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Praline Connection

542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
+1 504-943-3934
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (175 reviews)
“fried chicken” (218 reviews)
“collard greens” (74 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we first walked in, the restaurant was not busy but we waited to be seated as specified.Two people walked in after us and he TOLD us before even taking our drink order that he was gonna take their order real quick.Then finally he took...More

1  Thank Howard4life
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was initially excited to come here. Honestly. As you walk in, it's small, but it's quaint. So I order the gumbo, it tasted overcooked and was not tasty at all. After about another 35 minutes we got our food, after being here for over...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait a little bit due to how busy they were. Once we were served our food, it was so good. My wife had the chicken that was seasoned so well. My catfish was amazing. The cornbread along with the red beans and rice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were desperately looking for a place to eat and when we came across this tiny restaurant it was the best choice we made. The staff is very kind and friendly the food is even better. Everything is homemade which is great and we are...More

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Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the glowing remarks all around! I'm delighted to know my team made a great impression, and it sounds like our soul platter really struck a chord with you. Hope we can look forward to having you back in for another tasty bite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on Frenchmen Street past the French quarter, this little gem lives up to its reputation. A combination of New Orleans classics and soul food. From meatloaf and brown gravy to crawfish etouffe and Po boys, this place rocks!

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Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad we met your standards! Please come by when you're ready to feed your soul again. We'll be here, with all of the meatloaf and brown gravy you can eat. Thanks, Curtis, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Praline Connection every year while on vacation. We crave their food and once checked into hotel we quickly go to restaurant for wonderful food. Our table is packed with so many great dishes. Always tell our friends Praline Connection is a must on...More

Thank janice25118
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There's nothing like a bite to eat after traveling, Janice. Thank you for choosing our food as a way to kick off your vacation. We hope to see you again on your next trip! Have a great day, Curtis, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located away from all of the crazy Bourbon street festivities, but is still entertaining. It is definitely a place for art lovers to go. The restaurant is rather small and intimate, so larger parties might be a bit more difficult to seat....More

Thank Nichole H
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear that you and your sister really enjoyed dining with us, Nichole. And I agree -- a good praline is one that melts in your mouth! Hope we'll get a chance to welcome you both back next time you're in NOLA. All...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant came highly recommended but it did not live up to it's hype. The staff were excellent but could benefit from more training in operations and customer relations. One server in particular was full of snark and contempt which was confusing giving our patronage....More

1  Thank thatdcgirl
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is disappointing we didn't live up to your expectations -- I know my team is much more capable than what you describe. For one thing, none of the food here is canned -- we actually spend our time peeling and cutting our own yams...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a convention and a friend recommended this place. I am so glad he did. Food and service was excellent. Chastity was our server and she was top notch. Ribs were amazing and fell off the bone! Chicken, catfish, everything. We...More

Thank Anne S
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

And we can't wait to welcome you back next time you're in town! It's so wonderful you enjoyed your ribs with us, Anne -- I like it when they can fall right off the bone, too. I'll be sure to pass along your feedback to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party ordered shrimp po'boy, crawfish etouffee, and bbq ribs. All good. Meat on ribs were falling off the bone. Waitress was excellent. Really enjoyed the service. Not a place if you are in a hurry. Take it easy here. Good drinks. Get the bread...More

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Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you could take it easy with us in the Big Easy! Thanks for the compliments on our shrimp po' boy, crawfish etouffee, and especially our BBQ ribs -- falling right off the bone is exactly how I enjoy my ribs too. Hope the rest...More

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Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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July 28, 2016|
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Response from BUFFYG2311 | Reviewed this property |
You will regret going their!
March 7, 2015|
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Response from Tuppstuff | Reviewed this property |
Oops -- so sorry. No wine either -- just great Soul Food & service.
March 7, 2015|
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Response from Janet A | Reviewed this property |
sorry, we didn't have any wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-943-3934
The Praline Connection is a restaurant that is on world famous Frenchmen Street. The business has been at its location for over twenty years. In a city well known for its many restaurants, being in operation for that many years is not easily done. Come and taste how we are able to do it. When visiting New Orleans, come and dine at The Praline Connection.The restaurant serves Creole, New Orleans comfort food. The restaurant also has a candy store. The store sells Pralines. Pralines are a unique candy that has been in New Orleans for centuries. It is made with sugar, milk, butter and pecans. Lunch or Dinner at The Praline Connection is a must for anyone; who wants to taste New Orleans cuisine. I will see you there!
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