Mississippi River Bottom



515 Saint Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70116


29.9595007, -90.0609279




8am – 8pm


8am – 8pm


8am – 8pm


8am – 8pm


8am – 8pm


10am – 7pm


10am – 7pm


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  1. DexterRexter

    Crawfish Mac and cheese was great as well as the deep fried soft shell crab. Nice people and good service too !!

  2. Anastasiia V.

    Bad service, mean bartenders. Ordered raw oysters and they were not served over ice?! Yes, they were room temperature.. ugh totally disgusting. Drink prices are higher than most other places. Avoid

  3. Franklyn

    I nice little bar, one of the stops on the Ghost Tour that was supposedly haunted by a young immigrant girl from the late 1800’s who had her heart broken by a soldier who promised that he’d come back to marry her but didn’t. Supposedly, she hung herself out by the tree which still stands and every once in a while somebody sees her. Not sure if it was made up, but the bar is pretty old and has old bricks from the bygone era that is falling apart. We only stopped here for a short time, I think it’s a favorite of the tour guides because there was another guide in here drinking who knew our guide well. Friendly service, drinks were inexpensive.

  4. navid

    Not too much to add to the other review’s and concur the staff, location, set up with the courtyard is fantastic no doubt. Great spot for locals and tour groups. TV’s for sports and pool tables makes it a very enjoyable experience. The owner who lives on site- an old creepy dude with a dog, will act inappropriately with ur lady friends. Happened to me first hand and I had seen and heard it happens regularly. Whatever, it’s a NOLA experience, it’s worth checking out just keep an eye out for the tales of the crypt dude.

  5. Kim W.

    I’ve eaten here twice now and I must say for bar food it’s pretty yummy. The pulled pork nachos have real slow roasted pulled pork on them and the smoker is back in the court yard. They also grind their own hamburger meat and make a dang good burger. We also had the debris fries I liked everything about them except the Bleu Cheese next time I get them I’ll just nix the Bleu Cheese on top. The service is pretty slow so be prepared to wait, but hey it’s better than standing in line around the corner at that other place…

  6. adamrod

    The food here is great. The only flaw is going to the bar to get your drinks. Getting up to get your drinks all the time is s bummer and being cash only isn’t that great either. Customer service is great. Really nice bartenders. I still don’t know if this place has the best BBQ or if it is The Joint. I do like to eat here more than The Joint. I recommend going here for good food, just not set up really well.

  7. Liang Z.

    A bar that’s as casual as it can. Pet friendly. I didn’t like the ABIT beer, they were too fruity. Only bottle beer here, nothing on the tap, and cash only. A favorite spot for the tour guides to take the groups, mmmmm.

  8. stripforme123

    Reviews of MRB seem to split into two categories: Positive reviews for the food; negative reviews for the service. Count me among the negative. The service was so bad, I never got a bite of food. My wife and I were there for more than an hour. For the first 30 minutes, the waitress kept apologizing, saying she’d get to us soon. She eventually gave up that act and just ignored us. We eventually realized it was a lost cause and walked around the corner to Molly’s and were happy to have food and drinks within 10 minutes.We eat out constantly, and over more than 20 years, I don’t think I’ve been to a place where I just flat out couldn’t get service. It was strange.

  9. Johnnyboy123

    Awesome place and great prices. Charbroiled oysters better then at Acme. Try their pasta special with soft shell crabs.

  10. eddyL

    Okay this place is awesome! Blackened red fish taco is delicious as is the blackened shrimp and crawfish queso dip. Meredith and Chad are so friendly and prices are really fair. Come Friday to Sunday for seafood boil. Sit in the courtyard and bring a bunch of people!

  11. Liza Q.

    Got the seafood pasta which someone else had posted a pic of here. It didn’t look anything like the pic and was average at best. The crab was tiny and flavorless, the pasta was a bit spicy but also a bit bland. The fries were delicious though.

