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Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
9:00 PM
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Ye Olde College Inn

4.7
654 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole, Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 866-3683
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Greer Tambs: (504) 866-3683
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Catering
Please call the restaurant for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fig Street
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 654 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was wonderful! We had a great waiter, and the manager Kevin was awesome!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best meal I have had in a very long time. Will most definitely be back when in town.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great. Our favorite place for dinner in NOLA.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We’d been eager to go back to Ye Olde College in for a while, and are so glad we did! Our friend loved it, too.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always done here when we're in New Orleans. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Have passed by this restaurant many times over the years and never stopped to check it out or asked anyone about it. Boy was that a mistake! What a great place. Nothing fancy just great food served by some of the friendliest servers in town. Terrific comfort food done perfectly. The brisket was terrific as well as the veal. Can’t wait to go back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We love Ye Olde College Inn. It's in the neighborhood and everyone just calls it "College Inn." The owner is always there and is friendly and welcoming. The food, drinks and service are great and at fair prices.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

All was great!! Staff was friendly and efficient and my husband and I enjoyed the food and the time spent there.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

College Inn has been a favorite of many locals for many years. It is a fun place with lots of energy and great fresh food. Many local vegetables and fresh seafood. A few old favorites as well. Enjoy the food and check out the fun and music at the Rock and Bowl next door.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Place is always fabulous. Get the bread pudding desert it’s off the hook!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Music at Rock and Bowl made for a full evening

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great local neighborhood spot! Love the atmosphere and the food is always super fresh, classic New Orleans fare.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were seated promptly. Our server was very attentive. The food was delicious! The crawfish mac and cheese was amazing! Perfect date night!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

No matter what I order, Ye Olde College Inn consistently has delicious food. The portions are generous and flavorful; the service is great. You will not be disappointed!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I gave the service a 4-star rating because, if there's anything like service that's "too good", this was it - my husband and I expected a leisurely Saturday evening dinner, and were seated promptly for our 7:30 reservation (nice to know they honor reservations before walk-ins), but were finished and out by 8:10! We had hardly finished the appetizer when the salads came out, and then before finishing those, our dinner order was served. We asked to split an oyster po-boy, but were served a shrimp remoulade/fried green tomato/couple of oysters on it-type po-boy, which was ok, but not exactly what we expected. We didn't see our server to ask to replace it, so just went with the flow........ our whole experience felt very rushed, like they couldn't wait to turn over our table to all of the waiting customers.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

I moved from New Orleans but try to get back to Ye Old College Inn as often as possible. Many new restaurants have opened up in NOLA but I stick to the tried and true ones, College In being one of them.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Duck is outstanding! Cocktails are yummy too!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our waitress Molly was incredible!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food, great service. Slam dunk.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had A great dinner, food was fantastic, service was attentive and friendly. The veal was very good and the oyster Po-boy with harvarti cheese and bacon bits was fantastic. will go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Ye Olde College Inn never disappoints--great food, excellent service. It's one of our two go-to places for friends visiting New Orleans!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Delicious brisket with mashed potatoes and onion rings too!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

One of my Favorite Classic New Orleans Restaurants frequented by locals. Always a Great meal, never disappoints. We frequent this restaurant anywhere from 4-6 times monthly, always a Great meal. Our favorite waiter is Jimmy, if you're headed to Ye Olde College in ask for Jimmy, you will NOT be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

LOUD! The hostess Seated us at the two top in the bar area. A great place for having drinks, but not for dining. It was so ridiculously loud we were screaming at each other to have a conversation. It’s definitely a locals hang out. The same barflies are always in there. The food is always great and the waitress was a doll.

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Mixed review on our dinner. Place was incredibly loud with people yelling and more people than space at the bar. At our table, server disappeared frequently, especially when we needed him. Took 35 mins from drink order to ordering food. Food was great, however the experience was very less than great.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent across the board.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and a fun atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I would say that was good! But the day I went it was like really busy day, and my table was all the way back, my waitress came one time, and she didn’t come back to check again until I asked for the bill! The food is not super healthy, but it is good tasty

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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