Housed in a former downtown brothel from the 1840s, Broadway Oyster Bar is the kind of place you go to in the early afternoon and end up spending the next 12 hours at. It feels like a little slice of New Orleans right in the middle of downtown, with a big patio and a menu that includes crawfish, po’boys, and jambalaya. They also stay open until 3am every night, which means you can still get oysters and wings at 1am when those two things suddenly sound like the right move.
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Crown Candy Kitchen
Crown Candy Kitchen in Downtown is an old school diner serving luncheonette classics like a massive BLT and malted milkshakes.
Half & Half
Come to Half & Half Clayton for breakfast or brunch, you might have to wait, but their s’mores french toast is worth it.
With a jukebox collection and basement music venue, Blueberry Hill in the Delmap Loop is a great for kids during the day and just adults at night.
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Wild Flower Restaurant, Bar & Catering
With indoor and outdoor seating and the large menu, Wild Flower in Central West End is a great option with a group for dinner or brunch.
If you only eat barbecue once, make sure it’s at Pappy’s in Midtown, and don’t leave without the house specialty ribs.
Vicia is an airy, upscale restaurant in Central West End that serves vegetable-focused food, and has a tasting menu option.
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