Award Winning Barbecue

Every year, Frey competes in Hogs for the Cause to support pediatric brain cancer patients

Craft Cocktails

Enjoy over 50 different whiskeys and 45 different beers at our hand-built bar

Starts at the smoker!

Traditional barbecue alongside inventive dishes from Chef Ray Gruezke of Rue 127

For takeout: (504) 488-RIBS

delivery available on WAITR


Open seven days a week from 11:00 to 9:00 Sun-Wed, 11:00 to 10:00 Thu-Sat at 4141 Bienville in Mid-City Market, we serve more than just award-winning barbecue. Come get burgers and salads for lunch with friends, or bring the whole family for dinner and milkshakes. Call for reservations at (504) 488-RIBS, or just stop by.

Nothing pairs better with barbecue than a cold drink. Our hand-built, 18 foot bar carries over 45 different beers and over 50 different whiskeys. Enjoy a beer on the patio while watching the game, or sit at the bar with a craft cocktail.

About Frey

Frey became a local meat packing company in 1865, operating for over 120 years. Once a Louisiana institution, we hope to honor its memory.


The Menu

Our menu pulls a little from our barbecue team and a little from Chef Gruezke’s fine-dining pedigree.


See what we’ve been up to: barbecue competitions, amateur construction, and delicious food!


Bring back an old New Orleans memory with a little different twist on BBQ.

What they say about us…

you can say these too...

"Inspired by Hogs for the Cause, bistro chef plans Mid-City barbecue restaurant"

− -The New Orleans Advocate

"Rue 127 Will Open Frey Smoked Meat Co. in Mid City Market"

− Eater New Orleans

"Gruezke started starting taking barbecue seriously while competing in the annual Hogs for the Cause cookout. In 2014, Gruezke’s team, also called Frey Smoked Meat Co., won top honors for its ribs."

− The Times-Picayune