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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LH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmie and I enjoyed not just the delicious food, but also the pleasant customer service and lovely ambiance. Bravo to Ye Olde College Inn!

C
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In for Thanksgiving.

DM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a friend's recommendation and were not disappointed. Our waiter was amazing. He kindly brought us a sample of the grit cake we were on the fence about. So happy he did because the grit cake was fantastic. There were 4 of us and as ll 4 entrees were some of the best meals we have ever had. Can't say enough about the brussel sprouts, pork chop, and brisket. Our friend had the seafood special and raved about it. All of this along with a great atmosphere and a reservation that was on time. ALL GOOD!

l
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Unfortunately when we left we were approached in the parking lot by 2 people separately who asked for money. They need to have a security guard in the parking lot. And also need to have more than 2 handicap parking places. Will return and definitely recommend.

BB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and our waiter Kevin was fantastic.

n
New Orleans
460 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College Inn is always a fun place with great service and great food. Fresh fish prepared several ways. great poboys if prefer. Steaks, chops, something for everyone. Great desserts and excellent bar

PC
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Many dishes here are creative but true to New Orleans style. Large portions and delicious. You won't be disappointed!

FS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood combo was fantastic as was the "fit fish" (Drum). Very enjoyable experience.

LP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we are in New Orleans. We have never been disappointed. Great food, locals love the place. Ye Olde has been a local fixture forever. We will keep going back every time.

OT
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time = great time! Really enjoyed this place...laid back, yet very nice and terrific food. Will be back!

EV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

our waiter Jimmy was phenomenal! the food was delicious

RJ
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was awesome!! Totally unacceptable in 2019 that they don't ask to split checks.

F
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best po-boys in the city!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with son and his college friends. Wonderful service!!

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! Wonderful!

j
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was great!

w
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful old time restaurant; had the feel of a neighborhood Italian restaurant in NYC. The food was excellent and although out of the way it was worth the trip. My server wasn't very good; she didn't pay enough attention to me as I was by myself, but it didn't detract much from the overall experience. I look forward to visiting again.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

c
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've been here at least 3 times for sit-down meals, and once or twice I've walked in and eaten at the bar. Excellent each time. The meals have been great restaurant experiences, with good service and very good food. It's noteworthy that at least two of my visits were parties of 4, and everyone was very pleased, both times. In other words: consistently good.

s
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience from drinks to entree. Jimmy was a delightful waiter. I brought a friend from out of town who always has a stop at YOCI on her itinerary.

L
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and Brussels sprouts delicious. Mojito not like I make for myself but it was OK!! We enjoyed Chubby Carrier at Rock and Bowl. Great evening in NO!

LB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College Inn is consistently good. Couldn’t ask for more generous people as the Blanchers.

F
New Orleans
112 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Always fresh. Always a pleasure. Farm to table delicious food in a classic comfortable atmosphere

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! They had fresh watermelon & mint so I enjoyed their Watermelon Mint Mojitos! We are 3 things that weren’t on the menu & all three were AmAzInG! Shrimp balls, seafood gumbo & a crawfish dish with fried Drumm. Johnny our server gave the recommendations & they did not disappoint! Bet Johhny was hands down amazing too! We will be back!

M
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was terrific. Wait staff very accommodating and efficient. A great time was had by all of my guests.

JB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch....as always!

EB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a frequent diner at College Inn, it never disappoints. The food is always delicious!!!

CC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had reservations at Ye Olde College Inn for my father's 50th birthday. I was not sure what to expect, but he had been there before and loved it. I am was very pleased with the service. I was able to drop his cake off early and it was held in the back for us. When we arrived, I received a text from a staff member who sat us (Joe) to check that the had the correct cake for us - he did so to be discreet because my dad did not know we had the cake. I have never been anywhere that has done this! Service was wonderful and the food was delicious!

F
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun ambiance, service and staff top notch. Food very good. Must have crawfish Mac and cheese

BS
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the soft shell crab. It was excellent. Jimmy was our server. What a wonderful man he is!

r
New Orleans
49 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This established restaurant continues to amaze with its menu options. The entree of the day was penne pasta with an artichoke cream sauce, artichoke hearts and shrimp, topped with a fried soft shell crab with lump crab meat on top. The entire dish was then sprinkled with toasted parmesan and drizzled with a balsamic vinegarette sauce. Extremely flavorful and very filling.

Kudos are to be given to the chef on this creation. It was the perfect combination of seafood, pasta and cream sauce. Very well done.

m
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

exactly what our group of 12 was looking for…quality food, fair prices, fun atmosphere .

c
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good house champagne, the shrimp in the shrimp and grits was a bit rubbery to me but all good in general

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Very consistent, delicious and fresh food. I’ve yet to be disappointed. The redfish special currently on the menu was amazing. Covered with crab meat and shrimp; over eggplant and pasta with a light creamy sauce....mmm!

n
New Orleans
460 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic as well as the service. Jimmy knows the menu and will not steer you wrong. He is a fantastic waiter. great bar. wonderful appetizers like oysters blue. Many great dishes, but we love crawfish Delacroix with a pan fired piece of puppy drum, fantastic sauce. It is the best. Sticky toffee dessert is also great. we have been many times. this is a place locals love, and visitors do not know what they are missing, if the want a classic New Orleans meal. Good parking. well worth the trip

n
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

College Inn is a dependable restaurant. There's a mix of families, couples, locals and visitors. The food is excellent, not flashy or too trendy. It is one of the louder restaurants I've been to lately which is problematic.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience we will be definitely return.

F
New Orleans
112 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always fresh and delish. I tend to eat the Fit Fish which has green beans and tomatoes right out of their garden. The place is charming and service top notch. You know it’s good since I am a local and could go anywhere in town.

DV
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, although it did take a little bit of time for the entrees to come to the table. Great atmosphere, parking right outside the restaurant. Friendly wait staff, clean.

J
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my wife and I’s favorite places! We made it tradition to go every time we’re home in New Orleans

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