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Tales of the Cocktail 2015: Where to Eat Drunk or Hungover In The Quarter

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Eater is right smack in the middle of Cheap Eats Week right now, but fear not, thousands of Tales of the Cocktail attendees, we have you covered too. Right now there are two important questions you're likely asking: Where can I go to eat when I'm this drunk OR where can I go to eat when I'm this hungover?

Now, ignoring the fine dining and healthier options that are within walking distance of the French Quarter, Eater offers the greasiest, best bad-for-you places for dining drunk or hungover within walking distance of Tale's epicenter, the Hotel Monteleone.  Lots of these spots are open for breakfast and/or for late night dining.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Clover Grill

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A 24 hour diner on Bourbon where you're always guaranteed to see quite an eclectic group of critters (read: Quarter People) grabbing their late night snack. The burger tastes great drunk, and it's cooked under a hubcap.

Coop's Place

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A huge plate of red beans and rice with sausage, or some fried chicken are a tried and true hangover helper. Though many a group of drunkards use this as a gathering spot to sober up or even pre-game.

Verti Marte

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There is a magical store on Royal that actually serves fried foods, po boys, and mac & cheese so good that people will open the styrofoam containers out front and eat while using a garbage can or stranger's car as their table. These people are called drunks. This store is called Verti Marte.

Vieux Carre Pizza

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For a late night slice. The scariest of the drunkypants food offerings, if you actually remember stumbling toward the neons like a moth into light, for shame. They're open until 4:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Grill

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This is the downtown location of the famous New Orleans greasy spoon, Camellia Grill, but a burger and chili are still just as good for drunk food, or the morning after.

St. Lawrence

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Upscale compared to a lot of this list, St. Lawrence serves food late into the night, including wings and great sandwiches. Plus, they have Pimm's Cup frozen daiqs and an insanely good cheese dip. Open until 2 a.m. every day.

Acme Oyster House

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Fried shrimp, fried oysters, and french fries? That's a dream meal for the drunk, and they're open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Café Du Monde

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It's a tourist trap, sure, whatever, but between the hours of 1-5 a.m. it's more like a drunk-magnet.

Killer Po-boys

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This pop up in Erin Rose features internationally-inspired new school po boys that kick ass...think pork belly, lamb, and meatloaf...and best of all they're located in a bar, so you can continue your quest toward total shitfacedom, or have some hair of the dog.

Stanley

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Scott Boswell's upscale greasy spoon/soda counter has all sorts of hangover favorites including a slew of egg specialties, a rather excellent gumbo and a trio of fried po boy sliders.

Somethin' Else Café

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The breakfast specials, including Egg in Da Hole and the Crab Cake are good for hangovers. They have chicken fried bacon, seriously. And the biscuits are legit. Plus, the kitchen is open til 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, for drunk food like burgers and po boys.

Johnny's Po-Boys

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This old-school greasy spoon po boy shop has tons of breakfast options, including eggs and catfish, and then turns out po boys, huge lunch specials, muffulettas, and pretty much anything you could ever dream of curing your hangover.

Mother's Restaurant

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If you want to party like Beyonce, you must also eat like her. At this lunchtime institution, she once ordered the calamari.

Central Grocery Co.

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Muffuletta is all about keeping greasiness on the down low, with a layer of oil that the bread soaks up, and that, with the addition of meat and olive salad, creates perfect hangover sandwich synergy. The wait in line, however, will be painful.

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Clover Grill

A 24 hour diner on Bourbon where you're always guaranteed to see quite an eclectic group of critters (read: Quarter People) grabbing their late night snack. The burger tastes great drunk, and it's cooked under a hubcap.

Coop's Place

A huge plate of red beans and rice with sausage, or some fried chicken are a tried and true hangover helper. Though many a group of drunkards use this as a gathering spot to sober up or even pre-game.

Verti Marte

There is a magical store on Royal that actually serves fried foods, po boys, and mac & cheese so good that people will open the styrofoam containers out front and eat while using a garbage can or stranger's car as their table. These people are called drunks. This store is called Verti Marte.

Vieux Carre Pizza

For a late night slice. The scariest of the drunkypants food offerings, if you actually remember stumbling toward the neons like a moth into light, for shame. They're open until 4:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Grill

This is the downtown location of the famous New Orleans greasy spoon, Camellia Grill, but a burger and chili are still just as good for drunk food, or the morning after.

St. Lawrence

Upscale compared to a lot of this list, St. Lawrence serves food late into the night, including wings and great sandwiches. Plus, they have Pimm's Cup frozen daiqs and an insanely good cheese dip. Open until 2 a.m. every day.

Acme Oyster House

Fried shrimp, fried oysters, and french fries? That's a dream meal for the drunk, and they're open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Café Du Monde

It's a tourist trap, sure, whatever, but between the hours of 1-5 a.m. it's more like a drunk-magnet.

Killer Po-boys

This pop up in Erin Rose features internationally-inspired new school po boys that kick ass...think pork belly, lamb, and meatloaf...and best of all they're located in a bar, so you can continue your quest toward total shitfacedom, or have some hair of the dog.

Stanley

Scott Boswell's upscale greasy spoon/soda counter has all sorts of hangover favorites including a slew of egg specialties, a rather excellent gumbo and a trio of fried po boy sliders.

Somethin' Else Café

The breakfast specials, including Egg in Da Hole and the Crab Cake are good for hangovers. They have chicken fried bacon, seriously. And the biscuits are legit. Plus, the kitchen is open til 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, for drunk food like burgers and po boys.

Johnny's Po-Boys

This old-school greasy spoon po boy shop has tons of breakfast options, including eggs and catfish, and then turns out po boys, huge lunch specials, muffulettas, and pretty much anything you could ever dream of curing your hangover.

Mother's Restaurant

If you want to party like Beyonce, you must also eat like her. At this lunchtime institution, she once ordered the calamari.

Central Grocery Co.

Muffuletta is all about keeping greasiness on the down low, with a layer of oil that the bread soaks up, and that, with the addition of meat and olive salad, creates perfect hangover sandwich synergy. The wait in line, however, will be painful.

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