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Restaurant des Familles

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZER‎
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Crabmeat Au Gratin
Seafood Kickers
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
SOUP‎
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Seafood Gumbo
Turtle Soup
SALAD‎
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House Salad
Caesar Salad
ENTREE‎
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Price of entrée denotes 5-course meal and unlimited champagne
37.00
Turkey Plate
Oven roasted turkey with gravy, asparagus, yams, cornbread, and cranberry sauce (dark meat available upon request)
43.00
Softshell Crab Foster
Deep-fried softshell crab topped with artichoke bottoms, mushrooms and green onions in a white wine, lemon-butter; served with dirty rice and a seasonal vegetable
35.00
Chicken Piccata
Breaded chicken breasts topped with lemon butter sauce and capers; served with dirty rice and a seasonal vegetable
40.00
Catfish Almandine
Deep-fried‎ catfish filet topped with almond slivers toasted in a lemon-butter sauce; served with dirty rice and a seasonal vegetable
40.00
Shrimp and Catfish Platter
Gulf shrimp and catfish strips deep-fried to a golden brown and served with fries
43.00
Shrimp Platter
Gulf shrimp deep-fried to a golden brown and served with fries
45.00
Softshell Crab Platter
Two softshell crabs deep-fried to a golden brown and served with fries
37.00
Catfish Platter
Catfish strips deep-fried to a golden brown and served with fries
DESSERT‎
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Tax and 18% gratuity to be added
About
Bayou des Familles, a lazy waterway home to many alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife, takes center stage as our restaurant's design provides its diners with a natural picture show. It's in this setting where friends and family unite to experience southern Louisiana charm and culture in its finest form. It's an experience your friends and family will not soon forget. The 17-mile journey from downtown New Orleans will take you through the Jean Lafitte National Park. You'll arrive at Restaurant des Familles and park under moss-filled century old oak trees. The restaurant's Acadian-style architecture provides a glimpse of bayou life that once was. Our menu features authentic representations
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located very close (2mns) to the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour, we had a very nice dinner overthere. Food is very good ; huge room, the view on the swamp is a plus . On the day we visited there weresome trashes in the swamp i...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank codymom78
Reviewed July 10, 2019

First..the food was delicious. Second, the service was superb, Third, the area interesting. And fourth, the restaurant itself is completely unique.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MaryFrancesB_12
Reviewed May 12, 2019

We came from NC and went here as an early Mother’s Day surprise meal for my Mrs. A. This has been an iconic restaurant for over 25 years...maybe 35 years. They accommodated us for a window seat after a short wait. I was raised in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed April 26, 2019

We drove the very short distance here after the swamp boat tour and thoroughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Our window seats looked over a sunny area of the swamp where we watched birds and something meandering through the flowering plants. The food was delicious...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lynn B
Reviewed April 25, 2019

With plenty of family in Marrero, this place is a favorite stop. Our last trip there, it did not disappoint. Gathering of family from Florida, Marrero and my spouse and I from Texas. Love the ambiance. The soft shell crab dinner that night was awesome...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eric F
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Went with friends after a short walk in the nature preserve across the road. They have outside patio seating and a pretty, indoor area with large windows overlooking a small swampy area. Food was very good - we ordered turtle soup, alligator/mushroom bites, shrimp fettuccine,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Heather I
Reviewed February 27, 2019

This was a lovely little place. We sat right by the window, looking out at the swamp where the gators were swimming around. Meanwhile, we were probably eating their cousin or something. The food was delicious, particularly the gator stuffed mushrooms, the waitress was very...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank violetisblue
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

This place is a hidden jewel. This brunch was great bottomless mimosas, you have to pay $3 for a half carafe of orange juice. The alligator stuff mushrooms were delicious. The turtle soup was very flavorful. I highly recommend this place for brunch. The crab...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cmp1130
Reviewed December 31, 2018

It all sounds good, until you take a bite. The atmosphere is great and the setting is great. The tables are spaced far apart so you can enjoy your conversation. The service very good and the beer is cold. The food is ok, but not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RMcFall
Reviewed December 2, 2018

I was fortunate to have located this jewel when we were making plans for a Thanksgiving Holiday in the New Orleans area with the addition of a few days fishing in Venice,La. The Restaurant Des Familles was located on our way to our fishing charter...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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DoronaD
November 13, 2016|
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THANKSGIVING DAY is Thursday, November 24th, 2016 Seating times will be available at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Reservations Required. Prix Fixe Menu Only. 5-Course menu with unlimited champagne. The entree price denotes the... More
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DoronaD
November 13, 2016|
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THANKSGIVING DAY is Thursday, November 24th, 2016 Seating times will be available at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Reservations Required. Prix Fixe Menu Only. 5-Course menu with unlimited champagne. The entree price denotes the... More
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