a place where you can get updated version of the classics. Belly up to the oyster bar to slurp succulent Gulf oysters and shoot the scheisse with the shucker, or sit down for a more traditional meal. Favorites here are the raw oysters, anything topped with crabmeat (they're generous), or the barbecue shrimp with creole tomato smoked gouda grits. For something light, try the crab and asparagus salad.

    4. Bevi Seafood Co.

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    4701 Airline Dr
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 885-5003
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    Bevi's has made a name for itself as some of the best boiled and fried seafood in town, though all the meats are on point too. Grab a peacemaker poboy (roast beef debris, fried Louisiana Gulf shrimp, Swiss) or a bowl of the superb daily gumbo. Or pick up a sack of boiled shrimp or crawfish and enjoy them at the park.

    5. Kyoto 2

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    5608 Citrus Blvd
    Harahan, LA 70123
    (504) 818-0944
    This unassuming, strip mall spot is actually adorable inside. It's known for superb fresh fish, as well as large, creative rolls (like the Desiree, which is filled with spicy tuna and deep-fried). Try the Japanese kitchen entrees, like sukiyaki and udon noodle soup.

    6. Hobnobber cafe

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    5928 W Metairie Ave
    Metairie, LA 70003
    (504) 734-8448
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    This hole-in-the-wall, neighborhood cafe serves it up old-school style. Fried seafood, potato salad, gumbo, shrimp and eggplant casserole with baked mac. The service is friendly and welcoming and the portions are large. Make sure to check out their daily specials. (Closed Saturdays and Sundays.)

    7. Banh Mi Boys

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    5001 Airline Dr Ste B
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 510-5360
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    Banh Mi Boys, a next-generation Vietnamese spot, shares a parking lot with a Texaco station. The tiny place has a few outdoor tables on which to enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes like vermicelli bowls and banh mi. Don't stop there though. Owner Peter Nguyen has added his own twists to the menu, like a oyster Rockefeller poboy and a heavier (is that possible?) twist on debris fries.

    8. Dots Diner - Airline Hwy.

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    6633 Airline Dr
    Metairie, LA 70003
    (504) 734-0301
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    The name says it all. Dot's Diner is a true diner, open 24 hours with all meals served around the clock. The menu includes everything you'd expect to find on a diner menu, plus some local twists like the Crawfish Creole Queen (open-face grilled biscuit topped with two eggs, Crawfish Julie sauce, and Swiss) and daily specials. The restaurant prides itself on serving great tasting food in large portions at a good value. Also of note: Free Wifi.

    9. Frostop Clearview

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    810 Clearview Pkwy
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 302-2195
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    Burgers, sundaes, loaded hot dogs, onion rings. This place has the 1950s burger spot down. Family-friendly, this blast from the past has been keeping people full and happy for years.

    1. Shrine on Airline

    6000 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003

    2. Short Stop Poboys

    119 Transcontinental Dr, Metairie, LA 70001
    This traditional little poboy shop on Transcontinental is known for its decadently messy roast beef poboy. It bangs spot-on classic poboys out fast, so it's perfect when you're in a hurry. It's also perfect when you're not.
    119 Transcontinental Dr
    Metairie, LA 70001

    3. Heads & Tails Seafood and Oyster Bar

    1820 Dickory Ave, Harahan, LA 70123
    This hot spot in Harahan straddles the worlds of old-school New Orleans seafood restaurant and a place where you can get updated version of the classics. Belly up to the oyster bar to slurp succulent Gulf oysters and shoot the scheisse with the shucker, or sit down for a more traditional meal. Favorites here are the raw oysters, anything topped with crabmeat (they're generous), or the barbecue shrimp with creole tomato smoked gouda grits. For something light, try the crab and asparagus salad.
    1820 Dickory Ave
    Harahan, LA 70123

    4. Bevi Seafood Co.

    4701 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70001
    Bevi's has made a name for itself as some of the best boiled and fried seafood in town, though all the meats are on point too. Grab a peacemaker poboy (roast beef debris, fried Louisiana Gulf shrimp, Swiss) or a bowl of the superb daily gumbo. Or pick up a sack of boiled shrimp or crawfish and enjoy them at the park.
    4701 Airline Dr
    Metairie, LA 70001

    5. Kyoto 2

    5608 Citrus Blvd, Harahan, LA 70123
    This unassuming, strip mall spot is actually adorable inside. It's known for superb fresh fish, as well as large, creative rolls (like the Desiree, which is filled with spicy tuna and deep-fried). Try the Japanese kitchen entrees, like sukiyaki and udon noodle soup.
    5608 Citrus Blvd
    Harahan, LA 70123

    6. Hobnobber cafe

    5928 W Metairie Ave, Metairie, LA 70003
    This hole-in-the-wall, neighborhood cafe serves it up old-school style. Fried seafood, potato salad, gumbo, shrimp and eggplant casserole with baked mac. The service is friendly and welcoming and the portions are large. Make sure to check out their daily specials. (Closed Saturdays and Sundays.)
    5928 W Metairie Ave
    Metairie, LA 70003

    7. Banh Mi Boys

    5001 Airline Dr Ste B, Metairie, LA 70001
    Banh Mi Boys, a next-generation Vietnamese spot, shares a parking lot with a Texaco station. The tiny place has a few outdoor tables on which to enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes like vermicelli bowls and banh mi. Don't stop there though. Owner Peter Nguyen has added his own twists to the menu, like a oyster Rockefeller poboy and a heavier (is that possible?) twist on debris fries.
    5001 Airline Dr Ste B
    Metairie, LA 70001

    8. Dots Diner - Airline Hwy.

    6633 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003
    The name says it all. Dot's Diner is a true diner, open 24 hours with all meals served around the clock. The menu includes everything you'd expect to find on a diner menu, plus some local twists like the Crawfish Creole Queen (open-face grilled biscuit topped with two eggs, Crawfish Julie sauce, and Swiss) and daily specials. The restaurant prides itself on serving great tasting food in large portions at a good value. Also of note: Free Wifi.
    6633 Airline Dr
    Metairie, LA 70003

    9. Frostop Clearview

    810 Clearview Pkwy, Metairie, LA 70001
    Burgers, sundaes, loaded hot dogs, onion rings. This place has the 1950s burger spot down. Family-friendly, this blast from the past has been keeping people full and happy for years.
    810 Clearview Pkwy
    Metairie, LA 70001

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