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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
504-861-0886
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Ranked #22 of 1,606 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
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This extravagant restaurant has long waits and seems to be a favorite among the locals (it was highly recommended to me by friends who'd lived in NOLA). We waited well over an hour for a table on a Thursday night, but they text you when your table is available and there are pretty little parks and cemeteries to walk around... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you only go to one restaurant when visiting NOLA, this should be the one. Despite my high expectations, it continuously blows me away each time I visit.

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Austin, Tx
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

For the past 3 years I have been waiting to try Jacques-Imo's on a NOLA visit and could never seem to venture past The Quarters! This was my lucky trip! With our party of 6, we were able to make a reservation for a Thursday night. En route to the restaurant our cab was involved in an accident but we... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped by Jacques-Imo's around 7:30 or so on a Friday, and we were told there would be about a 40 minute wait for a table. However, the wait flew by--It was more like 20 minutes or so. (That being said, on a previous Friday evening trip the restaurant was jam packed and we waited for ages--it just depends on... More

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mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Arrived at just after 5 on a Thursday and there were already people seated. Very funky atmosphere which I liked. Casual and fun feel. Ordered a wine and tea. The wine wasn't fresh and I never received my tea until I had to ask for it again 10 minutes later. The cornbread muffins were awesome. Ordered the rabbit tenderloin as... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I came to Jacques Imo's with a group of friends and was very pleasantly surprised. While it is true we had to wait, we had delicious cocktails and a friendly bartender. The waiting line spilled into the street, but everyone was upbeat and having a good time. We were eventually seated in a dining room next door with other large... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

amazing appetizers!. incredible food! great service! definitely returning next time in the area. make it a stop for a meal or drink.

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Fenton, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The setup was very cute. The service was really good, especially since the place was jammed packed. And the food came out promptly, and was really good, with generous portions. What I though could be worked on was how crazy long the wait was, and we were there well after the dinner rush. And it was super loud, I couldn't... More

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Covington, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

In the past I would have given Jacques-Imo's 5 stars, but that was before it became so well known. It's still a great place, but the wait times are longer and the bustle and noise is more pronounced. However, the food is still wonderful and the service is top rate. I always try to introduce people to the restaurant if... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place just seems to have every dish just right. You only have to look at the excitement of the guests as the dishes come out. One of my favourite spots in N'Awlins.

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