Where to Eat in Metairie: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Nicolette Lion

Metairie (/ˈmɛtəri/ MET-ər-ee; French: Métairie [metɛʁi]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States and is a major section of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. Metairie is the largest community in Jefferson Parish and the fifth-largest CDP in the United States. It is an unincorporated area that would be Louisiana's fourth-largest city if it were incorporated. The zip codes that serve the community are 70001-70006.
Things to do in Metairie

1. Crabby Jack's

428 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121-2515 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole Lunch SGD 26 +1 504-833-2722
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Crabby Jack's

Reviewed By Emily P - Lafayette, Louisiana

We had a local recommend this place. It was very good. The fried chicken and shrimp po-boy were great! Portions were huge. You could definitely share the half fried chicken with someone!

2. Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop

2309 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA 70001-1920 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 24 +1 504-835-2022
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 694 reviews

Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop

Reviewed By LSUGoose - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Great local taste of Louisiana. Moderately priced and nice food quantities. I had my "go to" food choices - boudin balls, oyster poboy, and seafood gumbo. Chef Ron did NOT disappoint. Place is pretty small, but has that neighborhood feel. Our waitress was great and had a fantastic sense of humor.

3. Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon

4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002-5502 Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 504-324-6841
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 863 reviews

Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon

Reviewed By 007BigBlue - Denver, Colorado

Stopped in for the first time recently with some business colleagues. The bar service and wait staff were friendly and welcoming. The BBQ shrimp and Hebert’s fries as apps were pretty tasty. The catfish was pretty good and everyone’s meals were prepared as ordered. In general everyone enjoyed the first time experience.

4. Drago's Seafood Restaurant

3232 N Arnoult Rd, Metairie, LA 70002-4738 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 504-888-9254
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 970 reviews

Drago's Seafood Restaurant

Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster!

Reviewed By raybyerley - Mandeville, Louisiana

Today is the first time we have stopped here for lunch, and it is a lot less crowded / relaxed than the time we had been for dinner. This Dragos is a couple blocks off of Causeway Blvd with parking in front, around the side, and across the street.

This trip it was just my teenage daughter and I and we shared a Mediterranean crab salad (excellent), a dozen raw oysters ( eaten mostly by me), a dozen Charbroiled Oysters ( the best, eaten mostly by me), and a Portabella burger ( eaten mostly by my daughter).

Ashton did a nice job serving us.

5. Mark Twain's Pizza Landing

2035 Metairie Rd, Hours Fri and Sat Till 9:30 NO Delivery, Metairie, LA 70005-3832 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 504-832-8032
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Mark Twain's Pizza Landing

Reviewed By Jan M - Columbia, Tennessee

We really enjoyed our pizza and would definitely visit again. Quaint old school pizza parlor and loved the Mark Twain motif! Breadsticks were delicious as well!

6. New Orleans Food and Spirits

210 Hammond Hwy, Metairie, LA 70001 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 504-828-2220
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 284 reviews

New Orleans Food and Spirits

Reviewed By KSMerricks - New Orleans, Louisiana

The food was good but the service was mediocre and the Manager Gerald Chedda is horrible! My husband and I sat with another couple to enjoy dinner & drinks. However, I our waitress was slow and inattentive. In fact, we only saw her when she took our drink order and to drop off the check. Once I made it home I realized that we were charged a "SERVICE FEE" of $16.79. I called to inquire about the service fee and was told by the manager, Gerald Chedda, that it was, in fact, the addition of an 18% gratuity. I told Gerald that I was not satisfied with the service that I received, and I tipped according to the services rendered. I asked Gerald "what is the policy for adding 18% gratuity to a bill?" His response was, we 'can' add it on parties of 4, 5, 6 etc...I commented that this sounds like workplace practice but not the policy. I asked again, "what is the POLICY for adding an 18% 'service fee' to a bill? Gerald never stated the company policy. I told Gerald that I did not feel like we were treated fairly, rather we were subjected to the waitress's opinion on whether or not we would leave a tip. I then asked for a refund of the $16.79. Gerald took offense to my request and rudely begin telling me that his waitresses work hard and he believes she deserves the 18% 'service fee' plus the tip that I left. I again stated that I wanted a refund. I explained that I was being generous by leaving a tip for a server that did provide good customer service. Gerald decided to argue his point further. He also decided that I needed a history lesson on the hotel, restaurant and management industry along with a 3rd grade math lesson on the percentage that I tipped her. Gerald is the most unprofessional, rude, presumptuous manager I have ever encountered. BTW, I called the westbank and Covington locations and asked about the automatic 18% gratuity policy and was told by both locations that they only add the tip to a bill when it is a party of 6 or more. Someone needs to tell Gerald Chedda.

7. Zea Rotisserie & Bar

4450 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006-5329 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television Chinese, Brew Pub, Delicatessen, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 504-780-9090
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Zea Rotisserie & Bar

Reviewed By Vic W

Been to Zea's a number of times. Never reviewed. Zea's never disappoints. On this visit I had their Rotisserie Chicken. They cook this just right and it is always good. For sides I had the corn grits and green beans. Both very good. I started with a Caesar Side Salad. Very good. The one thing about Zea's is that their offerings are always consistently good. Suggest a visit to Zea's if you are in the vicinity.

8. Acme Oyster House

3000 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 504-835-6410
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 775 reviews

Acme Oyster House

Reviewed By KeysRobert - Islamorada, Florida

A bit pricey but worth it as I've never had Charbroiled Oysters before.. The ambiance is "diner-ish", services was very quick, menu was reasonably broad. Lots of large families enjoying the restaurant .

9. Vincent's Italian Cuisine

4411 Chastant St, Metairie, LA 70006-2096 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 504-885-2984
Excellent
76%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Vincent's Italian Cuisine

Reviewed By Kevin K - New Orleans, Louisiana

It's unassuming from the outside, but quite cozy & romantic inside. The restaurant is well appointed inside, white linen tablecloths, extensive wine selections. We love the place. It is very clean inside, too!

The cannelloni is among the best I've ever had, and the chicken marsala is wonderful. The desserts are divine. We had the Tiramisu, I highly recommend it, it's probably the best I've ever had.

You couldn't ask for a better wait staff, they are very pleasant and attentive. Vincents is small, only about 20 tables, so I recommend a reservation for dinner, this place get jumping.

I'm always skeptical when I see so many 5 star reviews of a restaurant, but Vincent lives up to it.

10. R & O's

216 Metairie Hammond Hwy, Metairie, LA 70005-1309 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Italian, Cajun & Creole Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 504-831-1248
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 260 reviews

R & O's

Reviewed By pen1 - Dexter, Michigan

This is a quintessential local place out on the lakefront serving up local semifast food.
Semi fast, means some degree of prepaation, but in NOLA also means fresh ingredients. The mainstay are local favorite sandwixhes which of course includes the muffalata. Most sandwiches can be bought as half or whole. They also have pizza. Tends to be crowded for lunch and jameed on weekedns. This is note a tourist destination but orht the visit.

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