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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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Racine, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The BBQ was awesome! Had the mashed sweet potatoes (special side for the day) - fabulous! Nothing left to take home. Off the beaten path, so we had to call for a taxi and wait about 20 minutes, but well worth the trip.

Thank Kimberly S
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Little place tucked away in a residential neighborhood. Fun, friendly and good food. Not what I expected for BBQ coming from the north. The sauces were very good but not typical sauces. I do wish I had a few other options to try for sauce but as I said they were both very good.

Thank Brian S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Visiting New Orleans for the first time, this place was high on the must-see list and it didn't disappoint. The beef brisket was tasty especially doused in the local BBQ sauce. Pork ribs fell off the bone. The sides complimented the meat, try the mac n cheese and potato salad. First visit I tried the lime pie, yum! But the... More 

Thank Rusticowgirl
Clinton, MS
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

My husband and I searched out The Joint based on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives... Normally we stick to Memphis when in search of BBQ, but since Guy recommended it, we made the trip to Bywater. It wasn't terrible, but it didn't seem to live up to the hype the tv show gave it.

Thank Beckie F
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I walked in a rain for half an hour to get here. The food is to die for,the lemonade is excellent. This place is awesome,do it. Best meal ever and I am a fifty year old who has tried lots of food.

Thank Android1963
Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Located in the Bywater District we found this great small BBQ restaurant which is open between lunch and dinner. Many are closed from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. They have a full bar, sweet and unsweetened tea but no coffee. Food hot and is made to order.

Thank imakorbe
New Orleans
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

I don't want to sell the joint short the BBQ is awesome. But I will state that is is the only good BBQ in New Orleans. While a great food city BBQ just is not great here, the Joint is the exception. Worth the trip, I do kinda miss the overgrown backyard of the old spot, but the move all... More 

Thank Merenberg
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

During our visit to New Orleans, we had to fulfill our BBQ craving. Its surprising that a foodie town like NOLA does not have that many BBQ options. Joint was a nice Uber ride and I really liked the food. So if you are in NOLA and have to have BBQ, this the place to go

Thank foodierunner612
New York City, New York
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188 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Dinner at The Joint was rather tasty. Ordered pulled pork, sausage, slaw, and Mac N cheese. They were all delicious. The portion size was also perfect. I felt happily satisfied by the food but not overly stuffed. Topping off the food was a good selection of drinks. I ordered the Lynchburg Lemonade which was perfect on a warm spring night.

Thank John D
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I just want to say that I m a picky eater but this meal was to die for, amazing flavor, perfect seasoned , smoky, tender, ummmmm love it all

Thank MarcelaDicovskiy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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