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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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Slidell, La.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

New to the area , we went to Jaques-imo's , our first New Orleans restaurant on the recommendation of friends. It was beyond fantastic. We met a guy from the kitchen, nice guy, told us all about the food , history, and lore surrounding this wonderful kitchen in an old building in a small turn of the century neighborhood. We... More 

Thank Naggaob
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jacques-Imo's came I highly recommended and did not disappoint. The fried chicken was some of the best I've ever had and the beans and rice felt like home. It's a fun hang out type of place and don't forget to order at least one Fi Na Nay, you'll very happy you did.

Thank dyneal
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled by the St Charles Streetcar to Oak Street (and back) where we then walked several blocks to Jacques-Imos. It was a hot day, and we got there before 5 PM. The staff let us in and allowed us to sit at the entrance of the restaurant. Quite appreciated. Seated at 5. Place definitely funky, quirky, and eclectic. Staff friendly... More 

1 Thank WMBGfoodlover
Sanborn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant: First we never wait for a table at a restaurant and we waited an hour because the reviews were good. FYI the restaurant doesn't take reservations unless you have more that 5 in your party. Jacques Imo's is a couple of blocks from the St Charles street car route. They call cabs for almost everyone leaving the restaurant.... More 

Thank TravelingGirl2017
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a New Yorker so I have food from all over the world available to me daily. Jacques-Imo's hands down is the best food I have ever eaten in my life. We had the fried chicken, jambalaya and shared friend grits w craw fish. The flavor a, quality and preparation of food in this restaurant is perfection. There was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...and so should you. I've been to NOLA twice, but it was 10 years between visits. In between, I had countless people tell me how much I had to eat at Jacque-Imo's, so when I went back, I made sure to hit it. It was WELL worth it. It is loud and it gets BUSY, but if you have the... More 

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Brighton, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always difficult when the hype of a place make you salivate before you even arrive. Perhaps our expectations were too high. We came as a business group for an early dinner, even before they had opened! Hats off to the team for looking after us and storing our bags whilst we were eating. The service team were really good. However,... More 

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Siesta Key
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made our reservation 3 weeks prior to our trip. This is a very well known restaurant by the locals, not a tourist trap. Nothing fancy about the decor. Most like a home with multiple addition of rooms. The result is fantastic. You feel like to eat in a different place. You walk thru the kitchen to get to your... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My NOLA-native friend took me here my first night in town. It was fantastic... although a 45 minute wait, it was worth it. We got muffins that tasted a bit garlicy, alligator cheesecake and shrimp creole. Dishes come with choice of 2 sides and leaves you full for days. Next time will try the southern chicken.

Thank Taylor G
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our food and the atmosphere as a whole. Shrimp creole was yummy. Tons of shrimp. Waitstaff forgot salad for our whole table but dinner was yummy Great drink menu. Big drinks Bathroom inconvenient with a line at all times Other than bathroom. I recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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Staying in Uptown / Carrollton

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.