Ye Olde College Inn

4.7
1283 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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Dondon19
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and especially the food was excellent. There was a great holiday atmosphere in the restaurant. Will definitely be going back sooner rather than later.

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viptonyaj
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this place- food is top notch!

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CobbB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The special appetizer of brrf debris and house made chips was excellent. Desserts were off the charts good...

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The waitstaff is always helpful and it’s like a family gathering with all the friends you may see, or new ones you may meet! And when you go, make sure to always read “Food for Thought” at the bottom of the daily specials menu! If you haven’t been, GO! If you are thinking of going, GO!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!! We will be back for sure….

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SusanW
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic meal in their "Exile" location. Bravo to YOCI for pulling off such good food and service, under difficult circumstances. Can't wait to get back to familiar digs soon.

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AshleiM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Great bread pudding & drinks! Thank you to the staff & waiter’s.

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vipIreneS
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate in the temporary location. The size of the space is good but parking wasn’t good. We had to park on Earhart and walk all of the way around the corner to get to the building. That’s the biggest complaint we had. Food was good. Service was good.

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Michaelp
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was not up to previous standards

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robertM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was Chad and he did an excellent job!

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JulieK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We had a party of six in a booth, which is problematic when needing to get up, but cozy and fun. Farm to table, but limited due to the farm being shut down due to COVID and lack of employees. However, the beef brisket, fish, crawfish mac n cheese and shrimp and grits were all wonderful and enjoyed by our party. Because the restaurant had to move into a different building, the space was large, like a dance hall and not great ambiance or noise level. Hopefully they'll move back soon. Still a great place for dinner, service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place!

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KellyC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theater meal

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rbixbyg
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and service! Everything we ordered surpassed our expectations! We cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great time with family and friends. Our waiter Jimmy was outstanding.

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MarkH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming for 50 years. Always a classic.

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vipShannonW
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. The In Exile restaurant is loud and lacks the ambiance of the normal restaurant but the food and service are still top notch. Definitely worth a stop if you want a great meal.

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vipMagician
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and the service were excellent! This is definitely one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. I highly recommend it.

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MicheleH
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waiter, awesome food
BBQ shrimp is the best I’ve ever had. And the sticky toffee pudding dessert-OMG! Best dessert I think I’ve ever had.

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vipNolaGirl
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately the restaurant is under renovation and we were relocated to a different spot across the street. We do not recommend it. It’s very cafeteria style. Too loud.

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

Awesome food drinks and service.

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DixieH
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food. Ambience weak because of remodel.
Service great.

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vipRickNO
Charlotte
93 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Every time I’m in town I make sure to visit. The food is exceptional. Can’t wait for you to be back in the main restaurant.

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AmieR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The veal was so thin and not what it used to be. The spinach was good . The onion rings were good. But mash potatoes were dry and had too much garlic in them. The gravy was ok

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing and the service impeccable! Do not skip this gem when you are in NOLA!

AM
vipAndrewM
New Orleans
72 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
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 on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMagician
New Orleans
32 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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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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
81 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
9 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

JK
vipJeanneK
New Orleans
22 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!

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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.

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 4.7 stars by 1283 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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