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Mar 31, 2010 03:30 PM

Best Shrimp and Grits in the FQ?

Some folks I'm with are wanting to dine on Shrimp and Grits during our visit here. Where in the FQ would you recommend?

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      1. re: mimadeli

        I didn't care the Luke version...way too much thyme. It's all I could taste.

        1. re: FoodChic

          mine didn't taste that way at all - different day, different prep, perhaps they doubled seasoned with thyme

          1. re: mimadeli

            Very well may have been an off day. The dish I had was almost inedible. There are many things I love on Luke's menu so I've just avoided the SnGs since.

            1. re: FoodChic

              Here's a picture, this was during lunch

              1. re: mimadeli

                let me try again, a bigger pic

                1. re: mimadeli

                  Wow! That is completely different from what I had at Luke. My dish was literally swimming in the sauce - the grits were completely submergered.
                  Yours even looks tasty!

      2. I visted last week from Los Angeles. We ended up at Desire Oyster Bar on Bourbon late night. Fantastic Shrimp & Grits. Fantastic. Mind you, the grits actually consisted of 4 fried grit cakes with the shrimp and sauce on top. But the cakes retained their crispiness throught the meal and added a remarkable texture to the dish. Shrimp, perfectly seasoned with a sauce to die for. Garlicky, creamy, spicy and thick. WOW !

        Desire Oyster Bar
        300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        1. re: rayking

          Desire might be fine for oysters, but I would eat there as there are soo many outstanding restaurants in New Orleans. Another option is Dante's Kitchen. I've read great things about their shrimp and grits, but it's an appetizer on the dinner menu and an entree on the brunch menu.

          Dante's Kitchen
          736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

          1. re: FoodChic

            You're right Dante's is great, but the question was shrimp & grits in the FQ. I agree with you on Mr. B's. We actually got to meet Cindy Brennan in person at the end of lunch !

            1. re: rayking

              You are indeed correct, rayking. The OP did request the quarter.

        2. NOLA!!!!!!!!!!! The best Shrimp and Grits i have had.

          1. EAT
            Green Goddess

            Eat Restaurant
            900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

            Green Goddess
            307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

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            1. re: nikinik

              Also I LOVE the SnG at Atchafalaya...but they aren't in the FQ.

              Cafe Atchafalaya
              901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

            2. If you're in town during the French Quarter Festival, EAT has a booth at the Mint and they serve them there (and they're yummy!!)....