The Best Breakfast Restaurants in New Orleans

Jazz, Mardi Gras, Spanish moss hanging in the trees, and one of the richest culinary traditions in the country make New Orleans a gem of a city. The influence upon New Orleans food spans cultures and centuries, offering up dishes that are truly unique to the city. We searched through our data to find the best breakfast spots in NOLA. Menus offer everything from beignets to fish burgers, and even fried shrimp po’ boys. Whatever you’re in the mood for, these breakfast places have it covered. Here’s where to go when eating breakfast in the Big Easy.

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Restaurants:Superior Seafood, Muriel's Jackson Square, Mr. B's Bistro
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole
Neighborhoods:Uptown, French Quarter
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Superior Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Uptown
3,061 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

Authentic Louisiana cuisine is the name of the game at this local favorite, which also gets high marks for serving one of the best breakfasts in New Orleans. Superior Seafood's unparalleled brunch men...

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Muriel's Jackson Square

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
7,989 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Sunday Brunch at Muriel's isn't just about enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the French Quarter, and neither is it about the amazing food (which is, of course, to die for). Rather, Muriel's m...

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Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
3,798 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Famous for its Creole cuisine with only locally sourced ingredients, Mr. B's Bistro is pleased to serve some of the best breakfast in New Orleans. Owned and managed by Cindy Brennan — a descendant of ...

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Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
5,460 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Gumbo, gumbo, and more gumbo are on the menu at Restaurant R'evolution, which has perfected the art of gumbo for their patrons. In addition to serving a traditional gumbo for their Sunday Jazz Brunch,...

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Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
918 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

Looking for a perfect place to grab some brunch before a Saints game at the SuperDome? Look no further than MayPop, which is just a few steps away from the legendary sports complex. MayPop specializes...

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Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Vessel NOLA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mid-City / City Park
1,392 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion

Eat, drink, and congregate at this restaurant that makes its home in a converted 1914 church. Vessel NOLA is the brainchild of chef Amandalynn Picolo, and its brunch has helped the restaurant earn som...

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Ralph's on the Park

$$$$·Creole·
Mid-City / City Park
3,209 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch

Ralph's on the Park is synonymous with amazing views, locally sourced ingredients, and Chef Chip Flanagan's ultra-modern take on classic Southern food. And, if one wants the best breakfast in New Orle...

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Brennan's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
8,431 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

The name “Brennan” in New Orleans is synonymous with quality food, affordable prices, and legendary recipes, and this tradition is continuing with the eponymously named Brennan's, located in the histo...

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Willa Jean

$$$$·Southern·
Central Business District
1,685 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Great for Brunch

With an elegant approach to classic Southern food, Willa Jean takes that same “elegant fusion” approach to their breakfast food, which includes a griddled banana bread, an artichoke dip, and a “hangov...

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Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Cafe Degas

$$$$·French·
Mid-City / City Park
1,808 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Cafe Degas — named, as one might think, for the famous painter Jose Degas — was once voted the “Most Romantic Restaurant in New Orleans.” Now, it has the distinction of also being known as one of the ...

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Palace Café

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,530 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

Housed downtown in the historical Werlein Music building, the Palace Café is yet another brainchild of the legendary Brennan family, though it's Dickie Brennan who helms this restaurant. There's no pl...

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Great for Lunch in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Josephine Estelle

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Central Business District
1,857 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

The brainchild of Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, Josephine Estelle fuses some of the best nuances of Italian cuisine with the distinct flavors of the cuisine of the American South. Every Sunday, patro...

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Luke

$$$$·French·
Central Business District
7,244 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

A Creole-inspired brasserie located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District on world-famous St. Charles Avenue, Luke sits just steps away from the French Quarter. Chef Erick Loos has cr...

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Arnaud's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
5,807 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Arnaud's boasts that it serves the “authentic New Orleans dining experience” to its patrons. And that commitment to hospitality and authenticity extends to its breakfast food, which includes the award...

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Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana
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