With so many restaurants set in older, historical buildings, it's no surprise that some eateries are believed to be haunted by old regulars and owners and/or murdered former inhabitants.
With Halloween just around the corner, we're getting into the spirit of things by getting into some spirits (and we're not talking about cocktails). Here are nine of the spookiest restaurants in the U.S. - read on to hear their real-life ghost stories. Arnaud's, New Orleans, LA
It's no surprise that one of the most storied French Quarter restaurants has an otherworldly presence. New Orleans, after all, has year-round ghost tours, is home to Anne Rice and has been dubbed "The Most Haunted City in America."
Employees and guests have seen more than one ghost at Arnaud's - often times a man in a tuxedo, who many believe to be the original owner, Arnaud Cazenave, a French wine salesman who bought the space in 1918.
Katy Casbarian, co-proprietor of the famed mainstay that her family has run for over 30 years, confirms a paranormal existence. "I've definitely felt a presence, especially on the second floor. I felt a cold breeze brush right by me, and I had all the hair on my arms stand up. I believe enough in it to respect them, to leave them alone and let them have their place here."Read the full list at Zagat