New Orleans is one of America's finest gastronomic cities. Most people know New Orleans for its cuisine, and with over 1,400 restaurants to choose from, it's easy to see why. Restaurants in the Big Easy mix traditional fares with twists so unique, you'll never want to eat anywhere else. Classic dishes such as jambalaya and po' boys, fried alligator and more are commonplace. And Creole, Cajun, French, and African flavors abound to enlighten your palettes. Understandably, it's hard to pick just 10 of the best restaurants in New Orleans. But in the NOLA spirit, we're sure gonna do it anyway.

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01Harbor Seafood and Oyster Bar

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New Orleanians flock to this low-key neighborhood seafood spot and its unique raw oyster bar. This slender restaurant and its faux-wood panel decor is a hit with tourists and locals alike. Using fish freshly caught from the Gulf, the Harbor Seafood & Oyster bar's signature dish of crawfish is a must-taste for bon temps. If you love seafood, po'boys, and maybe even fried alligator tail, why not swing by?