  12. Ashley A.

    The courtyard was a nice place to have lunch. I had the Cochin de lait which was tasty with perfectly cooked sweet potato fries. The only spoiler was the crab guacamole…it was obviously not homemade. The server was le shite.

  13. Candace B.

    How could you dislike a place that has its own in house mascot a three legged sweet dog name JW. They have a lot of bottled beer to choose from and a full bar. The staff is great super friendly we stopped by twice while we were in town for the weekend to hang out and watch a game. This may be my new favorite spot in New Orleans to hang out away from bourbon st. Did not try the food this time but will next time in town everything looked good. If you are from Memphis this place is like a smaller Young Ave Deli.

  14. Barbara T.

    Walk through the seedy (but friendly) bar and sit in the patio for some of the best food in NO – at a reasonable price!

  15. Weedman420

    Cash Only local favorite in the French Quarter. Good selection of beers, plenty of room for large parties, and some southern gems on the food menu. Great bar to watch the game with plenty of TVs and sports fans. Dog friendly bar! RIP JW

  16. Ken A.

    I am a local–live in the French Quarter. MRB has great food, great service, courtyard, and a full bar!! A hidden gem on St. Phillip near Decatur. Meredith and Chad(chef) are AWESOME!! Locals and tourist–I recommend it highly. Go see Meredith and Chad and tell them Ken sent you.

  17. justinlk

    Awesome service .. Dog friendly.. football.. the food is all hand made and fabulous.. oysters are good, so good the local dog jumped up for a try. The burgers are handmade, it’s a place where they actually want you to come in.

  18. Johnson12

    Wings were horrible, they were rock hard…wasn’t even sure what was meat and what was bone, yes, that bad. I didn’t come here for food though so that why I’m giving them some stars, great bar and friendly people. The oysters are great!

  19. dannyboy7

    A dive for sure but a great place to bring your dog and watch some football. The beers are cold and the food so so but still a real Nola treat

  20. Andre G.

    It’s cool to find a real sports bar in the midst of all the tourist stuff around the French Market. However, this is definitely not a Barbecue joint. There are no Ribs or Brisket or Pulled Pork. They do have pretty good grilled oysters. The Crawfish Fried Rice is awesome. Its a bit weird that the bar is pretty much a separate operation, i.e. you have to go inside to the bar to buy alcohol separately, but its a good reason to get some exercise. There are a multiple TVs outside, and a multitude of TVs inside, each with a different game on during football season.

  21. Teresa T.

    Just had to come back one more time before we leave. Best charbroiled oysters in the quarter. See y’all next year.

  22. nickstrip

    Not worth the price at all. This city is too competitive for an establishment such as this to serve sub par over priced food. For the amount I spent for oysters and shrimp tacos($34) I could have eaten at a fine dining establishment as opposed to a dive bar for which I had to get my own drinks from the bar. STAY AWAY!!

  23. timmykilla

    Excellent chargrilled oysters with garlic butter and Parmesan at a low price for the French Quarter.This is a very laid back establishment. The patio tables in the courtyard behind the bar make you feel like you are hanging out in someone’s backyard. They are even grilling your oysters or boiling your crawfish right their on the patio with you. We went back the following day to sit back on the patio to eat fresh raw oysters and boiled crawfish. Wow … Again, not only was the price fair (way below the average Quarter restaurant), the food was perfect. They get the crawfish seasoning perfecto!Please understand, these are good people serving an awesome meal at a fair price and they make you feel right at home!

  24. Louise B.

    Was searching for this place since my last visit, great bar off the beaten path, amazing food. Low and behold the kitchen had new owners and we went specifically for the char-grilled oysters good thing they were just as amazing as before. Super friendly staff, make a stop on your next visit!

