Grand Isle Restaurant

4.3
833 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Our favorite dishes include, Char-grilled Oysters, Smoked Fried Oysters, Crawfish Beignets, Crab Dip, Shrimp Caminada Po'boy, Redfish on the Half Shell, Whole Baked or Fried Pompano, and our Creole Crawfish Pasta.

We are just a few blocks from the Convention Center. We are located on Lafayette Street, Convention Center Blvd. and Fulton Street.

We offer a casual, relaxing atmosphere inside or outside on our patio.

Our oysters are locally sourced from hardworking, lifetime fisherman from the Gulf of Mexico. Day or night you can stop in grab a cold local draft and watch the art and skill of our oyster shuckers at the Oyster Bar. Stay awhile and enjoy a dozen or two!

WED & THURS 4p-6p we offer half pound of JUMBO Louisiana Head on Shrimp boiled with the fix'ins $8.

ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR WED & THURS featuring $5 Local Craft Draft, $5 House Wines and $5 Well Cocktails!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 833 people are saying
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KimH
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and was greet and seated immediately.

Rachel was our server. She was attentive. Also quick with bring meals & clearing the table.

Note: there is a sign that 20% gratuity is automatically added to bill. If you want to give additional you can.

We ordered a few dishes to share. Shrimp zu-zu was good. The mussels in broth was phenomenal. We ordered more bread just to be able to keep dipping it in broth.

Fishermen's stew was delicious too. Hearty serving of mussels, shrimp, squash, celery & onion.

The Hot Crab dip is the best dip I have ever tasted.

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JodiP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Grand Isle was nothing short of AMAZING. From our waitress, Jolanda, to the ambience of the patio seating, to the SPECTACULAR food. Jolanda gave us great advice on food and drinks, taught us how to eat boudin and crawfish, and was an absolute joy to interact with. We sampled the crawfish boil, chargrilled oysters, hot crab dip, boudin, shrimp po' boy, pecan rice, and corn and jalapeno grits and would absolutely recommend everything we tried.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous service (very attentive and personable), tasty food, and free 4-hr validated parking to prevent any excuses for not going downtown to eat.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Food is delicious. Oysters were hot when they came out!!

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ClarissaS
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very prompt and food was delicious and reasonably priced. The chargrilled oysters were especially fantastic.

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Napffel
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the gulf fish dishes or the Fisherman's Stew. Oysters are outstanding. This is a great place to go before a Saints game.

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MadisonG
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All of the food except the shrimp po boy was outstanding. The po boy was SO bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience2

These guys are struggling! Blame it on whatever, but skip it.

Bar order doubled, no problem. Brings wrong oysters they say that's what I have 'down' and leaves it, then out of drinks (2) we ordered but charged us along with the new ones, then they give the cc bill without the itemized so our waiter was looking for a tip on top of 20% tip. (4 person auto 20%, no problem ) Go to Ernst or anywhere but this tasteless restaurant. Quality of service and food goes down but pricing goes up, and don't get Aaron J.

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ChristineO
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and Venue. Conveniently located. Very clean & the service was professional & efficient. The food was good & the drinks were just as good! We would revisit true restaurant.

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aBarr
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, quick service, great food reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress was awesome, and accommodating. You could tell the restaurant was short staffed. Wife and I split the fresh oysters, charbroiled oysters, and the Juju shrimp. Portions on the Juju shrimp were large, and the flavor was great. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was really good, especially the fresh oysters. Server was attentive and engaged. They do add 20% gratuity to all checks regardless of the size of the party, but this was communicated well when we arrived for our reservation. This was our kids’ (15 & 9) first time in NOLA and this was a really great first meal experience for them. Look forward to returning.

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BillyP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Some dishes were good but our jambalaya was cold, when we told our waiter he apologized and brought it to the kitchen to microwave. Service was decent but took long considering it wasn't very busy.

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Jevans
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy. Service was good. Solid dining experience, especially for tourists.

