A couple of notes: to make the list, a choice had to have a significant number of votes; places without enough votes were eliminated. Categories without enough voters were also removed. Where there was evidence of ballot stuffing (and there wasn’t much) the votes were adjusted accordingly. We know that there are some significant places that didn’t make the list, nevertheless we’re confident that those that are listed are all worthy and are among the tops in their field.

 

 

Top Place for King Cake

1. Randasso’s Metairie

Tie 2. Manny Randazzo

2. Nonna Randazzo

2. Sucre 4

 

 

Top Place for Fried Chicken

1. Popeye’s Fried Chicken

2. Willie Mae’s Scotch House

3. Mr. Ed’s Fried Chicken

 

 

Top Place for Poor Boys

1. Parkway Bakery & Tavern

2. Bear’s Poboys

 

 

Top Place for Tacos

1. The Rum House

 

 

Top Place for Sushi

1. Tsunami

2. Rock ‘N Sake

 

 

Top Place for Wings

1. Wow Café Winger

2. Hooter’s

 

 

Top Place for Pizza

1. Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza

 

 

Top Place for Snowballs

1. Plum Street Snoballs

2. Hansen’s Sno-Bliz

3. Sal’s Sno-ball Stand

 

 

Top Local Grocery Store

1. Rouse’s Supermarket

2. Dorignac’s

 

 

Top Local Sandwich Shop

1. Stein’s Market and Deli

 

 

Top Buffet

1. Harrah’s New Orleans Casino

2. The Court of Two Sisters

 

 

Top Place for Cajun

1. Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant

 

 

Top Place for Creole

1. New Orleans Creole Cookery

 

 

Top Place for Middle Eastern

1. Shaya

2. Byblos

 

 

Top Place for Italian

1. Red Gravy

2. Vincent’s Italian Cuisine

3. Marcello’s Restaurant and Wine Market

 

 

Top Place for Asian

1. Hoshun

 

 

Top Place for Japanese

1. Tsunami

 

 

Top Place for Chinese

1. Five Happiness

 

 

Top Place for Vietnamese

1. Namese

 

 

Top Place for Thai

1. SukhoThai

2. Le Thai

 

 

Top Place for Korean

1. Little Korea BBQ

 

 

Top Place for Indian

Tie 1. Nirvana

1. Taj Mahal

 

 

Top Place for Mexican/Southwest

1. El Gato Negro

 

 

Top Place for Steaks

1. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Tie 2. Crescent City Steaks

2. Mr. John’s Steakhouse

 

 

Top Place for Burgers

1. Port of Call

2. Company Burger

 

 

Top Place for Hot Dogs

1. Dat Dog

2. Lucky Dogs

 

 

Top Place for Gumbo

1. The Gumbo Shop

 

 

Top Place for Turtle Soup

1. Commander’s Palace

 

 

Top Coffee House

1. PJ’s Coffee

 

 

Top Coffee House for Food

1. PJ’s Coffee

2. Caffe Caffe

 

 

Top Bakery

1. Dorignac’s

 

 

Top Sweet Shop

1. Sucre

 

 

Top Ice Cream/Gelato Shop

1. Angelo Brocato’s

Tie 2. Creole Creamery

2. Sucre

 

 

Top Place for Seafood

1. Deanie’s

Tie 2. GW Fins

2. The Galley Seafood

 

 

Top Place for Raw Oysters

1. Deanie’s

2. Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar and Fish House

 

 

Top Place for Boiled Crawfish

1. Deanie’s

 

 

Top Place for Barbecued Shrimp

1. Pascal Manale’s

2. Mr. B’s Bistro

 

Top Place for Fine Dining

1. Commander’s Palace

 

 

Top Neighborhood Restaurant

1. Katie’s Restaurant & Bar

 

 

Top Restaurant of 2017

1. Meril

2. Briquette

 

 

Top Restaurant Worth the Drive

1. Mosca’s

Tie 2. Middendorf’s

2. Sal and Judy’s

 

 

Top Caterer

1. Pigeon Catering

 

 

Top Place for a Margarita

1. Superior Grill

2. The Velvet Cactus

 

 

Top Place for a Bloody Mary

1. The Ruby Slipper Café

 

 

Top Sports Bar

1. Poppy’s Time Out Sport Bar & Grill

 

 

Top Dive Bar

1. Finn McCool’s Irish Pub

 

 

Top Hotel Bar

1. The Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone

 

 

Top Local Beer

1. Abita Brewing Company

 

 

Top Craft Cocktail Bar

1. Cure

2. Briquette

 

 

Top French Bread

1. Leidenheimer Baking Co.

 

 

Top Place for Vegetarian

1. Seed

 

 

Top Place for Breakfast

1. The Ruby Slipper Café

 

 

Top Place for Brunch

1. Red Gravy

2. The Ruby Slipper Café

 

 

Top Place for Late Night Dining

1. Hoshun

 

 

Top Chef

1. Alon Shaya

 

 

Top Place to Hear Live Music

1. The House of Blues

 

 

Top Local Radio Station

1. WWOZ

 

 

Top Carnival Parade

1. Muses

Tie 2. Endymion

2. Nyx

 

 

Top State Festival

1. Nachitoches Christmas Festival

 

 

Top New Orleans Festival

1. French Quarter Festival

2. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

 

 

Top Museum

1. New Orleans Museum of Art

2. National WWII Museum

3. Ogden Museum of Southern Art

 

 

Top Art Gallery

1. M.S. Rau Antiques

 

 

Top Antiques Store

1. M.S. Rau Antiques

 

 

Top Furniture Store

Tie Doerr Furniture

Hurwitz Mintz

M.S. Rau Antiques

 

 

Top Lawn/Garden Store

1. Perino’s

2. Jefferson Feed & Seed

 

 

Top Place to Gamble

1. Harrah’s Casino

2. The Scarlet Pearl

 

 

Top Place to Buy Liquor and Wine

1. Dorignac’s

 

 

Top Bank

1. Whitney Hancock

 

 

Top Hotel

1. The Windsor Court

 

Top Golf Course

1. TPC Louisiana

 

 

Top Yoga/Pilates Studio

 1. NOLA Pilates

 

 

Top Fitness Studio

1. OrangeTheory

 

 

Top Day Spa

1. Woodhouse Day Spa

 

 

Top Dry Cleaner

1. Young’s

 

 

Top Men’s Clothing Store

1. Jeff’s Haberdashary

2. Perlis

 

 

Top Women’s Boutique

1. Trashy Diva

 

 

Top Children’s Boutique

Tie 1. Auraluz

1. Little Miss Muffin
 

 

Top Local Shoe Store

1. Feet First

 

 

Top Local Jeweler

Tie 1. Adler’s

1. Aucoin Hart

 

 

Best Bridal Boutique

Tie 1. Town & Country

1. Wedding Belles

 

 

Top Gulf Coast Hotel

1. Scarlet Pearl

 

 

Top Craft Brewery

Tie 1. NOLA Brewing

1. Port Orleans