  25. danielson

    So…this is a different kind of place. Bar in the front, restaurant in the back on the patio. I think they are run as separate businesses. If you sit in the back on the patio, be prepared to go to the cash only bar for drinks.The food, however, is top notch NOLA Joint good. I highly recommend the Crawfish Rangoons. The crawfish pots were right behind us & they were gearing up for a busy night I think.Now let’s talk about the dog…Ease up folks. He’s jovial. He wants to play. It’s one of those things you find in the quirkiness of The Big Easy. He interacted well with everyone including kids.If that’s what gets your panties in a wad, I won’t judge you. You just need to choose a different level of establishment. I think you can call it “eccentric,” but it is not a cleanliness issue. When you are visiting “The Town That Care Forgot” please embrace the eccentricities. I mean, we all know how you got those beads. 😉

  26. joseph1k

    Extremely understaffed and it took us 2 hours to get subpar food. Not worth it. Also unapologetic about the wait

  27. Matt P.

    Small bar just away from the craziness of Bourbon Street. Service at the bar and by the server were excellent. Had some locals stopping in while we were there which must be a good thing. We got po’boys that were fresh and tasty!

  28. winston12

    I was here on Monday, November 9, and was told that they have “The Ticket” so they would be playing the Chargers game. Most will only put the volume up if it’s a Saints game so was thankful when I walked in and the bartender said he would definitely have it on. I have to say that this place really made me feel GREAT! Honestly! The bartender even said he was routing for the Chargers because of me (I was that excited). Many people came and went and gave me high fives and cheered the Chargers on (I was in my Chargers jersey) and it was a great feeling.BTW, GREAT FOOD! I did not expect it! Also, it’s a very cute place! It has a very nice outdoor patio. Also, a very friendly dog. Don’t let him intimate you. Even if he jumps on you, he’s just excited!It’s a little different because you pay for the bar separate from the food. The bar is cash only but you can pay for the food with your credit card. I didn’t mind. I think I was just so happy that they had my game on!Thank you to MRB for making me feel so welcomed! You guys are awesome!

  29. Ellie L.

    I work right down the street from this place, and like everyone else that works around here, I adore the food. They have some of the best bar food in the quarter, and pretty good boiled seafood too. I send folks who ask where to eat here all the time. The only drawback to this place is the most unfortunate midwestern sports bar feel it has on most nights- lots of TVs in your face all over the place and the music playing is usually pretty terrible. You can avoid that to some degree by going in the back to eat, but they have TVs back there too.

  30. Brynn M.

    This is an amazing little dive bar that comes complete with a three-legged dog. The food was great (burgers and fries… and if they have it on special, you MUST get the peel and eat shrimp), the atmosphere was very local and the people were friendly. A great place to stop if you’re in Nola and don’t want to be stuck in a tourist trap!The only downside was how smokey it was inside and that they don’t take credit cards.

  31. Renee' S.

    In my opinion MRB is the best kept secret in the FQ for food. Only the locals really know how could it is. The tourist find is by sheer accident. Courtyard dining is awesome. I have had many…many items off the menu and have yet to have one thing that was not awesome!!!If you are lucky you will get to see the REAL three legged down and play a game of fetch with him with the Q ball. So great drinks, awesome food and play a game of pool if you would like. Don’t get much better!!!

  32. Kelly B.

    We scoured the city in search of a place to watch a playoff hockey game while in town. This was the only place we found. It’s a bar. Nothing fancy. Good drinks for good prices. The kitchen was under renovations, but they were boiling shrimp and crawfish. Bought a pound of shrimp, and it was, hands down, the best shrimp I’ve ever had in my life. It was a great evening and exactly what we were looking for!

  33. larry1

    This is an awesome spot if you are just looking for a chill, relaxed sports bar. A group of us came for March Madness and sat outside to relax, catch some sun, and watch the games. The staff was really friendly, prices were reasonable, and the vibe was that of sitting in someone’s backyards with a group of close friends. You can watch crawfish get delivered live, play with the dogs wandering around, and grab a few drinks. We liked this place so much that we came back twice in three days.

  34. Stephanie L.

    This place was fantastic! Stopped by for just a quick bite, but got the best fried chicken sandwich I have EVER had!!! Don’t be fooled by the bar exterior….the food is so so yummy. The prices are also great for a very over priced city. Highly recommended!!

