Ye Olde College Inn

4.9
1260 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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vipAndrewM
New Orleans
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Love eating there. Did not know they were in exile. Still a go to spot when in New Orleans!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was our server and the best ever. Made our dinner experience great!

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vipScheuermann
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This absolutely is one of the BEST restaurants in New Orleans. The food and the service are outstanding!

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vipdavidS
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent good food. Service always top notch and don forget that bread pudding to die for

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RAYMONDM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal when i visit there. Staff is very polit, and the owner greets everyone personally like he has know you for years. Would recommen it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
79 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We've eaten here before but this was just a bad night. I think part of it is that they're relocated across the parking lot to the event space, but the food and service just were not good at all.

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BethH
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Unfortunately the onion rings were bland. The PoBoy chicken fried steak was tasteless. Fries meh. The burger, was good. The server was very kind, and didn't charge for the PoBoys, even though, my son did eat his... he was super hungry. And he said the French bread was ok.
I think they've been displaced, as the location is different.
And doing the best that they can. Obviously right now with covid, being understaffed and just making ends meet with restaurants...I do understand. And if I lived here, I'd probably try them out again.
Again, they are definitely trying to make it work, and I wish them best of luck. Hopefully they'll get back in their old place soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great experience

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vipJeanneK
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inn Exile…what do you do when you’re given lemons???Hurricane Ida gave College inn their share of LEMONS and they totally made lemonade!!! They didn’t miss a beat…EVERYONE loved their meal, from Shrimp & Grits to Redfish & Risotto. THANK YOU Jimmy for another GREAT night!

JC
JessicaC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best seafood and comfort food in the city! Despite storm damage they are operating a quality restaurant in their banquet venue. Ask for Jimmy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Food is fantastic and the wait staff is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

As per usual, Jimmy's service was amazing! Unfortunately, the kitchen didn't seem to have it together. Our brussel sprouts came to the table cold. Not warm, cold. We didn't want to send it back because we figured they would be thrown away and we will warm them up at home.

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MicheleD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Only downside was all food could have been hotter. This could have been impacted by move of restaurant due to storm.

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DeborahB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of hurricane damage the main restaurant has moved across the parking lot.
They cleverly refer to themselves as Ye Olde College Inn Exile. The experience as always was exceptional. The food beyond great, wait staff friendly & courteous. Looking forward to going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alex was exceptional!

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Mary
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We went twice during our NOLA vacay!

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vipKendallN
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! It never disappoints!

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DeborahB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Would definitely go back! Great food & service! Could not ask for more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always. Jimmy was amazing and the food delicious. We look forward to coming back soon.

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Familydaydelight
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I had the special of Soft Shell crab over Crawfish Monica topped with grilled shrimp. My wife had the Gulf fish.

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vipDaWino
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tulane move in.

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Teafortwo
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to find, good parking, staff friendly, food New Orleans flavors, great bar

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was on point! Meal always a delight.

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vipPatV
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chad is the most fun waiter and the food is always delicious and fresh. This restaurant has a great story. You will never be disappointed. Try the onion rings. Best ever.

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JuliusC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go with the fish. ALWAYS DELICIOUS. And Jimmy is the best waiter ever, anywhere!

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vipRickNO
Charlotte
89 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could remember our server’s name. He was awesome. Asked fir a vegan dish. It was delish. Always enjoy our trips to YOCI.

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LouW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

There were tables and booths open, but they seated us at a small 4 person table right by the kitchen door. Not that big of a deal and someone had to sit there. Also, you asked when I made the reservation if it was a special occasion and checked the box for birthday. My Brother turned 70 years old and nothing was mentioned. What is the point of asking that question?

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DeronL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good service, love the atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant

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BrianL
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was an outstanding waiter who steered us in the perfect direction regarding cocktails and food. Highly recommend

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SusanBW
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very late dinner after a concert, so the normally crowded dining room was nearly empty. Nonetheless there was an ambience of conviviality, and the wait staff were "on their game". The menu offered more and heavier selections than we could enjoy at that late hour, and we opted to eat lightly. My gumbo was super-tasty; his shrimp & grits were excellent. We have every intention of returning for a proper meal at a better time to try cocktails and some of the mouth-watering, more substantial entrees. For a clubby and old-fashioned environment and menu, we highly recommend Ye Olde College Inn.

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JamesJ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience at Ye Olde College Inn!!
Drinks were amazing (Watermelon Martinis)!
Crawfish Mac n cheese and oysters to start followed by a melt in your mouth Filet and Etoufee that were both incredible!
Peach cobbler and port for dessert to round out the courses.
If there is anything that could possibly outshine the food here it is the service! Jimmy is the absolute best and goes out of his way to ensure that you are having the best experience possible.
Cannot say enough good things about this place!!

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vipAdeanL
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! To begin their specialty cocktails are amazing. I had the watermelon mojito and my friend had the watermelon margarita. Very refreshing!
We started with the onions rings. Delicious! Then we both had Caesar Salads. I added the Oysters and my friend added the grilled Shrimp. Again, delicious! Since we were eating a little lighter of a meal, we decided to have dessert (which we rarely do). Our wonderful waiter, Chad (I think that was his name) suggested the Award winning Bread Pudding. Well, best we ever had!
Wonderful all around experience! Night recommend!

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donaldl
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jimmy was our server. He does a great job and super friendly. food was very good. had fish dish with fried oyster appetizer and peach cobbler for desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and fun environment.

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vipDLEqui
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sheepshead was excellent. Cooked perfectly. Sides were also excellent.

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vipScheuermann
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT New Orleans restaurant. Food was out of this world! Old Fashions were wonderful! Our waiter, Jimmie, could not have been better. Will go back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Redfish special was fantastic. Service was great with a knowledgeable and attentive waiter. And of course you can’t beat the fun atmosphere of Rock n Bowl.

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Nick
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loud but a must do in NOLA, make reservations as well. Fun bunch of people there.

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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 4.9 stars by 1260 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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