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timing
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love the food, the staff especially!!! great restaurant with delicious food, not expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, our waitress was amazing. My husband said charbroiled oysters were great.

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JacqueK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had fresh oysters that were delicious! We had 6 in our party & everyone’s food was awesome. Fascia was our waitress & she was great!

MJ
MelissaJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Grand Isle. Our waitress was very attentive and super friendly. Food came out very fast and was delicious. The whole family enjoyed it, which doesn’t happen often. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Just awful

ME
vipMichaelE
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant especially the chargrilled oysters. Very impressed!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good! Wait staff was wonderful!!! We sat outside and it was perfect……

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Cheekz
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chargrilled oysters and mussels were great! I wasn’t a huge fan of the stew as the broth tasted like pepper broth. The pasta was great as well!

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super busy Christmas Eve dinner. Food was fantastic and even our picky eater enjoyed everything he ordered. The value is amazing and the service was great considering everyone is under staffed and it was a holiday.
Outdoor seating was comfortable and the ambiance was cozy.
The only draw back was when my 16 yr old requested to order a crab dip to go. The service deemed it not possible due to the ramekin it is cooked in. When we arrived back at the hotel, he called the bluff when he saw it on their DoorDash menu. You can’t get anything by these kids!
In short, we would love to return to this restaurant and recommend it without hesitation!

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akelleya
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and often neglect trying out restaurants near the Quarter. This was our first visit and it was wonderful. The staff was incredible and the food even better. Get the grits! We will be back for sure.

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Nikki
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Parking is validated as well.

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Meliah
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Shrimp po-boy had 9 medium/small shrimp. The crawfish pasta tasted bad- my daughter asked me and I agreed. She didn't eat it. The staff was so low and service very unsure of themselves, we sent nothing back. The other 3 meals were marginal at best. The only very good item was the chargrilled oysters. My husband ordered a draft beer that he is very familiar with- it tasted bad. I tasted also. The man behind the bar poured some and said- it's fine. It wasn't. He obviously doesn't know the beer. We didn't drink it. I will never go back and I am pretty disappointed that the one night we go out with our 3 grown children this is what we got. Very poor.

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DeniseP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The online reservation required a credit card, which should have been my first clue this was not a good idea. The reservation process mentioned a 20% tip being added for groups of 6 or more, but when we got there, there’s a sign that stated automatic 20% tip for all meals. The second red flag. The waiter, Jacque, was lackluster. Said an automatic 20% tip was not nclyded because of Covid… what??? So lame. Why should any waiter put forth an effort? He was guaranteed a nice tip. The food was quite tasty. Too bad they use such a shady business model.

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terryt
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious. Tiara our waitress was fabulous

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vipLloydT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had requested an outdoor table but they were not able to have outdoor service today. The weather was perfect. I was seated indoors but away from other patrons. The staff was very friendly and the service was fast.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for 2 pm (which I rushed to get back into the city) only to be told that they closed at 1:30 pm (it was 1:47) and they would not honor my reservation. No call to let me know a mistake was made. Very unprofessional and highly disappointing

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Jenn
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Dirty tables. Poor service.

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Napffel
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Blackened sheepshead with crawfish sauce was magnificent as was the Fishermen's Stew.

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Restaurant wasn’t very busy for a Saturday night. Some of the portions were small for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fasia was the best🤎 (please excuse if I misspelled her name.)

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with delicious fresh food. Definitely recommend

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RMorgan
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Last meal of being in NO and I wasn’t disappointed. Had the chargrilled oysters which were fresh and tasty. The Shrimp juju which was my favorite and the Redfish with jasmine rice and spinach and it was pretty tasty as well. The sweet tea was an added treat because it was sweet just like I like it. I’d come back.

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vipLindaA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great grilled and fried oysters. Server Tia very helpful.

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ShanneG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great food and drinks were great !!! We’ll be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Waitress brought out baked fish vs. fried (her mistake) and they wouldn’t allow us to switch to what we really ordered.

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Grand Isle Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 833 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.