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What to eat at K-Paul's?

My gf and I are coming to town in a few weeks and we've chosen to visit K-Paul's -- it's been on my list for a while and since we are staying close by, the stars are lining up.

The restaurant seems to get praise generally but apart from recs for the gumbo and the jambalaya, specifics are somewhat lacking. The online menu is just a sample, but I'm intrigued by -- well, a lot: blackened drum, blackened stuffed pork chop, crawfish etouffee, rabbit & mustard appetizer, maque choux appetizer, turtle soup, &c.

What does the crowd recommend, whether the above or something I might not order if left to my own devices? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Two years ago, I had the blackened drum - it was amazing! Thought that I should try it there, since this is where blackened was invented. It is one of the best things that I have ever had. Just had lunch at K-Paul's this past November, and really loved the fried oyster po-boy.

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    1. re: n.o.lover

      I had the soft shell crab stuffed with crab meat and my lady had the bronzed swordfish, both outstanding.

      1. re: kukubura

        Unfortunately the time I had the swordfish it was not good - perhaps it was in inexperienced hands

      1. re: JazzyB

        How's the turducken? Is it the only places that serves it in town?

        1. re: kevin

          My advice is more about portions than anything. You get a bread basket with usually 3-4 oustanding muffins, sticks, cornbread, rolls, etc., that will leave you asking for more. That takes up space. Then, you need to get a gumbo/soup/bisque; all are quite good but not light! Therefore, I'd split an entree and see if you can get up out of your chair without popping a button. And I'm not a lightweight eater by any means...

      2. About a year ago, we had a nice dinner at K-Pauls. While our entrees were fine, I don't remember exactly what we had (pork chops and a blackened fish entree I think). However, I DEFINITELY remember the fried green tomato appetizer, topped with shrimp remoulade. The texture of the tomatoes and the flavor of the remoulade sauce made me wish I could have had this as an entree. Highly recommended dish. Enjoy your trip!

        1. K-Paul's was my first excellent meal in New Orleans, about 14 years ago. i still remember fondly how excellent the bronzed swordfish was and the round of decadent dessert coffee. more recently we visited a few years ago and it was only alright...pork was very salty. bread was very good.

          been meaning to hit it up again.

          1. The stuffed blackened pork chop is really tasty when done right. Once I had it and it was fabulous, next time though it seemed a little overcooked (I was with a group of about 12 though and that possibly could have accounted for it staying under the warmer longer than it should have).