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barkley Feb 27, 2009 12:06 PM

I am a New Yorker looking for cajun/creole/southern/new orleans-style restaurants in New Orleans that are open for saturday lunch or anytime on Sunday. I would ideally like to try the following restaurants in my 3 day trip to NO but I don't think I can fit them all in and none of them are open Saturday lunch or Sunday:

Jacques-Imos
Deanie's Seafood
Cochon
Cafe Adelaide (what are people's thoughts on this place?)

Suggestions?? Does anyone think the above restaurants are too touristy? I would prefer more "local" joints - particularly with a good crawfish boil. Location is not a problem as long as we can take a cab or street car from the convention center area + we are used to walking a lot.

Thanks in advance.

  1. BayouTeche Feb 27, 2009 12:16 PM

    -For a cool neighborhood vibe and "no reservations", I'd substitute Dick and Jenny's for Jacques-Imo.
    -If you're looking at Deanie's in Metairie, I'd go with Drago's instead (not in the Hilton).
    -Thumbs up on Cochon.
    -I'd walk around the corner to August instead of Adelaide.

    Not sure of hours/days off hand. Easy enough to google.

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    1. re: BayouTeche
      r
      roro1831 Feb 27, 2009 12:47 PM

      Deanie's is open for lunch and dinner Sat and Sunday.

      I'm sure you can get your crawfish at places other than a restaurant, i'd look into Big Fisherman or KJean's, get the crawfish and head someplace to eat them, that's the best way to eat crawfish.
      And fwiw, you don't go to a crawfish boil at a restaurant, a crawfish boil is an event that lasts for hours, from prep time where you drink beer and watch or help the cook to the soak time where you drink more beer and build the expectation of the first hot juicy crawfish and potatoes and mushrooms and artichokes and sausage, to the clean up and sitting around and drinking more beer....god I miss home.

      1. re: roro1831
        edible complex Feb 27, 2009 04:32 PM

        a crawfish boil is where we purge and binge!
        go to Frankie n Johnnies, R & O's, The Galley Seafood for eat-in crawfish.

    2. k
      kibbles Feb 27, 2009 01:25 PM

      Yo Mama's, a pub w/ food, frequently does crawfish boils. worth a phone call...

      1. l
        lawstudent Feb 27, 2009 01:46 PM

        Deanie's is touristy, I've heard.

        Cochon is a good choice.

        Lots of people also like Jacques-Imo's. I think there is better atmosphere and food at Mat and Naddie's or Dante's Kitchen. But if you want something rowdy, go to Jacques- Imo's.

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        1. re: lawstudent
          j
          jamtart Mar 21, 2009 03:02 PM

          Deanie's has great delicious food that is affordable.

          Also, the daily weekday lunch buffet at Mat and Naddie's is one of my favorite deals in town.

          I recommend both over Jacques-Imo's

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