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- 98%Local Culture
- 69%Family Travelers
- 69%Business Travelers
- 63%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 57%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (27)
- Jacques-Imo's CafeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jan 25, 2014
Despite what their logo advertises – “Warm Beer. Lousy Food. Poor Service.” – Jacques-Imo’s has to be one of my FAVORITE New Orleans-style restaurants. Located on the revitalized Oak Street in the Uptown district of the city, it serves really good, truly New Orleans foods; that’s everything from Red Beans ‘n Rice to daily Fish Specials. However, the Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake appetizer, while a tad rich, is one of the best things you’ll ever put in your mouth.
- Jacques-Imo's CafeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Oct 27, 2013
Grate food! Must try: alligator cheesecake and the deep fried roast beef sandwich. The bread pudding for dessert is decadent and definitely worth feeling like you're so full you're going to burst, at the end of a meal here.
- Jacques-Imo's CafeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Sep 26, 2013
If authentic N'awlins comfort food is what you're looking for, then this is where you want to get it. Get the watermelon mojito, which is one of their signature drinks served in a plastic Crabby Jack cup so you can walk around outside with it if you needed to. Bits of watermelon (watch out for the seeds) and mint make it a challenge to drink through the straw, but it's oh so refreshing. A total creeper drink though - you'll down it like juice and feel the effects later. As for the food, the alligator cheesecake is a must. Don't question, just do it. Fried green tomatoes, snails and mussels are also excellent starters. While the menu is full of mouth watering choices, I went straight for the fried chicken plate. Because of course, how could I not have my favorite food in Louisiana?! And lordy, was that fried chicken the tastiest fried chicken I have ever had. I ordered dark meat, and it came with two drumsticks and two thighs. OMG, the meat was so juicy and the skin was perfectly crispy. I chose shoestring fries and rice and beans for my two sides, and I was in heaven. The plate was such a hearty portion (as were all of the entrees), it could feed at least two people. The place is so casual, it's like dining in someone's home. Even the servers were wearing their street clothes. Service was laid back but attentive. And they even surprised us with spinach salad with fried oysters and a duo of desserts - creme brulee and strawberry shortcake - all on the house! We were fortunate enough to be able to make reservations because we had a party of five (they only take reservations for groups of 5+), so we didn't have to endure any crazy wait whatsoever. We happened to sit next to the window where a couple was waiting outside the entire time we had our dinner. So be prepared to wait (and pad your belly before showing up) if you don't have reservations. Just grab some watermelon mojitos while you wait... it will be worth it!
- Jacques-Imo's CafeJan 10, 2013
Now THIS is the reason why I believe all those who rave about New Orleans food. Hype, shmype -- Jacques-Imo's delivers.
Our group of 13 came to Jacques-Imo's during one of the Mardi Gras nights and we were conveniently sat outside, where we could be as loud as we wanted, with a perfect street view of the Oak St. parade. It couldn't have been a more-perfect seating arrangement.
Approaching Level 2 of inebriation, I was craving alcohol more than food, but once the complimentary cornbread came out on the table, I was completely blown away. I know it's probably just the alcohol talking, but I remember it being the best cornbread I've ever had. I was raving about it after each bite, and even days later. I don't even really remember the act of eating it, but I just remember it being phenomenal. (Note to self: I should probably not be writing Gogobot reviews for restaurants that I visit while drunk at Mardi Gras).
Alligator Cheesecake = I couldn't really taste the alligator, but it was definitely an interesting mix of flavors. A subtle sweetness engulfed in a savory cheesecake, this dish provided bite after bite of memorable flavor.
Jambalaya = A great rendition of Jambalaya that I wish packed a bit more spice.
Chicken Livers = Delicious chicken liver pieces that was perfectly cooked.
The service here was excellent -- especially for such a large party, sitting outside, during the chaos of Mardi Gras. I even accidentally spilled my glass of Glenlivet and they replaced it free of charge.
In my cloudy memories of my Mardi Gras trip to New Orleans, I have to admit that I don't remember much. I mainly remember booze, boobs, and beads. Jacques-Imo's, however, was a memory that definitely stood out. Not as much as the boobs, though.
- Jacques-Imo's CafeFirst to ReviewDec 06, 2012
If you could take a bite out of New Orleans I'm sure it would taste something like the blackened red fish from Jaques-Imo's. Or maybe the Cajun bouillabaisse. Or possibly the shrimp and alligator sausage cheesecake. I think you get the idea. But be prepared to wait, this place far off the tourist track is packed with locals looking to get a taste of Nawlins.
- Jacques-Imo's CafeSep 19, 2012
I heart this place. On our trip to Nola, this was our favorite dining experience--as well as for many others apparently. Foodwise, it had the best of what the region is know for, and in an eclectic, colorful, comfortable, soulful restaurant. Everything we ordered was deelish, but do plan on getting there early or waiting (with great drinks at the bar) cause it was packed.
- Jacques-Imo's CafeJul 04, 2012
Two words: Alligator Cheesecake.
It is amazing to me that so many great restaurants call the Big Easy home. Jacques-Imo's is much more quirky and casual, yet just as crowded as its Uptown equivalents. The food is amazing and the service is outstanding. Worth getting out of the French Quarter.
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