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Ten Ultimate Last Meals in New Orleans, Reader Decided

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Last week, Eater asked readers to pretend a giant cheeseburger was crashing into our planet, and they could only have one last meal in New Orleans. What would that last meal be? Tipsters and commenters told us their ultimate last meals, with Root and La Boca claiming the majority of votes. Here are the top ten Ultimate Last meals in New Orleans, as decided by readers.


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1. Root

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200 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 252-9480
"Root for dessert and drinks and presuming I have all this time on my hands waiting around for horsemen or an asteroid or Godot or whatever it is... I'm probably pretty drunk by this point because well, wouldn't you be?"

2. La Boca Steaks

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857 Fulton Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-8204
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The "skirt steak with the skin on at La Boca" is a sure best for meat lovers, and for cheese lovers the pan of fried "Provoleta" is a dream, but this meal wouldn't be complete without La Boca's amazing "fries."

3. The Lucky Dog Stand

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Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA
Says a reader, "A Lucky Dog, because I've always said that it would be the last thing I would eat." Hopefully it wouldn't be the reason you died.

4. Clancy's

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6100 Annunciation St.
New Orleans, LA 70118-5709
(504) 895-1111
"Grilled Ribeye w/ Fried Oysters & Brie sauced w/ Chipotle Hollandaise Special @ Clancy's," says a fan of the Uptown classic, "Game Changer."

5. Port of Call

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838 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 523-0120
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A "Port of Call cheeseburger with loaded baked potato and a Windjammer to drink" had one burger fan " drooling on the computer now."

6. Pho Tau Bay

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133C Westbank Expwy.
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 368-9846
"For my last meal in New Orleans," a tipster writes in, "I'd probably pick up a VG6 from Pho Tau Bay and eat it in the car on my way to Tony Angelo's...

7. Tony Angello's

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6262 Fleur De Lis Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 488-0888
..."I'd order the Eggplant Parmesan (the only one I've ever had that is truly cheesed with Parmesan, not Mozzarella) and some Spumoni." Of course, in this epic last meal "there'd be more than one Old Fashioned in that mix, and a NOLA Brown Ale, too."

8. Drago's Seafood Restaurant

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2 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70140
(504) 584-3911
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A tipster exclaims, "Charbroiled oysters at Drago's! We moved to Houston after Katrina and come back every chance we get and grab a couple dozen."

9. A Mano

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870 Tchoupitoulas
New Orleans, LA
(504) 208-9280
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"A Mano, and it would be a feast of a meal. Vegetables, meat, seafood, salumi, pasta, some more pasta, and if there's time I could stroll over and get my sushi fix at Rock n Sake, Rio Mar for a little ceviche to clear the palate..."

10. Stella!

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1032 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
One of the most indulgent last meals, "Duck five ways" includes a foie-gras wonton and a lacquered thigh.

1. Root

200 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
"Root for dessert and drinks and presuming I have all this time on my hands waiting around for horsemen or an asteroid or Godot or whatever it is... I'm probably pretty drunk by this point because well, wouldn't you be?"
200 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. La Boca Steaks

857 Fulton Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
The "skirt steak with the skin on at La Boca" is a sure best for meat lovers, and for cheese lovers the pan of fried "Provoleta" is a dream, but this meal wouldn't be complete without La Boca's amazing "fries."
857 Fulton Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. The Lucky Dog Stand

Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
Says a reader, "A Lucky Dog, because I've always said that it would be the last thing I would eat." Hopefully it wouldn't be the reason you died.
Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA

4. Clancy's

6100 Annunciation St., New Orleans, LA 70118-5709
"Grilled Ribeye w/ Fried Oysters & Brie sauced w/ Chipotle Hollandaise Special @ Clancy's," says a fan of the Uptown classic, "Game Changer."
6100 Annunciation St.
New Orleans, LA 70118-5709

5. Port of Call

838 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
A "Port of Call cheeseburger with loaded baked potato and a Windjammer to drink" had one burger fan " drooling on the computer now."
838 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116

6. Pho Tau Bay

133C Westbank Expwy., Gretna, LA 70053
"For my last meal in New Orleans," a tipster writes in, "I'd probably pick up a VG6 from Pho Tau Bay and eat it in the car on my way to Tony Angelo's...
133C Westbank Expwy.
Gretna, LA 70053

7. Tony Angello's

6262 Fleur De Lis Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124
..."I'd order the Eggplant Parmesan (the only one I've ever had that is truly cheesed with Parmesan, not Mozzarella) and some Spumoni." Of course, in this epic last meal "there'd be more than one Old Fashioned in that mix, and a NOLA Brown Ale, too."
6262 Fleur De Lis Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

8. Drago's Seafood Restaurant

2 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70140
A tipster exclaims, "Charbroiled oysters at Drago's! We moved to Houston after Katrina and come back every chance we get and grab a couple dozen."
2 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70140

9. A Mano

870 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA
"A Mano, and it would be a feast of a meal. Vegetables, meat, seafood, salumi, pasta, some more pasta, and if there's time I could stroll over and get my sushi fix at Rock n Sake, Rio Mar for a little ceviche to clear the palate..."
870 Tchoupitoulas
New Orleans, LA

10. Stella!

1032 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116
One of the most indulgent last meals, "Duck five ways" includes a foie-gras wonton and a lacquered thigh.
1032 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

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