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“Best catfish I ever had”
Review of Harold and Belle's

Harold and Belle's
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Ranked #876 of 10,140 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $30 - $35
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 10th Avenue
Description: Harold & Belle"s is Los Angeles's premiere Creole dining experience. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, the restaurant has received numerous awards for its southern style cooking. Specialties include File Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya, and Fried Seafood. Come hungry because Harold & Belle's is known for serving up generous portions. A full bar is also available as well as mouthwatering desserts such as Louisiana Bread Pudding and Peach Cobbler.
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Harold and Belle's is located near USC. The directions are easy, it is 3 miles west on Jefferson. (USC's north border is Jefferson). The catfish poboy is my favorite there. Portions are generous, although prices are a little bit on the high side. The neighborhood is very urban, they also have valet parking.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Went with an associate for a business lunch. The food was awesome, great different flavors, and menu items. Service was perfect. Portions are, as previously stated by others, HUGE. Loved it, and will definitely go back next time in LA!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

H&B is great grub. The food is reliably delicious. The portions are quite huge, you will need a take home bag.

I recommend the gumbo as a starter. There is an up-charge, but well worth it. Coupled with the french bread, it's absolutely delicious.

The combo plate is heaven, especially with the filet catfish. The shrimp and oysters is a delightful complement to the fish selection. You will get more french bread to indulge yourself.

The clientele is mostly fun-loving folks, but you'll see dudes on the prowl. They are harmless, but chicken hawking is hilarious.

Thank IamPC
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Whenever I'm in LA, I must eat at Harold and Belle's. Having lived in New Orleans, I often look for any resemblance of the Bayou City's Creole cuisine. I enjoy the fried catfish dinner which comes with your choice of sides but the star on the plate is the very delicately coated and perfectly seasoned fish that isn't heavy but very satisfying. Also, give the Po Boy a try. I personally have mine open faced, half and half (shrimp and oyster) served with a special cocktail sauce with just enough kick. Go during happy hour and take advantage of the drink specials that are two for one. You just can't go wrong. Service is quick and friendly. Parking can be an issue, since there's limited valet space. But there's street parking available close enough to the front door.

Thank Bea J
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The best southern food I have had in a long time. You can't choose a better place. Fish is excellent just the way mom made it.

Thank saw55
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