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What's Up With Mike Anderson's?

ddavis Apr 28, 2011 07:36 PM

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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    Big Easy Apr 28, 2011 08:56 PM

    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
      FoodChic Apr 29, 2011 08:34 AM

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

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        rouxdauphine Apr 29, 2011 09:53 AM

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

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

        1. re: rouxdauphine
          FoodChic Apr 29, 2011 10:57 AM

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

    2. twyst Apr 28, 2011 10:32 PM

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

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        hazelhurst Apr 29, 2011 07:52 AM

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

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          roro1831 Apr 29, 2011 11:35 AM

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

          1. mrsfury Apr 29, 2011 04:36 PM

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

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