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Jan 21, 2011 09:43 PM

Best Jambalaya?

My friend and I will be returning to New Orleans for yet another chance to sample all the deliciousness that the city has to offer. The one thing we are in search of this trip is the best jambalaya in town. Just wanted to hear from those in the know their experiences. My friend cannot eat shellfish so a meat version would be best.

We are staying near the quarter but will be visiting different neighborhoods all through the week so any part of town is fair game. Thanks for your help!

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    1. K-Pauls is most probably Hands Down the BEST Restaurant in the Crescent City
      ......but i also reeeeeeally really like the Gumbo Shop. i had the jambalaya = it was "♥"

      1. Zoo Zoo, get thee over to Crescent Pie and Sausage Co. on Banks Street in MidCity. The jambalaya has braised pork, sausage, blackeyed peas...juicy, perfectly seasoned. Chef is from the bayou (Franklin, La.), so you know you're in authentic hands.

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        1. re: sanglier

          Banks street in mid city is this area safe, fun to walk around? We are staying in fq but this place looks really good Guess we could cab it any other suggestions?

          1. re: Jaxman

            daytime in mid city is very safe you could take the canal street car out that way. but midcity just like most of new orleans at night be careful.

            1. re: Jaxman

              Just as safe as Uptown, if not safer, at night. Not that Uptown is dangerous or anything. Parking right near the restaurant, quiet 'hood. Put it this way: don't let where it is be the reason you don't try Bart's Black Jambalaya! And get the large, not the small, because then you'll end up paying for 2 smalls when you invariably must have more!

              1. re: Jaxman

                My daughter lives on Banks a few blocks from the restaurant. We walk there, or Huevos, or Banks Street Bar many times. We also park the car there and take the Canal Street streetcar to the Quarter for all the fests.

                4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA

              2. re: sanglier

                I've not had that yet...I can imagine some friends screaming "heresy!" at the thought of blackeyed peas. K-Paul was my first thought but I swear I have not had a restaurant jambalaya since Hector was a pup...kinda like shrimp creole, I have it at friend's houses or make it myself.

                1. re: hazelhurst

                  A slight bit off the topic of food but does anyone have a tour to suggest ? How about the cocktail tour? Food tour?

                  1. re: Jaxman

                    I send people on the Cemetery Tour..they love it. There used to a a neat FQ tour that showed things like areas related to the JFK characters

              3. If you want a cheap place in the FQ I would highly recommend Coop's Place on Decatur. They do a rabbit jambalaya that's smoky and full of flavor. Probably the best I've had in NO. It's a tiny place (like, a dozen or so tables), so be prepared for a bit of a wait. It's worth it though! I also really dig their fried chicken.

                Coop's Place
                1109 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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