Made From Scratch Daily

We are a fresh, 100% from scratch Creole kitchen.

That’s our guarantee to you. We don’t use canned sauces,  powdered mixes, boxed desserts or frozen dishes like many New Orleans restaurants. We make everything in-house from our cocktail sauce to our decadent white chocolate praline bread pudding and everything in between! Many of our recipes still stay true to Grandma Annie Marullo’s original Creole dishes over 80 years ago.

We get all our fresh Louisiana Gulf seafood from local distributors who know to bring us the biggest jumbo shrimp and oysters available.

Come see for yourself and find out why we are rated one of the best New Orleans restaurants on Trip Advisor!

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We Are Open, Cmon' In!

We now have limited indoor seating available. Please join us for New Orleans’ best seafood!

Customer Favorites

Full Menu

St. Phillip Tomatoes$11.95

Fried green tomatoes topped with sweet pepper crawfish sauce. A personal favorite of pretty much everybody.

Fried Alligator$15.95

Fresh, swamp to table, bite-sized Louisiana white-meat dipped in a peppery seasoned batter and fried to perfection.

BBQ Shrimp$14.95

Nawlin’s “BBQ Shrimp” isn’t barbeque. Jumbo Gulf Shrimp seasoned in a special dark butter sauce. Bring a bib!

Oysters on the Half Shell$20.95

The largest fresh oysters available daily! Order by the half dozen ($10.95) or by the dozen

Creole Char-Grilled Oysters$23.95

Fresh oysters covered in our home-made garlic & herb aioli and grilled to perfection! Order half dozen ($12.95) or by the dozen

Boiled CrawfishMarket

A literal boat-load of Louisiana Gulf mud bugs right out of the front of house boiling pot. Don't forget to suck out the head!

White Chocolate Praline Bread Pudding$6.95

A dish so decadent, customers admit leaving other restaurants and coming here for dessert. it’s that amazing!

Bourbon Pecan Pie$7.95

Made with Louisiana bourbon, southern cane sugar, butter, and lots of love from our in-house pastry chef.

Creole Cream Cheesecake$7.95

Forget yer fancy carpet-baggin’ New York style! We use local Creole cream, homemade crust, and no apologies.

Cajun Bloody Mary$10.95

Our own authentic recipe using fresh squeezed ingredients and pepper infused vodka. One of NOLA’s best!

French Market Hurricane$11.95

The French Quarter Classic with Local Rum, Triple Sec, fresh fruit juices and more Rum on top. No frozen mixes here!

Pimms Cup$9.95

Our city’s #1 liqueur with ginger ale, lemon and lime juices and soda water. The ol London classic born again.

French Quarter Patio Dining at The original French Market Restaurant

Amazing Balcony Views

Enjoying some food, drinks and a nice NOLA breeze on our balcony has been a tradition for locals and travelers alike. Decatur street is always buzzing with interesting people and live local music!

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French Quarter Patio Dining at The original French Market Restaurant

We are located at 1001 Decatur St. in the heart of the French Quarter, only 2 blocks away from Jackson Square and directly across the historic French Market. Walk-Ins welcome!

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