Ye Olde College Inn

4.9
1202 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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4.9
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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside - service and food very good; drinks were unique and fish dishes were very well done. The pork chop was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service!

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busses
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good...food...service.

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WACW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in a packed "food city". We have family celebrations here alot because everyone loves it so much! It's also a festive atmosphere for a date night. We have eaten many things on the menu over the years plus the specials are always delicious too! Consistently great gumbo, poboys, Gulf fish, onion rings, peanut butter pie, bread pudding very unique! My brother that doesn't live here for many years now, ALWAYS has a meal here when he comes to visit..it's his top 3 places to eat! Servers are also very good, last night we had Chad, who was excellent ! Shout out to Chad! I should know, I was in that career for 12 years. All the locals go here too, which speaks for itself. Make reservations well in advance, always booked! Love this place!

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vipFinediners
New Orleans
69 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at College Inn. Food is always first rate and delicious.

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vipHeather1301
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ye Ole is always a favorite. The food and service are outstanding. The only complaint from our last experience was our table location. We felt like we were floating in the room, right next to the kitchen. The seating layout could be better in main dining area.

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vipnoladiner
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food quality! Absolutely the best and most welcoming service team! Thank you, Ye Olde College Inn family!

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BetsyK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food - service was wonderful, our waiter was friendly, engaging & funny. Portions were huge - we have food for several more meals. Great value.

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vipLisaL
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy is the best !

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vipPat1
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - as always.

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Dondon19
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and food was excellent. No wait what so ever, waiter was friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous! Great recommendations, excellent service, great food. Will be back soon!!

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Metryhoney
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Loved the peanut butter tart!!! 💜

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner at ole college inn never disappoints!! Everyone loved the appetizers and entrees they ordered and our waiter was friendly and attentive

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TammyL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in New Orleans in my opinion.Do not pass on this place.

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Dave
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALL IS GREAT ~~~ GOOD FOOD, GOOD SERVICE AND GOOD DRINK!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have been several times and have always enjoyed ourselves. This particular visit we just thought the food quality was a little off.

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JVP70001
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I've been to ye old college in numerous times. this time the food was pretty lackluster, I had the braised brisket, and my wife had the veal cutlet. my brisket was more like roast beef just cut into chunks. this seemed like it was their normal roast beef that they have on their poorboys. My wife's Veal cutlet was chewy, and the breading just slothed off. I've had way better, maybe it was just an off day for the kitchen staff. but I was dissappointed.

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TreyM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy is the best waiter in town

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing cuisine and superb service!

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Escapehatch
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The fish dish I had was so spicy and dry I just didn’t eat it. The Carrollton chop was underdone and the veal cutlet just didn’t have much flavor. We are locals and we won’t be going back.

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Meaux
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way-The food, drinks and service! John was very patient with us and made fabulous recommendations.

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vipCaboose
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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TomS
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best neighborhood restaurant in the city. Great food and service, NOLA neighborhood vibe. Love this place!

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the veal cutlet and it was excellent. Waiter was extremely pleasant and helpful. Glad to see the restaurant still remains and food is very good

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BobbyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Conversations, Food &
Atmosphere! Birthday Occasion that is Memorable!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipKcpowers1
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cocktails were good, food was fantastic, and the service was great! Our waiter Collin made sure we had everything we needed!

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DeniseM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Everything was great, but wish the brisket would have been more tender. We already got our next reservation.

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Ta45
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! The food and service is always top notch.

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vipmctwatlnola
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What's not to love when you have Jimmy as your waiter.

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TomS
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, ambiance! Great NOLA restaurant!

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viprayr
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy coming back to College Inn when we return to NO. We have history that goes back to it's roots and we love what John Blanchard has done to marry the legacy of the restaurant with a 2021 experience in food, service and ambiance.
As always, Jimmy adds the "cherry on top" to the experience.

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RichardP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous. Well attentive. Great portions of food.

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AlanA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my wife and eyes favorite places to go. Food is always consistently good and the pricing is excellent for what you receive. We believe the Caesar salad is the best in New Orleans.

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LarryS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met before rockin bowl

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another enjoyable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in every way. Colin was our server and took great care of us.

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MattT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always. The braised lamb shank is simply the best.

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 1202 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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