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Cooter Browns Tavern & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Uptown / Carrollton
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1005
+1 504-866-9104
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offered a large variety of taps and the food was delicious; good if you want a quick bite and some great beer.

Thank GreenMandMs
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten many good seafood platters across the gulf coast and I would rate this very good. Only 20 dollars and my wife and I couldn't eat it all as a shared meal. Highly recommend 😎

Thank perryguy
New Orleans, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place certainly qualifies as a "dive" but the food is good and they have a huge selection of beer. They have some outdoor seating which is nice as the inside is full of TVs and the night we were there, full of locals and college kids watching a sporting event. Lively atmosphere, cold beer, good enuf food.

Thank Beth S
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some friends and I were looking for a quick, good, and easy place for dinner. Cooter Brown's definitely fit the bill. You walk in and it automatically reminds you of that dive bar back home (yes, that one). However, for being such a hole in the wall place, it is pretty clean. I had hot wings (ok) and truffle fries... More 

Thank slcoates1540
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and ate the Raditor po boy with shrimp , oysters, Remoulade and cheese melted on top is was good eats. Others had muffuletta and there was no food left. Great beer selection on tap or in bottles. Made for an enjoyable lunch with a different feel that most area restaurants.

Thank Conrad J
Central, South Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Doing solo dinner while friend was with family...wanted oysters on the half she'll which friend won't eat. Had a choice of Acme Oyster House, Felix's (both in the Quarter) or Cooter Browns. Chose to go uptown and was I pleased!!! No longer lines, personable bar tenders and great food. Haven't been since '92 and it's changed a bit with counter... More 

Thank Angie G
Burke, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a fun stop near the end of the St. Charles line, just part the Garden District when the trolley takes a sharp right turn. We followed some locals who were having a birthday celebration (on the trolley and everywhere else) into Cooter Brown's. They have a great beer selection and good prices. But I'm writing the review because... More 

Thank Happy_Traveler_0007
Florence, AL
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230 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you take the street car, get off where the St Charles line turns onto Carrollton. Very carefully cross back over the tracks and through traffic. They boast 400 beers. Draft specials and bottles galore. While I do enjoy a good beer list I found it curious that all the Gluten Free options were not listed as a grouping. As... More 

Thank Americana29
Tustin, California
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Take the trolly from the French Quarter and enjoy the scenic ride through the Garden District. Once you get here, be amazed by the beer selection - over 100 tap handles plus several fridges full of bottled beer. Also, the food (order at the counter separately and bring to your table) was delicious.

Thank lizdwhiz
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239 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Called whilst waiting for the return streetcar to the city based on previous reviews. Plenty of draft beer choices in a moody, dark bar with a local feel about it.

Thank alfielanger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-866-9104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uptown / Carrollton
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