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The Joint

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$$ - $$$
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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701 Mazant St, New Orleans, LA 70117-5433
+1 504-949-3232
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Tasty friendly and cool place and very affordable. If you're after American BBQ then definitely go and give it a crack. Sadly when we arrived (just after 8) they had run out of what we all wanted... Pork ribs but the pulled pork and coleslaw was awesome (which I'm a sucker for). Gotta say the Mac and cheese was a... More 

Thank OPZ_1987
Skowhegan, Maine
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

as you approach, the aroma of the cooking tells you this will be great BBQ. pulled pork, ribs , brisket or chicken, whatever is your passion you will find it here. As with many places in New Orleans, looks can be deceiving. believe your nose. This is some of the best pork I have had and I have had a... More 

Thank Mary Ellen B
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Came all the way from Australia with the HIGHEST expectations of this place after been recommended by a friend. It's about 10 min drive from the French quarter and was really looking forward to some good meat. The place is eclectic, cool vibe and relaxed. Lots of people a line in fact. On ordering at the counter reading off the... More 

1 Thank Unleyralph
New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Great BBQ, great mac & cheese, great baked beans, great pulled pork, great bbq smoked chicken, great brisket----you get the idea! I eat here at least once or twice a month on the regular! It's the real deal and it's consistently fresh and good!

1 Thank WorldTourista
Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

OK. If you're a human and eat meat, you MUST go to this place. It is a brief 15 minute cab ride from the French Quarter in NOLA to BBQ heaven on earth. We got there around 10:45 a.m., right before they opened. We killed some time by resting on some old beat up and rusted patio chairs (perfect) and... More 

2 Thank Grant R
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Off the tourist track in New Orleans. Worth the search to find it. Usually busy, worth the wait. Try the mac and cheese!

Thank Rmwain
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

My son took me to this place he knew in Bywater in New Orleans. It was tiny, but the smell wafting from the building was very enticing. There was nothing special about the decor, and as I said it was small and nondescript. We at what were without a doubt the best bbq ribs I have ever eaten. Even the... More 

1 Thank Mordechai K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Good value, top quality pork and beef barbecue. The ribs are succulent, brisket dad flavorful. It's a meal in a basket kind of place so don't expect anything too fancy, but the food and the beer are good. Quite small, may be 40-50 people inside and nearly the same outside. Cozy, home cooking.

1 Thank chriselane
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Neat out of the way place. Good food casual atmosphere. Average prices. Service was very good and quick. Ample places to park. Macaroni and Cheese was excellent

Thank Cyndisue66
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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174 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

A bit out of the standard route, but absolutely worth a visit. It can be a bit crowded that will make it difficult to find a nice place to sit. The food is absolutely without a doubt great, flavor, the structure of the meat, everything is just great. Nice staff, but sometimes it looked like they have some difficulties with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Mazant St, New Orleans, LA 70117-5433
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-949-3232

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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