Eat & Drink

Come Back Inn

8016 W Metairie Ave, Metairie, LA 70003, USA 70003

Restaurant Review

Why It's Essential

The only restaurant in a wide circle centered on the intersection of West Metairie and David Drive, the Come Back Inn has a big population of local people on which to draw. It has served them well enough to stay busy most of the time, with a mix of working people at lunch and family types at dinner. They eat generous platters of standard New Orleans dishes, poor boys, and a rather famous muffuletta.


The West Metairie location opened in the mid-1960s, with a mostly Italian menu with emphasis on pizza and the muffuletta--a high point since Day One. In the 1980s it evolved into a poor boy and seafood cafe with Creole specials. They opened a second location in Kenner--never quite as good as the original--in the 2000s.

Dining Room

Better creature comforts than the average poor boy shop, but a little less atmospheric than the typical local neighborhood cafe.

For Best Results

Ask for the server's opinion about the daily specials. Some are much better than others. The muffuletta is best served on warmed bread but with the meats and cheeses unheated. Side dishes feed two.

Bonus Information

Attitude 1
Environment 0
Hipness 0
Local Color 0
Service 0
Value 1
Wine 0