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About Ye Olde College Inn

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.

3000 South Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole, Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Fig Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 866-3683

Website:
http://www.collegeinn1933.com/

Entertainment:
Next door and across our parking lot is the World Famous Rock’n'Bowl. The Rock'n'Bowl has live music Wednesday through Saturday. With a purchase from the entree section of the Ye Olde College Inn menu you may request a $5 off voucher towards admission.

Catering:
Please call the restaurant for details.

Parking Details:
We own our own lot that is shared between Ye Olde College Inn guests and Rock’n'Bowl guests. There is also ample surface street parking on Carrollton Avenue.

Private Party Facilities:
Ye Olde College Inn has an upper deck space that looks over the entire restaurant. The dining area absorbs the ambiance of the restaurant. It is not walled off but nestled above the restaurant, yet removed enough to be your own. The space holds a maximum of 20 people.

Ye Olde College Inn now has a separate banquet facility that can fit up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Greer Tambs: (504) 866-3683

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Ye Olde College Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (12)
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Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Live Sports (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
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Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

This was the second time we have eaten at this restaurant . First time was very good and we are delighted to say the second visit was equally enjoyable. good service, excellent food and delightful ambience

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was there on vacation with my father. It's a bit out of the way from the French Quarter but not that long of a drive. We got there a little early before our reservation so we took a seat at the bar (it was completely full but 2 people left as we were standing by the bar) and ordered 2 Abita beers. Interestingly there was memorabilia on the walls with Chicago Cubs references, my city.

We got seated at a table and shared the gumbo, crawfish delacroix, and fried bread pudding po-boy. Our waiter was attentive, atmosphere was lively, and chef came out for something behind the bar and we gave him our compliments. Everything was excellent and well worth the drive out. I'm glad we went here on one of our 3 nights here for a taste of Louisianan cuisine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is always amazing. We had to add an adult and baby to our party last minute and it was not a problem even though they were crowded. Always a lovely time.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

a great place to eat for many years. Fresh vegetables from the garden next door. Lots of fresh local seafood and meats. Great bar and reasonable wine. Lots of fun. Rock and Bowl next door as well.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Craw-fish Mac and Cheese is the best. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Shrimp and Grits are great. Daily Chef specials are always a treat. Do not leave without getting the Bread Pudding. People will not want to share.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant. Service and food are outstanding. Have had several family/friend get togethers here. They have an upstairs loft that will seat 8 to 10 people that is perfect for being able to talk and visit. All the food is so good. You can get a fabulous oyster poboy or a full dinner with amazing side items. The wedge salad and onion rings are amazing too. Service is always good.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Favorite New Orleans restaurant! Classic New Orleans food served by friendly staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was delicious, and there is a wide selection for every taste.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was good. Loved the menu. Service was very good. Would recommend for casual relaxing meal.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We eat here all of the time! It's our "go-to" place for everyday dining, local flavor or special occasions. I had a private party here once that was perfect! Frequented bu lots of locals who all know each other and know good food and drink. Comfort food and finer fare. Great bar with sports on tvs. But wonderful for special occasions. Personal attentions from long-time wait staff, managers and owners.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 11, 2017

always a pleasure and even a surprise at the quality and freshness of the food.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We love everything about this place! But the food is the star. The farm fresh ingredients always make for the most delectable dishes. The chefs are quite creative and delight your palate in the most scrumptious ways. Try whatever is in season and you can't go wrong. The everyday options never disappoint. The owners are always present and welcoming. The staff is super attentive. Their farm fresh specialty cocktails are great!
On our most recent visit we had the wedge salad which was amazing. Appetizer choice was eggplant with lump crabmeat. Wow!!! My husband had the duck (tender and juicy) and I chose the pasta special. I have been craving that pasta ever since. Dessert was the delicious and delightful flourless chocolate cake. This place does rock! Visit the New Orleans favorite right next door, Rock 'n Bowl.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is s great place. Really pretty and comfortable which makes for a great dining experience. The longer you sit the more you drink. A win/win. I like their fresh fish. Always delish. And the service is really good too. We had a nice young lady name Annie serve us and she was terrific!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Just delicious!
Our waiter who has been working for you for 20 years was so fabulous, friendly and professional!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Haven't been there in years. It was much better than before Katrina. We'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I love this place!!! My boyfriend never been and can't wait to go back! I have to get the Veal cutlet every time. We loved the blue cheese oyster app. Will be back!

