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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

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Casual (19)
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Authentic (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Groups (8)
People Watching (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Live Sports (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Romantic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

The food As always it was fabulous. And the service was very attentive. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Me and my boyfriend went for a late Valentines Dinner. For both of us, it was our first time dining in. The service was exceptional, and we will definitely be back soon! (I even got a single red rose to take home for the occasion.)

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent across the board.

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service from Jimmy C for my mother-in-law’s birthday!

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Always great specials in addition to regular menu items in a nice atmosphere. Great for every day dining, special occasions or business dinner.

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic as usual. College Inn is a great place to stop in for a drink and a quick bite or an evening meal with the family. But, don’t tell anyone or they’ll get too busy!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This place is hard to get into. It's very popular. We managed to get last minute reservations for 4 last night. I'm sure it was because of all the Mardi Gras parades. All of us ordered the brisket and were quite pleased. We like to go to this restaurant for dinner and its food is very consistent.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Phenomenal restaurant with exceptional service. Ask for Jimmie for your server and you will have a memorable experience. The oysters blue appetizer is a must try. Great onion rings too. The veal cutlet/fish/brisket are all super good choices for your entree. And whatever you do, don’t miss out on the award winning fried bread pudding dessert.

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and a fun atmosphere!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We enjoy Ye Olde College Inn very much. It's just a stone's throw from our house, so it's very much a neighborhood favorite. Great food and service at moderate prices.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Best shrimp poboy in the city!!! Too many "best-of" New Orleans to list here ... entire menu fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very consistent great food. Very well established restaurant with great vibe.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 23, 2018

went for a dinner to help the VOA and had a great meal. the service was prompt and courteous and would recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had to wait a bit to get our table. Delicious though. Ordered a vegan dish and it was just as good as any other. Always consistent and just classic New Orleans!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

College Inn remains one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Fantastic drinks at the bar. Excellent new crab and brie appetizer. The new duck dish is also great. Fantastic service with a smile. Good parking. Always great food for many years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Seated where could see Mr Bingle while eating! 1st time trying fried green tomato & shrimp po boy. Would order it again! Rock & Bowl next door so no brainer to eat here then go there after dinner.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We always enjoy dinner at Ye Olde College Inn! The food is excellent and so is the service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved the atmosphere. Service was quick. Food was good. Loved the Mac and cheese app.

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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Us olde hostess wouldn't honor my open table reservation and said they were trying to block the slots, but couldn't. Put me last in line for a 9:00 rez. We left and the 2 of us spent our $250 at Ruth's Chris. I guess they don't need my patronage.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Reservation was for 9pm but didn’t get seated until 9:30pm. What’s the purpose of a reservation???

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent traditional New Orleans food with a vibrant bar and the best dessert in New Orleans. Have some gumbo, shrimp any way you want, onion rings, oyster loaf or hamburger steak and drink a stout old fashion. Head to rock n bowl afterward and check out the nightlife. Enjoy.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Was great, for there 20 min early and they sat us right away. Probably the best Shrimp & Grits in the city!

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Jimmy/Jimmie was a great server. Can’t wait to return.

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food4
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food, prices, staff and atmosphere. Our usual waiter, Jimmy is knowledgeable and passionate about the food. He sells the restaurant and I always listen to his recommendations.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The ambience created by seasonal decorations created a festive atmosphere. Kevin the waiter was very attentive and accommodating.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Spicy, People Watching, Seasonal
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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have always enjoyed College Inn. Great food combined with friendly service and very consistent food quality without breaking the bank.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I've been a regular at Ye Olde College Inn since a child. It has remained a family favorite for good food either mid-week or for the weekend when getting family and friends together.

Whether you're looking for a classic New Orleans restaurant dining experience or new to the city as a local or visitor Ye Olde College Inn will definitely please all.

If you're looking for Great Service just ask for Jimmy as your waiter, he's one of the best.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Took my family to celebrate my daughter's 25 Birthday. Hadn't dined there in quite a few years. We were very impressed with the food and service. All 6 in our party ordered something different and all 6 dishes were fantastic. Definitely will be back!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A truly fun place for great food, the best cocktails and warm ambience!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Cozy, Casual, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything was wonderful as always!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and great service. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Fresh, Excellent Preparation, delicious cocktails!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 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 11, 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 3, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A great restaurant that is not a tourist trap. Very local feel filled with old Tulane, Saints memorabilia. "Olde" school feel regarding its decor, complimented with modern Southern touches to the food choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 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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vip
 (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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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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