Spending time in Seventh Ward? Get to know this New Orleans neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a brunch spot to a vintage record store.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Seventh Ward, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Cajun Seafood
Topping the list is Cajun/Creole and French spot Cajun Seafood, which offers seafood and more. Located at 1479 N. Claiborne Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 841 reviews on Yelp.
On the menu, Cajun Seafood offers po'boys, seafood platters (shrimp, trout, catfish, oysters and soft shell crabs), pasta dishes, chicken wings, fried rice and gumbo options and boiled seafood such as crawfish, blue crab, dungeness crab, snow crab and shrimp.
2. Manchu Food Store & Chinese Kitchen
Next up is grocery store Manchu Food Store & Chinese Kitchen, which offers chicken wings, seafood and more, situated at 1413 N. Claiborne Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 163 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
The menu features fried and barbecue chicken wings, fried shrimp, oysters and fish (served with fries or shrimp fried rice), grilled chicken and pork chops and sandwiches.
3. Pagoda Cafe
Cafe and breakfast and brunch spot Pagoda Cafe is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1430 N. Dorgenois St., 4.5 stars out of 161 reviews.
Try the regular tacos (made with refried beans, potatoes, egg and cheese) and the bacon, turkey bacon or tofu tacos; a frittata with spinach, ricotta cheese, feta and a yam crust; or the curried chicken salad sandwich with celery, red onions, red grapes, mayo, greens and toasted almonds. (Click here to view the menu.)
4. Domino Sound Record Shack
Domino Sound Record Shack, a spot to score vinyl records and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 46 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2557 Bayou Road to see for yourself.
Take a trip back in time as Domino Sound Record Shack sells new and used vinyl records, cassettes, dominoes and stereo equipment. Up and down the aisles, you'll find Reggae 45s and LPs, as well as punk, blues, jazz, hip hop and more.
Check out Kukhnya, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 93 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Russian, Ukrainian and modern European spot at 1300 St. Bernard Ave.
The restaurant features a menu that includes meat golubtsy (three cabbage rolls stuffed with mushrooms, Parmesan, rice, peas and carrots baked in a sweet pepper and tomato sauce), the vegetarian Slavic sampler with grilled asparagus, mushroom golubtsy, two pierogis with sweet onions and sour cream and a roll and the ham-burger patty melt with a burger patty, grilled ham, cheddar and Swiss cheese, braised cabbage, pickles and horseradish on rye bread. (View the full menu here.)