New Orleans Restaurants for Families


Family-friendly New Orleans restaurants cook Cajun, Creole and Southern Comfort cuisines that have brought families together for centuries

New Orleans restaurants are known internationally for flavors—Louisiana’s food tradition, from Cajun flavors to Creole cuisine, is beloved by visitors who flock from around the world to try a bite of gator tail or shrimp and grits. The eateries below offer a delightful menu of New Orleans cooking, from an eclectic brewhouse to a restaurant that has been popular since the late-19th century.

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Crescent City Brewhouse in New Orleans

Crescent City Brewhouse is the only microbrewery located in the French Quarter, and there are multiple reasons it is known as one of the best places to drink beer in NOLA: it boasts nightly live jazz music, monthly exhibits of local art and a festive atmosphere that keeps locals and tourists coming back for more. But the fun doesn’t end there—Cresent City Brewhouse is also one of New Orleans’ premier restaurants, offering nouvelle cuisine in a bistro atmosphere.

Famous ales at the French Quarter’s best brewery

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans, LA

This award-winning New Orleans restaurant is iconic for its huge servings of Louisiana-style broiled and fried seafood. Deanie’s Seafood has three locations—French Quarter, Bucktown and Garden District—and a fresh seafood market, where visitors flock to buy the catch-of-the-day. Along with its huge seafood platters, Deanie’s also offers up classics like Stuffed Crab, Broiled Stuffed Flounder, or authentic Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, all made from scratch with wild Louisiana seafood. One last note: Deanie’s hosts private events, so it is perfect for your group parties and family reunions.

Explore delicious Deanie’s

New Orleans’ Dooky Chase’s Restaurant

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Dooky Chase’s has a rich and interesting history to match its intriguing name, and one of the most famous New Orleans restaurants. For one, it is highly trafficked by politicians, musicians, artists and authors. A hub for New Orleans culture, it is one of the premier restaurants if you want to experience authentic Creole cuisine that has been perfected since the restaurant’s founding in 1941. During the week, Dooky’s offers a lunch buffet that changes daily, with staples like red beans and rice and Poor Boys. On Friday and Saturday nights, the dinner menu features favorites like Shrimp Clemenceau, Chicken Creole and Oyster Norman.

Browse Dooky Chase’s menu for immaculate bites

Oceana Grill in New Orleans

Looking for New Orleans restaurants with a little bit of everything? Oceana Grill is nestled within some of the French Quarter’s most famous music venues and vibrant nightlife. Boasting the title for the best crab cakes and gumbo in the French Quarter, this restaurant is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. For those unable to dine in, Oceana Grill also offers quick and convenient delivery and pick-up services. So, what’s on the menu? Breakfast, lunch and dinner—gator tail bites, barbecued shrimp, biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict. This place has it all, and a welcoming environment, too.

Oceana Grill’s mouth-watering menu

Tujague’s Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana

Founded in 1865, Tujague’s Restaurant is the third-oldest restaurant in the United States. Its owners are keen on tradition—appropriate for an eatery that has survived since the Civil War—and their most time-honored offerings are the mint Grasshopper after-dinner drink, the broiled brisket and shrimp remoulade. Interested in brunch? Tujague’s has that, too—its offerings will satisfy your craving for plates that are unmistakably New Orleans, with all those incredible Cajun flavors mixed in. This New Orleans restaurant is a must-try on your next group trip to the South.

History and deliciousness at Tujague’s Restaurant

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