  35. Arkham R.

    Humble and delicious local cooking with tables in the bar or in the back patio. This is a divey establishment serving real Cajun fare. Alcohol must be ordered and paid for separately at the bar…must have something to do with the liquor licensing. If you want more water, there’s a water cooler with plastic cups sitting near the back of the bar by the patio.This place offers little flair or elan. Just simple home cooked food at reasonable prices.

  36. Megan C.

    This is one of my fave FQ bars. I love the bloodies so much and the bartenders are super cool – always. The owner rescued a three leg white boxer from the storm and he is so fun! He loves to stand up to the pool table and obsess over the cue ball. He’s so cool that he’s become immortalized in art. It’s a great place to watch the Saints!

  37. james1412

    Very laid back bar. We just stopped in here for $2 domestics but found a fun and relaxing atmosphere. J.W (the dog) is obviously a wonderful addition. Felt very at home, great pit stop on our trip! They even had a Wrigley Field picture! Though we did not get any food, the girls next to us at the bar said they had an awesome meal. After reading some of these reviews, we wish we would’ve gotten some food. To take away, it’s a dive bar with (apparently) delicious food and $2 domestics! Definitely worth stopping in!

  38. Eli M.

    Great place to watch a game and have a beer. The restaurant out back is also pretty good for bar food. I had the wings and they were great.

  39. Alicia M.

    I am in LOVE with this little place!!! I loved the energy here!!! The food was absolutely amazing! I had tried one of the specials of the night which was a chicken and sausage etouffee and I wanted to lick my plate clean. My sister had the shrimp and crawfish etouffee and that was also amazing, I kinda wanted to lick her plate clean too. The waitor was named Clint and he was quirky and fun, he did an amazing job. He only serves the food, so if your wondering why he is not asking what you want to drink it is because you have to go to the bar to get it. Drinks are cheap and done right! There is an adorable 3 legged dog named JW here, he just roams around trying to steal pool balls, great dog. If you are up tight you probably won’t like this place. I LOVED it!!!

  40. Marina C.

    Wings were ok but the atmosphere made up for it when it was game time. The back patio is perfect to relax and watch sports.French fries were awesome. Service was friendly enough.The screwdriver was the highlight of this place.

  41. harryharry

    M.R.B: A Tale of Mystery and IntrigueThe heels of her knee high patent leather boots clicked on the sidewalk. She walked deliberately, with a mission. Although the night air was cold, and humid; she didn’t mind the rain hitting her face. She was running late as always to meet a Frenchman in the French Quarter, just across Esplanade from Frenchman Street.As she walked down Decatur, she called the Frenchman. His apartment is right underneath a hanging shop sign with two white skulls against black. The place he took her to was just around the corner. They made a right on St. Phillip. And there it was the off-the-beaten-path Quarter neighborhood eatery. The dive looked more like a bar than an eatery. She hesitated to go in, and then she looked down at saw a pit bull with three legs licking her boot. Endearing. She had to go in.What does MRB stand for? She doesn’t know and neither did the Frenchman who spoke limited English. Then soon after, a tattooed, dreadlocked hair broad came to the bar to take our order. She was a friendly, efficient and knowledgeable woman. And she seemed to know the Frenchman, but forgot his name. His lady companion did too for a minute, so that was forgivable. She bought out the two items the two diners ordered. Through deductive reasoning the female diner came closer to cracking the riddle of the acronym. It was all connected to the debris fries.Listed below are some possibilities:More Roast Beef (than any other place in the city)Mounds of Roast Beef (on top of melty, gooey cheese)Either way, the point is the slabs of at least 6 ounces of meat were tender; mushrooms complemented the cheese well, all piled over crispy, thin fries.The fried green tomato shrimp remoulade had six large green tomatoes underneath a healthy-size shrimp, doused in remoulade.The nachos did not disappoint. Neither did their crawfish and boiled shrimp.She may still be perplexed about the mystery of the acronym. “That will just give me more occasion to come back,” said the satisfied 95 lb, gluttoneous woman.As she walked out of the dark bar, she felt more clued into the city, with a meal from another hidden gem sitting in her stomach. It was getting pleasantly difficult to keep her eyelids open. She suddenly realized the food released natural serotonins in her brain so swiftly she will soon fall into a deep disco nap. It was the onset of a euphoric food coma.

