My girlfriend and I are driving through town for just a few hours on our road trip to the east coast and are looking for super authentic, but casual creole restaurants in or around the French Quarter. We'll probably be getting into town around 3pm or so and from what I can tell from other posts, many places are closed! As much as I would love to go to Commander's or another classic place, I don't think we're going to be dressed for the occasion!
Also, if there's a standout, down and dirty, local place outside the FQ, we're willing to make the trip! Gumbo, oysters, etc. Thanks in advance