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“Not Ready for Prime Time...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of A Taste of New Orleans

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A Taste of New Orleans
67 Branner Avenue, Waynesville, NC 28785
+1 828-246-0885
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Ranked #66 of 97 Restaurants in Waynesville
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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“Not Ready for Prime Time...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stopped by on opening night, but decided to leave when we met a couple coming out who had been waiting an hour and a half and still had not been served. So we tried again on the sixth day they've been open. Not a good experience. Very inexperienced waitress; seemed ill-at-ease. Could not remember who ordered what (there were four of us); failed to bring salad dressing with salads; stood in one spot and had us pass plates to one another...really poor serving skills. Menu listed beer and wine, but we were told it was not yet available. Food was mediocre at best...nothing tasted like Cajun or Creole food...shrimp and grits were okay, but shrimp were very small; jambalaya appeared to have hot dog rounds in it and had very little spice; shrimp po boy came on a cold roll and was served with a wedge of tomato (like the ones in the salad)...there appeared to be very little concern for preparation/appearance. It took 35 minutes for the first order to arrive and another ten for the second ticket (and we were one of two tables in the place at the time.) Waitress brought our checks almost immediately after delivering the food. We all left food on our plates, but the hostess seemed oblivious when she came over just as we were finishing and proclaimed "Excellent!" They seemed really eager to get the table cleaned off. If this is the best this establishment has to offer, they probably won't be here by summer as word gets around quickly here. We certainly can't recommend this place and won't be returning.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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