2017 Tops of the Town

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




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




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