"If you find yourself on wait for a table, treat yourself to a large order of powdered beignets. Many New Orleans natives have claimed that they are better than the ones served at the famous Café du Monde" Best Soul Food, Orlando Sentinel

"Using family recipes, Tibby's delivers satisfying N’Awlins cooking, with the jambalaya-crawfish-filé gumbo as the standout." Orlando Magazine

"As for the entrees, we shared and raved about the taste." Tampa Bay Times

"Even when the Saints aren’t marching in the Super Bowl, Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen leans heavily toward festive. Bourbon Street-slash-Mardi-Gras décor with a bit of Louisiana folk art panache creates the vibe… You’ll find Tibby’s pours a hurricane worthy of a few strands of beads." 10 Best USA Today



Walter Tabony (Tibby) was born in the Big Easy. He was a kid during the Great Depression. He was a teen while fighting in brutal battles in the Pacific during World War II. After the war he built his home in the Lower 9th Ward & built a fish camp on Bayou Bienvenue. In September 2005 he found shelter in the Superdome but lost everything to the waters of Katrina. Tibby was a survivor. He had been married to his wife Rita since 1945. He had been a fan of the Saints since 1967.   Tibby would brag of his plans if the Saints ever made the Super Bowl: “Breakfast would be beignets at Café du Monde at the French Market & then a two-block walk for Bloody Mary’s at the Court of Two Sisters. Catch a Mardi Gras parade on Canal Street & grab an oyster Po’boy at Johnny’s in the Quarter. I would then stroll over to the Superdome parking lot for tailgating & enjoy an early dinner at Galatoire’s. Taste some Hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s & then watch the Saints win the Super Bowl at the Old Absinthe House. I would head back to Canal Street for another parade & then close out the night on Bourbon Street. After the celebration, I would sleep all day on Monday.”   Tibby lived to be 93. He was an uncle who would share his stories & shared his love. We created this place in his honor.