Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans. It receives many travelers, as the Louis Armstrong airport is located here. Kenner is also home to historic Rivertown, where Old Kenner meets the Mississippi. If you’re just passing through and looking for a bite to eat, or if you’ve wandered away from New Orleans looking for something new, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide to the best restaurants in Kenner, Louisiana.
Kenner Seafood Inc. is a no-frills restaurant that does seafood the way it ought to be done: push up your sleeves and get to work on large platters of whole crayfish, crabs, oysters on the half shell, and other shellfish. The atmosphere is casual, so don’t be shy about digging in and peeling back the shells. You can also find a variety of fried Creole seafood options and hush puppies or blackened shrimp.
Harbor Seafood and Oyster Bar serves authentic seafood specialties that you can only find on the bayou. Here you can find interesting items like turtle soup, fried alligator, frog legs, crawfish, catfish po’ boys, boiled whole shrimp, and more. Try sharing the seafood platter with the table, it features fried seafood items including soft shell crab.
Ristorante Da Piero is an elegant, old-fashion Italian restaurant with a tropical backdrop. When it comes to the food, you can expect nothing but the best in classic Italian cuisine like veal, Caesar salad, and spaghetti & meatballs. Complement any meal with a wide selection of Italian wines.
Along with superb brick oven pizza, Brick Oven Cafe offers steaks, Italian cuisine, and seafood all with an atmosphere of New Orleans style brightness and ardor. The pizzas are made to order in a real brick oven, and you can choose from a variety of styles and toppings. Brick Oven Cafe is located near the airport, so stopping here when you arrive makes for a great first impression. Perhaps you’ll even want to stop here again before flying home! The menu is reasonably priced, so this is also a wonderful spot for a large family dinner as well.
Shishkabob House offers some of the best Mediterranean cuisine in Kenner: enjoy tasty chicken, lamb, and beef kabobs. You’ll be served large portions for a great price and the staff will treat you like family.
Ted’s Smokehouse is a no-frills restaurant that will satisfy all your Southern barbecue cravings. The pulled pork and tender ribs are subject to particular acclaim, and each entree comes doused in smoky sweet BBQ sauce. Meals come with sides like coleslaw and potato salad.
Originally a mere coffee stand in the French Quarter, Cafe Du Monde now offers a sweeter side to quintessential Louisiana cuisine. Café Du Monde is an ideal place to stop for a sugary snack and a coffee. You can also opt for take-out to satisfy your cravings later on.
At Dots Diner food is always served promptly, though not at the expense of the freshness and quality of the ingredients. You can grab a sandwich here for lunch, or try something like the breakfast burger. Dots Diner certainly serves other classic comfort foods like cheesy grits and golden hash browns. Entrees are reasonably priced, making this place popular with big families.
Little Chinatown serves Peking duck, Hong Kong wonton soup, jellyfish, red snapper in special sauce, and chicken dishes are particularly tasty. Order a teapot for the table to try some of the high quality teas.
Don Jose’s Grill serves Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. Try the Diablo shrimp, the ceviche or the foil-wrapped street tacos. Don Jose’s Grill also offers vegetarian enchiladas. Finish your meal with a fresh mango margarita.