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“A fun place to dine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Okra's Louisiana Bistro

Okra's Louisiana Bistro
9110 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110
+1 703-330-2729
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Ranked #6 of 237 Restaurants in Manassas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
“A fun place to dine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Okras is a cajun type restaurant, however not all of the food is spicy. I prefer milder food and loved what I had. For appetizers, our group ordered the deviled eggs. Most of the people liked spicy food so they thought these were fabulous... although too hot for me. I had the shrimp and grits which were mild and delicious. I got the smaller portion and it was plenty. Desserts are wonderful here as well.
When you enter Okra's, you have Mardi Gras beads at the table. The old restored building and atmosphere make any occasion feel casually festive. In nice weather it's fun to sit outside as well.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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“Great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Start your meal with Gator bites! Yum! Great menu! Cool live music. Just a good mellow time. The waiter was on point. He made sure we were well taken care of. We sat outside and enjoyed the musicians who song and played the guitar.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Food with Even Better Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We arrived late on a Thursday to meet friends - they were somewhat late, but the staff held the kitchen open until the very last moment. Our meals were outstanding: Etouffee - Cajun chicken livers, gumbo, red beans and rice - all spiced to perfection; the beer (Abita - all varieties) great and the service outstanding! We highly recommend Okra's!

Visited October 2012
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Manassas, Virginia
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“Laissez les bons temps rouler”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The closest thing to New Orleans as is possible in Northern Virginia. Clean, friendly atmosphere with an extensive cajun cuisine. They serve Abita beer on tap with full bar service. Inside or outside dining this is a good place to go.

Visited May 2012
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Rochester, New York
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“Okra's Was Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We dined as a family group of six adults the evening of Sept. 7, 2012. Okra's is smack in the middle of Old Town Manassas so parking is available either on street or in nearby municipal lots. We had no trouble finding a wide open muni lot 2 blocks away so an easy stroll. At 7:30 or so when we arrived the outdoor seating area was full. It's our understanding that Okra's and the restaurant across the street have an arrangement where they both agree to close the side street...not sure how the fire marshall let's them do this...and it was closed off with dinner seating and a band right in the middle of the street. Nice street scene for sure. The restaurant is family casual in atmosphere, with a huge menu of Lousiana cajun options. Our server was a young man named Drake. He was timely, courteous and spot on with attentiveness. We began by splitting a couple appetizers of chicken livers and the crawfish popcorn. The chicken livers were lightly fried and delicious. The crawfish popcorn shrimp were fried just right and the tiger sauce that accompanied was a hit too. One of our party asked for more tiger sauce (just enough spice, but not killer) to accompany her dinner she liked it so much. Our group had varied entrees from a fried oyster po boy to the shrimp and grits tee. All loved their dinners and many had to take some home. I'm a bit of a beer snob and would like to see a bit larger selection of draught beers, but the Abita beers we selected were tasty. We'll be visiting Manassas in the future and Okra's will be a must re-visit.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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