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New Orleans Restaurants

Praline Connection

Updated 04/09/2014

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Down-home cooking in the southern Creole style is the forte of this very Southern restaurant just a few blocks from the French Quarter. The fried or stewed chicken, smothered pork chops, fried chicken livers, and collard greens are definitively done, and the soulful filé gumbo, peas with okra, and sweet-potato pie are welcome in a neighborhood otherwise in short supply of soul food. Add a congenial staff and a comfortable dining room, and the result is a fine place to enjoy a relaxing mealtime. The adjacent sweetshop holds such delights as sweet-potato cookies and Creole pralines. An outpost of the restaurant serves hungry travelers at Louis Armstrong International Airport.

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542 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, USA

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Updated 04/09/2014


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Jun 22, 2011

Praline Connection Review

I did not eat a full meal at Praline Connection, but I did stop into the sweets shop to get a Praline. Thanks to my Fodors travel guide, I knew how to pronounce it correctly (prah-leen). There were several flavors to choose from, but I went with the Original. Very sweet! It's pretty big, too. You could definitely share with a few people, as it's too sweet to eat in one sitting (in my opinion). If you're in the Marigny, stop by.

By Natasha

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Feb 9, 2006

Favorite Restaurant in the Frenchmans!

The food was miraculous. Must have is the BBQ gator to start. The ribs are delicious. The veggies are so southern that they defy description. I wasn't that impressed with my shellfish gumbo, but everything else was so good that on our last trip we just kept coming back for more. The place is noisy and crowded, and lively. The service is southern slow, so kick back and enjoy your meal. The servers are friendly and helpful. This is casual Creole cuisine


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By Dan

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Jul 1, 2003

Soul food NO style hits the spot.

Had Red Beans and rice with Chicken Livers. Food was above average with the quantity way above average. Service was quick, efficient and polite. Very noisy and very bright.

By Susanne

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Jan 2, 2001

Too Full for the Pralines!`

Excellent Southern Soul Food. A must when visiting New Orleans. The Prailine Cheescake is outstanding.

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