A diner's oversized booths and oversized pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of comfort food, New Orleans classics, and drinks at Magnolia Grill, located in the French Quarter.
A glowing neon jukebox and bright orange stools set the two-tone tone at Magnolia Grill, a retro eatery rife with tasty comfort food and homemade New Orleans delights set with a front-row view of the bustling French Market. A variety of fresh breakfast and lunch munchables amble along the menu, engaging eaters from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and all the way to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Marching pairs of bacon, eggs, and sausage fortify the Pan Perdu's edible ark of Cajun-style french toast, ideally smothered in a deluge of syrup ($8.99). Tempt your tongue with time-tested local favorites such as the Muffaletta, its snuggly stack of salami, ham, provolone, and olive salad bedded atop a comfy Italian bread mattress ($8.99 half, $11.99 whole), or sidekick an order of jambalaya ($8.99) with an aromatic sipping of the seafood gumbo ($3.99 cup, $5.99 bowl). Brain-freeze your memories of the corner malt shop with a thick, delicious deluxe milkshake ($5.29).
Magnolia Grill's friendly staff is quick to refill a cup of coffee as you take in the sights from the nearby street or the savory burger being cooked to order before your orbs. A charming brick exterior welcomes diners to a clean, lively setting that evokes the 1950s without re-building Eisenhower's confusing hovercraft byway system.
Magnolia Grill gets a positive review on the PeeDeeFoodie blog. Yelpers give it a three-star average rating, and 70% of Urbanspooners like it, citing mixed opinions about the food but overall agreement on the great ambience and friendly waitstaff.
1122 Decatur St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130Get Directions