Looking for another option for traditional New Orleans food when you stay at the Avenue Inn? Just over a mile from our bed and breakfast at 3121 Magazine Street is Ignatius Eatery. Serving traditional New Orleans flavors mixed with a bit of the everyday so everyone can leave full and happy, the restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors alike!
Named after a the comedic hero in the book A Confederacy of Dunces, owner Jerry Roppolo’s restaurant moved to its current location from a location further upriver. Now in its second year of existence at the new address, Ignatius Eatery has settled into a bright, comfortable little restaurant with quirky “New Orleans glam” decor on the inside. Outside, you can take advantage of sidewalk seating or courtyard seating on nicer days, perfect for people-watching or just enjoying the weather.
Ignatius offers a full menu of Po’Boy sandwiches including Roast Beef (which even locals rave about), Shrimp, Oyster, Pork, and Gator. For those craving a more standard American fare, hamburgers are also on the menu. All come with fries, which some say are the best in the city!
Enjoy a small plate on the side like the homemade Macaroni and Cheese (with bacon), Pork and Jalapeno Boudin, Alligator Sausage, or Shrimp and Grits.
Classic Cajun soups of gumbo and corn & crab bisque (or ‘maque choux’) are a great accompaniment to a classic salad with a NOLA twist.
As for dinners – well, there’s something for everyone from pastas, redfish, trout, catfish, boudin meatloaf, and Creole favorites like Jambalaya, etouffee, and red beans & rice. You can even sample the gamut of Creole dishes with the Bayou Platter.
Save room for dessert and try their decadent Bread Pudding – not too big with a dense texture to offset the whiskey sauce. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and deliciousness!
Open for lunch and dinner through the week and on Saturday from 11am to 10pm daily (11pm on Fridays). If you’re in the mood for an extravagant brunch on your way out of town on a weekend, Ignatius is open for brunch form 11am to 3pm. With its convenient location, Ignatius Eatery is a great spur-of-the-moment option when you want someplace close to the inn, or it is a logical stop during a tour of Magazine Street.