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Top 8 Turtle Soups in New Orleans (part 1)

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - A traditional dish of Louisiana, Turtle Soup has a dark color and flavorful taste that's actually closer to a stew. Turtles used are usually snapping turtles from farms. Read on to find eight restaurants in New Orleans that serve this delicious turtle soup.

1. Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave New Orleans, LA 70130 - (504)899-8221

Commander's Palace often comes first in mind when talking about turtle soup. The restaurant serves modern New Orleans cuisine with ingredients from local farms and bayou. Its Turtle Soup au Sherry has been featured in several publications as an authentic Louisiana favorite.

2. Brennan's Restaurant

417 Royal St New Orleans, LA 70130 - (504)525-9711

Brennan's is inspired by French and Spanish cuisine to spice up the seasonal offerings. Served as an appetizer, the turtle soup is made of 100% turtle meat, brown butter spinach, grated egg, and aged sherry.

3. Ralph's on the Park

900 City Park Ave New Orleans, LA 70119 - (504)488-1000

Ralph's on the Park is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers globally-inspired local cuisine. Turtle Soup topped with sherry is featured on the lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menu. Guests can order three appetizers, including turtle soup, with a glass of featured wine for $33. The restaurant also provides an online order service for curbside pickup.

4. Mandina's Restaurant

3800 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70119 - (504)482-9179

Since 1932, Mandina's has been New Orleans' favorite restaurant for authentic Italian dishes and seafood home-style cooking. It serves Homemade Turtle Soup au Sherry along with other soup options like Seafood Gumbo and Oyster & Artichoke Soup.

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