Dorignac's Food Center
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
3.4/5 rDev -10.3%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My aunt and uncle picked me up a couple of 6 packs for christmas this past year, and they got them from Dorignac's. I was in Metairie the other day, figured I'd stop by.
Walking in the store is a bit of a time warp. It's got an old time feel to it. Nothing fancy, but it works to give it that family owned, small vibe.
Beer selection is pretty decent. They have a good amount, and they have a lot of uncommon offerings. They have a decent amount of singles available as well, and pricing for packs and singles are fair. They do have sales or clearance items, so I did pick up a few brews I'd never tried for about a buck.
Employees where scarce as I traversed the store, but there was one stocking beer, and never acknowledged my presence during the 5-10 minutes I was browsing.
I would definitely stop by again next time I'm in the area to pick up something not offered close to home.
05-30-2010 18:10:40 | More by EgadBananas
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
Dorignac's is a standard grocery store with a better beer selection than you would expect to see down here. They have a wealth of fairly standard sixers and 4 packs including Sam Adams, SN, Flying Dog, Abita, North Coast, Anchor and Young's Double Chocolate. For single bottles, I remember seeing Delirium, Lindemans, Chimay, North Coast, Orval, Thomas Hardy's Ale, Ayinger, St. Bernardus, Corsendonk, and Duchesse de Bourgogne among others. Also saw a couple Rogue bombers that aren't commonly available at other stores in the area. This is a grocery store, and not centered around beer, so don't expect knowledgeable service to be quick at hand. I was offered assistance at least once but I turned it down...probably should have pretended I needed help just to see if the guy knew his stuff.
One of the best parts about this place is that their prices are among the fairest I've seen in Louisiana. There are some items that Martin and Whole Foods charge $1-2 more per bottle, just down the road. Overall, not the greatest selection, but far better than any other local grocery I've been to. Often times I find myself on Veterans for other reasons, and can't resist the temptation to at least check the place out again. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
11-23-2009 22:49:16 | More by Vengeance526
3.7/5 rDev -2.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
A family owned grocery store since the 1940's, Dorignac's has done me right each time I have visited. Whereas I can't give high points for service, their selection pales anything back in Mississippi. They carry lots of varieties of beer, along with a huge wine and liquor selection. On my last visit, the winter seasonals were starting to show up. Their stock included several types of Sam Adams, Anchor, Lazy Magnolia, Flying Dog, Abita, macrobrews, and Sierra Nevada, by six pack and some by the case.
They also have a small but decent singles selection. All 3 Chimays, several Rogues, St. Bernardus, Lindemans, Unibroue, North Coast, some German singles, Belgian singles, and many, many others.
This place is recommended if you find yourself in this part of town. It's not the greatest beer store in New Orleans, but for a poor sucker coming from the deprived state of Mississippi, it's a little slice of heaven.
11-22-2009 10:10:01 | More by KrisPaulk77
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I go to Dorignac's whenever I'm looking for imports or the latest Abita. I make that trip about once a month and check out with a basket of beer and liquor.
It's funny that Martin Wine Cellar has been mentioned as at least for a while, Dorignac's beer buyer was a former Martin Wine Cellar beer buyer. I met him a few times in the store, but it's been a while.
If anyone noticed that the price of Hogaarden dropped and Franzikaner went up a few years ago, he's why. He went through and corrected the pricing. As Franziskaner was one of my regular's back then and I was buying Hogaarden for others, it balanced out for me. More importantly, Aventinus dropped a bit.
So, they carry everything typical (BMC); some American craft brews like Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Full Sail, and local favorite Abita; plus German, Belgian, English, Irish, and other European imports.
They always stock up on the Abita Seasonals like Strawberry.
Quality isn't a problem as they seem to sell a lot of beer.
If you have questions or are looking for something, you will find someone to answer your questions.
02-23-2008 19:19:13 | More by TeeCee
3.3/5 rDev -12.9%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Alright I went to Dorignacs to scout out the competition. I have to say their selection isn't that bad. Their beer is a normal beer selection( BMC products) with some nice crafts thrown in. They had some Jolly Pumpkins ( La Roja, Oro De Calabaza, Bam Biere), North Coast, ACME, even some beers I've never seen and some beers that I didn't think were being distributed in LA anymore. Overall the experience wasn't bad at all and I'll go over there if we aren't carrying a product that they are carrying.
09-30-2007 02:20:43 | More by Beerbuddha
4.45/5 rDev +17.4%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
When people come into new orleans, it seems martin wine cellar is first mentioned for where to buy beer. Dorignacs should now be right up there as well.
As far as quality goes, it's good... no problems with the beers or storing that i know of. 6 packs and bottles are tightly resting next to one another in a good order.
Service is good. Dan is the one in charge of the beers there. He knows his stuff and is very willing to help you out with anything.
Selection is good as well. They have a very nice array of styles, and a few single bottles i havent seen at other stores around here. They keep it updated quite frenquently; everytime i go in there i see a new beer.
Value is good as well. I didnt find anything i thought was expensive... every price seems normal, with a few that are a little cheaper than other places.
Overall a great place to check out. It's pretty much across the street from martin, so why not take a look. i'm positive you'll find some beers you'll love that you cant get at martin's- in fact, i'd say the selection is now better here than martins. Check it out.
01-10-2006 01:37:24 | More by acrawf6
3.7/5 rDev -2.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is right down the street from the Martin Wine in Metairie, which I'd probably choose over visiting Dorignac's if I only had time for one place. The beer is located in the large liquor store section of the supermarket. The selection at Dorignac's is very good by Louisiana standards, plenty of English, German, and Belgian choices. Plus many other beers from random parts of the globe. As with all of Louisiana, the selection of US craft beer is limited to local choices and a few large craft beer companies such as Rogue, Sierra Nevada, and Samuel Adams. The choice of beer singles is decent. Service seemed to be in line with a typical supermarket, nothing special. Prices were average for the standards for Louisiana. This isn't a bad place to pick up beer, but isn't worth a long drive. The best beer store in the entire New Orleans area is the "in town" Martin Wine Cellar.
05-05-2005 18:38:35 | More by Gagnonsux
Dorignac's Food Center in Metairie, LA
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