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Southern Food and Beverage Museum

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
+1 504-569-0405
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A quirky gem

This is a small fascinating history of the South's cuisine. From Popeye's chicken to the history of... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Patricia K
via mobile
Bananas Fosters!

The museum is really small but done pretty well. It has designated areas for each state located in... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Cory H
Miami, Florida
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1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
+1 504-569-0405
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is a small fascinating history of the South's cuisine. From Popeye's chicken to the history of absinthe and all points in between it makes for a delightful visit. Toup's cafe right next door had a fabulous lunch. I recommend the shrimp po boy. So...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is really small but done pretty well. It has designated areas for each state located in "The south." It has a restaurant attached to compliment the museum. We attended on a day in which there was food cooking demonstration by a local chef....More

Thank Cory H
Reviewed 20 June 2017

It pains me to write this. I expected to love the SoFAB, now in its permanent home on OCH Blvd. New Orleans is the perfect venue for such a museum. But this has a slapped together feel, very un-curated, and not in a good way....More

2  Thank NOmadfolk2
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This museum was so interesting, I have never see another one before! It covers history of food and barbeque in the southern states, as well as brewing. There is also a wall with the history of the cocktail and an absinthe exhibit. Very unique and...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

What a great and unique place. If you have any interest in food and beverages this is a nostalgic walk on that side of your interest. The tour guide was a wealth of information and I could have stayed there for hours listening to her....More

Thank ljcog
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting museum. There was a lot of information on the history of the cocktail and some exhibits on the history of food in the south. It's a fun place to spend a little time. Friendly staff too.

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you love food culture then it's a great and unique experience not to be missed! Be sure to schedule the cooking class! It includes wonderful details on the history New Orleans food scene, yummy food and a really great tour of the museum!

Thank mab561
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is not a museum, in the traditional sense (to me at least) but it's an interesting collection of historical items about food and beverages common in New Orleans and the south. We went through the displays before eating at the wonderful restaurant in the...More

Thank na07950
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The SoFB Museum has been in its new location since 2014. Previously it was located at the Riverwalk Market Place. While the Museum is basically self-paced and on your own, if you time it right, you might catch a lecture as I did on a...More

1  Thank LAGNewOrleans_LA
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This museum definitely exceeded our expectations! First of all, if you can do the cooking demonstration. It was $40 per person and was a 3 course meal, and also included free admission to the museum (which I believe is usually $11) plus a 30 min...More

3  Thank soccerdude24
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30 September 2016|
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Response from Canterqueen | Reviewed this property |
We were there when they opened so were able to get parking right in front on the street.
28 May 2016|
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Response from Peach58731 | Reviewed this property |
A small one
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18 March 2016|
Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
Adults - $10 Under 12 - free Others - $5