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Where to find the BEST Jambalaya in the French Quarter??

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nycfunnygirl Jul 10, 2007 07:43 AM

Can anyone suggest a place for the best jambalaya??? We want to have a great jambalaya for lunch before we head back to New York City. Thanks!

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    JGrey Jul 10, 2007 08:17 AM

    I like Coop's Place, it's very spicy. I like their gumbo, too.

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      geegeeTX Jul 10, 2007 08:42 AM

      I'd also say Coop's Place. They have a great rabbit & sausage jambalaya.

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        Fydeaux Jul 10, 2007 10:09 AM

        I'll add my vote for Coop's. I dont know if Tujague's still does lunch or not (their website does not show a lunch menu), but a couple years ago I had a SUPERB Jambalaya there that was only served during the day.

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          YaYa Jul 11, 2007 03:05 PM

          Coop's Place! We went there Monday night and it was the best I've ever had. :)

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            mgb Jul 12, 2007 11:48 AM

            I'll add my vote to the Coop's rabbit and sausage mandate. It's exceptional.

            Also, Coops has the best stuffed jalapenos I have ever had. No ubiquitous frozen poppers here...Fresh peppers (not pickled) hand stuffed with crab, cheese and seasonings, breaded and fried. Washed down with an Abita Amber...gets those taste buds hoppin' and ready for the jambalaya.

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            JGrey Jul 12, 2007 02:05 PM

            While I think Coop's deserves the loves, 5 for 5 is pretty impressive! But there's not much competition, I'm trying to even think of another place in the quarter that SERVES jambalaya. I think Acme has it as a side, maybe. And possibly Tujague's, mentioned above.

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              mgb Jul 13, 2007 06:10 AM

              Napoleon House serves a passable version. Of course KPauls has a very good jamabalaya, but you are going to pay significantly more than Coops, get a bit more dressed up, etc. for a dish of similar quality. I think that is why Coop's stands out...there is very little commitment of money or formality to obtain an exceptional bowl of love.

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                jessicheese Jul 13, 2007 12:16 PM

                Mothers also has it on the menu

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                jessicheese Jul 13, 2007 12:15 PM

                Gotta say that Coops Place has the best I've had EVER not just in NOLA. I had it my last night in town and was kicking myself for not going earlier in our trip so I could've had it again.

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                  Griller Jul 15, 2007 08:34 AM

                  This is piling on, but hay, Coops. Now and forever, No. 1.

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                  philmaur Jul 24, 2007 10:11 AM

                  Napoleon House followed by Coop's.

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