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Join the Party at Our New Orleans Cajun-Creole Restaurant

Bring your family and come on in to The Governor—the winner of the popular vote! We've got your breakfast and brunch, midday mealtime, and delectable dinners covered. Our Cajun Creole restaurant in New Orleans has something for everyone—including a good time.

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Visit Our Cajun Creole Restaurant

What better place to celebrate food, friends, and family than the heart of the French Quarter? Our platform is classic Louisiana flavor you love with a playful twist, served as an homage to our colorful NOLA culture and storied heritage. Show up with your cheeky side and your flair for the dramatic and let The Governor handle the rest.

Scandalously Good Cajun and Creole Food

We take life with a grain of salt and our New Orleans cuisine with a hearty dash of Louisiana spice. With a full ballot of favorites, from seafood to salads, there's something here for everyone. If it's oysters you're craving, you won't be disappointed; we've got them every which way. Fancy a drink to wash it all down? We hope you like it strong!

Friends of The Governor rave about our creative twists on their Louisiana favorites, our bartenders' heavy hands, and our festive atmosphere. Make a reservation at our New Orleans Cajun Creole restaurant on Chartres Street in the French Quarter today and join the party at The Governor!

Fried Alligator

Marinated alligator perfectly fried and served with remoulade sauce

Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade

Crispy fried green tomatoes topped with seasoned, grilled Gulf shrimp, corn relish, creole deviled egg & Louisiana rémoulade dressing

Gulf Seafood & Spinach Artichoke Dip

Topped with feta, pita chips

Chargrilled Gulf Shrimp

Blackened tail-on fresh Gulf shrimp, garlic lemon butter with toasted garlic bread

Blasted Brussels Sprouts

Mayhaw pepper jelly

Fried Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Gulf shrimp, Applewood bacon

Gulf Crab & Shrimp Cakes

Governor's slaw, camp sauce

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Panéed with garlic lemon butter

Cajun "Peppa'jack" Boudin Bombs

A blend of pepper jack cheese, ground beef, pork, rice, onions, peppers and seasonings, fried and served with jalapeno ranch - A Cajun tradition!

Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

Creole potato salad

Crawfish Boil Soup

Boil seasoned, corn, potato, trinity

Grilled Chicken Club

Marinated chicken breast served grilled or fried over mixed greens, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, bacon crumbles and shredded cheddar

Mayhaw Glazed Fried Shrimp Salad

Cucumber, tomato, peanuts, cabbage spring mix, sesame ginger dressing

Blackened Shrimp Caesar Salad

Garlic croutons; +substitute chicken

Iced Raw Oysters on the Half Shell

Served ice cold with cocktail sauce & horseradish

Bacon-Horseradish Gratin

Panko crusted

Brie & Roasted Garlic Butter

Sweet butter


Crabmeat & Gulf shrimp stuffing, garlic lemon butter

Gulf Fish Platter


Oyster Platter


Gulf Shrimp Platter


Combo Platter

Pick two!

Fried Shrimp Poboy


Blackened Shrimp Poboy

Pork belly trinity, tomato, lettuce, camp sauce, french bread

Southern Fried Fish Poboy


Fried Oyster Poboy


Fried Potato Poboy

Handcut crispy sweet & russet potatoes, pork belly trinity, white cheddar

The Governor's Po'boy

Blackened Gulf shrimp served atop fried green tomatoes with New Orleans rémoulade dressing

Black Angus Cheeseburger

Angus beef patty grilled the way you like it, dressed with lettuce, tomato, camp sauce, and pickle Your choice of American, cheddar, feta, or swiss Add Applewood-Smoked Bacon $2

Shrimp & Crab Cake Sandwich

Crispy cake, governor's slaw, tomato, camp sauce, toasted brioche

Crispy Chicken Melt

Buttermilk fried chicken breast, cheddar, governor's slaw, mayhaw pepper jelly, sourdough; +substitute grilled chicken

The Peacemaker

Fried oysters & Gulf shrimp, lettuce, tomato, camp sauce, sourdough

Cowboy Burger

Angus beef patty, bacon, cheddar, grilled onion, and creole bbq sauce

Taste of New Orleans

Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, Crawfish Étouffée, Red Beans & Rice, Jambalaya

Pasta Nola

Grilled Gulf shrimp, roasted garlic, red gravy, mushrooms, grape tomato, parmesan, linguine

Election Day Red Beans & Rice

Buttermilk fried chicken, andouille, jalapeño puppy

Blackened Redfish

Fresh Louisiana catch blackened with Cajun seasonings and served with brussel sprouts and jambalaya

Buttermilk Chicken & Waffle

Fried chicken breast, belgian waffle, fig & cane syrup, fresh fruit

Blackened Shrimp & Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun seasoned chicken and sausage jambalaya topped with blackened Gulf shrimp; +substitute chicken

Vieux Carre Redfish

Blackened redfish topped with our chargrilled Gulf shrimp in a garlic lemon butter with cajun jambalaya

Shrimp Clemenceau

Sweet peas, mushroom, brabant potatoes, roasted garlic, sweet cream corn grits

Redfish N'awlins

Blackened redfish topped with crawfish étouffée and jambalaya

Cajun Stuffed Fish

Gulf fish fillet stuffed with Gulf shrimp and crabmeat dressing, baked and topped with étouffée, served with brussel sprouts and jambalaya

Crawfish Étouffée

Louisiana crawfish sautéed in a traditional Creole stew, topped with steamed white rice
Overhead shot of french toast and eggs and a bloody mary from brunch restaurant The Governor in New Orleans,LA
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Oyster platter and other appetizers from American restaurant The Governor in New Orleans, LA
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