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Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans, LA

Ye Olde College Inn

4.7
4.7
1413 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 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 1,413 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole

  • New Orleans

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  1. C

    Chris

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food, great service, and overall great experience!
  2. CC

    CharlesC

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The place looks like a college hangout, perhaps appropriate for what was probably its earlier existence--but the food was way better than that, surprisingly good, all that we had. Our server was great, as well. Noise level was pretty high and the cost of the meals was more than I would have expected, but at least it was good quality.
  3. t

    tequilaman

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliable great food and drinks. True New Orleans neighborhood place.
  4. RO

    RONYT

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food & Service.
  5. J

    Jeffrey

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good! Crawfish Mac, Caesar salad, & onion rings were all delicious!
  6. AQ

    AmyQ

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Oh, how I hate to write this, but I am. My husband and I have dined here several times and have kept coming back because of the food and service. Last night was a clear miss in the service department. After finally being greeted by our server, we ordered drinks and a salad and appetizer. Our salad and appetizer was delivered in a timely manner while we watched our bar drinks sit at the bar for 20 minutes. After watching our server wait on tables upstairs and in the main dining room, we soon realized the staffing was off last night. I walked up to the bar and looked at the time ticket for our drinks and immediately asked for the FOH manager. Hostess informed me that he was in the kitchen. Why is the FOH mama her in the kitchen and not in the front where he’s needed? He comes and apologizes for the tardy drink service and comped our drinks. Our waiter finally caught up with all his tables and was a lovely gentlemen. We are not upset JetBlue him, but the general service and support of the wait staff was completely off last night.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding. Great specials, excellent cocktails
  8. KD

    KeithD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great value for your money. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to experience New Orlean’s cuisine.
  9. C

    Cathy

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a good meal! A bit noisy and crowded tonight. The brisket was delicious! I was surprised, however, with the small 2 pieces (~2” x 1”) of meat. The mash potatoes and Brussel sprouts were quite plentiful. Great service … will be back!
  10. f

    flyinbayeaux

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my meals here. The service is outstanding, the food is pretty good and the drinks are strong. The soup (baked potato) tasted like a salt bomb and they removed that from our bill. My only wish was that they would add a few menu items for kids but since I rarely see kids there I understand.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I took family from out of town here and it was excellent! The food and service were great as always!
  12. J

    Jack

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Danielle very good server. Hamburger not good. Wife’s oysters great as well as fried green tomatoes with shrimp and remoulade.
  13. RD

    RickD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food, generous martinis, excellent service by Tim!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great. Jimmy is alway a entertaining & top waiter. The best in New Orleans.
  15. k

    kimmy

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant meal was delicious lots of friendly faces
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great food great service great price. Always consistent and you feel at home. Very comfortable experience
  17. BC

    BCMJ

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish! Always a winner!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good!
  19. DY

    DebraY

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, simply awesome. Service, food, atmosphere was perfect.
  20. PV

    PatV

    Memphis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sholly made it perfect. She even got the kitchen to prepare something not on the evening's menu. Ye Olde College Inn is one of our favorite New Orleans neighborhood restaurants.
  21. M

    Melissa

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous and a definite favorite!Love the food and dirty martinis to the brim!
  22. S

    Sparky

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Was one of our favorites for years. Since Covid and various closings, we were not able to go for quite awhile. Our long anticipation of our return to Ye Ol College Inn a big disappointment. All fish dishes undercooked and not flavorable. No one in our group enjoyed our meals except one person with fried food. Maybe a bad night in the kitchen~~ Maybe return but not too soon. Such a memorable place for so many!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!!!!
  24. JR

    JanR

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very attentive. Food was fabulous
  25. J

    Jeffrey

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If you're looking for the best "home cooked meal", this is your place! The braised beef brisket is delicious! Our favorite Gumbo in town! Yummy onion rings! Best crawfish Mac n Cheese! Service is always pleasant. We had their potato soup this past week and it was magical! An all around consistent experience.
  26. GW

    GWFins

    New Orleans

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal once again!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has been around for a long time and still puts out great food! Been going there since I was a kid back in the 70's in the old building. From the shrimp remoulade to the veal cutlet, the taste and quality remains the same as it was back in the day! Love this place!!
  28. AD

    AllenD

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great Food !! Quaint Atmosphere. Good Service, Good Value. The Vegetables are Farm-to-Table, so it doesn't get any fresher. This Place is in My Top 3, of all the Restaurants that I Frequent, and that's coming from someone who worked in Restaurant Management at a High Level for 18 Years. Lot of History in this place.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We love ye olde college inn. Have been a couple of times. Always enjoyable. But… this time, not sure if the recipe has changed. The shrimp and grits were not as good as I remember. A little disappointed. Everything else was great. The dish…. Not so much. We will be back. Just will try something else.
  30. TC

    TCNOLA

    New Orleans

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, the Mahi was delicious, Caesar Salad is the best in town. Great Service. True New Orleans institution.
  31. N

    Nola4luv

    New Orleans

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this neighborhood gem. We always see people we know and the staff is always friendly. Food is consistent and we really enjoy our time here ..with friends or just an evening out. The bar is also FABULOUS!
  32. M

    Monav

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Tony was very good. He let us enjoy our meal without feeling rushed and acknowledged our 43rd anniversary with a free dessert.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great experience, service, and excellent tasting food!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great price point, consistent , fresh, local seafood, produce and meat, always fresh and tasty. A very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Parking is a plus.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Usually food is great, but I guess my mom and I ordered the wrong thing this time.
  36. KD

    KerryDavis

    New Orleans

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What, a gem of a restaurant, don’t miss the opportunity to dine here. Tim and his team provided excellent service and made wonderful suggestions, knew their menu well. The cocktails and meal were outstanding; the bbq shrimp and bread pudding are a must!!
  37. BB

    BonnieB

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sam the waiter was very knowledgeable, helpful and personal. The food was delicious
  38. J

    Jeffrey

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I celebrated my 50th birthday here! If you're looking for a good home meal, this place will not disappoint. The mojitos are excellent! We have been back since!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best waiter ever. Awesome fresh fish selection.
  40. MF

    MarkF

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great meal, great time. Hadn’t been in years but will be back very soon. Our waiter Tim was fantastic, food excellent, but the bread pudding? I seldom eat it but wow…a must.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 4.7 stars by 1413 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 6 times today
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

  • 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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