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Delicious, healthy food with super fresh ingredients. Simple, wonderful flavours. Not too salty. A fantastic seafood gumbo. Chicken and spetzel was a perfect combination of toothsome textures and delicate flavours. Tasty sides, with lots of vegetable options. Definitely a healthier take on traditional and nouveau New Orleans cooking.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Comfort food at its best! Great service, awesomeness me desserts

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Ye Ole College Inn has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant. The menu choices were varied. The food was delicious. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Olde College Inn restaurant never disappoints. Charming atmosphere and excellent service. I like to always have the fresh fish of the day which was Red Fish. Yum. A classic Nola restaurant with local veggies. Highly recommended

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our plans changed at the last minute and they were extremely accommodating - able to add 6 more to our party on a busy Saturday night. Great service and the food was delicious. Will definitely go again when in town again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 25, 2017

very much one of our favorite places in New Orleans. Great bar, and wine. Excellent service and the food is always great. Fish, duck, lamb, veal, oysters. no bad choices. A favorite of locals for generations, and the food even better than before.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was wonderful! We had a reservation for 4, yet we were seated at a tiny table that MIGHT have worked for two people. Definitely not for 4.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Jimmy was exceptional as always. Thank you for sitting us with him in our favorite booth.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had to wait about 30 minutes after our reservation to be seated, but that wasn't too bad, because we enjoyed sitting at the bar with friends. Food was very good and service was great (Jimmy). Ambience exceptional.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Loved our waiter Jimmy! Service was quick and the redfish with lumpcrabmeat delicious!
Would recommend the shrimp remoulade as appetizer! Even my "special" cocktail drink was a larger than elsewhere and made perfectly!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Family was here visiting and they asked to have their last dinner be special- so we knew to take them to Ye Olde College Inn !!! Best food - amazing service. We bought shirts for everyone

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Consistently great food. Wonderful seafood. Fresh ingredients - welcoming casual vibe. Come here every visit to New Orleans

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food!!! Jimmy our waiter was awesome!!! LOVE the atmosphere!!!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I always enjoy College Inn. It is consistently good, although It would be nice if they offered more vegetarian options. Other than that, service, drinks, food and atmosphere were all fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Delicious food. Fast and courteous service. Would definitely eat here again. Overall, an excellent dining experience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Very good food & service. Daily Special cocktail excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We adore this wonderful place! Crawfish Delacroix is always outstanding! Great fried oysters. Bartenders are superb. And the owner is always there with a smile on his face. Go early and eat in the bar area!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This friendly/fun place is not to be missed. Filled with locals and laughter, if there were six stars it would not be enough. Good food, great staff and always my favorite when visiting New Orleans. Even if you're not a regular, you're treated like one. Johnny and staff do an outstanding job. Be sure to try the mojitos.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Wonderful food and generous portions. The gumbo was amazing almost like a bisque. Specialty cocktail, strawberry mojito , from their on site garden was delicious. Delicious red snapper with topped crab was devine. Customer service superb! Only negative, the eating area is very close to the bar so it is quite noisy. Some type of separation would be great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Best wedge salad; our server Jimmy Cropper is DA BOMB!! And DA BEST!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Absolutely delicious! I had the Red Fish special and my friend had the Hamburger Steak. Our server, Tori was wonderful! She suggested to start cocktails made with fresh ingredients from the restaurants own garden. I had the Strawberry Mint Mojito and my friend had the fresh Strawberry Margarita. Very refreshing. Look forward to returning very soon!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Welcoming as soon as we walked through the door. 3 Family members that help run the restaurant were walking around talking with customers. Later saw one of them and the owner at the next door at their place Rock n Bowl and they remembered us. Thanked us again for coming to their establishments.
Drinks from the bar were good. Waitress was attentive and knew the menu. Our meals were delicious!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Always a good time with great food! The staff and server went out of their way to ensure a great birthday celebration.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We made a reservation through open table but we still had to wait thirty minutes to be seated. In that thirty minutes we had to stand in the walkway because there was a large party taking up the bar.
When we were finally seated I had a freshly made strawberry margarita that was amazing. I would definitely recommend the crawfish mac n cheese! The food was great, service was slow.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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