Cuisine: American, Southern
Brunch, Late Night, Homestyle: With tasty Southern cuisine at reasonable prices, this Bywater neighborhood standby is popular with locals and visitors alike. Weekend brunch earns a wild fan base for its copious portions of grillades and grits - think smothered steak and red neck eggs, poached and topped with fried green tomatoes. On the sweet side, you might find Bananas Foster stuffed French toast or homemade and biscuits with butter and honey. If there is a wait, head upstairs to the bar for a mimosa or veg-enhanced Bloody Mary, the perfect jump start to a fun-filled New Orleans day. Come hungry and prepare to be wowed by the charming setting, friendly service and downhome savory eats.
Family Friendly: With tasty Southern cuisine at reasonable prices, this Bywater neighborhood standby is always bustling with a mix of locals, business and tradesmen and out of towners. Lunch features po' boys, burgers, chicken salad, and homestyle daily platters like red beans and rice, chicken fried steak and meatloaf with mashed potatoes. Elzabeth's BLT is a wonder made with crisped hog jowls, chopped tomatoes, fresh spinach and blue cheese on ciabatta. Weekend brunch favorites include heaping plates of eggs Florentine, bananas and cream stuffed French toast, roast beef hash, and biscuits and gravy. Try the praline bacon. For dessert, the ooey gooey cake is not to be missed.
601 Gallier St
New Orleans, LA 70117
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Brunch, Homestyle: "Weekend brunch kicks off early at this Bywater fave and the closer you arrive to the 8 a.m. kickoff, the shorter you'll have to wait."
Late Night: "Weekend brunch kicks off early at this Bywater fave and the closer you arrive to the 8 a.m. opening, the shorter the wait time."
Family Friendly: "The newly opened Crescent Park along the river is accessed a block away from Elizabeth's on Piety, a great before or after lunch outing with the kids."
Best for Brunch Because: This home-style Bywater eatery caters to loyal locals crazy for off-the-plate portions and praline bacon.
Best for Late Night Because: You can waltz in until 10 Monday through Saturday and enjoy a pile of down home eats.
Best for Homestyle Because: Elizabeth's is a locals' favorite, but the word has gotten around that this Bywater spot dishes tasty food at good prices.
Best for Family Friendly Because: Huge portions of Southern-style comfort food makes this place a winner.