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The Joint

701 Mazant St, New Orleans, LA 70117-5433
+1 504-949-3232
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (268 reviews)
“baked beans” (75 reviews)
“mac cheese” (93 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
701 Mazant St, New Orleans, LA 70117-5433
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Reviewed yesterday

Located in Bywater, a locals favorite for good reason. I've eaten at quite a few BBQ joints in the south but this is my absolute favorite. We're not talking fine-dining now, we're talking good ole smoked BBQ joint. I'm not normally a Brisket fan but...More

Thank Waterfall742
Reviewed 6 days ago

While on a visit to New Orleans my brother in law wanted BBQ, I had to actually look for someplace online, this place was only a few miles from my hotel. PLEASE don't let the exterior fool you, service is fast and friendly the portions...More

Thank shaniyagrandma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just delicious. The BBQ was amazing and the beans wonderful. Not far from the French Quarter but feels like another world.

Thank riverMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been loving the Joint since way back when they were located in a tiny pill-box building by the port. Still best BBQ in NOLA. When it opened, that wasn't saying much--there was virtually no competition. Not so now, but the Joint has maintained the top...More

Thank jamminedward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t let the exterior and location keep you away- fabulous food with quick service!! Not suitable for large groups. Brisket and pickles were oh amazing!!!

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would call this one of the best "off the beaten path dive places" ever. It's not far from the French Quarter on a fun little road that follows the Mississippi River. Street parking was not a problem but this place does get busy. You...More

1  Thank KristinalynRN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was first introduced to The Joint back in 2008 before they moved to this current location in Bywater. We thoroughly enjoyed the ribs and brisket then and they were even better today. Tender, juicy and delicious. You order at the counter before finding a...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We happened upon this place while walking off our brunch at nearby Elizabeth's. It's a nice walk from The French Quarter, although it can be quite warm. The Joint isn't in any way a dive, but it is certainly not a high end place. I...More

Thank Outofdodge_10
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We wandered away from the touristy French Qtr in search of a really good local joint. Safe to say we found the spot. This place is just divey enough to get away with their “order before you claim a table” seating policy. And they are...More

Thank Nadia T
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Damn good BBQ in a cool joint. They have a nice beer selection and their own craft drinks. Meat falls off the bone and the beans have just the right amount of smoke.

Thank Teakwo23
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
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Peter M
20 May 2017|
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Response from CostaRicaBirder | Reviewed this property |
No reservations, but I'll concur they're not ever needed. One thing that I will add is that the locals swarm to this place, so it gets more crowded over lunch or right at the end of the workday. You can avoid the... More
7 August 2016|
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Response from Marlene M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so! Sorry!
15 June 2016|
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Response from Kaylan S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely use Uber. There's a very active and pleasant Uber community in the area, we used it extensively while we were in town. The drivers were all great and had good recommendations on places to go locally, and I think... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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