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Manale's Restaurant

1838 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
Mediterranean, Italian, European
Closed Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
(504) 895-4877Directions★ Review
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Regular Hours
Mon - Sat
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

General Info

This vintage Uptown standby has been serving its famous New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp since 1913, in a casual ambiance with paper-covered tables and French bread in brown bags. The shrimp are not actually barbequed, but cooked in a delectable, peppery butter sauce. Sit down and strap on a bib; the mess will be worth it. If you prefer oysters over shrimp, take a seat at Pascal s oyster bar in the front of the restaurant, where a friendly shucker will provide as many mollusks as you can muster an appetite for.
Home Of The Original BBQ Shrimp and Oyster Bar

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All Major Credit Cards Accepted


Uptown Near Carrollton


Seafood Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, BBQ Shrimp, Barbequed Shrimp, Oyster Bar


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  • I was recently searching the y...
    by  on 06/28/2011

    I was recently searching the for some new uptown restaurants that my husband and I haven't tried. I came across Pascal's which is one of our favorites and read the below review and had to pass a comment along. I have to completely disagree. For the past 15 years I have been a regular customer at Pascal's Manale. Never have I ever been disappointed. The food and service is always up to par. This restaurant is family owned and it has the "old" New Orleans vibe which is definitely rare to come by anymore in the city. The restaurant was given some updates after Katrina which are lovely and kept the same ambiance as before the storm. As for the food, every dish is a good dish. Whatever the specials are, I highly recommend getting them. They oysters Rockefeller & Bienville are amazing, the oyster bar rocks. Also I love how family friendly the restaurant is, as well. If anyone has had a bad experience here, I would definitely recommend giving it another try. It may have been a bad night.

  • Dissatisfied
    by  on 06/03/2010

    Pascal was recommended from several friends. We had very poor service by our waiter and the food did not live up to the recommendations. After we told friend of our experience, they recommended to wrote to Pascals. I sent an email with no response. I sent another email and was thanked for my reservations. I would not recommend going to Pascals until they improve to the higher standard they once had. Very disappointed.

  • Does not disappoint
    by  on 08/07/2009

    Amazing barbecued shrimp, oysters and shrimp pasta. I have never ordered anything I didn't like at this restaurant. It is a Louisiana legend for good reason. The servers are friendly, and the food is authentic Louisiana cuisine.

  • Famous but the food's not that great.
    by  on 04/18/2009

    I should have ordered the famous barbecue shrimp, so I won't be too hard on Pascal Manale. But the fish and pasta I ordered were terribly bland.

  • don't waste your time
    by  on 03/28/2009

    I live in New Orleans and I won't waste my time at this restaurant. There is nothing special about the food and the owners blatent disregard for the guest is the only thing that sets them apart. It's New Orleans - there's no shortage of places to get oysters and BBQ shrimp (think Mr. B's) and there's also no shortage of great restaurants that know how to treat their customers. The service is truly horrible and the owners and managers could care less. Mark this off your list.

  • It's all about the oysters, baby!
    by  on 07/30/2005

    Louisiana oysters are the name of the game, and the man you want to see is Thomas. Bob and Mark, the owners, know where to get the best, tastiest, freshest oysters around and Thomas serves them up with giant slice of larger-than-life, southern hospitality at it's finest. He's got the best stories and he takes care of you, so remember to take care of him. Weather you like 'em small or big he'll hook you up. They also grill these tasty shelled morsels a-la bienville or rockafella'. Not to mention the barbecued shrimp...

    by  on 03/15/2005

    This is one of the best restaurants you will ever eat at......the history to this place is amazing.

  • FUN FUN FUN!!!!
    by  on 07/29/2002

    This is absoultly my favorite restaurant in N.O. The only problem I have is that I get full before I can eat all that I want to eat. We always start with raw oysters from the oyster bar, which is a blast!!! Then if the place is really packed, we order another drink and stand around to visit with friends. We all have our favorites. Mine is to start out with Escargo, then the Greek Salad (which I share with my husband), then the best in the world Barbque Shrimp!!!! If you are not just about to POP, try the pecan pie for desert. I have told many of my friends about this restaurant and now they also go there whenever they are in town.

    by  on 07/22/2002

    On our first trip to this restaurant we had a 2 year old in tow, and they were obviously not anxious to seat us, and we eventually left. I was stilll curious because it is an intriguing place. So against my firm principals on not rewarding poor service, I have returned twice on subsequent visits, and quite enjoyed it. No - the ""barbequed"" shrimp are not smothered in BBQ sauce, and the ""heads on"" presentation might be intimidating and possibly unappetizing to someone who did not realize that shrimp actually have heads (and eyes, and long long whiskers). This place is not a culinary superstar, but is a completely worthwhile and enjoyable experience.


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