Ye Olde College Inn

4.9
1150 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole
Since 1933 Ye Olde College Inn has served generations of New Orleanians. Come join us at a true New Orleans farm to table landmark. Our menu features our latest Creole specials and plenty of twists on traditional New Orleans standards. We have a farm located adjacent to the restaurant where we get a variety of fresh produce. Next door is another New Orleans landmark, the Rock’n'Bowl. Ask for a $5 off voucher when you dine from the entree section of our menu.
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RayB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was 5+ stars but the hostess was disrespectful and rude. Almost left after driving an hour to get there, but we stuck it out and a very good experience because of our server. Food was very good. Loved the desserts.

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vipEatsalot
New Orleans
103 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pricey aps ($6 for 6 fried onion rings?) And $38 for soft shell crab seemed crazy. Food was good. Drinks were good and wine list was reasonable.

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StaceyM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!! Looking forward to new menu items.

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vipnoladiner
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! The soft shell crab and grilled shrimp over crawfish rice was incredible, as was the turkey andouille gumbo! Best and freshest crab in town, never frozen. Welcoming service is always like none other. Southern hospitality at its finest.

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LoveNOLA
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, always.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classic old school.

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vipOdell
New Orleans
516 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun and great fresh food. A wonderful local favorite for many years. Excellent friendly service. Great bar, great appetizers like oysters blue. Many New Orleans favorites. Everything is good. Crawfish Delacroix, shrimp and grits, steaks, and l love the veal cutlet. Good parking. Rock and Bowl steps away for a complete experience.

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vipNola4luv
New Orleans
81 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a neighborhood feeling every time we go. Food is great and the staff always makes you feel like a regular no matter how long between visits.
One of our very favorite places!!

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TyniaT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Orleans fare. Tasty and timely served. Great service! Waiters wore masks the whole time. Restaurant goers did only to enter. Delicious grilled drum bayou catch of the day w crabmeat in top. Personally I could do without the sauce on the fish. For me, less is more on fish, but I just scraped it to the side. Delicious seafood gumbo. Some of my table mates’ dishes looked heavier but that’s what they like too. Steak/potatoes, chicken fried steak are not my orders but they enjoyed them. Delightful dinner. Drinks. Friendly family kind of place. Not intimate /more hearty. The poboys are divine there. Before I changed my diet their fried shrimp poboyvwas my go-to. Very cordial place and right next to RockNBowl.

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PaulB
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service very good. Friendly hostess with a local vibe (inside). Food served promptly; if you order appetizers hold off with ordering main course until appetizers arrive.

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vipJanB
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuisine and service was fabulous as always. Ye Olde College Inn never disappoints!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined al fresco - it’s noiser inside. This is classic old New Orleans - a locals place - with a variety of well-prepared dishes including seafood and land food, po-boys to delicious entrees. The liquor drinks are impeccable

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TreyM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, always consistent.

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AliB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty, fresh food! Wait staff knowledgable and had great recommendations. Their outdoor area is nice on a night with good weather; it is part of their parking lot but you don't feel like you are eating in a parking lot if that makes sense. Make a great beverage as well! Definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting or have guests in town.

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CERIV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great choice!

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MatchPoint
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a dinner. Fast and great service.

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vipLSUKat
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love it here. Food, cocktails, and service. That’s what it’s all about.

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BradleyS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lively place with enough menu items to pleas anyone!

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vipjohnM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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vipGingerH
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat at YOCI when we are in town the food is consistantly yummy and the staff is awesome!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Chad was our waiter and he was great. All around, an excellent experience!

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RonO
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ye Olde College Inn has quite a reputation for being a place worth going to both for its food , service, and staff. The other night we went there for my Wife's Birthday Dinner and they exceeded that reputation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top fabulous! The skirt steak special was divine- best steak I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often and everything is always outstanding! Service is great and the food is always perfect! I have never had a bad meal at Ye Olde College Inn

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JacobP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, no misses the whole service. It was special to watch a group of individuals who obviously care dearly about their craft have so much fun while doing so.

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vipnoladiner
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!

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ElizabethS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Ye Olde College Inn is always wonderful. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating from the moment you enter. Jimmie is the best making sure all dining needs are taken care of and adding the friendliest personality to the whole experience. Of course, this is the icing on the cake with the delicious food and excellent drinks.

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scubatrailkat
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Great server. Loved all the memorabilia and the food was fantastic. Go for the seafood dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martinis are 🔥

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vipOdell
New Orleans
516 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming for decades. Always great. One of the few restaurants that gets better every year. Great food and service. Everyone had a favorite dish. All are very good. Excellent bar and wine as well. Good parking. You cannot go wrong. Enjoy a New Orleans classic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been to College Inn many times, over the years. This is the first time we ever had Jim as our waiter. He was delightful! He was professional but very personable. He was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He really added another positive to the evening

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vipIreneS
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great. And service was excellent. But it was very noisy. It was a little distracting.

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KyleeP
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, great atmosphere. Will definitely dine here again!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Jimmy made our experience absolutely perfect! He was warm, friendly and engaging. He knew the menu like the back of his hand and he made great recommendations. We will be back and we will request Jimmy! He is beyond excellent!

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KeithG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mardi Gras canceled this year but not a total loss as we had a delicious meal at Ye Olde College Inn! Great service, cozy atmosphere.......an all around great experience! We will be back! 💛💜💚

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mardi Gras lunch

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vipDjSan2
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Mardi Gras lunch! Excellent service and tasty apps, salads and sandwiches.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The dinner was outstanding. My wife and I had the shrimp and grits and they were wonderful - very tasty but not overly salty or seasoned. Our granddaughter had the breaded veal cutlet which she loved - the portion size there was extremely generous. The service was great and we were finished our dinner in an hour without feeling rushed at all. Really great meal.

FAQs

Ye Olde College Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 866-3683.

Ye Olde College Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1150 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.

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