Mississippi River Bottom Comments


515 Saint Philip Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

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rodneyerm  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on November 10, 2016
Joined 3 years ago
9 comments posted

We came in to this friendly looking bar with good reviews for food, and were a little disappointed. The bar is cash only and apparently not associated with the back patio. We sat in the back outdoor patio to watch football on their TVs, very nice and comfy spot. We sat for maybe 10 minutes before a server came by to explain the bar/food situation. Food can be purchased with card, and there's water available. We ordered a burger and the beef empanadas. 30 minutes later, our food arrived. The burger did not come with fries, but was tasty. The beef empanadas came in 4 halves. They were really good with the cheese sauce, but I could only finish half since they were so oily.

rickywho2  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on October 27, 2016
Joined 4 years ago
55 comments posted

Had to come back for more chargrilled oysters, and hang out with Jamie/beat server EVER!! And JD is the best owner. FYI, sports fans, there are TV's everywhere!!!

curtis17  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on June 20, 2016
Joined 6 years ago
109 comments posted

THIS IS NOT A BBQ JOINT! ONLY 1 RECENT SPECIAL IN MAY 2016 HAD BBQ. So we came here looking for BBQ and were completely disappointed. I had potato skins - they were fine. Friend had loaded fries and bacon-wrapped shrimp. The shrimp smelled so bad the server nicely took it off of our bill. I just won't take a chance with food poisoning! Nice server.

GarryWas  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on February 8, 2016
Joined 3 years ago
37 comments posted

OK, for the record this review and the accompanying 2-star rating are for one particular menu item and not a reflection on the rest of the restaurant or the bar (it's one my favorites in the Quarter)I'm sorry, but what is presented as a "Po-Boy" at this place bears almost no resemblance to the actual New Orleans sandwich of the same name. Unless you enjoy paying $13+ for seven shrimp (7, I counted 'em), served on what amounts to a glorified hot dog bun.Man, I can't say how disappointed I was. Cuz I really like MRB's otherwise. Great bar for watching football games and hanging wit da locals (of which, I am one). And the restaurant does other things pretty good. They boil crawfish and shuck oysters on the half-shell. And I used to love the wings!This trick may work on the touristas, but I promise I will never fall for that one again, my friends.Get yourselves some frickin' Leidenheimers po-boy BREAD, put a FAIR amount of shrimp/oysters/catfish etc. on there, dress it up nice and THEN you can start talking about having "Po-Boys" on your menu. Oh, and uh.. THIRTEEN DOLLARS, bruh??? Come on, man.

williamr  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on December 26, 2015
Joined 4 years ago
37 comments posted

This place is rough around the edges but has a lot of character. Stopped by before my fight on a Monday around 1pm..some of the locals were already here drinking. It's a dive bar and they accept only cash at the bar but you can pay in credit for food. They also do not serve you alcohol at the table you have to go to the bar to get drinks! The happy hour starts early so if you have time to kill before a flight definitely check this place out. The happy hour is Monday - thur 11:30-4 on their oysters. My first time trying chargrilled oysters and they were delicious! The server in the patio works really hard and is extremely nice. Will come back next time I am back in New Orleans!!

dopeboy19  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on December 22, 2015
Joined 4 years ago
45 comments posted

The bar here is cash only, but the prices are reasonable. The bartenders can be a bit abrupt and you will have to ask for service. The restaurant is a separate business and is very good. The chargrilled oysters are awesome as are the poboys. They don't always have food service so you may want to check when you go in if you are there for food.

Luci B.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on November 23, 2015
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I wandered in on Halloween after the parade around the corner for some oysters. The bar was lively but not crowded, great rock music playing, sports on the TV. There were 2-3 bartenders behind the bar and they all seemed to be pointedly ignoring me, have no idea why. I made eye contact, smiled, and still they would pass me over for people just coming up to the bar, or to do nothing at all in a corner. At one point one even looked right at me and then went back to what she was doing. Don't get it man, it was the only service I had while in New Orleans that was less than fantastic.Finally a totally different bartender came behind the bar and got me a beer the moment she saw me. Even if you're sitting at the bar a waitress comes around to you for your food orders and she was nice. I got the char-grilled and raw oysters, and the raw oysters don't come on ice. Really odd. I get it's kinda divey here but that just doesn't seem good for the oysters. It's a fine enough place, if I were in the area I'd give it another shot.

