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2560 S Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90291
+1 310-306-4862
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Uncle Darrow's is the best Cajun / Creole eatery west of the Bayou! We...
Uncle Darrow's is the best Cajun / Creole eatery west of the Bayou! We offer great cuisine with the phenomenal taste of fresh and healthy eating.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Cajun Food!

I had a chance to go to New Orleans for a week last year and fell in love with the food. Now that I am back home, I have been on a quest for authentic Cajun food and I have found it at Uncle Darrow's. The menu is a bit overwhelming with all types of Cajun food and first class... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Jason M
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had a chance to go to New Orleans for a week last year and fell in love with the food. Now that I am back home, I have been on a quest for authentic Cajun food and I have found it at Uncle Darrow's. The menu is a bit overwhelming with all types of Cajun food and first class... More 

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

A trip to NOLA will do that to you, Jason! Glad to see you came back a fan of that southern cuisine, and even more thrilled that you enjoyed our take on it. Sounds like you really explored the menu, but I'm looking forward to having you and your wife in again for a round two. Welcome to the family!... More 

Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If I had to pick one under the radar place as one my favorites in LA, it would be Uncle Darrow's. I've been four or five times now and have never been let down. Their food is outstanding and every dish I've tried has been amazing. I sampled the gumbo for the first time today, and it was stellar, so... More 

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

It's always tough when you come with a craving, but then taste something delicious. Life's hard choices. Seriously though, I'm so happy that you've enjoyed everything you've tried. Next time you're in, you'll have to give that banana pudding a try! Perfect way to cap off a meal. 'Til then, Norwood, CEO and President More 

La Puente, CA
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

First time having Cajun style food and it was great. Especially enjoyed the fried fish tacos with Alligator Sweat, which tasted like Ranch dressing and hot chili sauce combined - really good on the tacos. Modest prices and good service..

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

So glad we could give you a proper introduction into the world of Cajun cuisine! There's no going back now, especially since you've enjoyed Alligator Sweat. You'll have to come back and try some of our more traditional Louisiana fair! 'Til then, Norwood, CEO and President More 

Culver City, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Uncle Darrow's, Is like a quick trip to New Orleans and famous for the PO Boys. love the sweet tea & Shrimp tacos are Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmie.

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

You couldn't pay me a nicer compliment, Yvette! I've always wanted to take people on a quick trip to the south with our cuisine and our service, and I'm thrilled that we were able to do that for you. Make sure you come on back the next time your craving some Cajun cuisine! Best, Norwood, CEO and President More 

Los Angeles, California
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276 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was really looking forward to eating here and I am so disappointed to say I didn't like the food. We were there close to closing time during what looked like a very slow day, so maybe that was a factor. The place has harsh lighting and a cafeteria feel. I can't even remember the service. The food tasted old,... More 

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

Ah man, that's really not the way we want to be thought of! I'm sincerely sorry to hear that we disappointed you with a pretty unmemorable experience. It sounds like this was your first time over here. Do you think you'd be up for letting us show you the kind of great food and friendly service that i know we're... More 

Colorado
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264 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

While staying in Marina Del Rey my wife wanted some Southern Fried Catfish so I pulled out my laptop and did a search, all creditable reviews said go to Uncle Darrow's. The establishment is in a modest part of Marina Del Rey which you may be missed if you are not looking closely. My wife ordered Fried Catfish, Red Beans... More 

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

Wow! What a humbling recommendation. Thanks so much for giving us the chance to help you solve the Fried Chicken Conundrum of 2014. It was truly a pleasure! Until next time, Norwood More 

Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Very flavorful creole food made with high quality ingredients. Norwood's hospitality was exceptional. I still think about my meal here with a smile.

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

I'm not lying when I say your recommendation made my day! Thanks for coming to see us when you were in town, and thanks for following up with such a thoughtful review. Hope to see you again sometime! 'Til then, Norwood More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

OMG... Good food, This is the only place I will eat Gumbo out at a restaurant. It feels like home when you are there . You meet no strangers at Uncle Darrows. Such a warm and friendly enviroment. looking forward to my next meal there. Carolyn and James Jenkins

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

We're looking forward to your next meal here too, Carolyn! Reading that you feel so at home at Uncle Darrow's absolutely made my day. We're happy to have you as part of the family! See you soon, Norwood, CEO and President More 

Los Angeles
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love this place. The owner, Norwood, is a friendly, welcoming man who is justifiably proud of the authenticity of his food. The oyster po boy--to which I like to add fresh-squeezed lemon--reminds me of my French Quarter days. The beignets--well, I remember them as being lighter and being sprinkled with more powdered sugar--but these are quibbles. It's a great... More 

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear that eating at Uncle Darrow's reminds you of your French Quarter days! Reading that someone who knows true Louisiana cookin' is so impressed with ours is music to my ears. Don't be a stranger! Until next time, Norwood More 

Navarre, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Having lived in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and a current long time resident of the Gulf coast, I can honestly say that Uncle Darrow's is truly a taste of home in L.A. The gumbo is spot on and the Zeke poboy is the BOMB!!!!! The red beans and the cornbread will give anyone's mommy a run for the money. The... More 

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Norwood C, Owner at Uncle Darrow's, responded to this review

"Once you've eaten here, you become just like family." You said it! We want everyone who visits Uncle Darrow's to feel right at home, and I'm thrilled to hear that's been the case for you. The fact that you think our red beans and cornbread can stand up to the toughest of challengers is just the icing on the (king)... More 

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Additional Information about Uncle Darrow's

Address: 2560 S Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90291
Phone Number: +1 310-306-4862
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2560 S Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90291
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey
  • Phone Number: +1 310-306-4862

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Description

Uncle Darrow's is the best Cajun / Creole eatery west of the Bayou! We offer great cuisine with the phenomenal taste of fresh and healthy eating.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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