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New Orleans Lunchbox

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4000 Holmes Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35816-4120
+1 256-830-0081
10:00 - 19:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for lunch on the recommendation of several coworkers and boy was I glad I did! It was completely off my radar while preparing for my trip to Huntsville. It is located in the Marathon gas station at the edge of the University of Alabama- Huntsville campus. Don't let the location fool you. The owner has been catering... More 

Thank MLTraveler23
Southport, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I lived in New Orleans many years and The food here is authentic and very tasty. Unfortunately i have been a little disappointed lately. The new guy making sandwiches needs a bit of training on how to make a po boy sandwich. The crawfish etouffee i ordered did not have a single crawfish tail in it. Things seem to be... More 

Thank Napltp
Huntsville, Alabama
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222 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We came to try the New Orleans food but ended up with spectacular BBQ. We shared a smoked platter: ribs, pork, brisket and sausage and chicken. Enough to feed an army. The sides were also fabulous - broccoli salad and coleslaw. The meat was smoked to perfection. This place is inside a gas station on the corner of Holmes and... More 

Thank cindyannsmith
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here twice, and both times I have been blown away by the tremendous flavor of the food. The shrimp etoufee is unbelievably good. The red beans and rice are seasoned perfectly - best I've ever had, Same goes for the gumbo. Today, I had the andouille sausage and bread pudding. It was great as well. The only thing... More 

Thank Igotfire
Edgewood, Maryland
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Found this place by accident...searching online for BBQ places...and convenient to those living/working on Redstone Arsenal. The restaurant is located in a convenience store/gas station. Large smoker on wheels behind store/restaurant. Restaurant is order service at the counter. Tables/seating for inside dining or walking/call in for take out. Don't be deceived by the "location" in a convenience store/gas station. It... More 

Thank RobertL0001
Huntsville, Alabama
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I had their fare from the food truck at UAH's senior weekend. The pulled pork and jumbalaya were AWESOME! The smell will have you drooling while you wait!

Thank Kelley2639
Huntsville, Alabama
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The food is fantastic. Some of the best, if not THE best, wings in town. Sides were delicious too. Would love it if they expanded to a "real" restaurant.

Thank c0ldbeerhere
Mobile, Alabama
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Visited New Orleans Lunch Box with a small group. Each of us had something different so we could share. I pleased to say that everything was outstanding from the pivot to the wings and sides. And the restaurant being in a gas station created an interesting ambiance.

Thank Larry M
Springville, Alabama
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192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Start out by saying this place is in an odd location, a gas station/quick mart. Not a location I would look for a place to eat. We went in to eat based on reviews I found on google. One review raved about the brisket so I got the plate and the sides I got were potato salad and gumbo. I... More 

1 Thank Craig B
Huntsville, Alabama
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124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

For someone such as myself who loves New Orleans/Cajun cuisine, this place was a wholly unexpected find in Huntsville AL. The food is authentic New Orleans. The convenience store location is a bit unusual. It was my first time to dine in a convenience store--a new spin on casual dining. However, the food was well prepared and very good. The... More 

1 Thank rgray2f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Holmes Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35816-4120
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-830-0081
New Orleans Lunchbox is Roland Lowrey’s first restaurant open to the public. Don’t let the location fool you the restaurant has 4 booths and a counter for dining in.Featuring slow cooked barbecue ribs, smoked brisket, barbecue chicken along with traditional cajun dishes like jambalaya and red beans and rice line-up next to the po’ boys that Roland’s Cajun Catering made famous over the last 30 years.

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