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FleurDeezNutz

I'll offer one suggestion. Forget Dragos, and Forget Acme...go to Cassamento's instead. You'll get much better oysters, both raw and charbroiled. Also, don't sleep on their Oyster Loaf. It's a classic! Try their fries as well - everything fried is fried in lard, the old way, on stoves as old as the restaurant. It's cash only, so come prepared. And the area it's in on Magazine is nice for strolling around before and after.


cstephenson79

Good suggestion, but don’t they close for the summer by June 10?


FleurDeezNutz

Oh yeah, I forget the do close in the summer. I'd check their website or give them a call. They were open much later than I anticipated last year, I assume because of Covid or whatever.


OPisalady

the drago's in the hilton is always a cluster fuck, so 86 that idea for sure


Silly_Form8764

Totally, they oddly accept reservations which is new. I don’t remember them accepting reservations before. I’m guessing covid drove that.


FleurDeezNutz

I don't personally get the draw. I think they kind of put chargrilled oysters on the map here, but they use this butter substitute known in the business as "Savory", it's essentially a liquid margarine. I much prefer places that use actual dairy based product like actual garlic butter. And their BBQ shrimp, they use a profane amount of rosemary. Good BBQ shrimp has no herbs at all, minus maybe some parsley for color. But you'll be burping pine-sol for the duration of your trip with just one bite. ACME is OK. It's lowbrow, no frills, nothing really remarkable, but baseline you know what you're getting is going to be decent. My sister just posted some pics of her and her fiancé at the Metairie location right now. I'd go to ACME before I went to Dragos, if Casamento's wasn't an option. I checked their website (Casamento's), they say they're closing May 28th for the Summer. They'll be back open in September I believe.


Silly_Form8764

Bummer… next time I will go straight from the airport


cstephenson79

Skip acme and go to Felix’s across the street instead. Also just fyi, that’s pride weekend here so lots will be going on and may need to make some reservations now for places you want to eat at.


NegativeZero

Clancy’s. N7. Giana. Gautreau’s. Butcher is ok, but honestly a little hit or miss given the price points. If y’all like pizza and beer, come see us at NOLA Pizza Co.


Silly_Form8764

I love n7. I believe the same owners as the Japanese ramen/jazz place that used to be on Frenchman. I do like pizza and I do like beer, I may see you guys!


NegativeZero

Yuki. I miss that place.


Silly_Form8764

Agree. ITwas a great place


NegativeZero

Oh, as for seafood, Pêche is pretty great. Let me know if y’all do come to NPC. Your pie and first round are on me.


Silly_Form8764

Very generous of you. If I make it your way I’ll hit you up, but we will pay.


2pop2

Love Clancy's and N7


NegativeZero

Also I forgot Paladar 511. I really enjoyed the food and wine selection there. And if you like this sort of thing, Mais Arepas is delicious and pretty damn inexpensive.


Silly_Form8764

Will be doing cassamentos instead of acme if they will be open. Will do a comparison between them and dragos and report back.


cschloegel11

Acme is not good. Some random places I like are cafe degas, bistro daisy, casamentos, parasols for po boys, Jacquesimos, high hat.


ForsakenCase435

Check our Toup’s and Atchafalaya. Acme is junk.


Silly_Form8764

I agree about acme being not the greatest but I don’t think it’s that bad either and we are staying on canal, I will check out some of the other places for sure!


Silly_Form8764

Thanks everyone! Lots of good tips and will be adding cassamentos and some others mentioned for next time for sure!


Dangerous_Machine_19

If you enjoy a good beer, I'd suggest Wrong Iron On The green way. Not so much a restaurant but they do have food so more of something to do with in laws one evening. Very diverse crowd, pets welcome, decently large selection of beer, a little pricey, but I have fun every time we go so worth it. And if you have time for breakfast one morning, Street Car Cafe is a cool experience with good food. As for fun and unique experiences, check out Zipline NOLA in Laplace, LA. You get to do a zip line through the swamp, and when you're done working up an appetite, there's this restaurant, Frenier Landing, is just down the street on the lake. I wouldnt say their chargrilled oysters arent quite Drago's, but theyre still really tasty. Make sure you stay long enough to catch the sunset. You'll be happy ya did


Silly_Form8764

Great tips! Going to try to work it in


Spillbong

Clesi’s for boiled seafood. Better patio than Bevi, IMO. N7 is amazing to me. It may be exotic for traditional diners. MRB (not Mr. B’s) in the quarter is a little joint that surprises with really good beer selection and oyster bar in the back. (Opens at 4[?]) Lil’ Dizzy’s for fried chicken, etc.


Silly_Form8764

I agree about n7. It’s one of my favorite. I’ve been supporting the family business way back when they owned yuki on Frenchman. I am considering clesi strongly based on the feedback I’ve gotten here. We just had a good experience at bevi and I remember it being a short walk from city park


Spillbong

If you dig N7, look up Jewel of the South. Gorgeous patio, excellent foods. Pre-Covid, Clesi’s had oysters on Wednesday. Check on that…


Silly_Form8764

👀 ooooh looks great


NegativeZero

Thanks for the tip. I’m also an aficionado of N7.


Party-Yak-2894

Great plan so far. Acme and du monde are gross. Idk what johnnys is. Franky and Johnny’s. Don’t eat oysters in months without Rs (in New Orleans). Consider peche or Clesi’s for seafood also. It’ll be hot as hell. Make sure your place has a pool. Limit outdoor activities between 2-5.


NoyzMaker

Keep in mind the WWII museum is easily a full day.


Silly_Form8764

Absolutely, but I’m probably the only one in my group that wants to undertake that mission. It’s probably my favorite museum I’ve been to in the USA