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Where to Eat and Drink Near the Superdome

Ranging from sports bars to seafood destinations, here are 15 of the best spots to dine and drink near the ‘Dome

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No one’s saying that the ‘Dome dog and an order of chili cheese fries isn’t a filling snack during a game, but sometimes a fan needs more. For those times, here are 15 places near the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. A few 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.

Ranging from tried and true sports bars to hidden gems, all the restaurants below are within a mile of the Superdome on foot; most are less than a half mile. For Eater’s guide to dining and drinking near the New Orleans Convention Center, see here.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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1. Red Fish Grill

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115 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 598-1200
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Ralph Brennan’s Red Fish Grill on Bourbon is a rock-solid seafooder with a copious menu and enough seating for home team and away fans to have plenty of social distancing. All of the bar snacks are recommended, but the flash fried barbecued oysters with blue cheese dressing tops the list — order a dozen for the table. Terrific gumbo, wood-grilled red fish, crab leg specials — what’s not to love?

2. Copper Vine

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1009 Poydras St suite c
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 208-9535
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This gorgeous wine bar from the same folks who manage Walk-On’s sports bar up the street is a swell addition 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. Chef Amy’s elevated bar snacks are the perfect place to start — from marinated olives to parm-dusted Brussels with garlic aioli.

Copper Vine’s charcuterie and cheese board
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3. Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar

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1009 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 309-6530
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Huge portions of rib sticking bar food await at Walk-Ons, a cousin to the fancier Copper Vine across the street. Although there are plentiful fried options — boom boom shrimp, catfish po’ boys and the like, there are also wraps like grilled shrimp with vegetables and and entree salads to tide you over until game on. Loud and extremely sporty, Walk-Ons is guaranteed to get the team spirit pumping.

The bar at Walk-On’s
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4. Luke

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333 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 378-2840
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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 $150 grand seafood tower to please a crowd. Or get one of the best high-end burgers in town, worth the $21 with Allan Benton’s bacon, caramelized onions, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, and killer fries, best enjoyed with garlic aioli.

5. Trenasse

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444 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 680-7000
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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.

6. Johnny Sánchez

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930 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 304-6615
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Let’s start with the guac. 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.

Tacos at Johnny Sanchez
Tacos at Johnny Sanchez
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7. Juan's Flying Burrito - CBD

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515 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 529-5825
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Juan’s is a local fave 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.

Banh mi tacos at Juan’s
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8. Maypop

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611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 518-6345
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So glad Maypop is back open, the CBD spot where chef Michael Gulotta works wonders with his Southeast Asian-meets Louisiana soul menu of instant classics. Try the 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.

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9. Commons Club New Orleans

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550 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113

This swell eatery inside the swank Virgin Hotel New Orleans is always buzzing with action — from cocktail specials like Duke’s Disco Lemonade to the Vi Vi, a shake of two rums with tropical orange Curacao and citrus for Villanova. Chef Alex Harrell offers inspired seasonal cuisine including confit chicken leg with field peas; squash ragout and ricotta gnocchi; and an outstanding wagyu smash burger topped with smoked Gouda, bacon fat aioli, and the chef’s mustard on a potato bun.

The porch dining area of Commons Club 
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10. The Daily Beet

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1000 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 605-4413
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Farm-informed, vegetarian and vegan friendly, eye-poppingly colorful: That’s the story at The Daily Beet, this health-conscious eatery in the Warehouse District. Forego a bloody Mary for a green smoothie, try a garlicky quinoa bowl with avocado and chickpeas, and a plate of lox with herbed cream cheese and toast. Those chili fries await at the ‘Dome if hunger strikes during the game.

Brunch at Daily Beet
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11. Manning's

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519 Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 593-8118
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Saints fans can’t do better than popping into Manning’s for a pre- or post-game nosh, a Manning family shrine lined with memorablila from Archie, Peyton, and Eli. Hearty fare includes burgers, blackened fish tacos and a rack of St. Louis-style ribs with house BBQ sauce and slaw. If your tickets got lost in the mail, there’s a courtyard with a screen the size of some living rooms for watching the game as well as cushy recliners inside.

Mac and cheese with roast beef debris
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12. Le Chat Noir

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715 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 381-0045
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Le Chat Noir is a newly opened farm-to-table eatery on St. Charles Avenue named for the theater that once filled the space. Now chef Seth Temple is the star of the show, dazzling with plant-forward dishes including hakurei turnips in a miso-fueled umami sauce studded with candied Meyerquats. There’s a raw bar powered by sustainably farmed oysters and large plates including wagyu steak with crispy fingerling potatoes and brown butter and ribeye for two.

A bowl of crab fat agnolotti with oyster cream, scallop, oysters, crispy prosciutto, and topped with dill Randy Schmidt/Eater NOLA

13. Otra Vez

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1001 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 354-8194
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This stylish fresh Mex on Julia is right across the street from rom one of the Superdome parking lots, for starters. Otra Vez is gearing up for the season, offering brunch every Saturday and Sunday — great for a pre-game or pre-tailgate meal. The tequila and mezcal offerings are impressive.

Chilaquiles from Otra Vez
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14. Meril

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424 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 526-3745
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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 (the kitchen is closed from 2 to 5 p.m.) 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, yes please.

