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Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans, LA

Ye Olde College Inn

4.8
4.8
1648 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Regional American (Southern), Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 866-3683
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Baker Guevara
  • Catering
    Please call the restaurant for details.
  • 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.We have a separate banquet facility that can fit up to 200 people.
  • Private party contact
    Greer Tambs: (504) 866-3683
  • Neighbourhood
    Carrollton
  • Cross Street
    Fig Street
  • 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.
  • 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, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,648 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Neighbourhood gem

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole

  • New Orleans

    Neighbourhood gem

  • New Orleans

    Creole

1,648 Reviews
  1. LesPoche

    New Orleans

    142 reviews

    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fried onion rings to start. Hamburger steak for Al, breaded veal cutlet for me. Bartender makes an outstanding martini. Tim our server was excellent. Everything is always amazing here.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was excellent as well as our food and drinks. Wonderful experience

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  3. LarryW

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was average, the service was excellent. We sent back a drink and my wife didn’t like her veal dish

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  4. TiaB

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I weren’t that hungry so we only ordered the seafood gumbo and the crab Marne (this particular night it was crawfish instead of crab which was not a problem) everything was delicious and well seasoned. The French 75s were fantastic and our waiter Carlos was attentive. I’m eager to come back to try the entrees.

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  5. LoriM

    New Orleans

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal the food and service were outstanding. Shout out to our waiter Tim would was professional and friendly w great recommendations. The fresh strawberry martini was amazing.

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  6. LesPoche

    New Orleans

    142 reviews

    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jimmy our server was great! Seafood spinach dip to start. Fried shrimp po boy, shrimp remoulade po boy and onions rings all fantastic. Killer martini too.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to be at YOCI!! Best staff in the city ! And bread pudding to die for!!

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  8. AllenD

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Fresh Food. We Love the Garden-to-table concept !! Great Service from our server, Jimmy, as usual !!! Great Value !!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service here is always top notch. Jimmy took care of us and I highly recommend him. Food was good as always. Started with the seafood spinach dip for the appetizer (special). My husband got the fried shrimp poboy. My daughter got the cheeseburger. Jimmy said they use the trimmings from the brisket and steak to make the burger meat. It was outstanding. I got the flank steak and subbed the fries for the fresh garden veggies. They were fresh from the restaurants garden and you could definitely tell. It was kind of like a corn maque-choux and soooo good! This place is popular so be sure to make a reservation. Always a favorite!

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  10. TedA

    New Orleans

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent as always. Mike the Bartender is fantastic!

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  11. Stephen

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food!! Large portions!! You don’t leave hungry!!

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  12. EatinStyle

    New Orleans

    60 reviews

    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The "BeauxThai Chicken" is out of whack. It compares in no way the version of chicken w/orzo did a number of months back. That previous dish was delicious, full of flavor and unlikely to appear anywhere else in the city - a top notch selection. Consideration should be given to bringing it back.

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  13. JessicaL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet was perfect and the pasta special was amazing! Our server was exceptional!

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  14. AmyD

    Houston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jimmy our server set the tone with his passion and knowledge for the food and the menu. Everything was divine. We’ve eaten at all the top rated New Orleans restaurants and repeat few. This one will be a repeat restaurant. Leave room for dessert and order the fried bread pudding. Must have the fried green tomatoes and crawfish Mac & cheese and get the taco trio if it’s taco Tuesday.

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  15. JTMMMM

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Was a bit loud so bad for having a conversation.

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  16. Ellie

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food and drinks. Great for date night or dinner with a group of friends. Note that it gets very loud in the dining room.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greater by hostess in friendly welcoming manner, waitress approached and gave great service! Meal was delicious as well! From one end of the menu to the other, it is great! I really appreciate the eat fit additions to the menu!!! Great ambiance in the restaurant!

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  18. BarbaraA

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy going there. The food is always great!

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  19. DonnaD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good to very good. Service was fine. We liked the ambience. Perhaps it was a little overpriced.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service everything outstanding always enjoy eating there

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and staff. Food and beverages were delicious. Fun and energetic ambience. Another plus is that parking was so easy compared to the huge hassle and cost of parking in the FQ or CBD. Highly recommended.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been going for 25 years! Great service, great food!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great evening at the College Inn. Food is consistently good, service is as good as it gets. A great NOLA experience all around.

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  24. Brian

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual and fun with a“dressy” vibe. Service was good, been better before -but Mardi Gras rules applied. Great meat and desserts!

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  25. marg

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delicious meal, wonderful atmosphere and incredible service!!!! Jimmy is the BEST!!

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  26. ShannonD

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood restaurant with great food, outstanding service, and charming, historic ambiance. Ye Olde College Inn is worth the trip.

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  27. CalW

    Little Rock

    352 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    352 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was not very crowded. Surprising that the service wasn’t better. The food took a very long time. Fun sitting at the bar. Hostess wasn’t especially friendly.

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  28. SaraM

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Had a great time and didn’t feel rushed. Our server Annie was delightful. Be sure to are a reservation to ensure a table.

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  29. Odell

    New Orleans

    634 reviews

    5.0

    634 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful evening as always. great bar. we love the oysters blue. special with scallops and pork belly very good. Lamb shank the most tender and delicious I have had anywhere. great service.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top shelf beginning to end. Too many good things to say ...will not fit on this page.

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  31. ScottR

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner experience last night was just perfect !!! ~ Our server, Mr. Jules L., took excellent care of us with every detail !!! —Thanks, so much!

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  32. LindaV

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect dining experience. Our waiter, Jerry, was exceptional as was the food. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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  33. NicY

    Naples

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our party of 4 truly enjoyed the food, crawfish Mac and cheese was great and so were the beef entrees we ordered. Service was also up to par. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New Orleans.

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  34. aem276

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    NYE 2024 Dinner w/Family; excellent EVERYTHING here, We enjoyed the same waiter Jimmy who’s such a QUALITY INDIVIDUAL to begin with… Every drink, app, entree & dessert was exactly as ordered & expected… Ye Olde College Inn is one of Our regular ’go to’ restaurants as We’ve NEVER been disappointed here… Mac😎😋👍

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  35. benb

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not up to par. Too much garlic in potatoes, brussel sprouts were cooked beyond recognition. Briskit was over cooked and covered up with double gravy more than normal. 2 entrees were served cold. Apps were good, dessert was good.

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  36. JeanneK

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love bringing in the New Year with John Blanchard and his Krewe!!!

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  37. Mast

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great vibes, and great service. Shout out to our server, Jimmy, who has been there for years….he does an excellent job! Represents the restaurant well.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fabulous. Service. Food. Ambiance. Best margaritas too. Thank You.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and wonderful service. Such a friendly atmosphere!

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  40. KellyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, food was great. Very enjoyable meal.

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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 4.8 stars by 1648 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ye Olde College Inn

3000 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Fig Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Carrollton
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Regional American (Southern), Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Baker Guevara
  • 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, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (504) 866-3683
  • Catering
    Please call the restaurant for details.
  • 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.We have a separate banquet facility that can fit up to 200 people.
  • Private party contact
    Greer Tambs: (504) 866-3683
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