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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
504-861-0886
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Ranked #20 of 1,603 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

No. Really. Everything anyone in our 3 different groups had was fabulous. That was 19 people and not a hint of disappointment in the pile. The shrimp and gator sausage cream cheese cake is famous in the area, and well should be. When I asked about what size dish the gumbo came in the waitress said it was a cup.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is one that makes you feel like you are really in the unique and eclectic city that is New Orleans. Upon arrival walking underneath artwork that is hung from the ceiling, through the kitchen, and seated in a lively dining room is only the beginning of the experience. The Alligator Cheesecake is a must order. I went with... More

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Houston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had the daily special of stuufed soft-shell crab.....AWESOME!!!!! Wife has some type of 'fish", and she really did not like it - over cooked & dry. Service was good. Kinda pricey!

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Lake Wales, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place rocks! We ended up taking a cab from our hotel in the French Quarter on the most interesting adventure through the town into the College area to what seems to be a residential area. Nestled here in a refurbed shotgun style house lies Jacques-Imo's Café. Not much in the way of atmosphere however this homey restaurant has a... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Jacques-Imo is the perfect N'awlins joint, with exceptional food and a vibe big chains spend millions to imitate. The savory cheesecake with shrimp and alligator sausage is unlike anything I've ever had. It is phenomenal. The fried green tomatoes are exceptional. It's hard to pass up the fried chicken, it is some of the best I've ever had. The blackened... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

So happy we followed our friends' advice! From start to finish this meal did not disappoint. Just like the food, the service was excellent. We started off with the fried green tomatoes, then I had the fried chicken platter (so juicy!) and my fiancé had the pan fried drum with the red beans and rice (which reminded him of his... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here on several trips to NOLA and have never been disappointed. The food is great and it has a unique atmosphere. The services is usually excellent, but always at least very good. On this last trip I had the special called Godzilla. It was a fried soft shell crab, on top of fried eggplant, on top of... More

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Chicagoland, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had heard about this place but did not know much about it except that it can get crowded at times. We arrived shortly before it opened on a Monday night and were seated immediately. I had the Godzilla soft shell crab with stuffed crab dressing atop fried green tomatoes, which was both huge and delicious! We also had shrimp... More

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Slingerlands, New York
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390 reviews 390 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

So, you look at this place from the outside, and it seems like any other bar. You go in, and it is a small bar area, with chairs lined against the wall for having a drink while you are waiting, which can often be a long time! At the end of the bar area is the hostess stand, and when... More

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msy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This has got to be one of the most successful spots in the history of restaurants because it is always packed. It has a charming bar as you walk in with a few seats then you walk past an open and cramped kitchen where all the magic is happening to the main dining area. Often Jacques himself is upfront around... More

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