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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
+1 504-861-0886
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, where do I start? It's hard to find a lot of information about Jacques-Imo's because it seems like only the New Orleans locals and students at Tulane know about it. When we asked hotel staff about it, they were surprised that we knew about it and said that we should definitely go. I'm glad we did. Jacques-Imo's is located... More 

Thank Zell M
Bluffton, South Carolina
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470 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been coming here since the early 90's and it still is one of the dining experiences in New Orleans. Do not expect anything fancy you come for the food. Chicken and all the southern sides. A must see and do

Thank HapyGuy7
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was unique! Since we're from the north we tried local NOLA cuisine both appetizers and entries. All was good and fried green tomatoes great. Too much food! You must go here.

Thank Diane H
Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was recommended by a friend, you have to really plan to get to this restaurant. They open at 5-10PM daily. The food was extra ordinary, the ambiance was awesome. The service it's super!!! The billboard says Jackques-Imo's Cafe not famous since 1996, warm beer, lousy food, poor service..... it's all the opposites! We will recommend to our family and... More 

Thank RosarioChat M
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That's all we can say!!! Thank you for a great night and it was gluten free. Great service and ambiance and thank you to Jacques for the recommendation on the appetizers!

Thank Tina G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was kinda pricey, the rebelliously cheap setting and food shocked us all. The food was AMAZING. Aligator cheesecake was a twist (as we're all of their dishes) but so amazing we couldn't get enough!!!!

Thank Grets A
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, we were with a large party. The service was excellent and fast. The entrees were delicious but the side dishes were scant and subpar taste. I had the red beans and rice and the corn. Everyone in my party said their sides were cold. The RB&R tasted like Uncle Ben's Instant Rice and a can of Blue Runner... More 

Thank Joseph J
marietta ga.
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I almost don't want to tell people how good this was, because it's crowded enough already! We met some locals here for dinner on a Tuesday night, and they said we had to go no later than 6:30. We squeaked in without a wait, table for five. Wow! Best meal of all the great meals we had in the city.... More 

Thank sandycshell
Tustin, California, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jacques-Imo's was recommended to me over 10 years ago by a local NOLA business associate. His words were, "Its the true heart of New Oleans". I'm not an expert on NOLA, but I have to say the complete experience of this restaurant is fantastic! As the other posts have mentioned, the Shrimp & Alligator Sausage Cheesecake & the Fried Chicken... More 

Thank Colin T
new york
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the garden district, so a little bit of a trip away from the French Quarter. Fun to ride the streetcar there but a lengthy ride with all of the stops. Went on a weeknight, nothing else going on around the street, it was quiet although there are other restaurant/bars nearby. You enter the restaurant which is kind of dark... 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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 504-861-0886

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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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