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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
504-861-0886
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Ranked #17 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
Sugar Land, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Go on Tuesdays! Not only is the food amazing but on Tuesdays ReBirth Brass Band plays next door at the maple leaf! Must try the Alligator cheesecake!!!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Dined with my husband and mother during a family mini reunion weekend. Really friendly atmosphere, very good service and food. I wanted to try something new so I had two appetizers, the garlic snails and the alligator, shrimp and sausage cheesecake - both were de-lish! We were even given 2 complimentary desserts, creme brûlée and bread pudding, both wonderful. This... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have been trying to eat here for several years but they have a quirky schedule which makes it difficult to eat here if you're a tourist or on a limited schedule. We had three appetizers--the fried green tomatoes, alligator cheesecake, and deep fried roast beef Po-boy--all which were excellent. The three entrees were good but not great as expected... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I went here on a recent trip to NO. It was so SO good! Possibly the best meal I've ever had, and definitely the best fish (I had the potato crusted drum - so good!!) We went on a recommendation from my dad, and I'm glad he told us about it, because it doesn't look like much... More

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Little Rock
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a very popular restaurant in the Garden District that has a diverse menu with delicious choices. I had the Grilled Grouper with Crabmeat Imperial. It was WAY more than I could eat - huge portion but amazing. Also loved the corn muffins!!

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Such a great meal and experience! The corn bread muffins are delicious and the coconut bread pudding is out of this world! I at the mahi for dinner and it was very good as well. Great atmosphere and very nice wait staff!

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We wandered in, possibly inebriated, and everyone there was really friendly. The kitchen was technically closed, but they made us the "Eggplant Jacque-Imo" and it was out of this world. I would definitely love to go back during the light of day and enjoy this place again!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food is one word, great! Ordered the shrimp and alligator sausage "cheesecake" and crabmeat stuffed shrimp for appetizer. Wow! They both tasted phenomenal. The cheesecake is really a quiche. After five days, I'd had enough of seafood, so I ordered the carpet bagger steak. Almost the best steak I've ever had and that's saying a lot. My friend ordered... More

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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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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