Metairie Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Metairie; our list of the best things to see, including Drago's Seafood Restaurant, Campus Connection and Cowbell.
  • The best place in Metairie: Drago's Seafood Restaurant

    Drago's Seafood Restaurant

    3232 N Arnoult Rd
    Seafood & Creole; a Metaire institution since 1969.
  • Campus Connection

    Campus Connection

    800 Broadway
    University, fraternity & sorority related merchandise
  • 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 food 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
  • Café B

    Café B

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

    1037 Broadway
    New and used records; posters, t-shirts, and assorted paraphernalia.
  • Vincent's Italian Cuisine

    Vincent's Italian Cuisine

    7839 St Charles Ave
    Creole-Italian (also has a branch in the suburb of Metairie).
  • Morning Call Coffee Stand

    Morning Call Coffee Stand

    3325 Severn Ave
    24 hour coffee & begniets. For over 100 years this was the competition to the French Quarter's Cafe du Monde until it moved out to the suburbs in the 1970s.
  • Fresco's


    7625 Maple Street
    Light Mediterranean and pizza. Lunch and dinner, open until 3AM.
  • City Diner

    City Diner

    3116 S
    I-10 Service Road (at Causeway Boulevard just south of I-10) [4] Tel. 831.1030. Good diner food with New Orleans accents. 24 hours.
  • Café Freret

    7329 Freret St
    Tables are shaded under a roof but not walled in. "Pet friendly" if you're looking for a place to eat with your dog. Prices reasonable, though service can be slow.
  • Brigtsen's Restaurant

    Brigtsen's Restaurant

    723 Dante St
    One of New Orleans' finest. Reservations needed.
  • Snake & Jake's Christmas Lounge

    7612 Oak St
    [26] Dimly lit shanty, which if you would ever see in the daylight while sober, you'd probably never go in, but if you're in the mood for a funky dive, it's just so darn fun around 3 - 4 am when your other favorites are starting to peter out. Fun bartenders; open 9pm 'til the sun comes up most days! On Oak St., a few blocks down from Carrollton Avenue, between Adams & Hillary Streets.
  • Pepperoni's Cafe'

    8120 Hampson
    [9] Pizza, calzones, pastas, salads, po-boys. (Moved here to Carrollton after they lost their old location in Gentilly in the great flood of 2005.)
  • Hana Japanese Restaurant

    Hana Japanese Restaurant

    8116 Hampson St
    Sushi at the Riverbend.
  • Corky's Bar-B-Q

    4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd
    Barbeque, eat in or take out from the drive thru window.
  • Starbucks

    7700 Maple Street
    National chain.
  • Mat & Naddie's Restaurant

    Mat & Naddie's Restaurant

    937 Leonidas St
    Fresh local ingredients, eclectic decoration.
  • Chill Out Cafe

    Chill Out Cafe

    729 Burdette St
    phone 872-9628 Asian Fusion, omelettes, and waffles. 10a-8p Mon Sat; 9:30a-3p Sun.
  • Pupuseria La Macarena

    4221 Williams Blvd
    Central American. Tel. 464-4525
  • Zotz


    8210 Oak St
    Bohemian-gothy coffeehouse with a wide variety of snacks of varied quality. Open until 2AM. Rents computer time & internet access in addition to free wi-fi. 861-2224.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Metairie uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.