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6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
515-285-3552
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I'll have to confess that I have been to Fat Tuesdays several times over. I find the blacken cat fish to be my favorite. I will keep going back because of the service and excellent meals. In fact I think I will go have lunch there today, so I've got to run. Go try it you will like it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been here 4 or 5 times and always have great Cajun food. Fat Tuesday is a nice change from all of the chain restaurants in the Des Moines area.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If in Des Moines and you want to try good Cajun food. Try this little place on the south side of the city. It's small, but the food will surprise you. Great food! And on the weekends,a little blues entertainment.

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Des Moines
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Let me start out by saying I am not a big Cajun fan. I do not care for the spices, and it gives me heartburn. This place made me a convert! Their greens are spectacular; I can eat a whole dinner of just greens and corn bread. The Po' boys are fluffy rolls filled with goodies. Oh, and the frogs'... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am from Louisiana and one of the things I miss is the food. Fat Tuesday provides good southern food at great prices. I will definitely visit this restaurant again !!!! As for as celebrating special occasions I would if there were just a few guests. This establishment is quite small.

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Boone, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

And I've had it in every other Cajun restaurant in Des Moines and I've even had it in New Orleans, this was authentic Cajun. We started with the sampler appetizer that had 4 different specialties, scrumptious! Then we had a crayfish ball and a gator ball and yum again. I had the blackened fish, son had the blackened chicken, this... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Not much around the area for that cajun craving and I happen to crave it often. Decided to check out Fat Tuesday since making gumbo is a chore. Its not fancy but its nice and its clean. Nice people. I've tried to eat here a few times but never felt like waiting for a table to open up. The food... More 

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Ankeny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Food is awesome, fun atmosphere ! Overall really great place to eat! Service wasn't the best but our waitress was new. Decent price too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Those were the best green beans I have ever had. Would have given everything 5 stars if the etufee had been warmer. I will be back for certain!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Not a good selection of drinks, the catfish was very muddy tasting, no one else was very happy with their food. Had high hopes, but was not very impressed.

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Additional Information about Fat Tuesday

Address: 6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
Phone Number: 515-285-3552
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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