15. Pêche Seafood Grill

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800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-1744
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Peche is to be trusted, still popular after six 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.

Peche, a trusty standby
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1. Red Fish Grill

115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Ralph Brennan’s Red Fish Grill on Bourbon is a rock-solid seafooder with a copious menu and enough seating for home team and away fans to have plenty of social distancing. All of the bar snacks are recommended, but the flash fried barbecued oysters with blue cheese dressing tops the list — order a dozen for the table. Terrific gumbo, wood-grilled red fish, crab leg specials — what’s not to love?

115 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. Copper Vine

1009 Poydras St suite c, New Orleans, LA 70112
Copper Vine’s charcuterie and cheese board
Brandt Vicknair/Official Photo

This gorgeous wine bar from the same folks who manage Walk-On’s sports bar up the street is a swell addition 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. Chef Amy’s elevated bar snacks are the perfect place to start — from marinated olives to parm-dusted Brussels with garlic aioli.

1009 Poydras St suite c
New Orleans, LA 70112

3. Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar

1009 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112
The bar at Walk-On’s
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Huge portions of rib sticking bar food await at Walk-Ons, a cousin to the fancier Copper Vine across the street. Although there are plentiful fried options — boom boom shrimp, catfish po’ boys and the like, there are also wraps like grilled shrimp with vegetables and and entree salads to tide you over until game on. Loud and extremely sporty, Walk-Ons is guaranteed to get the team spirit pumping.

1009 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112

4. Luke

333 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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 $150 grand seafood tower to please a crowd. Or get one of the best high-end burgers in town, worth the $21 with Allan Benton’s bacon, caramelized onions, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, and killer fries, best enjoyed with garlic aioli.

333 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Trenasse

444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

444 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Johnny Sánchez

930 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Tacos at Johnny Sanchez
Tacos at Johnny Sanchez
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Let’s start with the guac. 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.

930 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112

7. Juan's Flying Burrito - CBD

515 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113
Banh mi tacos at Juan’s
Juan’s/Facebook

Juan’s is a local fave 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.

515 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113

8. Maypop

611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
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So glad Maypop is back open, the CBD spot where chef Michael Gulotta works wonders with his Southeast Asian-meets Louisiana soul menu of instant classics. Try the 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.

611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

9. Commons Club New Orleans

550 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113
The porch dining area of Commons Club 
Randy Schmidt/ENOLA

This swell eatery inside the swank Virgin Hotel New Orleans is always buzzing with action — from cocktail specials like Duke’s Disco Lemonade to the Vi Vi, a shake of two rums with tropical orange Curacao and citrus for Villanova. Chef Alex Harrell offers inspired seasonal cuisine including confit chicken leg with field peas; squash ragout and ricotta gnocchi; and an outstanding wagyu smash burger topped with smoked Gouda, bacon fat aioli, and the chef’s mustard on a potato bun.

550 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113

10. The Daily Beet

1000 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70113
Brunch at Daily Beet
TheDaily Beet/Facebook

Farm-informed, vegetarian and vegan friendly, eye-poppingly colorful: That’s the story at The Daily Beet, this health-conscious eatery in the Warehouse District. Forego a bloody Mary for a green smoothie, try a garlicky quinoa bowl with avocado and chickpeas, and a plate of lox with herbed cream cheese and toast. Those chili fries await at the ‘Dome if hunger strikes during the game.

1000 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70113

11. Manning's

519 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Mac and cheese with roast beef debris
Manning’s/Facebook

Saints fans can’t do better than popping into Manning’s for a pre- or post-game nosh, a Manning family shrine lined with memorablila from Archie, Peyton, and Eli. Hearty fare includes burgers, blackened fish tacos and a rack of St. Louis-style ribs with house BBQ sauce and slaw. If your tickets got lost in the mail, there’s a courtyard with a screen the size of some living rooms for watching the game as well as cushy recliners inside.

519 Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Le Chat Noir

715 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
A bowl of crab fat agnolotti with oyster cream, scallop, oysters, crispy prosciutto, and topped with dill Randy Schmidt/Eater NOLA

Le Chat Noir is a newly opened farm-to-table eatery on St. Charles Avenue named for the theater that once filled the space. Now chef Seth Temple is the star of the show, dazzling with plant-forward dishes including hakurei turnips in a miso-fueled umami sauce studded with candied Meyerquats. There’s a raw bar powered by sustainably farmed oysters and large plates including wagyu steak with crispy fingerling potatoes and brown butter and ribeye for two.

715 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. Otra Vez

1001 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70113
Chilaquiles from Otra Vez
Liz Clayman/Official Photo

This stylish fresh Mex on Julia is right across the street from rom one of the Superdome parking lots, for starters. Otra Vez is gearing up for the season, offering brunch every Saturday and Sunday — great for a pre-game or pre-tailgate meal. The tequila and mezcal offerings are impressive.

1001 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70113

14. Meril

424 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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 (the kitchen is closed from 2 to 5 p.m.) 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, yes please.

424 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130

15. Pêche Seafood Grill

800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Peche, a trusty standby
Peche
Brasted

Peche is to be trusted, still popular after six 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.

800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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