Mistercap12  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on May 28, 2015
Joined 4 years ago
59 comments posted

Known as Mr B, this bar came highly recommended. Bring cash, as that is all they take. You'll order your food from a waitress and your drinks separately from the bar. We came for the crawfish and roasted oysters and we were not disappointed.

XXXbeast  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on May 19, 2015
Joined 5 years ago
92 comments posted

This is my regular spot, and has been for many years. I appreciate the back-of-house attempts to get the community inside and involved with projected show screenings. I watched the entire AHS-Coven series weekly in their rear courtyard. I have friends who go weekly for Game of Thrones. Stan, who runs the kitchen, is incredibly kind. He's one of those New Orleanians that you want all your out-of-town folks to meet so they walk away with a great impression of the city. His food is always spot on. It's not gourmet and it's not a hipster bar, so don't expect pretty plating or fancy ingredients. You ask for a burger, you get a burger. Know what I mean? I've had almost everything on the menu (multiple times). My favorites? Who Dat wings, Mardi Gras pasta, basic burger & fries, (love their cheese fries!), fried green tomatoes, and chargrilled oysters. Each time I get the oysters (4-5 times this year so far) they're a little bit better than the last time. The only thing I don't order anymore is their crawfish because it doesn't include potatoes/corn etc -- but the boil is GOOD, y'all. The bar itself is the soul of the place. It's where I watched the Saints win the super bowl, and that's a night I'll never forget. Sometimes it's got a divey feel and there will only be 2-3 folks at the bar. Other times there will be so many people watching a game you can't walk through. The bartender(s) are solid. Never had any complaints - just make sure you know what you want when you walk up and if it's busy, stick with something basic so they don't give you the side eye. If you walk in, and you probably will if you've made it this far in the review, tell Stan "WhatsNew" sent you. Cheers.

StripClub431  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on March 18, 2015
Joined 5 years ago
94 comments posted

If you haven't tried the Who Dat wings, you are missing out! What a gloriously messy treat! Great burgers, top-notch fries and fast, friendly service! Drinks are obtained separately from the bar-- ice cold beer and bartenders that know their trade! Great neighborhood bar, with great bar food and at least 20 big flat screens to watch games and they do special weekly screenings of tv shows! Don't forget crawfish when the season calls for it--- great boil!

Shelley N.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on March 14, 2015
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We stopped in here on a locals recommendation at the corner store. What a mistake. It was mid afternoon and the place had people, but wasn't crazy busy. We sat down at a bar table in the front... and waited ... and waited. I know this is the south, but there just seemed to be absolutely no service here and the bartender didn't even acknowledge us.While going to the bathroom, I noticed a back courtyard where they were steaming crawfish and outdoor tables with a waitress actually serving people, so we moved back there. The waitress was very nice and the service was great, but unfortunately the food fell far short. I asked what the recommendation would be for a great local food. She suggested the pork poboy. I've heard about how these are legendary so I went with it. Another mistake. The pork was dry and tasteless. The coleslaw wasn't even seasoned or anything - I could get this crap at my local grocery store up north. Where's the amazing sauces NoLa is known for? I had to put the fried pickles we ordered for an app on the sandwich so that it would have some taste. Really disappointed.

Mitch P.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on February 9, 2015
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This is the real "Locals Spot" MRB is the place you must go to get the local vibe. The eatery out back is a must.

Lori F.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on February 7, 2015
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Super laid back dive bar, friendly bartenders, and an adorable three-legged dog!

billtheguy12  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on January 24, 2015
Joined 5 years ago
80 comments posted

The WORST place we've ever been to. Were there Jan 19, 2015. Noticed sign over bar said cash only. Asked server about that as we were looking for lunch. Said we could pay for "lunch" with cards. Ok. Seated. Told everything they didn't have! Ordered but I REALLY wanted a roast beef po-boy. NONE on menu. Shrimp yes. Probably pop corn shrimp. Server BTW was high as a kite. After we placed our meal order, we asked for drinks. Aha! That's when we're told we can walk to the bar and get them ourselves --- and, oh, BTW, you have to pay cash for the drinks! Okay. That's it. Folded menus and walked out. It was a hole in the wall but we didn't want to eat at all the touristy places around. Holes in the wall are usually good. Johnny White's Hole in the Wall in the Quarter is better than this dump. Not to be confused with a dive. Sayanora. We won't be back.

