Top Creole Restaurants

No trip to New Orleans is complete without sampling some of the best creole restaurants in town. Creole in any other part of the country is an imitation at best, so take the chance to devour the real deal. The New Orleans Creole Cookery is a top pick, where you can get gator bites, Cajun calamari, hush puppies, and shrimp remoulade to your heart’s content.


Neyow’s Creole Café is a must, especially for the jambalaya and shrimp creole. Don’t miss the red beans, gumbo (sold by the gallon if need be!) and, of course, bread pudding for dessert. The Creole Creamery puts a twist (or swirl!) on creole food by making a dessert of all of it. Flavors are always changing and very unique.

Creole for Dinner!

At Cajun Seafood, you can enjoy a laidback ambiance and all the varieties of fish, creole style, as you can imagine. Po-boys, seafood platters, fried rice and gumbo, plus so much more awaits. The Cochon Restaurant offers smoked pork ribs with watermelon pickle, catfish courtbouillon, and rabbit with dumplings.

Indulge in the onion braised pork cheek with grits, oyster and bacon sandwiches, and shrimp and eggplant dressing. Your taste buds are destined for an adventure in New Orleans—the only question is where to start!