I was told that the chili omelet was the reason to go here, so that's what I ordered---a HUGE 3 egg omelet deliciously overflowing with spicy chili! MMMMM! The chicory is a plus as well, My mama used to make Luzianne Chicory coffee when I was growing up, and learned to love it then. This place is right at a big turn in the streetcar, which is a fun way to get here, for breakfast or lunch.
Favorite Dish: Chili Omelet
the camellia grille is a very popular hamburger joint located in carrollton. because of it's proxminity to the loyola and tulane campuses the camellia grille gets a large college student clientelle. a fun inexpensive place to eat in carrollton. when you are in carrollton and like to drink beer be sure to walk down the street to cooter brown's tavern. they have the largest beer selection in the city of new orleans.
If you'd like to get away from it all, take the St. Charles line to Camellia grill located in uptown New Orleans. The ride itself is a treat but the service, atmosphere and food that awaits you at the end of your trek will be unmatched. A popular place for breakfast among uptowners, this place boasts a menu to whet anyone's appetite.
Don’t be surprised if there is a line of eager, hungry diners. You will find an eclectic mix of locals, tourists, and students from nearby Tulane University, just blocks away. It’s definitely worth the wait.
Favorite Dish: While there is no one signature dish, the Chef Special omelet is a real house specialty: bacon, ham, onion, Swiss and American cheeses and French fries all held together with lighter than air eggs whipped in a blender. This concoction is cooked on a flat grill, gently folded and then blanketed with a most delicious, rich chili. Finally, the plate is crowned with French fries and delivered piping hot.
I have eaten here for just under 70 years. The superannuation of the owners and Katrina led to its closing although it was not damaged by the flood. It has new owners and has been refurbished but maintains the old "at the counter" seating. It reopened yesterday. Miraculously they have found their old wait-staff and cooks. The menu is the same as before, with hamburgers and chili omelettes and pecan waffles as the leading items plus coconut cream and pecan pie among other long-time favorites. The biggest change is that they now accept credit cards. Be sure to specify what type of coffee you drink, this is a place that serves chicory coffee if you want it.
Favorite Dish: Coconut cream pie . Don't you know why? My better half eats the pecan pie.
Old fashioned diner New Orleans style! Great for breakfast or late night eating after a night on Bourbon Street! Expect a wait. The food is served fast and fresh and cooked on a grill in front of you - very very greasy. Omlettes are amazing for breakfast. Late night get a burger, frozen chocolate shake that WILL give you brain freeze or try a slice of their amazing apple pie served warm with ice cream. The waiters are friendly and really cool. Always a long line, but moves fast and worth the wait.
In the heart of the Riverbend area, Camellia has the design of a 1950's lunch counter. The weaving countertop and spinning barstools cram guests close together and right up against the grill. The talkative and inquisitive wait staff takes to joking, rapping and singing while dishing out enormous omelets and greasy burgers.
Favorite Dish: Breakfast food at its greasy best! Chocolate shakes and pecan pie from heaven.
The food is "diner-style" and it is mouth-watering good. However, over the past few years, because of it's popularity, I've been disappointed to see the prices skyrocket.
Favorite Dish: Burgers, chili cheese fries and chocolate cherry freezes!
For breakfast with a New Orleans attitude, Camelia Grille fits the bill. This is THE most famous breakfast place in New Orleans, and the food is definitely great. The line will probably be pouring out into the street, but if you don't mind the wait, then I would definitely recommend this place. The servers are pretty crazy, and are more likely to serve you a line of B.S. about New Orleans or their life more than they are bacon, eggs and toast. Very cool place though.
Favorite Dish: Anything breakfast will be good. But, HEY remember.... you're in the SOUTH, get some grits!
The Camellia Grill is an old-fashioned diner. There's limited seating on round stools around the counter...no tables. Seats are provided inside for waiting, and when those are full you wait outside. It's worth the wait!
Favorite Dish: For breakfast you can get omlettes prepared and served in an individual sized skillet. The waffles (try the pecan) are another specialty.
For lunch and dinner, the Camellia Grill is known for it's big sloppy burgers covered in grilled onions.
The pecan pie is amazing. You can get it with a plain or chocolate crust. I recommend the plain because the chocolate makes it just too sweet. A scoop of ice cream, however, makes it perfect.
Favorite Dish: Potato, Cheese, Onion, Chili Omlette with a side of Grits and a piece of Pecan Pie warmed on the grill with ice cream.
'Camellia Grill' is world famous but it is very crowded. I like the hamburger and fries when the breakfast crowd thins out later in the day.