Big Mike  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on January 13, 2015
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Who put the Ram in my asshole? You who!

Emily A.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on September 28, 2014
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Lovely atmosphere if you just want to disappear, watch some sports and hang out with a sweet, sweet dog. A great hole in the wall with killer boudin sausage. Also has pool, a patio and 13 TVs. Need to get your local sports bar fix? Look no further!

XhXeXy  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on August 17, 2014
Joined 10 years ago
146 comments posted

Local bar. Great place to watch sports! Leslie the day time bartender is a sweetheart! Actually, all the bartenders are great. JD the owner makes you feel welcome

Jeff S.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on July 17, 2014
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Awesome service, great atmosphere. Very welcoming, drinks are cheap, J. W the 3 legged dog will welcome you at the door. Great little local pub.

Gregory N.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on July 1, 2014
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Dive Bar, 13 of us sat out back and watched world cup on a big screen eating fresh and grilled oysters and assorted everything else from fried fish to po boys to jumbalaya to wings. All of it was good...only drawback is that you have to grab your beers in the bar at the front but it wasn't raining and we can all walk so that wasn't a huge issue. Fannie was our waitress and she was SPECTACULAR! she put up with our SH*T for a couple hours and we can be somewhat of an acquired taste. She was amazing as was the chef and other help there. Forgot to mention, this was our first crawfish experience and Fannie gave us the best tutorial ever. Fannie - if you're out there, we'll see you soon!

Colette H.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on June 13, 2014
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One of my favorite bars in NOLA! Staff and patrons are friendly and the food is great.

Melanie R.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on May 15, 2014
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Shea G.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on April 25, 2014
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Awesome local dive bar. But so nice to out of towners. Dog friendly place. Another patrons dog climbed into my lap and got comfy. I loved it. The food is great. Teriyaki wings were fantastic, fries are the best ever and the buffalo chicken PO boy was perfect with a little ranch. Tourists from CA had a great time watching the Sharks in the Playoffs here.

fritter17  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on April 20, 2014
Joined 7 years ago
156 comments posted

Immediately had to stop here just because of the smell of the crawfish and I'm definitely glad we did. We all enjoyed our food with the exception if the Jumbalaya pasta as it seemed to be a little bland. Our waitress was pretty knowledgable and definitely friendly when we asked some questions about the place and surrounding area. Small drawback is all drinks have to be ordered separately at the bar and the waitresses don't refill for you. Other than that, a nice little dive!

Thuy V.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on April 7, 2014
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The crawfish was excellent and bf's favorite. Other food was not so much and quite slow for some reason. Got the nachos and boudin sausage. Skip the nachos in my opinion, kind of bland. The wings I saw other people get looked really good. Boudin was ok, not quite my cup of tea. Restaurant is in the courtyard in the back of the bar and drinks are obtained at the bar. Ratings of our crawfish adventure:MRBFoodfest - Bayou BarnJ's Seafood DockFrench Market restaurantMarket Cafe

Weedman420  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on April 3, 2014
Joined 5 years ago
97 comments posted

The oyster Po boy was pretty bad. Bland, non-seasoned oysters were served on a dry French bread without any type of sauce. And there were dry shredded iceberg lettuce and a slice of tomato on the side. No sauce at all! Po boy was pretty bad.The service and the crawfish & corn bisque was good! Just eat bisque and don't get anything else.

Alysia G.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on March 31, 2014
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Huge raw oysters! Good blacked shrimp po boy. Bar service was average...took quite a while to order food, but once Misha came it was A-OK. Additional - mascot bar dog and the NCAA games playing made it a place I would go back to. Dozen raw oysters for $14 and they are huge, delicious and very clean. Trust me on this one, especially if ya like dive bars!

igor34  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on December 15, 2013
Joined 6 years ago
108 comments posted

It's sad. This place has such unique history and all it is now is a rundown sports bar. I'm pretty sure the Haunted Tours keeps this place in business.

XhXeXy  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on November 27, 2013
Joined 10 years ago
146 comments posted

Great place to catch a game - go Steelers! - and yummy, uh, shrimp sandwiches to boot!

tonycluber  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on November 1, 2013
Joined 6 years ago
116 comments posted

We love this place! Makes me wish we had found Johnny White's before the change. This is absolutely the best place in the quarter to "get right" after a long night. Open early, decent juke box, great bloody, awesome bartenders, and the coolest dog on 3 (or 4) legs in N.O. I don't know if he recognizes my wife or just likes all women but every time we walk in he brings her his ball. If you start to play you better be ready to stay awhile.......

