Step inside Camellia Grill, a beloved New Orleans diner located on the corner of S Carrollton Avenue and South Claiborne Street, and you’ll instantly feel transported back in time. This iconic restaurant has been an integral part of the city’s cultural experience since 1946, serving up homestyle cooking that remains largely unchanged to this day.
From the moment you enter, it’s easy to see why Camellia Grill is so beloved; the building itself retains much of its original charm while its interior provides a cozy atmosphere with its checkered floors and classic lunch counter stools surrounded by booths. It's also home to some of the most delicious comfort food in town including their famous hamburgers made from fresh-ground beef served with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles on homemade buns. Other favorites include their unique egg dishes composed of tasty combinations like pimento cheese omelettes and bacon & eggs over buttered Texas toast.
On any given day, Camellia Grill can easily be spotted from afar—its consistent line of people stretching all the way down South Claiborne. Despite its teeming lines though; service remains incredibly swift due to its efficiency-driven ‘counter order method’ where patrons have their orders taken right at their seats by waiters slicing through the lines at lightning speed.