  42. Jon L.

    Just got back from dinner here. A Sunday night and no problem eating most anywhere in the FQ. Walked into the front bar area, then saw the courtyard out back. Sat at a table under an umbrella and a waitress appears. I ask for a drink and she says I have to go into the bar and order it there. That the bar and restaurant are separate. Okay, a bit odd, but ok. We had a pound of crawfish (tasty with some spice), the crawfish bisque (good flavor but not hot), red beans and rice with sausage (again, very tasty, but not hot), and shrimp étouffée (yes, very tasty, but not hot)Service was good, the oyster shucker added some color, the three-legged dog interesting. Wish all the employees didn’t feel compelled to pet him though. Hey, and the restrooms were amazingly clean.

  43. brandonresh

    I liked that it was dog friendly and their burger patties had good flavor.. But that’s about it. We ended up sitting in the back open area, food seemed over priced for the taste and quality, and the service was very slow. Our appetizers came out WITH our meal after waiting forever for it. we didn’t get out drinks till after we got our food. The waitress kept standing there talking out loud with her friends, as we sat there waiting for her to take our order. It was okay. Was not impressed :/

  44. felixnada

    I was over charged by this place, the menu total was supposed to be around 40 dollars but the total was 69.30 dollars. We made the tourist mistake of not fact checking the prices at the spot. The receipt does not say how much every food item was so you cannot really tell how much every single item was. Tried calling this place multiple times and they hang up every time. What a shame ,

  45. XhXeXy

    I have frequented NO many, many times, and have had a boat load of wonderful dining experiences – but MRB… it was something special. What did I eat you might ask… for starters – first rate crawfish. They were not quite as spicy as I would like – keep in mind, I like particularly spicy crawfish – but still very good. The next course was waffle fries topped with debris (ie Roast Beef), some type of alfredo sauce and blue cheese crumbles – that just sounds good, so imagine how it tastes. Finally, the “coup de grace” – fried cheese filled ravioli topped with a crawfish remoulade sauce and goat cheese. Take my advice – you must eat this dish! MRB defiantly won me over.

  46. richard95

    Drinking and dancing all night sure works up an appetite. We were stumbling around the french quarter looking for food when we found this gem of a place.We all knew what we wanted when we saw the giant pot outside: Crawfish Boil. Oh-Em-Gee!Soooo good. The crawfish were spicy and delicious and the size of my fist! And spiciest corn on the cob ever. The waitress and the cook were super friendly and they have a cute 3 legged dog hanging around greeting people.We couldn’t eating crawfish anwhere else after this. We came back 2 times looking satisfy our cravings.Cash Only.Crawfish boil starts cooking at 4 p.m.

  47. Cameron Y.

    As regular customers of the old Johnny White’s, we followed some of the staff here with the change of ownership. Our favorite gal, Leslie, is just adorable. She is so friendly and fun to visit with, and she really cares about her customers. They have an excellent jukebox here, from Barry White to Blake Shelton, to Queen…. everyone in the family was able to find what they wanted to hear. Some of us enjoyed playing pool, while others hung out with J.W., the sweet (3 legged) dog of the owner. This is our new go-to spot every trip and we are so glad we discovered it!

