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“Affordable fine dining”
Review of Woody's New Orleans West - CLOSED

Woody's New Orleans West
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: You wouldn't expect to run across the bigger than life flavors of New Orleans in a little mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, but that's exactly what you'll find at Woody's New Orleans West in Oakhurst, CA. Woody himself is in the kitchen dishing up New Orleans favorites like Jambalaya and Etouffee, all set against the backdrop of the Sierras. Along with traditional New Orleans favorites Woody serves some special creations of his own, drawing from his exposure to cuisines from all over the world. Unique dishes like the Spicy Crawfish Balls and Mardi Gras Pasta have Yosemite locals coming back for more. Woody's New Orleans West offers the best of all worlds: Southern food with a global flair, sophisticated cuisine in a mom-and-pop atmosphere where you'll really become one of the family. Take a couple minutes to look over our menu and get ready to travel into the heart of the South while in the mountains just outside of Yosemite.
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Cozy ATMOSPHERE: small room, dim on Saturday night with candle on table, masks, trumpet, saxophone on wall, quiet enough to chat.

Distinctive MENU, not very long, but with enough variety (sausage, pork, chicken, seafood...) and creativity to tantalize all five of us.

The BAGUETTE slices were lightly crunchy and hot.

The SHRIMP & CRAWFISH SOUP of the day was thick and tasty, not too salty but just right.

My RED BEANS AND RICE WITH ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE had boring plain white rice, basic mild red beans (partly mushed, fine with me) and very lightly spicy andouille sausage (not so special, but at least it wasn't too spicy), and the half I took home was perfect for breakfast on Sunday.

My hubby's BLACKENED CATFISH was perfect: cooked perfectly, so spicy it set my mouth on fire until I had a bite of my own plain mild beans and rice. His risotto was creamy, cheesy, tasty.

WINE LIST allowed those who wanted a glass of wine to have choices of good ones.

A local friend recommended this place for us visitors to treat others and it was perfect, affordable yet refined.

Thank Factual
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Not a lot of choices in this little town. Shrimp and grits were particularly good. The decor leaves a lot to be desired.

Thank NelloDas
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Went to Woody's after a hike in Yosemite. Great food and great service. The staff was friendly and accomadating. Food was awesome. Would go there again.

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1  Thank Kristesk
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Authentic Creole cuisine served by friendly folks in a down to earth fashion. The Crawfish balls are awesome as are the fried pickles. There are only about a dozen wine choices but they are good and the pours are generous. You will have a great time.

Thank Talldarkhandsomest
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a small place & off the main road, but it's worth looking for; a hidden gem of Oakhurst. They have excellent Cajun cuisine; very flavorful, spicy if you want. Seafood, steaks, chicken, I LOVE Woody's chicken & cornbread. I have never liked creamed vegetables but tried Woody's creamed chayote squash & fell in love with it. Find Woody's New Orleans West next time you come to Oakhurst, You won't be disappointed!.

Thank Lisa B
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