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Best American Restaurants in Gretna
Best Italian Restaurants in Gretna
The Big Easy is famous for its hospitality, party atmosphere and flavorful food. On the West Bank, the city of Gretna offers a more laid-back environment than its neighbor across the river. The town carries on the centuries-old tradition of seasoned cuisine with Creole gumbo, jambalaya, po-boys, muffulettas, and even king cake during Carnival season. Gretna's rich culture, however, extends far beyond the stereotypical French, Creole, and Cajun influences, with Italian and Caribbean-themed restaurants, lending their flavors to Gretna's melting pot as well. Since New Orleans is so close to the water, its seafood is a staple. Boiled crawfish and Gulf oysters on the half shell are regional must-haves. You can also order red beans and rice at many local restaurants, even if your visit doesn't fall on a Monday.