  48. ralph a.

    its a dirty (kinda), seedy, hole in the wall kinda place with good food, good drinks, good atmosphere, great vibe, still local enough to stay under the radar (so why the hell am i writing this review for all to see??)the chef does wonders with a smoker and those smoked chicken wings and prime rib are great! dont bother going here if you’re high maintenance, bitchy, dont like dogs, or expect to be blown away by incredible service by beautiful people

  49. Bryan W.

    I loved coming here during my last new Orleans trip. We sat at the bar and had great beers and great food. Three stars because this time we sat at a table away from the bar and we had a bad service experience. There was a server that was seeing to the tables but she informed us that she was only taking food orders and drink orders were only made at the bar. We bought s few beers from the bar then decided that maybe we would like a snack. We waved over the waitress to try and order some oysters but we were informed that they only carried them during months ending in r. I can understand the tradition of the statement but she failed to stick around to see if there were any other items we would like instead and she seemed a bit snobby that we tried to order them in the first place even though they were on the menu with no stipulations listed. We left and went to le bayou on bourbon street which is great for oysters on the half shell.

  50. fuckery12

    This place is a funky little dive. I went solo while my wife was at a conference – she would hate this place. Nice staff, comfortable dive feel, a couple dogs hanging out int he bar (the three legged one that’s apparently the owner’s and a patron’s retriever). Order the pulled pork sandwich and it was a good as any I’ve ever had. Great texture, smoky taste and killer sauce. Stopped at a “famous” Memphis, TN BBQ joint on the way home and was disappointed after this stop at MRB.

  51. Nambie S.

    MRB is one of my favorite neighborhood spots. It has not one but two amazing courtyards. The courtyard in the very back is cool for watching sports events on. MRB’s staff is always friendly. The drinks are cash only,but they have an ATM on site in case you forget. The menu is not your typical dive bar menu. They have the best crawfish fried rice and softshell crab. MRB is also dog friendly which is a major plus.

  52. Marie A.

    If your going for food… Not really sure if this is the same restaurant anymore, when my husband and I went we were told it was a new place and it is indeed under a different name. I ordered nachos and what I received were basically stale Tostitos with cold canned cheese sauce on top. Hardly worth the $5. My husbands poboy was decent. Unsure about the bottles of mayo sitting out all day on the tables in the sun. Not sure this place would pass health inspection.

  53. Sam H.

    I’m about to cry ’cause this shrimp and crawfish etouffee is so good. Great prices, but cash only.

  54. Nicci P.

    Service was alright, establishment was a little dated, price was a little high but the food was wonderful!

  55. Miss L.

    Cool old bar that is supposedly “haunted”.I didn’t experience any creepy events, but I did have a tall glass of whiskey on the huge back porch with my fella. They only accept cash here, but there is an ATM on sight.

  56. Melissa M.

    I don’t really know how to rate this place. I stopped for a quick bite before we did a haunted walking tour with my daughter. I loved JW, the three legged dog that decided to sit next to my chair. I was flattered. My waitress was polite but kinda wandered off at one point, but it was OK. . I had raw oysters and shrimp tacos. Both seemed fine to me. The part that concerned me came afterward. My daughter and I left, and stopped a couple blocks away to use a bathroom before our walking tour, and I completely threw up everything I had just eaten, but I was totally fine after that aside from feeling a little flushed and dizzy. So grateful that I was in a bathroom! My daughter had eaten prior to our visit so it was mostly me eating the food, but she did eat some of my shrimp from my taco, and she was fine. She would never eat a raw oyster, but I have eaten lots. So the three stars is because I would be afraid to eat there again without barfing, but I can’t prove the food caused it. My daughter is underage, so I was not drinking any alcohol at all on that visit, but I would come back there again and maybe just drink and not eat the food. It’s a pretty cool bar, a little divey with music playing and mostly locals and a pool table. Plus, I really loved the dog.

