Ye Olde College Inn

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$30 and under
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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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morgans
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful. Service friendly and impeccable but not stuffy, all while while feeling like family.

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RONALD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to find that they were back open. Food was outstanding as usual. Always excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they are back. All COVID restrictions were done very well

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vipJeanneK
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night as always!!! Sat at one of the High Seats Tables and watched the Kentucky Derby...so much fun!!! The Catch of the Day was delicious!!!

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vipBSKB
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love YeOlde College Inn! The food was excellent and service was perfect.

We requested our favorite server, Jimmy! Jimmy always has a smile on his face and has great recommendations!

Ye Olde College Inn does an excellent job following COVID safety measures.

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KH26
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, cocktails and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The food was awesome. And the service was excellent
The lamb & bread pudding dessert were out of this world

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic!!!! It was great to see so many people enjoying a restaurant in New Orleans! The service was great and all safety precautions were followed to a “T”!

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AudreyW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was incredible and so was the food, appetizers to desserts!

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JillV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable time when we eat at Ye Ole College Inn. Good food, service and a real family neighborhood restaurant! Real Good Cocktails Too!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ye Olde College Inn never disappoints! The menu is varied, food amazing, drinks great!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Had reservations, but had to wait for a table. We were given a booth next to the restrooms. Food was average, and service was subpar.

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Chuck3
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ye Olde College Inn is like a friend you are always glad to see no matter how long it has been. The food is consistent, the service New Orleans local, and the spacing and COVID mask compliance is no problem. The Debris Chips appetizer was killer and the Bacon Havarti Oyster Po Boy is sui generis. Where Mid City meets Uptown in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We made a reservation on a night with “ surprise rain” which temporarily limited outdoor seating. The bartender Michael and the hostesses did a wonderful job of keeping people outside till their table was ready And everyone wore masks indoors unless they were seated. Fabulous food with fresh ingredients from restaurant garden next door. Fun, safe environment.

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KennethS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was a lot to eat. The food also was good. We both had to get a take home bag. I had the lamb shank and it was delicious and my date had a poor boy sandwich. We both took home food for lunch the next day. You do have to amke reservations becuase with covid 19 there is limited seating. I would certainly go back there again.

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vipOdell
New Orleans
484 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at College Inn. The food is great with many favorites like Crawfish Delacroix, or the Veal. Very good salads and onion rings. Excellent bar service. The bread pudding and Sticky toffee are great desserts. The service is always friendly and very good.

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vipFinediners
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had many things on the menu. All very good but their specials are usually fabulous.

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SteveG
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, service, food and atmosphere. Our steaks were absolutely perfect. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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KatieR
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have not been in about 10 yrs (so many places in NOLA to try) and my husband and I were thrilled to be back. We were seated right away and had a pleasant evening. The food was great except the spinach on both my husband and my plates were a little salty but not unbearable. We will be back sooner than later.

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vipAngie
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Jimmy, made the night. The food was excellent as well. If you go and can request Jimmy he will make your night!

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Jfunel
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the staff was immediately smiling and nice. They were all appropriately wearing masks but you could still tell they were smiling. We were a few minutes early for our reservation, but they were able to accommodate us right away. We were appropriately socially distanced from other patrons. The service was impeccable and quick. The food was delicious and consistent as always. It is a little loud in the dining area, but we were there on a date, so it really wasn’t much of a distraction. We had a really nice evening out at this restaurant. I would suggest it to friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff was great, service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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KH26
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, cocktails and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food here! Never disappoints. Fresh catch special is always so delicious and the bread pudding is to die for. Highly recommend!

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ShauntelM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service as usual! The burgers are delicious and my husband always gets the breaded veal cutlet. I’ve never had a bad meal there.

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Msyguy
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ye Olde College Inn is a wonderful New Orleans tradition, always offering consistently great service and delicious entrees. They are also very helpful with special requests, such as Gluten -free alternatives.

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vipCalW
Little Rock
280 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

70% of customers did not wear masks upon entering. Very disturbing. Server was a let/down and we had to constantly go find her. Ask for Michael instead.
Oysters on the bleu oysters were too large. Salad is always good , especially with pepper jelly dressing.
No social distancing , especially at the bar.
They’re closing for two weeks so perhaps they’ll get their act together.
Hostess stand should be closer to the door or else put a sign on the door MASK REQUIRED. This is a hot spot for virus

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here. I would for sure come back. We had a great experience. The food was excellent. All the employees were so nice. Our waiters name was Jimmy and he was amazing and so funny. My friend and I had the fresh catch. It was fabulous. We also had the oysters bleu and I would definitely recommend those!

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vipRexNOLA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and fresh. Had the drum fish and I highly recommend it

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DebbieC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Jimmy was great! He’s been there 23 years, so obviously he’s doing it right!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!

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vipOdell
New Orleans
484 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College Inn has wonderful fresh food always, and especially in these lockdown times. A fun place with great staff. Steak specials fantastic with shrimp and risotto. Great bar. Lots of parking. Come brighten up you day from the gloom and doom of the news.

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vipcoletta18
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, socially distanced. I felt very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job on being open with Covid restrictions. Food and service as great as before shutting down for the pandemic

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ChrisB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal and a very friendly local atmosphere! The crab and Brie appetizer was phenomenal!

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vipAllen
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food exceptional service good value

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

Ye Olde College Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1041 OpenTable diners.

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