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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
504-861-0886
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Ranked #21 of 1,579 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is very popular and unique. My redfish was good, but the sweet potatoes definitely had sugar added. You should definitely try the fried grits and alligator cheesecake. Overall, I felt I could have had a meal that was just as good at Zea for a lower price. It was Friday night and very noisy, with loud music, so... More

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Arlington, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved this place! It was everything a small entrepreneur should be. It has oodles of character, amazing food (try the "cheesecake"), and contains everything you expect from New Orleans dining. Can't wait to return.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

As a local said, this place is so good and so local, the locals can't get in. N'awlins cooking and a great neighborhood atmosphere. I took some close business associates to dinner and all felt like they got to see a rare find. Our staff made it special. Warm beer, poor service, and bad food. That is just the tag... More

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Jacksonville, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Just had one of the best meals that I have had in quite sometime. Located on Oak St., it's a bit off the beaten path but thoroughly worth the effort to find. We tried the alligator cheesecake as an appetizer. Wow! The service was awesome and the food was truly New Orleans style cooking. A must do again.

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Healdsburg, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

just a small shop on Oak, you can take the trolly and enjoy seeing part of the garden district. It is not large so get there early for a table. the staff could not try harder to meet all your requests. the food is plentiful and tasty.

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Rochester, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

As we alighted our cab in front of Jacques Imo's, my guy was overheard to mutter "where is this place?" and the lady entering the same cab yelled back "you're gonna love it!". Oh, yeah. On this balmy night, we noticed a truck parked at the curb in front of Jacques Imo's. The unusual thing was a couple were seated... More

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Gaffney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This was a very neat little place to dine in, and the food was exceptional as well. As you go in, you are greeted by a very cozy bar, and you are led through the kitchen to your seat. Arrive early, or make a reservation if your party is more than 5 diners. They will not take a reservation for... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

My second visit here. The restaurant made a special accommodation for my 86 yr old father-in-law, which was very nice. The food was amazing. (Being from South Louisiana, I think I have a good grasp on good food) Everything was hot and tasted great. My FIL thought it was too loud, but for a Good Friday at 7 pm, it... More

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Great little restaurant located in two old houses next door to each other, has the charm of a bayou cabin in the back of one of the dining rooms. Great bar as you enter from the street and are actually led through the kitchen to make your way to to your the table! Forget your cholesterol level for the night... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were at GW Fins last night and we thought that food could not be beat. Well the great food continued at Jacques-Imos. We had to wait an hour as they only take reservation for bigger parties but watermelon mojito at the lively bar more than made up for it. The decor of the place is definitely funky and the... More

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