The Top Four Haunted Restaurants in New Orleans


New Orleans has long been steeped in horror stories such as ghosts, vampires, and voodoo. This makes New Orleans the perfect place to visit during October, especially for Halloween.

Muriel’s Jackson Square

Muriel’s Jackson Square is a restaurant located in the heart of the legendary French Quarter of New Orleans. There are many accounts of paranormal activity and encounters from locals and tourists alike. Most infamously, the ghost of Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan supposedly haunts this area. Visitors of the restaurant say they feel an eerie presence from time to time, see apparitions, and hear voices that are not there. The restaurant keeps a table open for the spirit each night to satisfy it.

Brennan’s Restaurant

The ghost of Owen Brennan, the founder of Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans, is said to haunt the establishment. Employees and visitors have accounts of spotting him, smelling his old cologne, and even feeling his breath on their necks.

Antoine’s Restaurant

Antoine’s Restaurant is not only known for its delectable food but for its haunted reputation, as well. The spirits that supposedly haunt the establishment are the restaurant’s founder, Antoine Alciatore, and a former waitress of his, Julie. Many people say they were secretly together when they were alive, and this is backed up by accounts of people seeing their ghosts together. People also claim to hear them calling out each others names.

Arnaud’s Restaurant

Since 1918, Arnaud’s Restaurant of New Orleans has received great reviews and recognition for its culinary prowess. While enjoying a fan favorite dish such as their Creole Gumbo, or Shrimp Arnaud, one may smell the distinct waft of a cigar. The restaurant is non-smoking, however, and these occasional scents are attributed to the spirit of Mr. Arnaud, the restaurant’s original owner, who loved smoking cigars while working.

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