25 Delicious New Orleans Local Restaurants Where NOLA Locals Eat

Parkway calls them poorboys (not poboys), so don’t get it twisted, but this is the quintessential NOLA poboy spot.

Call ahead and ask for the copper bunny cocktail (they only serve a few at a time!), and order the crispy pig ears as soon as you sit down!

Cavan is located in a gorgeous Garden District mansion. The food and drinks are amazing, make sure you try the corn fritters and General Lu’s chicken.

You have to order the Housemade Spaghetti with Guanciale and Fried-Poached Farm Egg, like for real, for real.

The cheese plates are what dreams are made of, and their menu is always on point. Start with the bacon-wrapped dates, and you won’t be disappointed!