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Best Shrimp and Grits in the FQ?

Cookie Baker Mar 31, 2010 03:30 PM

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

  1. FoodChic Mar 31, 2010 03:52 PM

    Mr. B's! Love them at Mr. B's.

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      mimadeli Mar 31, 2010 05:59 PM

      Luke serves a tasty version

      1. re: mimadeli
        FoodChic Mar 31, 2010 06:35 PM

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

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          mimadeli Apr 1, 2010 11:02 AM

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

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            FoodChic Apr 1, 2010 11:41 AM

            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
              mimadeli Apr 1, 2010 12:21 PM

              Here's a picture, this was during lunch

              1. re: mimadeli
                mimadeli Apr 1, 2010 12:24 PM

                let me try again, a bigger pic

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                  FoodChic Apr 1, 2010 12:25 PM

                  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!

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        rayking Mar 31, 2010 06:48 PM

        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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          FoodChic Mar 31, 2010 07:38 PM

          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
            rayking Apr 1, 2010 04:54 PM

            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
              FoodChic Apr 1, 2010 05:15 PM

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

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          moxieman Apr 1, 2010 07:25 AM

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

          1. nikinik Apr 1, 2010 08:40 AM

            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
              nikinik Apr 1, 2010 12:10 PM

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

              Cafe Atchafalaya
              901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

            2. CEfromLA Apr 1, 2010 12:05 PM

              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!!)....

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                Liz Gober Apr 2, 2010 06:12 AM

                Cafe Amelie has really nice shrimp and grits although it is a "small plate".

                Cafe Amelie
                912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

                1. nola79 Apr 4, 2010 10:26 AM

                  Am I totally lost here, or did some of the posts on this topic disappear?

                  Anyway, I had asked if the shrimp and grits in New Orleans were different from the ones served in South Carolina, as I've never tried them outside of New Orleans.

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                  1. re: nola79
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                    kftw Apr 5, 2010 09:09 PM

                    Has anyone tried the Shrimp & Grits at Le Meritage?

                    Le Meritage
                    1001 Toulouse, New Orleans, LA 70112

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