No one’s saying that the ‘Dome dog and an order of chili cheese fries isn’t a solid snack during a game, but sometimes a fan needs more. For those times, here are 16 places near the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. Some open early for fueling up before the game, and some stay open late for celebrating (or drinking to forget) after the game. Some offer hearty pub grub, while others jump a step above the usual burgers and wings offering raw bars, craft cocktails, and more. Every spot is a winner, all are less than a mile from the Superdome on foot (most are less than a half mile), and all are open on Sundays.Read More
16 Winning Restaurants Near the New Orleans Superdome
From breakfast and brunch spots for pre-game fuel to dinner and drinks destinations for post-game recovery
Barrow's - Poydras
The newest location from the family that first served platters of fried catfish in Hollygrove in 1943, Barrow’s Poydras serves the CBD with thin fried fillets, crab meat pasta, po’ boys, gumbo, and more. Red beans and rice is a bargain for lunch, just $7.99.
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Devil Moon Barbecue
Barbecue lovers need to discover Devil Moon’s juicy briskets, dark and crusty, with a just-right balance between chewiness and tenderness. From the same folks is Brewery Saint X next door, which delivers dishes from Louisiana-born chef Shannon Bingham like confit beef cheeks with salsa verde, roasted Gulf fish with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce along with sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Sip 15 German and British style drafts but the house-bottled cocktails and sustainable wine list impresses.
District All Day Delicious
Best known for its epic donuts and creative take on sliders, the newist District has its own agenda. An all-day menu ranges from maple glazed wings with pork sausage crumbles and morning Mexican pizza for breakfast to fish and chips, steak frites, a roasted half chicken with black beans, and glorious “big nachos” for lunch, pure game-day fuel. Did we mention frozen cocktails?
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Tava Indian Street Food
Change it up with a different kind of pre-game meal at Tava, the new modern Indian street food restaurant making a splash in the Warehouse District. Sample Kati rolls, dosa, pakora, and Chicken 65 dishes — they’re sure to be unlike any versions you’ve previously had. Cocktails are a star, and the frozen drinks are perfect to keep cool on the walk to the game.
This is the CBD spot where chef Michael Gulotta works wonders with his Southeast Asian meets Louisiana soul menu of instant classics. Visit after the game for a dinner of wok-fried sticky pork shoulder or give the blue crab dumplings with cured egg yolk and crab boat noodle broth a whirl. Maypop’s cocktail program is noteworthy.
This gorgeous wine bar is key to the ‘Dome drinking and dining scene. With 30 wines and eight craft beers on tap, the options are many at Copper Vine, including everything from half glass pours to a bottle, in case you want to create your own flights. For food, elevated bar snacks are the perfect place to start, but this spot is so close to the arena you’ll have time to dig into its contemporary American brunch or dinner menu. During home game days, a to-go window on Poydras sells to-go drinks: rose/red/white wines, bloody marys, margaritas, and more.
Let’s start with the guacamole. So very good, and Johnny Sanchez (from Aaron Sanchez) is just 0.4 miles from the big game. The restaurant combines Mexico City-centric art and interior with a winning mash up of traditional and modern Mexican cuisine. Consider the revelatory crispy Brussels with cotija cheese and pickled jalapenos, the yellowtail ceviche, and all of the tacos.
This all-purpose cafe makes for an excellent stop before a noon or midday game, offering vast breakfast and lunch menus featuring everything from the Couyon Daddy biscuit with fried chicken, crab dip, and sunny egg to vegan huevos rancheros for breakfast, and for lunch, a seafood pot pie, mushroom katsu sandwich, and vegan queso, for example. Cocktails, beer, and a refreshingly long list of non-alcoholic drink options round out the offerings.
Juan's Flying Burrito - CBD
Juan’s is a local favorite for tacos and burritos with a New Orleans kick. The huge menu includes taco truck specialties, nachos every which way (try the Hawaii 5-0-4 with bacon, pulled pork and pineapple mango salsa), and thinking outside the taco box dishes like of Mardi Gras Indian tacos made with roasted corn and squash as well as banh mi tacos.
Commons Club New Orleans
This buzzy restaurant inside the swank Virgin Hotel New Orleans is a swell addition to game day dining and drinking given its proximity to the ‘Dome. From themed cocktail specials to inspired seasonal cuisine, Commons Club offers something a bit different for cheering on the team. There’s a whole other party on the roof at the Pool Club — it hosts game day watch parties throughout the season and serves a slew of perfect bites to go along.
Two Chicks Café - CBD
This welcoming juice and breakfast bar is swell, with smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, and vegetarian crepes. More than the same old, Two Chicks offers a crab cake Benedict, chia pudding, creative omelets, and after 11 a.m., lunch options like a chicken club and a grown-up grilled cheese with pickled beets on jalapeno toast. Like the original next to the Convention Center, you can also order breakfast cocktails with your meal.
Luke offers a lively French brasserie setting with loads of panache, a real restaurant that will satisfy pre-or post-game. There’s a terrific raw bar including oysters and shrimp or spring for the grand seafood tower to please a crowd. Or get one of the best high-end burgers in town, worth the price with Allan Benton’s bacon, caramelized onions, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, and killer fries, best enjoyed with garlic aioli.
Tucked away in the Intercontinental Hotel on St. Charles Avenue, Trenasse is a swell Cajun meet Creole spot for everything, but especially seafood. Besides a raw bar and delish chargrilled oysters six, count ‘em six ways, there’s the taste of Trenasse, which includes Louisiana crawfish pie, pan fried redfish Meunière, and shrimp and grits.
Pêche Seafood Grill
Peche is to be trusted, still popular after eight years in part due to its consistent quality. The Donald Link group restaurant has a wood-burning oven, great raw bar selection, and expertly done seafood, with a diverse enough menu to satisfy most palates. The crab claws, “fish sticks,” duck pasta, and whole grilled fish are particular crowd-pleasers, and go for a special when available.
A great pre-game breakfast option, Commerce dishes all the classics, along with zippy bloody marys and a full bar during opening hours, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hearty portions include three-egg omelets (get the Cajun shrimp), smash burgers, seafood po’ boys, and breakfast biscuits. The menu surprises, like the burger on a buttered brioche bun with chimichurri, roasted peppers, and provolone — just ask for the Argentinian.
Emeril Lagasse’s casual but classy restaurant does a bang-up job with cocktails and flatbreads, just for starters. Meril offers one menu for lunch and dinner, but it’s a winner with Korean-style short ribs, fried chicken salad, and fettuccini with crab and Calabrian chilies. And that crispy cauliflower with whipped feta and mint, not to be missed.