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“Nice hole in the wall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Woody's New Orleans West

Woody's New Orleans West
40291 Junction Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8721
559-683-4414
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Ranked #7 of 46 restaurants in Oakhurst
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: You wouldn't expect to run across the bigger than life flavors of New Orleans in a little mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, but that's exactly what you'll find at Woody's New Orleans West in Oakhurst, CA. Woody himself is in the kitchen dishing up New Orleans favorites like Jambalaya and Etouffee, all set against the backdrop of the Sierras. Along with traditional New Orleans favorites Woody serves some special creations of his own, drawing from his exposure to cuisines from all over the world. Unique dishes like the Spicy Crawfish Balls and Mardi Gras Pasta have Yosemite locals coming back for more. Woody's New Orleans West offers the best of all worlds: Southern food with a global flair, sophisticated cuisine in a mom-and-pop atmosphere where you'll really become one of the family. Take a couple minutes to look over our menu and get ready to travel into the heart of the South while in the mountains just outside of Yosemite.
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“Nice hole in the wall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

My bf, son and I went out to try something other than pizza. My son had the cheeseburger, my bf the Cajun pasta and I had the pork chops. My son enjoyed his burger. The pasta looked weird but was good. I liked my pork chops and green beans but the potatoes were not that good. The price was good, liked the decor just not too big.

Will go again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Modesto, California
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“Kinda fun...pretty good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This little place surprised us...with it's unique New Orleans style menu. We've been several times - miss their spunky daughter...she was a hoot! It's hit-n-miss as far as food quality. Definitely worth giving it a try!

Visited January 2013
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Oakhurst, California
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“Not just Cajun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Went to a business lunch and was very pleasantly surprised. I had been told that all they served was Cajun style food. Don't believe everything you hear! The food was excellent, great flavor but not too spicy or overwhelming This little gem is a bit hard to find but very much worth the search. Turn right at the Von's gas station, just up the road on the right.

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Los Angeles
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“Affordable fine dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Cozy ATMOSPHERE: small room, dim on Saturday night with candle on table, masks, trumpet, saxophone on wall, quiet enough to chat.

Distinctive MENU, not very long, but with enough variety (sausage, pork, chicken, seafood...) and creativity to tantalize all five of us.

The BAGUETTE slices were lightly crunchy and hot.

The SHRIMP & CRAWFISH SOUP of the day was thick and tasty, not too salty but just right.

My RED BEANS AND RICE WITH ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE had boring plain white rice, basic mild red beans (partly mushed, fine with me) and very lightly spicy andouille sausage (not so special, but at least it wasn't too spicy), and the half I took home was perfect for breakfast on Sunday.

My hubby's BLACKENED CATFISH was perfect: cooked perfectly, so spicy it set my mouth on fire until I had a bite of my own plain mild beans and rice. His risotto was creamy, cheesy, tasty.

WINE LIST allowed those who wanted a glass of wine to have choices of good ones.

A local friend recommended this place for us visitors to treat others and it was perfect, affordable yet refined.

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“A decent alternative in Oakhurst.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Not a lot of choices in this little town. Shrimp and grits were particularly good. The decor leaves a lot to be desired.

Visited December 2012
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