500BestSquareGrilled Pork Chop @ Mandina’s

I remember having a pork chop at Mandina’s a long time ago, with red beans. It was one of those thin, overcooked jobs that the old-style neighborhood restaurants were famous for. Needed the beans to make it moist enough to swallow. I carried that image in my mind until one day my wife ordered the pork chop. What came out was completely different: a nice, thick, bone-in chop, seared here and there, juicy throughout. And excellent by any standard.


Mandina’s. Mid-City: 3800 Canal. 504-482-9179.

Mandina’s. Mandeville: 4240 La 22. 985-674-9883. This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.

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  1. Ann melancon on July 27, 2015

    We have going to Mandina’s for years it’s THE best food in New Orleans .. We love the people there and the waiters and bar tenders are the best.If u go to New Orleans and don’t go there u are missing out..