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Restaurant des Familles

7163 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072-7538
+1 504-689-7834
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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7163 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072-7538
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Reviews (163)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most amazing and tasteful food we've ever ate, all while enjoying the view of the gator swamp. Even our teenage daughter tried new food and loved it ! Good environment with great staff and amazing view ! Best true authentic Canjun food...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 2nd visit -- we drove out from New Orleans to visit the Barataria Preserve and have lunch here. All the food is wonderful -- all the sauces and dressings house made. Charbroiled Oysters were a hit, and the seafood gumbo is tasty....More

Thank Gini C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My husband and I had dinner with a couple of my friends. The food was great and service excellent! We will go back soon.

Thank pepperlady512016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My sister, brother and their spouses fished all day in Barataria Bay for redfish so we were famished. We're all Louisianians, so eating good seafood with a cajun flair isn't foreign to us. Our guide recommended Restaurant des Familles knowing we wanted good food. The...More

Thank Powegian0412
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A great place for lunch after the swamp tour. Food was great with many options for sea food lovers, kids and they even had a vegetarians menu! And there was anothet plus: we got one more chance to watch the aligators walking around...

Thank Lynn_Keren
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Stopped here lunch after our amazing airboat ride thru the swamps of Lafitte. The location is pretty cool nestled next to the swamp with gators lazing about (saw a least two) giving the restaurant a great atmosphere. Service was a little stiff but prompt and...More

Thank TDakin
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Its a nice restaurant. Some of the food we ate was very tasty. I forgot that so many things in N.O. are fried so was a little surprised when my seafood platter arrived and EVERYTHING was fried. Was tasty anyway and enjoyed. But what we...More

Thank barbarafix
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal while watching the gater from our table. Prices were normal for the area and the service was great.

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I brought an out of town friend to Restaurant des Familles recently. It's a beautiful out of the way place on a bayou, beautifully lit in the evening with nice ambiance outside and very nice inside with huge picture windows overlooking the bayou. I always...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered the chargrilled oysters dozen and the seafood platter for lunch. The oysters were fatty and tasty, but you could tell they were not attached to the original shell, sometimes there were two oysters in one shell. It didn't bother me but in other...More

Thank starlitsky3311
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Dorona D
are you open thanksgiving day?
13 November 2016|
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Response from geauxlsu089 | Property representative |
THANKSGIVING DAY is Thursday, November 24th, 2016 Seating times will be available at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Reservations Required. Prix Fixe Menu Only. 5-Course menu with unlimited champagne. The entree price denotes the... More
Dorona D
Are you open thanksgiving day 11/24/16?
13 November 2016|
Response from geauxlsu089 | Property representative |
THANKSGIVING DAY is Thursday, November 24th, 2016 Seating times will be available at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Reservations Required. Prix Fixe Menu Only. 5-Course menu with unlimited champagne. The entree price denotes the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7163 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072-7538 (Formerly Restaurant Des Families)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Marrero
  • Phone Number: +1 504-689-7834
  • E-mail
Bayou des Familles, a lazy waterway home to many alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife, takes center stage as our restaurant's design provides its diners with a natural picture show. It's in this setting where friends and family unite to experience southern Louisiana charm and culture in its finest form. It's an experience your friends and family will not soon forget.

The 17-mile journey from downtown New Orleans will take you through the Jean Lafitte National Park. You'll arrive at Restaurant des Familles and park under moss-filled century old oak trees. The restaurant's Acadian-style architecture provides a glimpse of bayou life that once was.

Our menu features authentic representations of Cajun and Creole favorites such as Crawfish Etouffee, Seafood & Okra Gumbo, Grilled Redfish and Turtle Soup. Our signature dish, Alligator Stuffed Mushrooms with Alligator Sauce Piquant will tempt even the most timid diner.

We look forward to your visit.