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Fat Tuesday

6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
515-285-3552
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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218 reviews 218 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Des Moines, IA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Went there to eat w/a friend and my daughter. Very friendly staff- made us feel like family. Good food and a very wide variety of choices. There was a great live blues musician who I think plays on Friday and Saturday nights. It was crowded- but for restaurants that is a good sign! Will definitely go back to try something... More

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