Jefferson Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Jefferson; our list of the best things to see, including Tipitina's, Campus Connection and Dick & Jenny's.
  • The best place in Jefferson: Tipitina's


    501 Napoleon Ave
    Legendary Uptown music club with great local and national talent. Take bus/cab/car, but well worth the trouble. "Tip's" has a 2nd location in the French Quarter too, but this is the famous one.
    East Riverside food nearby
  • Campus Connection

    Campus Connection

    800 Broadway
    University, fraternity & sorority related merchandise
  • Dick & Jenny's

    Dick & Jenny's

    4501 Tchoupitoulas St
    A casual fine dining contemporary creole restaurant set in a mid-nineteenth century barge board cottage. Reservations are not taken.
    West Riverside
  • Cowbell


    8801 Oak St
    298-8689At the far upper end of Oak Street half a dozen blocks up from Carrollton Avenue. Tasty grass fed beef burgers and other casual quality meat dishes.
  • Longue Vue House and Gardens

    Longue Vue House and Gardens

    #7 Bamboo Road
    Elegant mansion set in lush gardens is pretty and historic. In Western central New Orleans off Metairie Road, a short drive from Metarie Cemetery and Mid-City.
    Lakewood eat nearby
  • Maple Street Bookshop

    Maple Street Bookshop

    7523 Maple St, 7529 Maple St.
    A favorite locally owned book store since 1964. Actually 2 shops in a pair of 19th century buildings; the left hand building houses the new book store, and the right hand one has used & rare books and specialty items.
  • Blue Cypress Books

    Blue Cypress Books

    8126 Oak Street
    New & used books
  • Meyer the Hatter

    Meyer the Hatter

    120 St
    Charles Ave. (just off Canal St) [6] has been selling a wide selection of men's hats here since 1894.
    City Park
  • Hansen's Sno-Bliz Shop

    Hansen's Sno-Bliz Shop

    4801 Tchoupitoulas St
    The Commander's Palace of sno-ball stands; ice shaved microscopically fine, flavored with shockingly luscious syrups made fresh every day. Dozens of flavours to choose from, and you can also add whipped cream, ice cream, condensed milk, marshmallows or crushed pineapple. A local legend since the 1930s! Tue-Sun 1PM-7PM, open May 1-Labor Day. If they're not open, content yourself with the next best from Tee Eva's or SnoWizard listed below.
    West Riverside
  • Café B

    Café B

    2700 Metairie Road
    934-4700 New addition to the well regarded New Orleans area "Brennan's" family of restaurants.
  • Dat Dog

    Dat Dog

    5030 Freret St
    Hot dog stand bam'ed up a notch New Orleans style. A variety of quality wieners and sausages, including Louisiana Hot Sausage and Alligator Sausage for the adventurous. Lunch & early dinner, Tues-Sun, open late Sat night. Cash.
  • The Bulldog Mid City

    The Bulldog Mid City

    5135 Canal Blvd
    Great beer selection; nice outdoor patio area.
  • One Burger to rule them all.
  • Creole Creamery

    Creole Creamery

    4924 Prytania St
    Truly good ice cream, from a small cup or cone to a huge elaborate sundae. They also make shakes & malts in the old fashioned soda fountain style, and offer many locally made fresh flavors of ice creams, from standard to distinctive, and even a few sugar free flavors. Open daily Noon - 11PM.
  • La Petite Grocery

    La Petite Grocery

    4238 Magazine St
    An old neighborhood grocery morphed into a fine restaurant. Veal, pork, duck, etc. Dinner M-Sa 6PM-10PM. [28]
    East Riverside
  • Mid City Yacht Club

    Mid City Yacht Club

    440 S St Patrick St
    New since Katrina, a friendly, unpretentious bar with a great beer selection. Watch the game on one of the HDTVs, throw some darts, or just hang out. Ball field across the street has baseball, softball, and soccer during the summer.
  • Skip N' Whistle

    8123 Oak St .
    A large variety of custom t-shirt designs, plus some unusual items, most related to New Orleans culture.
  • Maple Leaf Bar

    Maple Leaf Bar

    8316 Oak St
    [25] One of the city's greatest neighborhood live music venues (see "Live Music" section above for more) -- hey, it's also a good bar. The main bar is up front; when things are hopping during live music they also open up the back bar. There's a lovely patio / courtyard in back. Relaxed atmosphere when there's no event going on; chill with a drink, or play a game of pool or chess. Poetry readings every Sunday at 2pm.
  • Tulane Jazz Archive [6]

    In Jones Hall on Freret Street
    New Orleans jazz fans can see a display of photographs and artifacts, and research by reading or listening to interviews with historic jazz musicians.
    Freret food nearby
  • Tartine


    7217 Perrier St
    French style bakery & cafe; breakfast & lunch. Also has fresh baguettes, scones, etc to go for a tasty picnic in the nearby Audubon Park.
  • Vieux Carre Hair Shop

    8224 Maple Street
    Specialists in theatrical makeup, masks, and wigs. In business since 1877; moved from the French Quarter ("Vieux Carre") to Carrollton in 2002.
  • Rosy's Jazz Hall

    500 Valence St
  • Mushroom

    1037 Broadway
    New and used records; posters, t-shirts, and assorted paraphernalia.
  • Neutral Ground Coffee House

    Neutral Ground Coffee House

    5110 Danneel St
    Coffee House with more than the usual coffee-house folk singers; eclectic line up can also include blues, Cajun, dixieland combos, bluegrass, jug bands, even Hawaiian music. Live music every night.
  • Nirvana Indian Cuisine

    Nirvana Indian Cuisine

    4308 Magazine Street
    Awesome $10 buffet every weekday lunch, as well as Thursday and Sunday nights. Great food, good value.
    East Riverside
  • Vincent's Italian Cuisine

    Vincent's Italian Cuisine

    7839 St Charles Ave
    Creole-Italian (also has a branch in the suburb of Metairie).
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