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“Great food good service”

Restaurant des Familles
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Ranked #1 of 70 Restaurants in Marrero
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bayou des Familles, a lazy waterway home to many alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife, takes center stage as our restaurant's design provides its diners with a natural picture show. It's in this setting where friends and family unite to experience southern Louisiana charm and culture in its finest form. It's an experience your friends and family will not soon forget. The 17-mile journey from downtown New Orleans will take you through the Jean Lafitte National Park. You'll arrive at Restaurant des Familles and park under moss-filled century old oak trees. The restaurant's Acadian-style architecture provides a glimpse of bayou life that once was. Our menu features authentic representations of Cajun and Creole favorites such as Crawfish Etouffee, Seafood & Okra Gumbo, Grilled Redfish and Turtle Soup. Our signature dish, Alligator Stuffed Mushrooms with Alligator Sauce Piquant will tempt even the most timid diner. We look forward to your visit.
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

I've been here a few times. It's down the road from our house. We'll take out of town guests here but won't go on any other occasion. The food is really good. I find the service is ok, perhaps less than other similar fine restaurants. The atmosphere is great, overlooking a swampy pond (if you will) in the heart of bayou country. Worth a trip!

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We were on a fishing trip and brought our fish to Des Families for them to cook. They prepared our meals so well that we returned with more fish the next day. The staff treated us very well and we (5 guys) enjoyed the experience very much. It was fantastic!

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We questioned whether to eat in a "family restaurant" but it was close to our Swamp Boat tour. We had limited time and asked the hostess whether it was feasible to eat rather quickly. She assured us it would be no problem - even though a tour bus crowd was already there. She was right - it was no problem! Our service was outstanding and the meal was great. Add this to a friendly and attentive staff plus the great view and we got way more than we expected. Good food, superb service at a reasonable price.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

While a bit out of the way, the food is certainly worth the drive! The restaurant is located on an old bayou, and alligators really do come up behind the place (two the day I was there). The service is good and the food is great. Let the times roll - here!

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Thank CherokeeMan
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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Best catfish meal ever eaten! Catfish Foster - superb! Black bellied whistling ducks across the pond made the evening even more magical. Hats off to Brooke and Bryan. When in NOLA will always stop here.

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Thank Phantomdiners
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