Ye Olde College Inn

4.7
1308 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1308 people are saying
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Hadestown
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is unique and very representative of the city's uniqueness. Menu and drink options offer a wide range. Our redfish special was superb! The bar area seems to be a lively and very popular spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and awesome wait staff! Loved our experience!

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luv2eat
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server and food!

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Gigondasienne
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great sazerac and oyster and blue cheese appetizer!

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Dondon19
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere. Start the night at college inn then walk over to rock n bowl for an even better time.

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vipAliceF
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food was delicious and the service beyond compare! We have never had a less than incredible waiter!

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JimBob
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the ye old college in when I was a young kid. This was my second time back in about 40 years, my wife and I totally love the place love the ambience and definitely the food is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Great staff and service, food, and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic as always. It’s one of our favorite places in New Orleans it’s a wonderful place for a special occasion or just looking for a great meal for a Friday night at a reasonable price. Turkey and andouille gumbo was amazing and I get the veal every single time.

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davoo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

a great new orleans experience on beautiful carrolton avenue

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Cane01
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drove thru three states to share dinner with a family know well. I was greeted and served by a waiter named Alex, his knowledge of the history, and preparation of each menu item created curious visual in my mind’sEye. This made to experience even more exciting.

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Juddman
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as well as Excellent food. The seafood gumbo was the best I had at a restaurant. The beef brisket was delicious as well.

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Shopgirl251
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We sit in the bar area, next to the window, and dine. Food is always great. Service excellent. A quaint and comforting atmosphere. Always look forward to going.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!! Food and service fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Year’s Eve dining experience! Second time dining at this establishment, and we will definitely be returning again. This restaurant has wonderful service and food, is obviously managed well, and seems to be a local favorite.

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vipCurtisH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best oysters and onion rings in town reasonably priced

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as were the cocktails. Service was great!! We will be back!

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Bricks
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting with friends. We come back here every time we love it so much. Great food. Great service and great ambiance. It’s a must visit.

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vipAmyQ
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lived in New Orleans for years and years, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never dined here until tonight. WE WILL BE BACK! Colin was a wonderful server that was attentive and courteous. We started with a wedge salad, then went onto the macaroni with crab and truffle and finished with the fresh catch (sheepshead). Actually, no! We finished with the custard that they have been making since 1933. Cannot say enough about the ambience and character of the restaurant. Love. Love. Love.

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Happy
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was so much fun and so happy and personable!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike the bartender was gregarious and friendly. Food was outstanding.

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Shrimpy
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a real treat. Not a typical “tourist” restaurant in Nola but a real locals place. Food was outstanding and our waiters’ suggestions were on point. Would absolutely go again on a return visit

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kimmy
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and waiter was very attentive ! The food was excellent and served in a timely manner.

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vipColleenC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy is a wonderful waiter. We always try to get him. Food is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a little pricy- but very well worth it!!!
Great service and sooo delicious.

Christmas is all over the place so it got us in the spirit

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vipRickNO
Charlotte
98 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to say. Glad to be back in the dining room, and everything was WONDERFUL

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NolaEatery
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was not just good, it was spectacular. I grew up going to this restaurant, and now that I’m an adult, I don’t think you can find better southern creole dishes. I had the trout on crawfish Monica with jumbo shrimp and crabmeat on top. Service was really on top if it and knowledgeable. Perfect night!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything Everyone was great

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FlozellD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife and I went on dinner date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Server forgot our appetizers. The Caesar salad was not chopped with too much dressing. Other entrees were average.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A date with my wife . Love Ye Olde College Inn .
Best old fashions in New Orleans .
Food always great .

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Dondon19
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
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 on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this place- food is top notch!

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CobbB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
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 on December 1, 2021
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

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 1308 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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