  57. rogerrab2

    MRB is a cool little “locals” bar that I have frequented for the past 2-3 years. I have always found the bartenders to be friendly and professional. There’s an internet jukebox, and the prices are reasonable.I have to sadly add I am crossing this place off of my usual list of places where I make my rounds, especially at night. Twice now, a self-appointed rude as hell old drunk has aggressively been downright ugly, and he closes with some of the bartenders (he is not a bouncer). Now, I too bartend in the Quarter; I tip well, and never do I stay if they are closing or if a bartender says he/she is closing. But as recently as this past weekend (Sept. 23), just after last call was called and we ordered our last round (and the bartender was both kind and professional in calling last call), this guy meandered over in a threatening manner and was, in short, a bully, I left. I both understand and appreciate this fella waits on the bartenders to close as my friends do for me, but NEVER would I allow my closers to behave in this way. It’s ugly. Nothing else but, and it’s aggressive, stubborn, stupid, and mean.Once before, he started aggressively with me when the bar was no where close to closing, but he was angry that “tourists” were in “his” bar. Well, I’m no tourist and nor were any of the quarter residents and service industry people (read: tippers). I do not allow people to speak to me in this manner, and now that it has happened twice, when all of my friends want to go to MRB, if it’s night, I will be pushing for us all to go to another one of our haunts. I hate it. I love the place, love the bartenders, but I will not put up with this out of anyone.

  58. Michelle H.

    Awesome…Crash (the chef) rocks! The amazing wafts of deliciousness from the crab/shrimp boil reached my nose all the way down the street and around the corner…his boil pot is chillin outside the restaurant so the wind can carry the irresistable smells and smack you right upside the head; good marketing technique! Oh, and did I mention it is ALL you can eat for $13 bucks?! Come in, watch the game in the little courtyard out back, have a beer, pet the 3 legged bar dog that plays pool, and eat amazing food…Come on now! What could be better?!

  59. Peggy S.

    This place is disgusting! Very dirty with surly staff and mediocre food. The owners dog peed on the floor right by our table as we were eating!!!! Really?!?! Gives new meaning to a “dive bar”. Avoid this place.

  60. yanard12

    This is a little local bar that is cash only, has a pretty good bar menu, and good number of TVs. Well located but not flooded solely by tourists. A good place to stop for a few hours if it’s raining, or if you want an afternoon stop to get off your feet for a while. My guess is this is a good place to watch a Saints game.

  61. Michelle M.

    Went back. Had the crab legs, oysters, crab and corn bisque, boiled crawfish, steak sandwich and it was all excellent! My only complaint was that the hot sauce on the outside of the crab legs was extremely spicy. It seemed like it was just hot pepper powder. Anyway. I still love it. Oh and we managed to catch the last bit of a ghost tour. The tour guide was wasted which was pretty hilarious.

  62. Michel S.

    Forgot our food! Waited 20 minutes to order. When we finally did, we waited over an hour for a pound of crawfish and loaded fries because the crawfish looked so good. I kept thinking “Well it’s Mardi Gras, they must be super backed up.” But everyone around us got their food! People who got there 30 min after us got their food very quickly! I asked the staff nicely about it 3 times. They kept saying “in a few minutes” BUT FOOD NEVER CAME AND WE LEFT EMPTY HANDED AND SAD. We wasted 90 minutes of Mardi Gras time with no food!! Go the “Gazebo Cafe” instead. They served us quickly and efficiently

  63. Tracy M.

    Loved the vibe here. It’s kinda dark and dive-y, but great fun. There’s gotta be at least 20 tv screens around the room, and they’re very willing to put your desired sporting event on at least one of them. Great place to watch the LSU v Bama game, and we got to see our UW huskies be destroyed by Oregon, too (not surprising). Drinks are reasonably priced. But the real surprise was how great the food was. This is well done pub food. Yum! And reasonably priced, as well. The waitress is a great character, and she works her butt off!! She was on hour 12 of her shift, and the only one serving tables, yet she was still funny, personable, and efficient, checking often on tables to see if they needed anything else. There’s an inner courtyard with more tv’s, as well. A few of the giant ghost/history tours walked through, and that was a bit strange. Still, great fun.The bar’s owner has this ragged looking 3-legged un-altered bulldog that roams around the bar. He’s famous, apparently, as he’s featured on the bar’s t-shirts and there are some hand-drawn pictures of him behind the bar. So, if you are not a dog fan, especially of big, slobbery dogs, this maybe isn’t the place for you. That being said, he mostly seemed to ignore patrons who weren’t interested in scratching his back or tossing his toy for him.

