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Fat Tuesday

6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
515-285-3552
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Ranked #35 of 501 restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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- Jun 26, 2014
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Des Moines
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here 4 or 5 times and would eat more often but it is not close to where I live. Really down home place to eat. All food reasonable and very tasty. You can Cajun or mild. I go when I can or close by.

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des moines, iowa
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22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

This place is a little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. You can tell its a family owned spot. Once you walk in, it feels like you're walking in you're grandmas kitchen in the big easy. Food is delicious, simple, fast and authentic. Service is spot on. Price is a steal! Surprisingly good beer menu!

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