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Dining on a budget

Teri R | Nov 19, 200309:02 AM

Help! We'll be in New Orleans over Thanksgiving for four days (including Sat and Sun following Thanksgiving). I've read through restaurant ideas but since we're not from New Orleans it's hard to sort out what's fine dining vs. a basic restaurant. We'll be on a tight budget this trip so fine dining is out but would still love to experience some New Orleans local fare. Could someone direct me to some restaurants for those of us on a budget? Do we have to leave the French Quarter area to get good local fare on a budget? Please advise. We're thinking it would be a good idea to avoid the French Quarter on Sat due to the Bayou Classic. Our hotel is on Causeway in Metairie so we'll probably eat near our hotel if anyone has suggestions for that area. Thanks so much!!

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