Finding The Flavors Of New Orleans In Bryan

In August 2005, as the Gulf Coast braced for the impacts of oncoming Hurricane Katrina, Korey Thomas and his family fled New Orleans and headed west. They managed to find their way to Bryan-College Station a couple days later, receiving a warm welcome from one of the friendliest communities in America. They decided to stick around for awhile, and now 15 years later they’re still here sharing the flavors of their home city with residents and visitors in Aggieland.

The Remnant of Nawlins has been serving classic Cajun fare that will transport you right to the French Quarter since 2014. After being asked by locals for years to prepare Cajun dishes for holidays and special events, the Thomas family decided it was time to open their very own restaurant. Originally operating out of a convenience store in College Station, The Remnant of Nawlins now stands alone as a local hotspot on Groesbeck, just south of Historic Downtown Bryan.

“I want us to give people a chance to taste my culture, our culture, what we were raised up on.” – Korey Thomas, Owner

The Remnant of Nawlins is a must-try in Bryan, offering cajun favorites like poboys, crawfish, gumbo, and more. They even offer seasonal items throughout the year, like King Cake on select days during Mardi Gras.

Photos Courtesty of The Remnant of Nawlins

Owner Korey Thomas told The Eagle, “We’ve been fortunate. One thing we offer is that we give people the opportunity to taste New Orleans cuisine, to get New Orleans-type food without having to pay the gas to get there,” he said with a laugh. “I want us to give people a chance to taste my culture, our culture, what we were raised up on.”

Read more of the Thomas Family’s inspiring story in The Eagle here, and then make sure to experience The Remnant of Nawlins for yourself.

Do you have a favorite restaurant in Bryan with an inspiring story of its own? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know at

Hotels Near The Remnant of Nawlins:

LaSalle Hotel
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Chris Riggins

Chris is the Destination Marketing Manager for Destination Bryan. Originally from North Texas, Chris has called Bryan-College Station home since 2014. Chris is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University’s Recreation, Park & Tourism Science program. When he’s not telling you about the restaurant he tried this weekend that was “SO good,” he’s probably talking about his dog or taking photos of a Brazos Valley sunset.

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