Walker Family Guide To Visiting New Orleans

We left New Orleans in August 2013. Whenever our friends, clients, or colleagues learn where we’re from, they usually ask us for restaurant recommendations.


Rather than craft an email to every place we love, it makes more sense to make this post and update it as time goes on and our favorite places change.


  1. Commanders Palace (dinner)
  2. Emerils (dinner)
  3. Ruby Slipper (breakfast spot)
  4. Parkway Tavern (shrimp poboy)
  5. Cafe du Monde (beignets)
  6. Dat Dog (gourmet hotdogs)
  7. Ocena Grill (gumbo)
  8. Pandora’s or Plum Street (snowball)
  9. Angelo Brocato (strawberry cheesecake gelato)
  10. Pandora’s or Plum Street (snowball)
  11. Haydels Bakery (cream cheese-filled kingcake)


Things To Do

  1. Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World (museum/tour)
  2. Children’s Museum
  3. Westin Lobby (watch the sunrise over the French Quarter)
  4. The National WWII Museum
  5. Ride around:
    1. Garden District
    2. Magazine Street
  6. Walk around
    1. French Quarter
      1. Bourbon Street
      2. St. Louis Cathedral
      3. French Market
    2. Frenchmen Street
  7. Audubon Zoo
  8. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  9. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  10. Ride the Streetcar
  11. Swamp tour on an airboat touch alligators