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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Nola
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Drinks are a little pricey but tasted fantastic!

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KendallN
Key West
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! Great food and service!

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vipTeksiz
New Orleans
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ye Olde College Inn never disappoints. It's great to get back there after many months of quarantine.

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AliceF
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first outing since Louisiana started allowing restaurants to have diners inside with tableside service. We were not disappointed! As always, the food was served with the freshest ingredients, the service was excellent and everything tasted delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and meal. Always consistent and top notch.

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MelissaT
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! We love the menu, wait staff and atmosphere. - Melissa Truax

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vipNANFLINT
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time out for dinner with this dang virus thing. We really like Ye Old College Inn—food is delicious. Jimmie is the tops as a server.
I feel badly that restaurants have to adhere to the distancing/masking. But everyone was terrific. Maybe someday things can get back to normal. But meanwhile, we’ll be back—love your shrimp & grits 😍

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frankg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be back! Same place same food great service.

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MollieR
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at College Inn was wonderful!! We dined there the first week they were open since the corona virus stay at home order. The food was as delicious as always. We ate inside and the restaurant was very clean and felt perfectly safe. There was a lot of space between dinners and all the staff wore face masks.
It was so much fun to have a night out and to support a great restaurant like College Inn!

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NashL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, not as many people due to distancing but a lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Great service.

MJ
vipMelanieJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loveeeee college inn

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vipMLDO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipBSKB
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. The soft shell crab appetizer was amazing as was the oyster bleu.

We had the veal entree and the catch of the day. Both meals were excellent.

Jimmy was our server, excellent as always.

It was great to be back.

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YvonneW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and love the neighborhood feel of the restaurant. The owner was so gracious and thanked us for coming!

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KT0214
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The moment we sat down I knew this was a spot I’d come back to. Every bite was delicious, the service was great, atmosphere was even better. This is a must try!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jimmy is always the best!

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LAB28
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was ok for a party of 14 upstairs, but it was a bit cramped. Food was very good though. Service was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great and this would definitely be a place to go with friends. If you plan on going to Rock ‘n Bowl, it’s perfect. However, not a good place for a date. It was too noisy.

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judyA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great choice for entertaining friends from out of town as the food is excellent, and the menu offers a wide variety.

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vipjf64
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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SuzanneB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and appetizers and desserts in particular were wonderful!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place for tourists that want to experience New Orleans cuisine.

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viphhjanuary3
New Orleans
71 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and fast service. Fried oyster blue cheese salad was delicious and highly recommend the drum!

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vipJudith
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere was quite comfortable, casual and the white tablecloths was a nice touch. Our service was personable and efficient. He also helped us with our selections as it was my first time there, which we greatly appreciated. Our table had seafood and we were not disappointed. It was a great experience and look forward to going again when I am in town.

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SheilaC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was our waiter once again - and he is awesome. He is personable & extremely well versed in the menu & daily specials. The food is superb & we loved every entree we ordered. You will not be disappointed!

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vipTedA
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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DouglasJ
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb. Our waiter was Jimmy and he was attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. Crawfish Mac and Cheese was a meal by itself. Onion rings were hot, crispy and delicious. Shrimp and grits, Catch of the Day (black drum) and the Fried Green Tomato and Shrimp Poboy w/Remoulade Sauce were all as good as southern cooking gets. It had been several years since we'd dined here and I'm not sure why it took us so long to come back but we'll definitely be visiting again SOON.

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vipLindaM
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I realize it was the Sat before Mardi Gras but there's no excuse for our bad meal. While I really enjoyed the look and feel of the restaurant, the food was all underwhelming. The crab Marne app was not edible and the BBQ shrimp which the menu said was jumbo gulf shrimp were small enough to have to dig for and only about 6 tiny little half-bites. They were swimming in a uninspired sauce that totally overwhelmed them. Bread tough and stale.
My fish of the day was very bland - luckily my partner had crab topping his so I snagged some to make my fish palatable.
The "special" strawberry margarita was not well executed. The too-large hunks of strawberry made it unpleasant. How can you ruin a margarita???
My flourless chocolate cake was too dense and topped with a very sticky, gummy icing.
Would never recommend.

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vipJenniferB
Mississippi
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A welcome respite from the chaos of Mardi Gras weekend in New Orleans. Thanks for a lovely meal.

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vipJeanneK
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the rare opportunity to have lunch at one of our favorite restaurants in the city!!! Loved it💜💚🤩!!!

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CharleneM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! We were out of town and celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday, easy to find and would definitely come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was seated quickly even before our reservation time. Service was prompt and food was good.

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nolafoodie
New Orleans
1 review