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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Uptown / Carrollton
As featured in Best Food in New Orleans
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8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The alligator and sausage cheese cake was to die for!!!! Sister Ellen had the fried chicken sister Liz had the mahi-mahi sister Anna had etouffee and sister Janine had bouillabaisse. Great tasting and large portions!!!

Thank Anna D
Lancaster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We knew we had made a good choice when, while waiting at the bar for a table, we struck up a conversation with a local couple, who told us this was their favorite place in New Orleans. They highly recommended the watermelon mojito and the fried grits. There was a HUGE line for this place, and we were so glad... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I always get the same thing here. Fried green tomatoes, and fried chicken, because they are both really awesome!! The cornbread is so yummy too. Plus a fun atmosphere...what more could you want?!

Thank LisaLosAngeles
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited my hometown last week with out of town guests and knew I had to get us a reservation at Jacques-Imo's! My friends could not rave enough about this place - I already knew I loved it. From the cornbread to the alligator sausage cheesecake, the blackened redfish, the stuffed mirliton, and bouillabaisse - all were excellent. We ended with... More 

Thank Michelle R
Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very Busy, quick service, large portions. We are out on the street...to avoid the wait for a table inside. GREAT CHOICE! They give you a plate of cornbread muffins to start...oh so tasty!

Thank chadwallace
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The most colorful, delicious experience of our trip! Thank you Jacque for creating a beautiful atmosphere that compliments your amazing cuisine! Alligator cheesecake?! So delicious! The absolute best fried chicken on the planet! Friendliest staff! We will be back!

Thank Kelly553
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is legendary. They don't take reservations and there is always a wait for a table, so plan to grab a drink somewhere on Oak St. while you wait. It's worth it. Both times I've been here I got the Fried Chicken, the waiters have bet I won't finish it, and both times I've proved them wrong. I've tried... More 

Thank Lesley R
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real Cajun food. We had alligator cheesecake - not what you think!!! Order it! Cornbread is unique and delicious! Then I had BBQ Shrimp which was very similar to no cream Cajun sauce w a bunch of flavor! Hands down one of best places to get a good southern Cajun meal!!!!

Thank katravler
New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a ride on the historic St. Charles Street streetcar and make your way to Jacques-Imo. We don't normally like to wait but this time it was worth it! The restaurant is unique and the food was great. We certainly enjoyed chatting with the people next to us. One recommended the food I ordered and another tasted mine to see... More 

Thank Margo M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Does not accept reservations for parties under 5 so you will probably have to wait awhile to be seated (we waited 1hour 15 minutes for a table for 4 on Saturday night). Definitely worth the wait! Must try the alligator cheesecake which is delicious. Also noteworthy: barbecued shrimp, drum, grilled oysters...everything was exceptional except the fried chicken which was just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: 504-861-0886

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Neighborhood Profile
Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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