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“Check for the shrimp in the gumbo before leaving the counter” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant

Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant
1 Poydras St. 163, New Orleans, LA 70130-1657 (Central Business District)
(504) 522-7727
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Ranked #472 of 1,540 Restaurants in New Orleans
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Central Business District
retiredJB
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Check for the shrimp in the gumbo before leaving the counter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We ate at the Port of New Orleans location in Riverwalk Mall. You order at the counter, wait for your order to come up, then take your tray to a table. There is a nice view of the Mississippi River and all the shipping traffic and you are in air-conditioned comfort. You also have an option of going outside - no tables out there, but there are benches.

They let us try the gumbo before we bought. We like mild spicy, but not what New Orleans sometimes serve that can burn a hole in your stomach. Anderson's gumbo was good as is, and they had seasoning to add more "heat" if you wanted it. The sample had two shrimp in it, but my bowl had one. My friend his the jackpot with 4 shrimp in hers.

I got the Fried Shrimp Po' Boy, seasoned fries (included), the seafood gumbo, and a large Coke, which came in just under $20.

The Riverwalk Mall is closing soon to undergo an extensive conversion into an Outlet mall. They will reopen in Fall according to signs posted in the mall. It was unclear as to whether this location of Anderson's would remain open for cruise ship passengers.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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34 reviews
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“Good Quality & Resonable Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Learned of Mike Anderson's in Gonzales, LA by chance & went looking. Good quality, well prepared crawfish. I had the Crawfish 7 (crawfish prepared 7 different ways). Good way to get a taste without being overwhelmed with quantity although, I still had leftovers. Deep fried items (crawfish & hush puppies) were excellent; oil was fresh & hot enough to produce excellent results. Seasoning level was excellent & that includes salt...it was just right.

Visited April 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“Delicious, fresh seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were leery of mall food but very hungry; we gave Mike Anderson's a chance and were surprised and delighted to find that the seafood (combo plate) was very fresh and good. Would definitely eat there again.

Visited March 2013
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“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

The food was average. The service reminded me of old and rude New Orleans of the 70's & 80's. Back then, rudeness in the tourist business was the norm. Well, they welcomed it back. The oyster poor boy was OK but not the best poor boy the city has to offer. New Orleans has much better food than this and much more hospitable people.

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“Best food court meal ever - outstanding fried crawfish tails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We were attending a conference next door in the convention center. Skip the convention center food and come next door to the Riverwalk mall and eat here. It's a fast food place, but they fry up the food fresh. It's inexpensive for what you get and just as good as any other fried seafood I had in NOLA. You have a view of the river and can do some souvenir shopping in the mall while you are there. Great place!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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