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“Where good taste goes to die”

Louisiana Purchase Kitchen
Ranked #86 of 511 Restaurants in Metairie
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta, GA
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Where good taste goes to die”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stopped at the Louisiana Purchase Kitchen late one night because we were tired and it was the closest open restaurant. We should've gone to McDonalds. First of all, the service was virtually non-existent from the moment we walked in. You have to pay first (I assume to discourage people refusing to pay for this slop), and the older lady at the counter did not seem interested in taking our order. Even as four tired, hungry travelers stood there staring at her. Then we sat down. No one came up to ask if we needed anything. We had to get our silverware from a table where someone was rolling them in napkins. Then there was the buffet. The rice was hard and had been cooking under the heat lamps. The cold food was lukewarm, and the hot food was cold. We filled up on mac-and-cheese, cuz it didn't seem as disgusting as the rest of the food. The waitress was also the buffet attendant, and seemed uninterested in doing either task. During our meal we were entertained by the various employees sitting in the many many empty tables with their feet up on other chairs complaining about their jobs. Yes, they were whining about a job that allows them to sit with their feet up.
There was one good thing in the whole experience: The bread pudding. The brandy sauce was great, and the bread pudding was soft and moist like it should be.
My advice to anyone trucking down Veterans Highway in Metairie: Keep moving, surely there's a better place eat than this place.

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
New Orleans, LA
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Just bad buffet”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Just not that much to speak about. Last visit was mared by bad buffet and bad food.

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Steele, Alabama
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed December 6, 2011

Buffet only, cost around $23.00 for 2 people. Very good service, never had to ask for a refill on drinks. Dropped my spoon and a waitress had it picked up and was handing me a clean one immediately. Food was excellent. Vegetables and dessert were the best. I'm not a fan of fish dishes, but they were ok even to my taste. Chicken was really good. Catfish had a flour batter on it and was our least liked item due to that. Rum sauce on the bread pudding was great, but nothing beat the apple cobbler! Will definitely go back again.

  • Visited December 2011
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Slidell, Louisiana
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“denied service”
Reviewed October 28, 2010

Today at 2:27 pm, the La Purchase Kitchen REFUSED service to a physically disabled man after accepting his money for a meal. He was told that because of his disability he could not serve himself. The man was in a arm cast due to surgery at a Slidell Hospital.

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“Vegetable dishes are best in the city; meat dishes are good”
Reviewed August 23, 2008

Vegetable dishes are best in the city; meat dishes are good

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