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What's Up With Mike Anderson's?

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Someone asked me about Mike Anderson's. I didn't know anything about it and when I googled it I was confused. It looks like there is one in Baton Rouge, one in Gonzales and possibly two in New Orleans -- one on the Riverwalk in a food court and another on Bourbon. What is the deal? And is it any good?

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  1. Mike Anderson was an LSU football star in the 70's who started a seafood restaurant in Baton Rouge. It's popular with LSU sports fans. I've always found the food to be mediocre at best.

    The location in the Holiday Inn in Gonzales is a franchise. The two New Orleans locations have been closed since Katrina and more than likely will not reopen.

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    1. re: Big Easy

      I think the Quarter location was in the spot that is now Redfish Grill.

      1. re: FoodChic

        No, it's the boarded up space right next to Galatoire's on the downriver side.

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        Galatoire's Restaurant
        209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. re: rouxdauphine

          Okay. I knew it was somewhere in that vacinity. Considering we ate there once in 1997, my memory is a little lacking.

    2. They have fantastic hush puppies, the rest is very forgettable.

      1. It ain't worth shooting...gave up on them years ago. (At one time, ina shack outside LSU, it was not bad)

        1. Didn't they used to have a location on Vets years ago? Down toward the Orleans Parish line.

          1. We ate at the one in Gonzales a couple of times for lunch about a year ago and it was great.