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New Orleans Take Out

1517 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
(608) 280-8000 () ‎
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Ranked #55 of 806 restaurants in Madison
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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88% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Food is a great deal.. Tastes fresh and its made quickly. I have tried most items on the menu and have never been disappointed.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There is nothing fancy about this restaurant, they barely have any seating. We come here again and again the for the great spicy cajun food unlike you will find anywhere. It's not for everyone, but if you like authentic spicy cajun food without all the fuss you should definitely visit. We have been coming here for over 15 years and... More

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Fond Du Lac
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stopped here on our way through Madison, looking for something unique for a late lunch. It was awesome! Great service from the guys at the counter and our food was prepared quickly. We ate in, since we didn't want to eat in the car. Not a lot of seating since its a really small place but there was room... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The food is excellent, the place is just right funky (it is not just carry out), and John, the owner, is just a fine human.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Location terrible. Shady folks walking in and out of here. Small parking area. Front of the house girls that take your order are young and look like gang members. Not friendly at all. Plastic box presentation of food for eat in and carry out. Table area and bathroom dirty. The prices are way too high. Food is very good that... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I eat here at least once every other week and I enjoy everything on the menu. The red beans ,sausage and rice, the crab cakes and jambalya are all outstanding. Two locations and very reasonable.

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Madison, WI
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

When in Madison and hungry, I often stop here. In a few minutes, you can get a cajun take out that's really good. I've been eating here for many years, and have not had a bad service experience; I mean, what's so hard about taking your order at the sales counter? Not much for atmosphere or location, but I come... More

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Madison WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

John Rousos's idea of New Orleans cooking is to add more salt and hot pepper to standard recipes for Creole cuisine. It has little resemblance to the real N.O. food, which I've sampled probably 100 times in the last 35 years. We pass by the restaurant often and marvel how it could stay in business. Verisy little originality or genuineness... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

Food overall is one of the best places in Madison if your right by the stadium or on the northside. Service usually sucks, the person working is not very nice, but I could usually forgive because the food is worth it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Been here a handful of times over the past few years and each time I have thoroughly enjoyed eating eating here. I recommend the red beans and rice with french bread with pralines it will fill you up though almost anything here will. It's a very casual atmosphere and quite cool to see all the music legends and who have... More

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