  64. Cristy C.

    Not bad. I was surprised by the 3-legged dog. Very friendly and cute. He added some character to the place. I enjoyed myself. Had a great time with my girlfriends from out of town. I was a little hesitant by the look of this place when I was going to order my food. But I was taken back and amazed at how delicious everything was. I must say, the char-grilled oysters were delish! Just as good as Dragos and Acme without the price tag. So, 5 stars for the food, 5 stars for the service, 3 stars for cleanliness. Overall, definitely a fan.

  65. XhXeXy

    Wow what a great dive bar. It was a block away from our hotel which was St. Philip Hotel. Great drinks and food. The bar is cash only but the sit in restaurant you can pay with card. I tried their carne empanadas,nachos, and buffalo wings. I was surprised with the empanadas. I thought they were going to bland. It sure proved me wrong. It’s two empanadas cut in half and served with melted cheese. It was my favorite from the menu. For our group it was our go to bar. Will definitely go back there. Also, they have a bar dog and he’s adorable!! His name is JR.

  66. Courtney P.

    We ordered jalapeño poppers and a seafood platter. The food was unremarkable. The bar and the food were separate… Had to go up to the bar to order drinks and they were ok separate tabs. Not super inconvenient, but a little weird. Dogs are allowed inside and in the. Courtyard in the back. We went when there was no music, but there was a nice stage and would probably be a pretty cool place to watch a band play. Drink special was $2 domestics

  67. Kailin L.

    My friends and I have found our new favorite place to watch Saints football! Staff was friendly and food was good. True dive bar complete with a three legged dog and a parrot! Plenty of TV’s to watch supporting events and lots of seating. Good vibes here! Also great outdoor area with more seating and TVs. We’ll definitely be coming back!

  68. Jared W.

    Back in town for the National Championship and we had to stop at MRB again. Amazing food and great service (thanks Meredith!) This is a must-stop eatery for every New Orleans trip!

  69. Joe L.

    Checked the place out based on the rating without reading a lot of reviews. As previously mentioned, MRB is now just a bar that has like 5 things on their food menu.

  70. mathewater12

    Wandered in for a cold drink then noticed the happy hour special – raw oysters $0.50 each!!!! Also had the boudin balls which were nice and crispy with a great flavor. This place is a dive bar with what appeared to be almost a 50/50 mix of locals and tourists. A find that out a smile on my face.

  71. Wayne L.

    My favorite crawfish place. The cook knows how to make excellent crawfish. 3 lbs and a bottle of Abita. good time.

  72. PETER C.

    Saw the sign, took a chance, went in. Result? Great food! I was shocked at how that a chef was cooking at basically a bar but the food was ten times better than I expected. Had the BBQ Shrimp special, as good as Manale’s without the wait or the stupid bib. The crab and corn bisque was the best I’ve ever had and I’ve tried lots of places, good corn soup with a big lump of fresh crabmeat in the center, just excellent. The Three Pigs sammitch was also incredible and clever, really innovative cooking going on here. I’ll be back!

  73. marlonmoney12

    Crawfish are good, but as a local, I wouldn’t pay $8/lb when there are plenty of spots in town for $2.00/lb.

  74. AssnTits5

    When this says “restaurant and bar,” what MRB must really mean is: “a bar that happens to serve food to drinking patrons.THIS PLACE IS ROUGH!!!!! Dark, smoky, loud, neon, cement floor, dirty (they allow dogs to roam freely inside and have dog water bowls set out to accomodate them… all while you’re theoretically enjoying a meal… doesn’t that violate health codes???)

  75. Alea A.

    Came here to watch the Super Bowl because we heart that a bunch of Hawks fans were gathering there. The environment was great and they had a pretty good drink selection. The food was good. The dog there was so cute and kept on trying to play by bringing his toy over to me and leaving it at my feet. Had a fun time and a great game!!!

  76. ryan123

    This place is not to miss. Kelly hooks it up with plenty of great suggestions about where to go and what music to see. A great place to find out whats happening off of bourbon st!

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