Harrison69  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on October 13, 2013
Joined 7 years ago
128 comments posted

James C.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on September 22, 2013
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Bar is cash only, and drinks are ordered separately from food. ATM is available, with $3 ATM charge, but VERY FAIRLY PRICED DRINKS make up for it.Crawfish fried rice was awesome.Very quiet and dark, and nice getaway from touristy bars in the area.3-legged dog is super sweet and needs a extra hand for a back scratch!

maxxy1  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on May 18, 2013
Joined 10 years ago
159 comments posted

This bar is definitely off the beaten path. This is where the locals go for fantastic cheaply priced food. Waitress was extremely helpful as well. Love it!

Louis P.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on April 20, 2013
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This place is charming and I fell in love with it the second I saw their three legged dog hanging out with a basketball in front! He's a legend at this place and even has his own Facebook page!The bar is more for the locals but I highly recommend checking it out because they have a pool table, country music and a hidden gem of a restaurant in the back that has craw fish by the pound! I'm not kidding when I say this is the best bargain for food in all of the French Quarter. The folks who work here are friendly and the beer prices are good, there's also some Louisiana history to check out.Probably the best bang for your buck with the beer and food combo in the entire area, a must visit!

Daniel Y.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on March 23, 2013
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shrimp and grits = win

AssnTits5  on  Mississippi River Bottom

posted on August 23, 2012
Joined 10 years ago
171 comments posted

MRB = Mississippi River Bottom - Great place to relax, enjoy a drink, pet the infamous 3 legged dog (His name is JW), drink some more, chat with the bartenders (Kelly, Allie, Pete), drink even more and watch the olympics. It felt like a place that I could become a regular in. Unpretentious and non-touristy. Gotta love that in New Orleans! Dogs allowed - cash only - smoking allowed (it is New Orleans after all).

Steve H.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on February 11, 2012
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In town for the Bama beatdown of LSU and happened to stumble onto this place. What a great find! Watched the Giants roll the Falcons while drinking reasonably priced beer and eating great food. Yeah, it's a dive. Yeah, there's a dog. So what? Still a great place to catch a game.

Kolton M.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on January 26, 2012
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Some friends of mine were down for the summer and happened to stumble across MRB while exploring NOLA. They came back raving about how they discovered one of the best dive bars that serves great food. So when we were in NOLA for the National Championship (Roll Tide!) it was a must stop for them. They were not joking when they said this place has FANTASTIC food. The shrimp etouffee deserves 5 stars in it's own right. It would also be impolite of me not to give credit to Meredith the waitress for making it such an enjoyable experience.

Becky C.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on June 18, 2011
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Karen N.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on April 6, 2011
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MRB = MBF; Me Being Full.This place is amazing. I don't know how I walked out of this place with my pants still buttoned because the fried crawfish ravioli was out of this world. Yes, I did indeed say that the ravioli was FRIED. It had this remoulade (spelling?) heaved on top of it with speckles of crawfish intermittently topped all over the place... I don't know how to describe it better than just - decadent.I had other food too. But this this friend beauty deserves a trophy. If I had one to give, even like a high school swim meet medal in the bottom of my sock drawer somewhere... I would give it to MRB.

Vincent N.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on January 17, 2011
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HEY TOURISTS!! Get your crab and shrimp here!! You can get it by the pound or all you can eat. Dungeness or snow crab and huge whole gulf shrimp. Mark boils all in a concoction of seasoning and veggies and delivers right from pot to your table. We had the all-you-can eat dungeness crab for $30. IT WAS FANTASTIC. We also had some incredible jambalaya that had turkey and alligator sausage. And the food staff were all very friendly and attentive. Now if food from a dive bar bothers you, or you need your ass wiped every 2 minutes by a sparkling dressed staff with a spotless environment, then pass on this place. But if you want quality food with fun folks, then this is your place.

Doug W.  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on December 24, 2010
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Good place to watch a football game; Went back recently. They have a new chef, food was great. I had grilled fish tacos with cream goat cheese and mango salsa; YUM and big too

Bill  on Mississippi River Bottom

posted on August 16, 2005
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We are a Bi couple who would like to come to your club would we be welcome?