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Ye Olde College Inn

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3000 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-4304 (Formerly Ye Olde College Inn Incorporated) (Fig Street)
+1 504-866-3683
16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was friendly and pretty fast. I had the fried green tomatoes, which was excellent. This appetizer came with fresh shrimp as well. I also had the turkey gumbo, which was very good also. Despite being at the airport, the prices were not bad.

Thank Owenthomas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I walked up to the front of this restaurant I thought it looked small and tight for seating. Once we walked in I was surprised for sure! This is thepicture of a family and friend gathering place...you could feel the energy the energy as soon as the door was opened. The menu covers almost all of the usual New... More 

Thank Julie D
Louisville, KY
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on our way to the Rock & Bowl. First timers to New Orleans. Seemed like a pleasant, friendly place that the locals really enjoy. Had the shrimp and grits which were great, so I can't disagree. The walls are lined with inductees to the New Orleans high school sports hall of fame.Take your receipt to the Rock... More 

Thank SC5100
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent meal at the end of a trip where we ate our way through New Orleans so you know the bar was set very high. There was a nice mixture of local and classic dishes as some of our party wanted something a little less regional. Lamb shank, steak, and fish were all well prepared. Service was excellent.

Thank JakeAdman
Bronxville, New York
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242 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ye Olde College Inn has been around for many decades serving reasonably priced New Orleans cuisine in the Carrollton area. Pre-Katrina, you could always get well-prepared classic poor-boys, a good plate of red beans and rice, or nice fried chicken in an unpretentious setting. Re-invented post-Katrina, College Inn has eliminated its local classics and now offers a somewhat gussied up... More 

Thank EasyTraveller12345
River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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246 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Outstanding food served in an authentic restaurant. There is nothing pretentious about this place but the food is top notch. From lamb shank and paneed veal to crawfish etouffee and nicely done duck breast, everything was enjoyable. They make a decent Sazerac cocktail, too!

1 Thank CJB46
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of the best meals I've had in New Orleans, and that's saying a lot. The fish was amazing, the sides were perfectly prepared, the desert was impeccable...totally worth every penny!

1 Thank Bertsmom44
New Orleans
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341 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Ye Olde College in has stepped up since Katrina, from an octogenarian's hangout to a fine restaurant. This visit started out with a positively knockout Old Fashioned (me) and a good pinot noir (she). An "Oysters Bleu" ($12) was stunningly generous and very good. The gumbo was very dark, but not at all bitter, the flavor was rich and delicious.... More 

1 Thank Rigel54
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The food and service here were excellent Had the Gumbo and Crawfish ettouffee with fried drum which were great.Our waiter had worked there for twenty years and showed dedication to the restaurant. Was full of locals on a Tuesday nite which speaks volumes. Skip the French quarter for something just as good for half the price.

2 Thank gatordoc78
Washington DC
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182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a marvelous restaurant that is slightly off the beaten path. We discovered it in an article "where the locals eat" and were not disappointed. It is a very nicely appointed panelled dining room with booths and tabels. The wait staff could not have been more helpful and flexible. The menu is American and Creole. The shrimp dishes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-4304 (Formerly Ye Olde College Inn Incorporated)
    (Fig Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-866-3683
Since 1933 Ye Olde College Inn has served generations of New Orleanians. Come join us at a true New Orleans landmark. Our menu features our latest Creole specials and plenty of twists on traditional New Orleans standards. Next door is another New Orleans landmark, the Rock’n'Bowl. Ask for a $5 off voucher when you dine from the entree section of our menu.

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