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Fat Tuesday

6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
+1 515-285-3552
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to New Orleans a few times and have always enjoyed the food there. The owners of Fat Tuesday were chefs in New Orleans but left after Katrina and came to Des Moines. I can't believe how incredible and authentic the food is...More

Thank 735DanielA
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Dont judge a book by its cover, go on in!!! Had sampler appetizer, fish and fries so delicious. Finger lickin food. Had great taste just like Naw'lins. Southern taste right here in Iowa. We will be returning for sure!! ITS A MUST!!!!!

Thank alicia p
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My wife had the Blackened Catfish and I had the Alligator Sausage. It was delicious. Life music (Friday & Saturday evenings) was entertaining. We will definitely go back.

Thank PastorofDisaster
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have visited this littleness secret many times and each time we find a new 'jewel' in another favorite! This last time the owner convinced us to try crawfish, Andy it was DELICIOUS!! Their Jambalaya is the BEST! The appetizer aligator boudin ball or so...More

Thank kathleen s
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My first impression was not good, but then I thought it looks like a restaurant that would fit in southern Louisiana. So I went in. The folks that met me at the door were open and really friendly. It looked just like a lot of...More

Thank Lester A
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants! Very authentic and as good as anything I've had in New Orleans. Love the oyster po boy. Great place for lunch.

Thank DH781
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went there today for the first time. It was just okay for the price. My husband got the soft shell crab special. It tasted like the crab had turned. We let them know and they reassured us that it was received just the day...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I do not like spicy or Cajun food and was invited to try this place by a friend. It had a very interesting menu. I told the waiter i didn't like spicy foods so he helped me find something that could be made bland but...More

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to eat here in des Moines. The service is outstanding, the food is wonderful, the atmosphere is exactly how it needs to be to enjoy a meal that is extraordinary!

Thank Antoni J
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Rice, gumbo, jambalaya. These are filling foods and when they taste as good as they do here big appetites are best. If you haven't been yet I suggest ordering the sampler plate appetizer for the table. That will give you the chance to try 4...More

Thank timiniowa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-285-3552
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