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Old, broken down, atmospheric, bayou restaurant?

Cliche time.

Are there any restaurants within a few hours of New Orleans that look like (or are) one of those old, backwoods, sunken, middle of nowhere, bayou bar/restaurants like you see in the movies? Something really towny and authentic?

Your suggestions are appreciated.

Mar 23, 2011
safetybar in New Orleans


NO MEXICO LINDO! We went to the restaurant anticipating great margaritas, guacamole, and atmosphere and were horribly disappointed. The margaritas were small and came in those generic cactus glasses (the ones that must come free when they buy their mix). The worst part was they had the flourescent lights on the entire time. I felt like I was eating in an old cafeteria or tacky furniture store.

Feb 03, 2008
safetybar in Greater Boston Area